Qiksms lets you put a personal touch on your SMS messages by addressing your customers by their first or last name. By sending a personalized message you’ll be driving better engagement and maximizing the impact of your campaign. It’s super easy and will take your SMS marketing campaign to the next level. Just follow the instructions below:
First of all you need to make sure your contacts have first and last names added. You can easily check this by clicking the ‘contacts’ icon. If your contacts don’t have the first or last names added you can either add the names manually, or you can upload your contacts again using the import contacts tool. Here is a guide to how you upload your contacts with names https://www.qiksms.com/how-to-upload-you-contacts/
Now that you have your contacts ready with name and mobile numbers let’s create a campaign! Click on the ‘New’ icon to go to the new message page. Here your compose your marketing message just as normal, but when you want to use your contacts first or last name you use the tags #FNAME# for the first name, and #LNAME# for the last name. For example if you want to start your message with “Dear” and then the first name of your contacts you just type it like this
The #FNAME# tag will automatically be transformed by the system to “Dear James” for the contact named James, and “Dear Sarah” for the contact named Sarah when your personalized SMS is sent out. Same thing for the #LNAME# tag but for the last name. Super easy ?
Now that you know how to personalize your messages there is a special offer which gives you 10 free included text messages when you sign up. Just click here to sign up for free and get started!