Text (SMS) communications with attendees, members, etc.
I did not see this on the wishlist in the list of 339, unless i missed it :).
SMS (text) notication option would be great to have as alot of our members use texting on their phones. Email works good too but push text woould be great to have as an option for communication. Thanks.
After initial analysis we decided to remove this feature from 2017 plans. Right now we don’t have clear understanding when this feature will be taken into development.
We were excited to use WA as our new membership manager, but not having SMS capabilities give us serious pause. Research clearly shows millennials prefer most communication, like reminders, via SMS (Googe this). Is SMS in WA's plans anytime soon?
Azam Ghani commented
Waiting for this eagerly. Open to pay extra for it.
Tom Barrett commented
Ability to send group text using the membership and contact database
Margaret Ogilvie Peterson commented
I agree this would be a good option. Most people do have email by phone, but looking at a text is just quicker.
SMS notification would be an amazing additoin
Jon Hart commented
I would be glad to see this show up as a notification in the WA mobile app.
It would need to trigger a obvious notification (sound, vibrate, visual, slap on the head).
Our need is similar to some of the others, but in a nutshell being able to send an SMS to Event Registrants would greatly enhance our ability to contact them with changes to the Events. For example, if we have to cancel a practice due to weather, some folks might already be in their car on the way to that practice. An SMS can reach them on their phone, whereas an email might not (not all phones have LTE data plans!).
Jon Hart commented
SMS would be a nice addition to email however with the growing number of smart phones in our member base, SMS is really more of a nice to have option. Cost would be an important factor as our club would not want to eat any per message charges given that email is free.
Jennifer Mahan commented
We need an SMS communications feature as well. I would gladly pay separately as an add-on to our existing contract. The sooner, the better.
Being able to quickly text people of changes that occur last minute would be an awesome thing! I know more people read/look at texts than they answer the phone.
I run a homeowners association and would use text messaging to provide updates to residents during an emergency, like an earthquake, other disaster, or power outage.
AdminEvgeny Zaritovskiy (VP Technology of Wild Apricot by Personify, Wild Apricot by Personify) commented
Sorry, this is something we cannot promise this in the nearest future (e.g. 6 months).
SMS is vital to the administration of our member benefits. Unfortunately we will have to change our Membership Management provider if this capability cannot be added in the very near future. Text messaging is the preferred method of communication between individuals and is the best way for us to communicate with members. Email is good but texting is better. Please advise
Karl Hakkarainen commented
I would be willing to pay for an SMS service on a per-message or package plan.
We have a number of instances where we need to contact our membership on short notice. Email is ok, but SMS or some other instant messaging service is faster and more reliable. I'd guess that more than half of our membership would like to receive a limited set of communications via text. A common use case is cancellation of an event because of weather.
Anilyn Badua commented
For me, as I work in medical office, communicating for me is very important to contact my patients.
I handle also my small business and need to update time to time on my clients and staff.
Then I my friend created BizzBuzzer, is a web based sms app that let me send a messages to any mobile phones through online using my desktop.
I don't always have my mobile with me so I really need to focus on my duties on my computer.
It will notifies me with a beep whenever they respond on my computer as well.
My work and business became more efficiently and less hassle now.
The Winning Tipsters commented
This is a brilliant idea in my opinion. Im sure those who want the option would be happy to stump up the cash if they wanted to use it and those who didnt could stay as normal
Joe Collins commented
An SMS notification mechanism that would allow participants to subscribe to a particular event and be notified by text message of last minute changes to the details of an event.
Eytan Behiri commented
Look at Remind.com...Free website and App for teachers to SMS classes...
text blasts to member groups
Jack Kochie commented
As the world moves to mobile interfaces, add texting in addtion to or as an option to email.