Just like the name suggests, E-mail to SMS is a form of technology that converts standard E-mails into SMS text messages and will enable you to send SMS messages from your E-mail client to the recipient with a simple click of a button.
Not everyone is available via E-mail all the time. Most people don’t even respond to their E-mails within an hour of receiving it. In terms of urgency, it is not the best mode of communication compared to SMS messaging which are usually viewed instantly and replied quickly.
- Contact List Convenience
E-mail to SMS allows you to have a regular contact list for quick sending of SMS messages directly from your E-mail client.
- Direct Replies
When you receive an SMS reply from your contacts, the message will go straight to your E-mail inbox. This makes E-mail to SMS more convenient as one can send and receive both E-mail and SMS from the same recipient.
E-mail to SMS can originate from your personal computer to your recipient who will receive it as an SMS. There's no need to alter your existing CRM system, it is as simple as logging into your account and sending your messages as one would do regularly.
The simplicity of this feature makes E-mail to SMS very convenient for companies or organizations that need to incorporate the use of SMS for their appointment reminders, delivery pickups, payment notifications and other promotional marketing campaigns.
If your business requires you to use SMS messaging as a means of communication to clients and shareholders in a quick and reliable way, then the HG-7000 series Gateway with an E-mail to SMS license is the best solution for you.
An API is the Application Program Interface, which is a set of tools used for building software applications.
The software applications will bridge the client's side with the Gateway and will consist of whatever communication form the Gateway supports, on the Gateway's end, and will most likely limit the client’s end to a web browser or in some cases – a tailor-made desktop application.
Clients who want to employ the E-mail to SMS should customize the E-mail in a way that will enable them to send messages directly to those who have been tagged to receive it. The API allows the E-mail to be converted into the desired format.
A client then sends to specific numbers or en-masse to an entire list, from whichever platform you prefer: a web-based E-mail service, an E-mail client connected to an E-mail server or the CRM system.
If you intend to send large volumes of information on a regular basis through an E-mail to SMS gateway provider, it is best to search for providers that will offer discounts at wholesale prices. Ensure that the services you receive are in accordance with the price you pay.
There is a wide range of options and services available for companies to choose from. There are affordable service packages that can deliver wholesale SMS at reliable SMS conversion rates. One should be careful of hybrid providers who may interfere with local gateway carriers who may not allocate the uptime guarantee that local telecommunication carriers have to offer.
Bulk SMS is the most efficient way of sending large amounts of text messages within a short period of time. E-mails are converted and delivered directly to all the recipients’ mobile phones. Using an E-mail to SMS gateway provider, it becomes a real-time, two-way SMS communication platform that will enable you to relay bulk messages and receive replies, be it individuals or groups.
Efficient and reliable E-mail to SMS gateway providers ensure that bulk SMS can be stored to be used at a later date and can be easily tracked according to delivery report references. This ensures that you will be satisfied that the text messages were delivered.