A Shortcode is a 5 digit number which is used by organizations for engaging there users / customers. Rapidsms provides shortcode service on 56767, 56161, 56070, 58888 & 56677. Shortcode is easy to remember for customer. A 5 digit shortcode is a shared shortcode. Dedicated shorcodes are available in 6, 7 & 8 digit numbers.
The 2-way messaging is composite of sending and receiving messages. A sms shortcode is a 5 digit number accessible through us via mobile operators for data (by SMS) transmission. Introduced as a new generation communication tool a short code can be used for - Lead generation, automation, lucky draws, contests, surveys, enquiries, feedback, bids, transactions, content providing, etc.
|No Revenue Sharing is possible in Short codes.|
A company (e.g. a Laptop) well advertises its product in a news paper but most of the people read it in the morning - when probably no one is there to answer the inquiry on phone. A short code can help by receiving leads / queries 24 hours.
Listening to an advertisement on radio one might get interested in a product (e.g. CAR) but probably won't remember the number to call and enquire. A 5 - digit short code is easily memorable - quick and accurate to receive response.
Run contests - easy way to create databank of people having interest in your product. (e.g. A Foreign Education Consultant run "guess your marks in boards exams - win prizes worth 10 Lakh"). This type of contest is an easy way to generate databank of students in the region.
Cricket Score, Stock / Commodity / Currency quotes, Astrology, Jokes, Download - ring tone / wallpaper etc
Get quotes on prices of stocks / commodities. Get cricket score etc.
A company runs an interactive sms / shortocde campaign to know customer product satisfaction. Opinions can lead company to improve their products.
A Short Code can be set up where customers can text in their postcode and can have an automated reply immediately containing details of their closest store, address and its telephone number.
An organization can initiate a short code for VOTING. Television programs have been using short codes widely for Reality Shows. You can display live results of the votes received by programming dynamic response. At a larger scale (1 Lakh & above per month) this can become an income source.
An organization can initiate a short code for Auction bidding. Users can monitor and increase their bid quickly through mobile.
A customer can avail his bank balance by messaging his account no to his bank short code. Easy quick (unlike busy and unassisted phones)
User charges will be dependent on his telecom operator. Usually the charges are Rs 3 per sms.
No Shortcode sms will be chargeable to users. You cannot bear those charges.
Revenue sharing is possible only with a monthly commitment of 1,00,000 responses.
56767 and 58888 are the most popular and memorable shortcode numbers.
Virtually there is no such limit or restriction.