Simple Members makes it incredibly simple for you to setup your SMS, it's pretty much already done for you.
All you need to do is click a couple of things to connect your Simple Members account to your Simple Members Messaging account, buy your SMS credits, and enable your automatic SMS/Email Reminders. It's that simple.
This article will walk you through the simple process of setting up your SMS from start to finish. We will cover these 3 simple steps:
Step 1. Click a button to connect your Simple Salon to your Simple Members Messaging account.
Step 2. Buy some SMS credits
Step 3. Turn on your automatic Appointment Reminders
Step 1. Connect your Simple Members to your Simple Members Messaging account.
Head over to your Admin page, and click your SMS & Email tab.
In the SMS Account Setup section, tick the Enable SMS Account box, and select Simple Members Messaging from the SMS Provider drop down menu.
Now click Save.
You'll see that your SMS setup details have been updated, click OK.
Step 2. Buy some SMS credits.
Click Log In.
The first thing you'll need to do is agree to the Terms & Conditions.
NOTE: If nothing happens when you click Log In, it means that you have pop ups blocked. You'll need to allow pop ups in the browser settings first. Click here to see how.
Once you have agreed to the Terms & Conditions, the Add Credit window will pop up to let you buy your SMS credits. Fill out the details in the window, and click Add Credit.
Behind this window is your Simple Salon Messaging account.
If you would like to see how much SMS's cost in your country, click the Pricing link at the bottom of the page.
In the pop up window pick your country.
You can also see SMS cost per country in the table below.
Step 3. Turn on your automatic Appointment Reminders.
Also in the SMS & Email tab of your Admin page you'll see your 1-Touch Marketing section.
Edit your Appointment Reminder and tick SMS Enabled and/or Email Enabled. You can send out your appointment reminders via SMS and Email; or one or the other - you choose.
Enter in the number of Days BEFORE Appointment to send message: and the system will automatically send out the reminders this number of days before the appointments.
Your SMS Template: and Email Template: are set to the Default Templates which we have created for you.
You are more than welcome to come up with your own SMS and Email Reminder message. For info on how to do this, search the Knowledge Base for 'Creating / Editing Templates'. Then once you've created your template, come back here and select, from the SMS Template: and Email Template: drop down menus, the template you wish to use for reminders.
Save your Automatic Appointment Reminder Details and you're done.
If you would also like to setup a second round of appointment reminders, click here to see how.
The 2 Way SMS is automatically already setup in your Simple Salon Messaging account.
It's all setup so that when a client replies Yes to their SMS Reminder, and the letter C (for Confirmed) will automatically appear on their appointments.
You can also see your replies in your Campaign Report (via your Marketing page). Change the dates, click Recipients for any SMS campaign, and check out the replies in the Response column.
Important Note: One SMS is 160 characters. If you go over 160 characters, the system will automatically allow you to use more than 160 characters, however you will be charged for two SMS's. If you do not wish to go over the 160 character limit, you can un-tick the Allow Multiple SMS Messages setting in your Marketing Settings, via Settings.
If you have any questions, please send them to us via the Submit a Request option in your Help & Support page.