Wednesday, 20 April 2016

A Guide to Online Bulk SMS (Part 2)

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Today we’ll pick up from where we stopped in the last post. To end the last post I introduced payment options on the ebulksms online bulk SMS platform. In this post you’ll learn how to make payment through the second option I talked about earlier. Take your time to follow the steps provided as you read on.

How to Make Payment (Buy Units) Through Transfer or Bank Deposit
Follow the steps below to make payment using the above options:

  1. Login to your account and click on the “Payments” link in the navigation bar.
  2. Click the “Bank Deposit/Transfer” in the Credit section of the Side Bar on the left of the page. You may have to scroll down to see it. Once you click the link, a page revealing a form to be filled will load.
  3. Make sure you have deposited some money in one of the account numbers provided at the bottom of the page. Note that the least number of units you can buy is 500 (which is approximately 1000 Naira).
  4. You can make payment through mobile transfer or ATM. Many banks in Nigeria now provide a way of transferring fund through the phone. If you are a GTBank customer you can use the GTBank mobile transfer feature to transfer some money to any of the account numbers provided at the bottom of the page. For example to buy 500 units dial *737*1*Amount* GTBank Account Number of the company #. Once you receive alert for successful payment you can proceed to filling the form. When you pay using a deposit slip, fill in the email address you registered with as the name of depositor.
  5. Fill the form provided according to how you made payment. Comprehensive guide on how to fill the form is provided just beside the form. Submit details of payment when you’re done.
  6. If you provide the correct information the next page will display a message indicating that data entered has been received by the system. Your account will then be credited with the corresponding number of units within few minutes.

How to Send Bulk SMS
Now your account is credited with some units and you are set to start sending bulk SMS. This is actually the simplest part. Follow the steps below to send a bulk SMS:

  1. Click the “Compose SMS” link on the side bar and a page for sending SMS will come up.
  2. The “From:” field is the name you want your recipients to see as the sender. Select your country code. Nigeria is 234.
  3. In the “To (recipients):” field type in all the phone numbers that should receive the message. Separate the phone numbers using a comma and space (for example 08074678383, 07037758494, 08136474747).
  4. Type your message in the “Message:” field.
  5. Check the “include GLO numbers” in case you have Glo numbers on your list of numbers
  6. Choose “Send now” so that your message will be sent immediately. The “Schedule (Send later)” option is used if you want the message to send at a later time. This is not always the case.
  7. Click the “Send SMS” button and the next page tell you if your message was sent successfully.

That is all there is to sending bulk SMS. You are now equipped with the basics but if you want to be more adventurous you can do some diggings and discover some other features on the site. Thanks for reading this post and don’t forget to keep checking back for more.You can decide to make some money sending bulk SMS for businesses and organizations
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