Congratulations! You’ve made the smart decision to use Sheet Gurus for all of your group texting needs. Let's sign up - click "Sign up or Login" and sign in with the Gmail account you'd like to use.
Enter your payment information.
Congrats - you're on your way to start texting. Your account will start in "Unverified" status. You can learn more about the benefits of verification here. In short, Unverified accounts will have more texts flagged as spam, and be subject to lower sending limits. Once your account is verified, the sending limits are removed. So we suggest you do it!
One of the most critical parts of verification is providing how your customers or target audience "opts-in" to receiving texts from you. We've provide some examples of various opt in types here. We highly suggest you provide the best example you can and select the right opt-in type for you. Your account will not become verified without it.
After verification submission you'll see this message and your account will move to "pending" status. In our experience, this tends to take 2-3 weeks. But don't worry, you'll be able to send texts while in pending status.
If you haven't installed the add-on, go there. Once installed, click the "Go to Google Sheets" button to make a copy. Once there, load the extension by going to Extensions > Sheet Gurus.
Once the extension is loaded, it should look like this.
Now, start typing your first message! We suggest sending your first message to your personal cell phone number so you can see how it works.
Click "Send Messages"!
Side note - If you get an error of "Invalid message recipients". That's likely because the phone number is formatted incorrectly. Delete the number, and then retype without parenthesis or dashes.
Hopefully you just got a text on your mobile number. Here's what we got at our Google Voice number.
Now you're off and running! Be sure to check out the account portal by clicking "Account" on the extension. (or you can just go to sheetgurus.com/account/. Once there, you'll see details around each message you've sent.
The "Settings" tab here will show you details about your current Plan status as well as message forwarding status. Message forwarding can be set up to either an email address or mobile phone number. Some customers find it helpful to see responses real time as they come in.
That's all there is to it! If you run into any issues, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org