Short numbers are 5-digit numbers, such as “60777”. Short numbers can be used in marketing materials, online ads and anywhere else your customers, staff or members might see them. These numbers are quick and easy for people to use and remember. Short numbers are an easy way of getting people to text you to join an offers list or voice their interest in your business.
Short text numbers - from TV to train stations
No doubt you will have seen these on TV, at train station or even on passing traffic, asking you to text a simple word to a 5-digit number. Short numbers are usually used with keywords and are an easy way for customer to remember and contact your business.
Low cost way to grow contacts list
Short numbers are a great way to find new customers. Once a customer has texted in, the Textlocal platform will store their number and you can continue to contact them with relevant information in the future.
How would you use a short code?
You can use short codes to encourage any kind of inbound action or request. For example: “text GYM to 60777 to receive our latest timetable” or “text PRIZEDRAW to 60777 to be in with chance to win”. You can set auto-responses to these inbound messages and send more information, such as attachments, links or SMS tickets or vouchers.
Sending fitness class time tables to new and existing members
Advising of traffic or parking information on event days
Publishing event details to interested customers
Confirming term dates and key school events
Short number support for you
Our useful ‘How to’ guide is your step by step guide to setting up the keywords, short codes and auto-responses that will engage your customers and help you grow your contact list
Free keyword on our short number
Every Messenger account comes with its own Keyword on our Short code number – 60777.
Completely FREE to use. Texts are passed onto you. The sender pays a standard network charge (which may be free depending on network used).