The FTP API is perfect for once-off, high volume message dispatches. Ideal for promotions and other messaging that is not particularly time-sensitive, you can send 50 000 messages at a time. Particularly useful for batch processing from legacy systems. All you do is upload to our FTP server, and your messages are sent instantly. Clickatell creates a history log file in your FTP folder with the status details of all messages.


Why choose the FTP API?

  • Supports text, Unicode, binary SMS and flash messaging.

  • Supports extended length messages.

  • Converts ringtones and logos into the correct format.

  • Use our VCard and VCal converters.

  • Delivery acknowledgement and Sender ID can be set up.

  • Gateway escalation: Should your message be delayed for a predefined length of time, it can be escalated to an alternative delivery gateway. Queuing lets you specify up to 3 prioritised queues which your messages can be sent out on.

  • Schedule a message for up to 7 days in advance.

  • Batch sending and two-way messaging.

The FTP API is ideal for:

Coverting a large database of customers through a marketing campaign.