You can use 'Bulk Messaging' if you have a CRM or other solution or process that allows you to pull the data you use for your messages into an easy to format Excel/CSV file, and you prefer not to store or import information beforehand into your Dashboard.
Step 1: Choose file
Go to the left-hand side of your Dashboard screen → SMS → Bulk Messaging.
Click on the 'Choose file' button and upload a preformatted .xls, .xlsx, .csv or .txt 'contact file'.
In addition to recipient numbers, you can upload a file that contains unique originator, message content, and schedule sending times. The file needs to be stripped entirely from any data/formulas that are not needed for the sending. It should at a minimum contain:
As you can see in the example below, these can vary greatly.
Column A: Recipient
Column B: Originator
Column C: Content
Column D: Scheduled time
Step 2. Choose columns
When you’ve selected your file and hit ‘Next’. Once you do, you'll see the next screen where you can select from the drop-down menu which data values are in which column. When you're done, hit 'Next'.
Step 3: Batch import
All you need to do now is verify that the system has recognised your uploaded file correctly. Once you do, hit 'Send SMS'.