Sakari offers peerless accessibility, cost-effectiveness, and versatility in A2P texting. With Zipwhip shutting down soon, there’s no better time than the present to make the switch.
Time is running short for Zipwhip customers. The long-running SMS provider is closing shop after nearly two decades, per the directive of its recent buyer Twilio. Moreover, Twilio lacks a Zipwhip alternative. This will leave over 30,000 businesses without A2P texting. To ensure subscribers don’t miss a text, they should start migrating to Sakari right away. New functionality and better pricing await!
The Zipwhip Shutdown
Shortly after buying Zipwhip, Twilio announced they were turning it off. They don’t have an alternative out-of-the-box texting tool, either. While they have a wholesale backend API, it’s not necessarily helpful for businesses without a development team.
When is Zipwhip Shutting Down?
At the time of writing, Zipwhip’s last day is December 1st, 2023. On that day, all data will be deleted, including phone numbers, conversations, and subscriber information. They actually planned on ending it last year but gave customers more time to ensure they could find an alternative.
The cancellation request deadline is October 15th, 2023. After then, accounts will be canceled automatically on Zipwhip’s closure.
Sakari: The Best Zipwhip Alternative
While switching may be difficult in the short term, doing so can provide a myriad of long-term benefits. Let’s explore what Zipwhip transfers can gain by using Sakari.
By and large, you’ll find exceptional functionality that mirrors — if not exceeds — that of Zipwhip. Our omnichannel messaging software enables businesses to reach customers worldwide.
Versatility, efficacy, and functionality are the main draws of Zipwhip, and they’re the main draws of Sakari, too. Here are some of the primary benefits of Sakari that Zipwhip can’t match.
International Messaging: Sakari users can text on every continent, so long as they abide by country rules. Zipwhip is only available in the United States and Canada.
Unlimited Users: While Zipwhip and many other SMS providers limit the number of people who can use their platform, we don’t. Sakari users can have their whole team texting if need be.
Scheduled Texts: Sometimes, you want to be proactive with SMS campaigns. Releasing texts alongside a big announcement can be an effective marketing strategy. Sakari allows users to time and plan texts.
These are just a few differences between our software and theirs. Check out this handy table for a quick list of how you can leverage Sakari to boost your marketing efforts.
In addition to our cost-effective price tiers, we differentiate ourselves through flexible pricing. Sakari users can pick and choose tiers as their SMS needs change.
Unlike Zipwhip, we also offer rollover messages. During high-volume seasons like Black Friday, some extra texts can make a world of difference.
Have questions about pricing tiers? Check out our pricing page or call our sales team at (844) 472-5274 for all the answers.
Don’t Wait – Switch to Sakari Before The Deadline
The sooner you switch to Sakari, the better. Our omnichannel messaging tools make it effortless to conduct effective marketing campaigns. Whether it’s for e-commerce or real estate, there’s no better way to leverage the power of SMS.
Book a free 14-day trial today to experience Sakari for yourself.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can Sakari completely replace Zipwhip for my business?
A: Yes! In almost every respect, Sakari can match or better Zipwhip’s functionality. Read more about our features on our blog or website. Better yet, book a demo for a hands-on tour.
Q: How difficult is it to import my contacts?
A: Using Sakari, users can import contact groups with CSV files.
Q: I really like my phone number. Can I bring it with me?
A: Yep, you can import numbers using our software.