Text Expansion and Keyboard Shortcuts

minute/s remaining

If you sell online, or even if you have any business that involves communicating with customers. Via email or some kind of messaging, what I’m about to talk about will really save you some time. It’s actually pretty useful for general personal online use, as well.

What is Text Expansion/Keyboard Shortcuts??

In short, they are small keywords that you can designate to trigger entire blocks of text, and it is highly useful and time-saving. I’m talking “efficiency level over 9000!”  type of time-saving!


For example, on my phone (and on my computers), I have one for personal use that will key in my email address every time I type;  eml

I actually had to turn off the software on my laptop, just so I could write that and NOT have it be replaced by my email. lol

Obviously, this is endlessly useful. We use it to trigger all our canned responses for customer service, as well as just for things we key in often… By the way, if you haven’t developed canned responses for customer service, get on that, its a huge time saver! Even if you aren’t using canned responses, you can save a lot of time by doing things like making a shortcut ‘tyvm’ that will trigger “Thank You Very Much” etc..

I could write a whole article on that alone, so I will leave that one to the side and get into the details about text expansion services/solutions.

-For Smartphones, at least for iPhones, it’s built into your phone. Go into Settings>General>Keyboard>Text Replacement. From there, you can add them. You can write them in notepad or email them to yourself from your computer. Either way, paste them into there. This will save you countless time when handling CS issues while you are mobile and using your phone.

-For MAC, The software I prefer to use is called TYPINATOR. Its very simple to use. You simply create “Expansions” and associate them with “Abbreviations.” It only costs $25, but I think it has a free trial, or its just free for personal. Check it out at http://www.ergonis.com/products/typinator/

-For Windows/PCs, I recommend a software called PHRASE EXPRESS. It’s basically exactly the same as Typinator, except instead of “Expansions” they refer to them as “phrases.” Phrase Express is FREE for personal use and $50 for a lifetime license. You can get away with using the free version for a while, but they have a fairly smart detection system that will flag business use and bombard you with annoying pop-ups you have to close ALL.THE.TIME. I dealt with those for a long time before I paid for it. It’s a great software, find out more here: http://www.phraseexpress.com/

That’s about it on that topic. Let me know if you need any clarification. I’m glad to help.

Time is your most precious resource, I hope those tips can help you save some. Besides, your time is much better used; sourcing inventory, growing your business, or just kicking it at Disneyland with the fam 😉

-ReezyResells #GetMoney


?Listen to my podcast “Reezy talks”Great for the commute, working out, sourcing, etc. – Who has time for videos nowadays??? There are over 124 hours of content here, no YouTube ads, and you can listen to it on 1.25 – 1.5x speeds, and absorb the knowledge faster.Join my FREE Facebook Group

Facebook was the first platform that I used, and this group is a bookselling oracle at this point. The search is just ridiculous. I DARE YOU to try and find a question that hasn’t already been answered.

?Join My Patreon MastermindBecome part of my inner circle; a small group of about 100 resellers (including myself) who communicate daily, sharing tips, and helping each other level up. Get direct access to all the expertise in the group. Other benefits include Weekly Video Calls, Accountability, BOLO’s, Marketing Help, MEDIA/DVD Ungating, etc. This group has been life-changing for everyone that is a part of it. ?Schedule Consultation CallWork 1-on-1 with me to take your business to the NEXT LEVEL.  A consultation will Guarantee that you hit the ground running. If you’re fed up with your current situation and want to make a dramatic change in the shortest time possible, this is the shot of STERIODS that your business needs!!! A whopping 100x faster than sitting around on YouTube and Google.

Enjoyed the article? 

You can find more great content here:

I almost got shot at the thrift store!

About the author 


Reseller, Family Man, Skateboarder, YouTuber

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}

Free Amazon FBA Course!

Sign Up now