There are so events that take place in Nigeria which includes weddings, exhibitions, annual general meetings, rallies, conferences, naming ceremonies, baby dedications, birthday parties, church fellowships, school PTA meetings and many others. 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 BULKSMS 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 90% sure of people opening, reading and remembering your SMS invitation. Even if they intend to delete it, they will be tempted to read it first and 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, 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 gives details on how you can use BULKSMS to invite people for your events and have your desired turned up rate.
I am going to use wedding as a general case
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. However, collating all these numbers may be pain staking and time consuming. If you use a nokia phone, you can access the content of your phone via nokia pc suite, then extract the content to excel. Black berry users can also do that via black berry desktop manager. Now that you have all the recipient numbers, the most difficult job has been done. Now go straight to http://www.smsfield.com to register for a bulk SMS account. Registration is free and it takes less than three minutes. Buy an equivalent of SMS credits to send your first message. Make sure you include a contact phone number in the message content because your invitees may need to call for further inquiry or congratulate you in advance
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 the BULKSMS portal 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 from your message history and paste it in the numbers field of compose form and then send the message to them. It should take you less than 10 minutes for this reminder.
Finally, after the ceremony, you will need to send an appreciation message, probably in this format: ''We want to thank you sincerely for finding time out of you busy schedule to grace our wedding ceremony. May the almighty God shower his blessings upon your home? You shall also be celebrated. Thank you so much.'' Mr&Mrs Badmus
Your appreciation message should go to your contacts at most a week after the ceremony
With all the above steps taken, you are sure of a wonderfully successful wedding ceremony. At http://www.smsfield.com you can automate the entire process from the first day by using scheduling feature which all you to select desired date in the future when the message will be delivered. All you need do is 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.
Please always include your phone number in the list of numbers you intend to send the BULKSMS to. Though our system delivers is 99.9%, doing this is a sure check on your part to confirm that the message has been delivered. It also enables you a firsthand look on how the message will appear at your invitees end.