This question my friend Todd Brown raised a little over 4 years ago…
“Why isn’t there an AWeber type service for voice broadcasting or SMS text messaging?”
That question turned into the idea, turned into a prototype, that turned into Call Loop.
Today we finally officially partnered with AWeber to provide their customers and users a simple way to send their subscribers voice broadcasts and SMS text messages. You can see their blog post about the integration here:
See before Call Loop, you would have to export your AWeber lists, segment your subscribers, clean it in excel, then finally upload it to a platform like Call Loop. This takes hours to do and completely manual.
We automated it where the Call Loop and AWeber integration works FOR YOU.
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Get Your Free Call Loop Account
If you don’t have your account yet, sign up here for free – AWeber customers get a special bonus: 50 free Call Loop credits.
Step 2: Create Your Call Loop Group
After you login, create your group. A group could be new subscribers, customers, leads or any group of contacts you wish to store in Call Loop.
Go ahead and enter in the thank you page URL where you would like to send your user to after they opt into your AWeber webform. For example, a user will register on your main website, so the thank you page URL could be “http://www.mysite.com/thanks.php”
Then, enter your custom phone field. This field tells Call Loop where the phone information is coming from. This should match your phone field when creating your AWeber webform. If you are creating a new field we suggest naming it “Phone”.
Step 3: Copy Your URL
This unique URL is tied to this group and will be the “thank you page” URL that AWeber asks for when creating your webforms. Simply copy this and let’s move to step 4.
Step 4: Create Your AWeber Webform
Select the list you wish to connect Call Loop to and create or modify an existing webform.
You’ll want to create a new custom field to collect the phone number. Click the create a new field and name it the same as the field you named it in Call Loop. Like above, we called it “Phone” so we’ll enter that here.
Step 5: Edit Your Webform Settings
On this page, select the drop down menu under the “Thank You Page” and choose “Custom Page”. A text box will appear and from here you will paste in the Call Loop URL given to you in this box. Do this same step for “Already Subscribed Page” as well.
Next, click the link “Show Advanced Settings” and click the checkbox to “Pass Form Data”. This will ensure that your subscribers’ information is passed over to Call Loop so we can store them and deliver your messages.
Step 6: Publish Your Webform!
Now, publish your webform and the integration is complete!
As new subscribers opt in with their phone information, they will automatically be stored inside your Call Loop group where you can create and send autoresponder SMS text and voice broadcasts alongside your email followups.
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