SMS for seasonal vacation areas

by rugman
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Is there a way ti offer mobile coupons for a vacation area where people stay for week? They would have to automatically taken off the list at the end of the week so they are not getting texts when they get home.
#areas #seasonal #sms #vacation
  • Profile picture of the author joe ferdinando
    Originally Posted by rugman View Post

    Is there a way ti offer mobile coupons for a vacation area where people stay for week? They would have to automatically taken off the list at the end of the week so they are not getting texts when they get home.
    I live in Florida the vacation capital of the world!

    I offer sms services. When you offer sms you must use a permission based system. Users must opt in and have an available opt out link by law! The new TCPA Laws of October 16 2013 require that all text messages have an opt out link that come from Canada or USA and some foreign countries!

    What this means is that the user can opt in to receive special promotions, discounts, coupons, event notifications and more and they give you permission.

    They can opt out automatically when they get home by going to any saved text message and clicking the link if available and/or by replying with the word "stop"

    Most sms systems just use the reply feature to stop!

    People who join the sms list know that they gave permission and will opt out automatically when they no longer want to receive text messages!
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    • Profile picture of the author rugman
      Originally Posted by joe ferdinando View Post

      I live in Florida the vacation capital of the world!

      I offer sms services. When you offer sms you must use a permission based system. Users must opt in and have an available opt out link by law! The new TCPA Laws of October 16 2013 require that all text messages have an opt out link that come from Canada or USA and some foreign countries!

      What this means is that the user can opt in to receive special promotions, discounts, coupons, event notifications and more and they give you permission.

      They can opt out automatically when they get home by going to any saved text message and clicking the link if available and/or by replying with the word "stop"

      Most sms systems just use the reply feature to stop!

      People who join the sms list know that they gave permission and will opt out automatically when they no longer want to receive text messages!
      My thought is that if the just din't bother to opt out (and I am sure lots might do just that) that you will be paying for texts that have no chance of being used. That is why i was wondering if there was a way to auto stop them.
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      • Profile picture of the author joe ferdinando
        Originally Posted by rugman View Post

        My thought is that if the just din't bother to opt out (and I am sure lots might do just that) that you will be paying for texts that have no chance of being used. That is why i was wondering if there was a way to auto stop them.
        Depend on what software platform you are using. Most will allow you to remove people from list from admin!

        Other you can do into your database and remove them!

        But I have never seen a platform or software that you can set a unsubscribe date!
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        • Profile picture of the author rugman
          Originally Posted by joe ferdinando View Post

          Depend on what software platform you are using. Most will allow you to remove people from list from admin!

          Other you can do into your database and remove them!

          But I have never seen a platform or software that you can set a unsubscribe date!
          Would be a nice feature!
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  • Profile picture of the author mobilemanic
    Originally Posted by joe ferdinando View Post

    Raymond if you have a solution for this then you should share the solution!
    Yes. I have been selling SMS for about a year. I have one of the top programs out there. Would like to see how to auto opt out a sign up also. Please post!

    Also there is one exception to the October law. If the person is asking for information only, ( not asked to join a club ) and would not be added to a list then a confirmation for opt in is not required. example. Text in for info on a property listing. No confirmation is required
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  • Profile picture of the author TrumpiaTim
    With the help of marketing automation, you can activate weekly campaigns for new opt-ins and once the week is over their campaign would end.

    The key is to set up marketing automation for this type of campaign.
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  • Profile picture of the author xlfutur1
    I would imagine that you could have a simple script written that would run on a cron job (weekly) and remove subscribers from a date 7 days prior. Doesn't seem like it would be that difficult for a programmer. You might post to Odesk and see what happens.
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    • Profile picture of the author AUKev
      Depending on your offerings, you might consider a mobile app. Many of the app builders now offer Geofencing and Geo targeted push notifications. If you could get users to download the app, you could send notifications that they would only receive if they are in the targeted area.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Elisson
    What SMS platform are you using? I'm a developer and I've worked with most of the top ones.

    If you're interested, I could take a look and see if I can come up with a quick solution.
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