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How Does It Work?

1. Pick a Custom Keyword

Pick a one-word, easy-to-spell keyword your audience will text to a 5-digit number to signup for your email list.  You'll promote this keyword anywhere you want to capture email addresses including presentations, events, brochures, TV ads, and more!

2. Create Your Welcome Message

Tell us what you want to say when someone texts the keyword and then responds with their email address.  It's common to thank them for participating and remind them of the benefits of signing up. How about a link to your website too?

3. Sync Your Email Platform

Seamlessly integrate Join By Text with your email marketing platform (MailChimp, etc.) so their email is automatically added to your list. If we don't support your email platform you can easily download the emails in CSV/Excel and import them into your email marketing database.

4. Start Growing Your Email List

Capture up to 500 emails every month using your keyword for only $19/month with a 14-day free trial. There is also a larger plan that lets you capture 1,000 emails per month for $39/month. Think you'll need more? Just fill out this form to learn more about our Enterprise plans.

What people think of Join By Text

Join By Text has helped me gain 5,000 more email signups over the past year, leading to five 5-figure new clients!

We 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!

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.

When I want to grow my email list I use 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.

Next Steps

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.

Is it possible to add more keywords?

Yes. Each additional keyword is $19/month (starter plan) but can be discounted if you need 5 or more.

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

Country: United States  
(Sorry, Join By Text only works in the US right now)

Starter Package: $19/month after FREE trial

  • Capture up to 500 email addresses from your custom/branded keyword each month.
  • Integrates with 7 popular email marketing platforms (including MailChimp) and can also be used to download emails in a CSV file.
  • After the trial you will be billed based on the plan’s monthly fee, but you can cancel at any time. No commitment needed!
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Advanced Package: $39/month after FREE trial

  • Capture up to 1,000 email addresses from your custom or branded keyword each month.
  • (all the options included with the Starter Package)
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Expect to capture more than 1,000 email address in a month?   Contact us!


TESTIMONIAL: Los Angeles Non-Profit