How to stop Excel from changing your mobile numbers

Posted by on June 9th, 2023

Have you ever entered mobile numbers into Excel only for them to be converted into a strange E+ format? It can be pretty frustrating, especially when you’re working with large sets of data. Here, we explain how to prevent the old E+ conundrum from happening.

How to reduce no-shows - example hospitality message

How to reduce no-show bookings

Posted by on June 5th, 2023

Nobody wants a no-show. Us FireText-ers have jotted down tried and tested ways to reduce no-shows. Spoiler: it includes our trusty friend, the SMS message, and some inspiring content examples.


SMS sender IDs: your options explained

Posted by on May 2nd, 2023

Ever notice the name or number at the top of a text message? This is called a sender ID. When you’re sending business SMS, you have two sender ID options: to send from your brand name or from what we call a reply number. Here, we explain when, why and how to use them.

How to transform your business texts

Posted by on April 24th, 2023

Messages like booking reminders and order confirmations often fall into the ‘boring’ trap. But don’t worry, there’s a simple way out! Ditch the blunt language and double down on creating functional-but-fun content to build rapport with customers. See our top content tips below.

bulk sms templates for schools

Bulk SMS templates for schools

Posted by on April 12th, 2023

SMS is an instant, direct way to contact parents and staff. Schools across the UK use FireText not only for our market-leading security credentials, but our 1:1 content support too. On that note, we’ve put together some nice and snappy bulk SMS examples just for you – take a look and be inspired!

Case study: KidCoachApp

Posted by on March 1st, 2023

KidCoachApp is a tool that inspires parents to have meaningful conversations with their children. It prompts interesting chats by asking questions like ‘is luck a real thing?’ or ‘would chocolate rain be a good thing?’ The app’s founder, Kavin, came to FireText with an open mind; to introduce texting as a quick, snappy channel to […]

Website pop-up form for SMS lead generation

The who-what-how guide to SMS lead generation

Posted by on February 13th, 2023

‘What’s the best way to generate SMS leads?’ you ask. Here’s a little list we made earlier. Encourage leads and customers to opt in with these top-tier tips and tools. The humble web form The classic web form comes in many shapes and sizes. A popular one being the website pop-up, where your website visitors […]

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SMS for small businesses: top things to consider (2024)

Posted by on January 18th, 2023

Small businesses across the UK use text messaging to save time, be seen and increase touch-points for loyal customers. Read on for top things to consider when choosing an SMS platform – plus some ways you can use SMS to outdo your competition. Check out the recent reviews of SMS providers We actively encourage enquiring […]

Black Friday SMS: The ultimate guide for businesses (2023)

Posted by on November 18th, 2022

Despite reduced spending, the number of shoppers planning to purchase in the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales this year has risen by 6% versus last year. With plenty of people preparing for the best deals and gifts, it makes sense to let them know directly via SMS. Here’s your ultimate guide to Black Friday […]