Complete walkthrough on how to use Farmspread Messenger.
Farmspread Messenger can be used by markets, vendors and CSAs. All you need is a free market or vendor profile to subscribe to the Messenger service. That's all it takes to start building distribution lists to run marketing campaigns and keep in touch with your vendors and/or customers.
Farmspread Messenger has four basic plans to cover most use cases:
|Unlimited Vendors||Unlimited Vendors||Unlimited Vendors||Unlimited Vendors|
|1000 Emails / month||3000 Emails / month||6000 Emails / month||10000 Emails / month|
|0 SMS / month||1500 SMS / month||4000 SMS / month||7000 SMS / month|
|0 Customers||125 Customers||320 Customers||600 Customers|
|Toll-free SMS #||Toll-free SMS #||Toll-free SMS #||Toll-free SMS #|
All plans automatically add accepted vendors to a market’s distribution list for free and tag them as “vendors”.
The Free plan is only available to markets with a currently active season. It allows a base of 1000 Emails a month to be sent to vendors only, the Free plan does not allow for adding any contacts to your distribution list.
To upgrade to a plan, go to Farmspread Messenger in your dashboard and click the plan button as shown in the image below:
This will take you to a view of your current plan and a button to upgrade or modify your plan:
Clicking on the upgrade button will open a view that includes all available plans. You can expand any of the plans by simply clicking on it:
In the example below, clicking on the Starter plan will expand the plan details and expose the Modify button.
From there, clicking the Upgrade button will take you to the pricing and payment for that plan:
At this point all you need to do in order to start using the new plan is provide your credit card and click the Pay button.
Farmspread bills you $5.00 at the beginning of every month to cover the registration and maintenance of your toll-free SMS number. The full plan fee is only charged on months you actually send an SMS. In the months when you send SMS texts the plan fee is charged on the 1st day of the next month.
In the case you go over the maximum number of SMS texts or Emails in a given month you will be charged for all additional messages at a rate of: .01 per email, .02 per SMS, and .50 per additional customer added to your distribution list.
Downgrading your plan is as simply as selecting a plan below your current plan. This will expose a downgrade button as can be seen in the example below. In this case we are downgrading from the starter plan to the free plan.
Downgrading to the free plan will release your toll-free SMS number and cannot be undone. Downgrading from from any paid plan to any other paid play will not release your SMS number.