Common Short Codes (CSCs), usually referred to as Short Codes (shortcodes), are short mobile phone numbers--usually five or six digits in the USA--to which consumers can send SMS Text Messages, using their mobile phones.
In addition to speed and ease of use, Common Short Codes provide consumers with an unparalleled level of control, as all CSC-based mobile marketing programs must be Opt-In.There are two kinds of short codes: Dedicated Short Codes and Shared Short Codes.
Common uses of short codes include alert services, contests, coupons, and opt-in marketing lists. Short Codes make it easy for consumers to respond to and engage with your advertising and marketing programs.
Shared Short codes are more appropriate for small businesses and individuals looks to implement small, locally focused mobile marketing programs. Click here for more information about Shared Short Codes.
A dedicated short code is reserved for a single customer. A dedicated short code must be setup with and approved by all of the major cellular carriers. The cellular carriers do not deal directly with businesses and individuals who are in the market for a dedicated short code; instead they require you to go through a third party. If you are interested in a dedicated short code, Club Texting can walk you through the entire process, from conception to application, all the way to message delivery.
At Club Texting, we are more than just a vendor - we are an experienced partner who will walk you through the process of obtaining your short code every step of the way, from start to finish. To begin, you will be assigned a dedicated specialist to speak with who will take care of all required forms and applications. Following carrier approval and testing, your short code will be ready to go live. Club Texting guarantees you will be approved within 8 weeks, and at the most competitive pricing in the industry.
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