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Old 03-16-2020, 04:09 PM   #1
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I am confused and learning a whole bunch of stuff.

Now I’m trying to learn about bulk texting. I am helping someone sell fish off of their boat and I need to text a whole bunch of people to tell them what kind of fish they have “this week”, etc. or, do a poll to see how they’d like it delivered, or picked up.

I collected a bunch of phone numbers when we sold tuna off the boat last time—and email addresses and downloaded this free program to do texts. It worked just fine except for one of the people would write me back saying “hey I want some lingcod” and everyone on the list would receive it! It got so that it made people annoyed. I don’t want to do that again!

So, I guess I can’t use a free service. Or does anybody know? This guy doesn’t have a whole Lotta capital to work with. He is a fisherman after all.

But, does anybody have any experience with this? Some kind of small business program that I could buy so that I could do the Coded texting that businesses do when you sign up with all that “stop” stuff on it so they can cancel and not hate me!

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 03-16-2020, 04:18 PM   #2
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BCC email is way better than texting. I get part of group texts and drives me crazy because I couldn’t care less what others have to say

See if you can make a group in gmail and BCC the group
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He does Facebook. The group email on gmail isn’t nearly as good as it used to be. It gets all messed up with your personal contacts.
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He does Facebook. The group email on gmail isn’️t nearly as good as it used to be. It gets all messed up with your personal contacts.
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I get part of group texts and drives me crazy because I couldn’t care less what others have to say
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Old 03-17-2020, 07:40 AM   #7
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You could use survey monkey to send out a survey to see what people want and easily collect feedback with contact info etc. I believe it's free or there is a trial...
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snail mail?
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let him post what he has for sale and where and when to come get it. simple as that.
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Old 03-17-2020, 11:23 AM   #10
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I'd look at a web hosting service. A 'good' one can be had for $1 ~ $4 per month and include website building software and email handlers. Set up customers as a mail list with a link back to the website for their order. Or, simply reply to the email and forget the creating website. Easy-peasy.
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Look at Square. I use them for my card processing. They have a program to gather emails and texts and lets you set up an online store. They can pay online also. I’ve had square for 10 years and love them
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