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Taykt lets you create a text-in word, so that anyone who texts your word to 82958 will get your message straight back to them.

Great for putting on posters, or anyplace that someone might want to act on your word there and then.

Get started at http://taykt.com/

Taykt is a UK-only service at the moment.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Use Taykt to Receive Texts.

Taykt has been great for getting your message, more information, specific details to people straight away: they text your word in to 82958, we send back your message. But what if they have more to say to you? Well, now we've added the ability to have the full text message forwarded on to your email address.

What this means is you can now say "text HI to 82958 followed by your message" for example and you'll get the message forward to you. (If there's no message, you'll still get an email telling you a text was sent).

Here's some ideas of where you can use this:
  • If you're running a live event, use Taykt to receive requests and comments via our short code, 82958.
  • If you're a store that closes, why not set up a Taykt word and put it in your window to let people take your opening times with them, plus ask you questions.
  • Use it as a way to start a conversation: ask for a name, postcode, contact details... whatever you need.

Turn email forwarding on at the Settings page at http://taykt.com. You'll find it on the left: just press the "turn forwarding on" button.

1 comment:

ShutterLeaf Photography said...

This service of yours is exactly what I'm looking for. I am photographer and at events I want the guests to text me to register themselves to receive a further text with details of how to view the images from the event, once available online.

The only thing is the fact you don't pass on the numbers of the people who text back and therefore, I don't know who then to sent a subsequent text to advise when images are ready and how to access them online.

With the your current set up, I have to say it will be ready in X weeks time and you need XYZ password for www.xyz.co.uk website.

That's all well and good but from a "front of mind" marketing perspective, if people forget about the text message they received, they won't come to website meaning lost sales.

If I text them back when they are ready, then it nudges them into action and I get a lot more visitors, hence better sales.

So, is there a solution you can propose that can help me with this.

I mean, why can't you send me their mobile no. and message via email...they've text back so they expect their number to be noted...surely.

I see other, very expensively run, companies who do this with SMS.

I don't have the budget of an "advertising company" :-)...I'm a one man operation...and the simplicity of your operation suits me to the ground.