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How Does It Work?

1. Pick a Keyword

You pick a one-word easy-to-spell keyword your audience will text to one of our 5-digit shortcodes to signup for your email list.  You'll promote this keyword anywhere you want to capture email addresses.

2. Response Messages

Tell us what our system should say when someone texts the keyword and then responds with their email address.  It's common to remind them of the benefits of signing up in the first message, and then thank them for participating in the confirmation message. How about a link to your website too?

3. Email Integration

Inside your email marketing platform you'll create a web form that will be used for these signups. After submitting your web form to us we'll connect it to your keyword so when someone replies with their email address they're immediately put on your list.

4. What Does it Cost?

For a limited time we're offering this service for only $19/month with a 14-day free trial.  This allows you to capture up to 500 email addresses every month using your keyword. Think you'll need to capture more? Just fill out this form and we would be happy to discuss our larger plans.

What people think of JoinByText

When I want to grow my Waldow Social Weekly email list, I simply turn to Join By Text. There is not a better SMS-based email campaign in the world. It’s easy to implement, simple to customize, and most importantly, it works.

We have run a variety of text campaigns with them and have been very happy with the results of capturing over 2,500 event attendee emails. They have been quick to respond and helped our team understand the ins & outs of text campaigns. We’re very happy with the service we have received!

This email capture platform via SMS was flawlessly easy to implement. The email capture portion was extremely simple to customize and use for potential leads and/or notifications. The possibilities of such technology are only limited by your imagination.

Our clients have been very happy with the ability to capture email addresses quickly and accurately at their events. The system has been very reliable and I would happily recommend it to others.

Next Steps

Common Questions and Getting Started

What email marketing services do you integrate with?

Right now we integrate with the following platforms: However, we are adding new integrations all the time.  If you use something else just fill out this form and let us know.  Don’t worry, you will not be charged a setup fee if we add your platform to our list of integrations.

Where should I promote my keyword?

Businesses and non-profits are having the most success promoting their keyword where their audience is not in front of a computer. Events, on-site at store locations, and in traditional media ads (TV, radio, print, etc.) work best.

How do I know how many emails I have captured? What happens if I go over 500?

Ideally you’ll want to create a web form inside your email marketing platform that is used just for emails you capture through text messaging. This form only needs to have email address as a field, and this will allow you to view stats inside your email marketing platform about  list growth.  Our system will not stop working if you go over 500 emails in a month, you’ll just get an email from us with details on our larger plans.

Will people actually text us their email address?

Yes! We have many clients who have been doing this for years.  Of course the more reason you give your audience to share their email address the more likely they are to do it, but that’s true no matter how you’re gathering email addresses.

Is your service month-to-month or do I have to sign a long-term contract?

This is a month-to-month service billed to your credit card.  You can cancel at any time.

We usually just capture email addresses with a clipboard and pen. How is this better?

Unless you really like manually entering email addresses, and trying to decipher bad handwriting, gathering emails through text message is an easy choice.  You’ll be able to capture addresses much faster and more accurately.  It’s time to throw away the clipboard.

Do you have other questions? No sweat.  Just fill out this form and we’ll get back to you with answers ASAP.

14-Day Free Trial! Try for 2 Weeks at No Cost

After the trial you will get our limited time price of $19/month.

Just fill out the short form below and we will send you instructions for configuring your keyword, response messages, and email marketing integration.

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