Sending an SMS to your Competitors

Global Entries Online provides you with the ability to bulk send SMSs to your Competitors.

To access this function select SMS Members from the Members / Competitors menu.

This will open the SMS Management screen, as shown below:

Firstly you need to add Credits to your account. To do this select Buy Credit.

In the following panel you need to purchase Credits. Each credit equates to 1x Text Message. Each credit costs $0.15.

Ensure the following fields are completed:

  1. Specify number of Credits you wish to purchase
  2. Enter your Credit Card Details

Select Buy

 

When you have purchased Credits you will be taken back to the SMS Management screen, as shown below:

Select New SMS

This will open the New SMS screen.

Complete the fields as follows:

  1. Enter a Title for the SMS - this is to save the SMS for future use if you desire.
  2. Enter the text that will be the message to the Competitors

Select Create

 

You will now be returned again to the SMS Management screen. 

Before we can send an SMS we need to build the User Searches. This is the list of Competitors who we want to send the SMS to.

Select the User Searches button.

This opens the User Searches screen.

Select Create a New Search

This will open the New User Search screen,

Complete the fields as follows:

  1. If you wish to SMS a range of Competitors who attended your Events between a set of dates then enter the Start Date here
  2. Enter the End Date
  3. If you wish to SMS Competitors who registered for a particular Event then select the Event(s)

Select Create

In the User Search Summary screen that appears enter a Name for the User Search you just made. By saving the User Search it can be used again in the future without having to recreate it.

Press Save, followed by Return

 

You will now be returned to the User Searches screen, and your newly made User Search will now be  present. It can be Edited, Previewed or Deleted from here.

Now we must return to the SMS Management screen by selecting SMS Members from the Members / Competitors menu.

This will bring us back to the SMS Management screen, as shown below:

Press the Send button against the SMS you wish to send.

The Send SMS screen will now open, as shown below:

You must now locate the User Search you previously created and press its Select button followed by Next.

In the Confirmation screen that appears, confirm that you have the correct SMS and User Searches selected.

 

Press the Next button

Now select if you want the SMS sent now or at a particular time and date.

Press the Next button

If you select to send your SMS at a particular time you can now choose the date and time. Complete the fields as follows:

  1. Enter the Date when you want the SMS sent
  2. Enter the Time when you want the SMS sent

Select the Next button

You will now be shown an SMS Summary.

Press Send this SMS to complete the process.

 

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