Smart lists,contact lists or simply lists are CSV (comma separated value) files that can be used for a multiple purposes like:
You can use Smart Lists as your contact list to store contact numbers of your clients, you can later use this list to send them a message. You can use our web GUI to create a smart list or you can create your own list and upload it to your account.
Smart Lists can also be used to store data from your clients whenever they send you a message. Following information can be stored for any incoming message:
You can further download these Smart Lists if for your record, or use it in your outgoing messages
Smart lists can also be used to send bulk SMS. Messages can be sent through GUI
or API, if you reference a Smart List in your request then that message will be sent to all the
contacts that are your contact list.
Moreover it is not limited to SMS, you can also send bulk message to other channels e.g. on a Facebook page , to a Viber public account or to your clients on skype
In addition to send messages through Smart Lists, you can also use variables in your message body and that variable will be replaced by the value in your Smart list. e.g. if you have a contact lists that store Names of your clients with a header of "Name" then ?Name? in your message body will be replaced by the actual value of Name in that Smart List