Bulk SMS as a Powerful Tool

There are a lot of events that take place in Nigeria which includes weddings, exhibitions, annual general meetings, rallies, conferences, naming ceremonies, baby dedications, birthday parties, church fellowships and many others I cannot mention here. In any of the events, it is advisable you involve bulk SMS if you want to achieve your desire attendance rate.

One of the major reasons for involving bulk SMS is that people are very busy these days doing many things at a time so they can easily forget your invitation if you use other means but you can be over 97% sure of people opening, reading and remembering your SMS invitation. Once the SMS is opened it remains in the phone till the invitee decides to delete it. The fact that we are always much closer to our mobile phones than any other thing (some people even carry it to the bath room), it is easy to be reminded of the event every time.

Another reason is that people use the content of the SMS which includes the venue to find their way since mobile phones cannot be easily left at home unlike invitation cards.

This article therefore gives details on how you can use bulk SMS to invite people for your events and have your desired turned up rate. I am going to use wedding as a case study because of its popularity.



Firstly, when you have decided the date and venue for your wedding, you may need to send your first invitation to your contacts. This can be done immediately your invitation card is out because your message content is going to be drawn from the card.  


To send your message, write out all your contact numbers from your phone or wherever you stored them. If you are the bride, you may consider getting the phone contact of your groom to join to your own. Now that you have all the recipient numbers, the hardest job has been completed. Now go straight to www.gbestsms.com/register to register for a bulk SMS account. Registration is free and it takes only about 2 minutes to complete. Buy an equivalent of SMS credits to send your first message or buy more so you can have extra as the SMS Units don’t expire. Make sure you include phone numbers in the message content because people may need to call for further inquiry or congratulate you ahead.


Secondly, you will need to send a reminder to the same contacts about the ceremony. You can send the reminder a few days to the wedding. The good thing about GbestSMS platform is that you don’t need to type the numbers again. After your first message the numbers are already saved in your message history. Just copy the numbers and then send the message to them. It shouldn’t take you more than 10 minutes to send the reminder.

Finally, after the ceremony, you will need to send an appreciation message that looks like this:

“We sincerely appreciate your presence at our wedding ceremony. We pray that God will richly bless u & celebration will never cease in your home. Thank u so much. Mr. /Mrs. Abayomi”

Your appreciation message should go to your contacts not more than five days after the ceremony. 

With all the above steps taken, you are sure of a wonderfully successful wedding ceremony.

At www.gbestsms.com you can automate the whole process from the first day by using scheduling feature. Schedule all the messages to be delivered at your desired date and time, sit back, relax and be doing other things and our system will do the job for you.

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