Each time subscribers join your list, you want to ensure they’re met with valuable and timely texts. With autoresponders, you can send messages automatically after a subscriber joins your list. A perfect tool for automatic follow ups, drip campaigns, and more.

Follow Along with SimpleTexting Academy

More of a visual learner? Get started with your first autoresponder by following along with this step-by-step video from SimpleTexting Academy.

What Are Autoresponders?

Autoresponders are messages automatically sent to new subscribers. They help by giving you the efficiency of creating a series of messages without having to launch campaigns manually. Use them to keep your customers engaged and make sure new subscribers receive text messages that bring them back to your business.

They’re great for automating common text message campaigns like...

  • Welcome messages
  • Weekly tips and tricks
  • Staggered series of coupons 
  • Easy reminders

Set Up Your First Autoresponder

In this example, imagine you’re a florist looking to set up a welcome message for new subscribers to your VIP texting program:

1. Click Autoresponders on the left-hand panel.

2. Click New autoresponder. 

3. Give your autoresponder a name. This is just for your reference, your subscribers won’t see this. For example, “Bounce Back Coupon."


4. Next, select the list your autoresponder should go to. We’ll select our customers list. NOTE: Only new subscribers to the list will receive your autoresponders. Existing ones won’t. 


5. Type your message

6. Next, select the delay. You can send your autoresponder minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months after someone subscribes to your list.

7. Click Save autoresponder.

Done! Here’s how your autoresponder works:

  • First, people join your list by either texting a keyword, signing up through a web form, or through some other expression of consent. 
  • Second, they receive your autoresponder automatically as a new subscriber after the delay you’ve set kicks in. 
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