Schedule Text Messages in Advance

Write all your text messages days or months in advance and then leave them to be sent out automatically, according to your schedule.

Write Texts in Advance

Use our system to schedule and send your texts when needed.

Schedule Repeat Messages

Set your texts to send hourly, daily, weekly, monthly or yearly.

Edit or Cancel Anytime

Cancel or edit your scheduled texts and campaigns anytime.

Image: Schedule text messages interface overview page

Never Forget to Send an Important Reminder

Trust our smart scheduling system and get your text messages delivered at the right time.

  • Important Event Reminders
    Demonstrate you’re tech-savvy to clients and prospects by scheduling important event reminders - and make life easier for colleagues too.

  • Marketing Campaigns
    Pre-plan seasonal SMS marketing campaigns and our scheduling service will send your messages on the specified date and time.

  • Critical Deadline Notifications
    Improve awareness and task completion by arranging recurring urgent alerts to be sent to staff members immediately before a deadline.

Scheduled text messages preview calendar

How Scheduled Text Messages Can Improve Your Business

Scheduled texts can be used to streamline many business processes, but their greatest application is without a doubt in the reduction of no-shows. Let’s take a look at the main benefits of scheduled text messages:

  • Reduce the number of missed appointments
    You can schedule texts to remind customers of upcoming appointments.

  • A way to save money and time
    A missed appointment means three things: wasted opportunity, time and money. A simple reminder through SMS can greatly cut down on the number of lost opportunities.

  • One less thing to worry about
    It takes a lot of effort to build a small business. There are a lot of things that you have to think about: equipment, budgeting, materials, employees, marketing, etc. Scheduled text reminders will take some of the weight off your shoulders by helping you better organise your schedule.

  • A chance to make some extra money
    Even if some customers won’t show up, chances are that they will reply to your scheduled text messages. You can cover cancelled appointments by offering discounts to your subscriber list. First come, first serve. How do you do this? Simple. Send an SMS blast to your contacts in a matter of seconds using TextMagic’s bulk SMS software.

  • Reach out to customers at convenient times
    Timing is everything when it comes to SMS marketing. Using TextMagic’s Reporting & Analytics tool, you can identify convenient times to contact your customers. Use this information to schedule texts and watch your open and conversion rates skyrocket.

TextMagic Video Tutorial

Watch our video tutorials to learn more about TextMagic.

Frequently Asked Questions

Not sure how scheduled texts work? Check out our frequently asked questions section for more information:

It’s easy to schedule a text message with our SMS software. All you have to do is to follow the steps below:

Step #1: Log in to your TextMagic account or register for a new one. From the dashboard, click on New -> Text Message. Fill out the To, From and Message fields.

Step #2: Instead of hitting Send, click on the Schedule Message button on the lower left side of the screen.

Step #3: You can schedule your text message to be sent only once, on a specific date, by editing the date, time and time zone. You can also schedule recurring text messages by editing the Repeat option. Recurring texts can be sent on an hourly, daily, weekly, monthly or yearly basis. TextMagic offers several customisation features for scheduled texts.

Step #4: Preview your scheduled SMS in the calendar before sending. Once you are happy with your settings, click on Save. If the settings are correct, a green message will be displayed at the top of the screen.

Yes. Scheduled SMS messages can be edited on the Scheduled messages page.

Yes. From the Scheduled tab of the TextMagic dashboard, you can view all your scheduled texts. Click on the grey wheel icon then on the Delete scheduled SMS option.

Of course. You can schedule texts for repeat sending using iCal RRULE, or you can schedule them to be sent once using the UNIX timestamp format. For more details on how to schedule a text message through the TextMagic SMS API, please read the dedicated chapter of our documentation.

Here are the repeat options for scheduled text messages:

  • Yearly (e.g., on the 1st of March every year or on the first Monday of January every year)
  • Monthly (e.g., on the 15th day of every month for 10 months)
  • Weekly (e.g., every Wednesday for three months)
  • Daily (e.g., every two days until March 30)
  • Hourly (e.g., every three hours for 10 days)

For each of the above options, you can set the scheduled SMS to never end, end after a certain number of sends or end on a specific date. This gives you a lot of control over your SMS campaign.

From the TextMagic dashboard, on the Scheduled tab, you can view your upcoming scheduled texts as well as complete ones. Click on the grey wheel icon and then on View details to pull out more information about your SMS.

Thousands of Small Businesses Are Already Using TextMagic