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How to Send a Test to Check your Campaign Design
How to Send a Test to Check your Campaign Design

Check the look and feel of your email and SMS/ WhatsApp campaign by sending a test to yourself and your colleagues

Carolin Gonschorrek avatar
Written by Carolin Gonschorrek
Updated over a week ago

We strongly encourage you send yourself a test during the design process of your campaign to check that you are happy with the look and feel of final event message(s).

Sending a Test Email Message

You can find the 'Send Test Email' function at the top of your email builder:

A new pop-window will open, which will allow you to send a test email to up to 5 email addresses at a time entering the recipients email addresses into the 'Send Test To' field:

You additionally have the possibility to receive the test email as if it were sent to a specific guest. All dynamic guest field tags contained in the email will then consequently be replaced by the actual values from the selected guest, and any form links will allow to display the form as the actual guest sees it, but without allowing to submit a response. (Your guest will not receive or notice this test. This function is for your testing purposes only.)

Please note: We still recommend sending a real test email to an internal test guest list before mass sending the final invitation to your event guests in order to check exactly how the entire process from receiving the email message to filling out and submitting the form would look and feel for guests.

You can always archive any sent test emails you no longer need to avoid unnecessary confusion - check out this article if you are unclear on how to do this!

Sending a Test SMS/ WhatsApp Message

Similarly to the option on the custom email builder, you are able to send a test SMS or WhatsApp via the 'Send Test SMS' option above the message composer:

This will open a new pop-up window in the same way as the Test Email function, from where you can add a phone number you'd like the test message to be sent to, select a sample guest to see the SMS or WhatsApp as if it was sent to them and select which format (SMS or WhatsApp) your test message should be in:

Please note: Sending test SMS or WhatsApp messages will deduct credits from your zkipster account in the same way as the real campaign sendout. If you need to top up your credits, please see the 'How to Purchase Credits for SMS/WhatsApp Messages' article for further guidance.

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