How Can Short Codes Help My Business?

Bulk SMS marketing is one of the most important and fastest growing mobile marketing methods available. And using a Shortcode is one of the key driving factors in the realm of text message marketing. Here are just a few ways our clients are using short codes with bulk SMS texting to grow and sustain their businesses:

Advertise daily specials and monthly promotions
Announce new products or services
Promote referral programs to current clients
Offer company information and updates
Send fun quotes and inspirational or educational messages
Stay engaged with customers and become a trusted friend
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Speaker 1: How can SMS help my business grow? Here’s an example. Suzy is a marketing director for a museum. She uses CallFire to send her members text reminders so that they never miss a great exhibit. She even includes a link so smart-phone users can get all the exhibit details. Now that members know to visit the museum, Suzy’s got another marketing magic trick up her sleeve once they get there. She posts signs inviting visitors to text, “I love art,” to her CallFire phone number. Once they text in, they automatically receive a discount to the museum gift shop.

Suzy loves how easy CallFire makes sending and receiving texts, and her members love the timeliness and convenience of getting reminders, promotions, and discounts right in their pocket. CallFire works with both long codes and short codes and provides opt in and opt out support, all for just pennies per message. Developers can even use CallFire APIs to program SMS apps of their own. To learn more, visit or call 877-897-FIRE.

Setting Up an SMS Campaign is as easy as 1...2...3...

1Select the Tab titled CREATE and select the Text Broadcast Icon
2Upload your contact list and choose the details of your campaign
3You are ready to go! Schedule or Start your campaign today!

As a CallFire client, you can use our dedicated short code, transfer your existing short code, or even purchase a new short code. Use of a short code when sending an SMS Text message broadcast or bulk SMS is often more convenient for consumers and thus more effective. And with 2 way SMS, it's a 2 way street! But what are short codes? An SMS Short Code is a short number to which users can respond via text; a short code tracks a keyword relating to the product or service you’re promoting. For instance, a fitness gym might send a message: “Send the keywords Get Fit to short code 313131 for a 15% discount on membership.” Using keywords with CallFire’s shortcodes is a great way to brand your business and further target relevant consumers.