Collecting Contacts via Texting

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Grow your customers contact list by collecting their phone numbers, emails, name , DOB and Zip code effortlessly with our Text-to-Join feature. TXTImpact's Text-to-Join feature provides organizations with the simplest method to collect contact details. Whether you aim to build an SMS marketing list or expand your email subscriber base, text messaging offers a fantastic way to gather valuable data.

Many organizations rely on our Text-to-Join services to opt individuals in and expand their overall reach. We've made the process incredibly user-friendly.
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How Text-To-Join Works

Text to join, also known as "text to subscribe," is the ability for people to opt into mass texting and email marketing lists through SMS. People join by texting a unique keyword to an SMS shortcode. Once they have joined, they will receive an automated message confirming their subscription.

Lets see how Text-2-Join works:

  1. Create a keyword of your choice and allow contacts to quickly and easily join your list by texting a keyword (e.g. JOIN) to your number.
  2. Promote the keyword to your audience via social media, email, and other marketing channels, and see your Text 2 Join mailing list grow!
  3. Once users text the keyword to your number, they receive an automated message(Which can be confirgured) confirming their subscription.
  4. You can now start your SMS marketing Campaign to the people who have opted in.
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Configure Automated Confirmation Message

After someone texts to join your SMS list, they will receive an automated message via Autoresponders. This message confirms that they have successfully opted in and you may also include an incentive for joining, such as a discount, a free gift, or early access to your products or services.

If you only want to collect phone numbers, you can stop here. However, if you also want people to Text To Join your email list, there is an additional step that is quick to set up.

Here are the steps involved in configuring your auto-reply message:

  1. Log in to your TXTImpact Dashboard.
  2. Go to the dashboard page.
  3. On the navigation panel, click on Campaigns.
  4. Select your Text2Join Campaign from the list of Campaigns.
  5. In the text field, customize your auto-response message as required. You can include MMS, Mobile Coupons, Click-through-URL, and images in your messages.

Note: It’s recommended to add “Reply STOP to quit. Msg& Data rates may apply.” in the footer of your auto-response message

  1. Click save.

Your auto-reply message should be clear and concise, and it should include all of the important information that people need to know.

Collecting Emails and Zipcode through Text-2-Join

Use this section to show off one of your features in great detail.

Collecting emails through Text 2 Join requires an additional step after someone opts into your text messaging list. To do this, you need to enable our "email capture" feature. Once this is turned on, after someone receives their opt-in confirmation, they will receive another text message asking them to provide their email address. This message can be customized to include an incentive for people to take this additional step.

Collect Zip Codes

Collecting ZIP codes via SMS can help businesses target specific areas for marketing, optimize delivery logistics, analyze demographics, offer localized services, and comply with regulations. It can also aid emergency response, event planning, and different campaigns. TXTImpact users ask there clients to text and send their ZIP Codes along with keywords. The system will automatically add the ZIP codes and attach them to the clients profile

Here is a more detailed explanation of the process:

  1. Users text your keyword to your number to join your text messaging list.
  2. They receive an automated message confirming their subscription.
  3. If the email capture feature is enabled, they will receive a second text message asking them to provide their email address/zip code.
  4. They can reply to this message with their email address/zip code.
  5. Their email address/zip code will be added to your mailing list.

With this data, you can create personalized and targeted SMS marketing campaigns that will reach your customers where they are.

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Make effective use of the email addresses collected using Text2Join Campaign:

We have built integrations with popular email marketing services like MailChimp, Constant Contact, ActiveCampaign, and others. This allows you to seamlessly transfer the collected emails to your preferred service providers.

Why Collect Mobile Numbers?

Grow Your Business

Texting lists makes it easier for customers to sign up to your contact list. A bigger list means more potential customers.

Set It and Forget It

Once you set up your text-to-join program, you’re done. Customer’s contact info will be added automatically to your list when they text your keyword.

No Paper. No Hassle.

Sign-ups on the spot. No need to wait. If your contacts have a mobile phone they can signup right on the spot. No computer or stacks of paper are needed to add numbers.

Features of Number Collection


The ability to customize the messages that customers receive.

Program Integration

Capture e-mail addresses with text responses. You can even join your MailChimp and Constant Contact list as well.

Multi-Faceted Info Retrieval

Capture customer names and zip codes from a single opt-in message. Customers can text the keyword, their e-mail address, name, and ZIP code to a short code.

Advanced Responses

Attach mobile coupons, images, short URLs with in response.

Greater Length

Send responses longer than 160 characters.

Time Variance

Send messages to customers instantly or schedule them to be sent in future.

Web Interaction

Web opt-in available to collect contact information, age, birthday, zip code, and gender. Allows you to send messages only to a relevant segment.

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Why TXTImpact?

TXTImpact has been a leading SMS Service provider since 2006. With reliable and intelligent programs, we help you send as many texts as you need in as short of a time as possible.

Our program's dashboard is simple and takes no time at all to learn. You are encouraged to take advantage of all the SMS services we provide and are free to utilize them to impact your customers in a fulfilling way.

If you're looking for a service that you can trust and will take your business to the next level of marketing, you're looking for TXTImpact.

Texting Number Options

Get a Texting Number for your business


High throughput, delivery reports, one number for USA and Canada. Recommended for Mass texting, OTPs, and text alerts. Toll-Free number verification process can take 4-6 weeks.
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Local Number (10DLC)

Personalize texting with local numbers for customer service and one-on-one communication. Registering a 10-digit local number with the campaign registry as 10DLC takes 24-72 hours.
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Landline texting

Add texting to your business landline or VoIP number, keep voice service with the existing provider. Recommended for customer service and one-on-one communications.
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Harness convenience and memorability with Short Codes for marketing campaigns and mass texting. Ideal for events, stores, and online promotions. 8-10 weeks wait for approval and implementation is worthwhile for nationwide reach.
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