What are all the ways users can sign up to my campaign?

There are a number of ways the public can sign up to your campaign. Let's go over them.

Signing up to a Subtext campaign is easy. There are four main ways to signup and you can promote whatever you think is best for your audience. 

Information Collected

No matter the method of signing up, you have the option of collecting the subscriber's first/last name and/or their email address and/or zip code (US only). Some hosts require this information upon signup, others make it optional and others skip it entirely. You decide. And you own all first party data. 

Main methods of signing up

1. Signup on a Subtext landing page. 

Every campaign gets its own Subtext landing page like https://joinsubtext.com/joe. The user can enter their phone number, the verification and sign up. You can find this link in your "Campaign" tab in the dashboard.

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2. Sign up by texting a number 

Under the "Campaign" tab of your dashboard in the lower right you will find phone numbers associated with your campaign. All of the numbers work, but we recommend you pick one and stick to it for marketing purposes. People can text this number and that will start the signup process. 

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3. Keyword-instant signups

New subscribers can sign up to your campaign by texting a unique keyword of your choice. You can create a signup trigger word like "News" and if people text "News" to your number, they'll automatically signup, skipping the verification step.

This keyword can be updated in the Campaign tab of the dashboard.

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*Just note that individuals who sign up through this method will not be able to volunteer their name or email address, as it will bypass any existing name/email collections requirements set on your campaign. 


4. Embed the signup form

Under the campaign tab of your dashboard you will find two embed codes. One is the "form" embed and only includes the signup form.

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The other is the "full embed" and includes the description of the campaign.

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More Options to get subscribers

Batch Upload

If you have collected phone numbers in other ways and have gotten permission to text these folks, you can send us those numbers and we can upload them for you. More details on that here.

Manual Upload

If a user is having trouble signing up you can ask for their phone number and text them the signup link. Go to the "Subscriber" tab in the dashboard and click the three dots in the top right. From there select "manually add subscriber" 

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The subscriber will still have to confirm the subscription by following the instructions texted to them.

Via An API

Finally, Subtext has a Subscriber API which means users can sign up to your site and simultaneously register to receive texts from your Subtext campaign. This does require some development work on your end but it's a relatively light lift. Feel free to reach out for our API documentation.