Creating free UK keywords with Clockwork
Keywords are a quick and easy way to let your customers opt in to receive your updates and marketing messages. Clockwork lets all UK customers set up a free keyword on our shared shortcode, 84433*.
Once you’ve set up your keyword you can begin to advertise this to your customers. For example, you could reserve the keyword ‘SUPERSALE’ and then advertise the below on platforms such as your website and social media.
Text SUPERSALE to 84433 to receive a 10% discount code to use with your next purchase.
Any message sent to 84433 beginning ‘SUPERSALE’ will be directed to a URL of your choice ready for you to view and reply to if needed.
Setting up a keyword on your Clockwork account is quick, straight forward and completely free. Simply follow the below instructions:
Log into your online Clockwork account and click ‘Receiving’ > ‘Numbers and Keywords’ > ‘Add New Number or Keyword’.
Choose ‘Add a Keyword’ from the options on the screen.
Enter your desired keyword. As a keyword can only be assigned to one account at a time, certain words may not be available. If your keyword is available it will show with a green tick.
You can now set up a URL for your inbound text messages to be routed to. Simply click ‘Set up HTTP forwarding’. You will then be able to chose an existing URL you have previously used on Clockwork or add a new one.
Once your URL is set, simply click ‘Save’ and your keyword will be ready to use.
As always, let us know if you have any questions.
*Please note, only UK customers can reserve keywords on our shared shortcode 84433. However, please get in touch with our friendly support team if you’d like to discuss setting up an international keyword.