# Send Text (updated)

You can use the Send Text dashboard to send a text message to all, some, or just a single bidder for your event. See Choosing Bidders for more details on selecting which bidders to text.

On the Send Text dashboard, you would write your message in the "Send Text" panel, select your "Recipients", and then use the Send Text button under the Actions sidebar menu.

INFORMATION

Text messages themselves are limited to 140 characters although we will automatically split longer messages across multiple text messages as needed.

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INFORMATION

To help prevent spamming, telephone companies will limit the number of text messages sent. As of October 2021, these rate limits will be based in the A2P 10DLC rules. Auctria has no control over the limits set by these service providers.

Most providers also have a 0.25 message segment (140 characters) per second rate limit. For example, sending 75 texts will take 5 minutes for them all to be delivered. This will limit the effectiveness of custom texts for timely announcements during an event but is generally not an issue for bidding notifications during the event.

# Actions

  • Send Text
    Sends the text message to the chosen "Recipients".
  • Send to phone# if no cell#
    Option to use the bidder telephone number if there is no cell number in their Bidder Details.
  • Preview Text
    Shows a pop-up window with a preview of the text message from the "Send Text" panel.
  • Text Settings
    Opens the Text Settings page.
  • Back to Communications
    Returns to the Communication dashboard.

# Example Text Messages

Text Messages can include a Template Reference using "Liquid" code.

To text Bidder Access Tokens to bidders, you could use something like the following:

Your access code is {{ AccessCode }}

Last Revised: 2021-09-24
Last Updated: 12/8/2021, 3:10:47 PM