Add a Customized SMS Opt-In Widget To Your Website

Screen Shot 2014-07-07 at 12.04.58 PMThe TextMarks Widget allows people to subscribe or opt-in to your keyword/group by entering their mobile information on your website, rather than by texting to a short code (e.g. 81411) on their phone. The Widget already includes all the recommended compliance language, so you don’t have to worry. You can easily grab the Javascript code from the HTML Widget section of your TextMarks account and paste it into the HTML of your website. Voilà! You now have another easy way to build your list of SMS subscribers.

However, what many people don’t know is that the TextMarks Widget is highly customizable. You may select one of our preset sizes, shapes, and color options or expand the Size + Shape, Style, and Colors sections to have full customization capabilities so that your Widget fits just right with your website and brand. If you want something flashy and bright, there are many colors to choose from. If you are looking for something more discreet, the translucent Widget option is great.  Conveniently, you can easily preview your customizations as you make them.

The TextMarks HTML Form for SMS Opt-Ins asks subscribers for their mobile phone number, and you can enable it to ask for email and name, as well. Additionally, you can have one custom field on your Widget. This is a great way to engage your subscribers and learn a bit more about them. This field can be anything you’d like!

For eScreen Shot 2014-07-07 at 12.02.33 PMScreen Shot 2014-07-07 at 12.03.24 PMxample, if you own an ice cream parlor and wish to use TextMarks to send out SMS alerts about upcoming promotions and deals, you can use your custom Widget field to ask for your customers’ favorite ice cream flavors. If you are a campus official, you could include academic major as your custom field, and keep track of student subscribers, not just by name, but also by department. This custom field is just one more way to connect with your subscribers and learn useful information about them.

Interested in learning more about TextMarks mass text messaging? Call us a 800-696-1393 or email

Leah Stone

Leah Stone is a staff writer for TextMarks - The industry leading SMS Communications platform.

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