TextMeChat - Reviews

See what our customers have to say about their experience with TextMeChat.

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Using Text me chat happily
- Lynn Bryan Young (Bryan Jewelry)
I have text me chat and they redid our website. I'm happy with both. The web site we are still adding to it. We had a few cad jobs done by them. It was during all the closures in 2020.
- Henry Laskowski (Henry's Jewelers)
Personally I love that I have never once felt pressured or guilted into a product by Anish, he has always been helpful and understanding. We weren't able to enroll at first because we were trying to get more stable, he understood and let us know that when we were ready he was there. 6 months later we had it!

Podium on the other hand has called numerous times, been pushy, not understanding. When we explained we were content they tried to guilt us into don't harass me to try and get me change my mind.
- Luisa Valeria Smith (
Cornerstone Jewelry and Repair in Springfield, MO)
I love text me chat is awesome and worth every penny.
- Billy Smith (Cornerstone Fine Jewelry)
SellbyText was so instrumental in taking my business to the next level. I went from a mediocre mom and pop store to a 7 figure store overnight. It enabled me to reach out to small groups, large groups with any message at anytime. Plus, we overcame the order taking problem from our Facebook live events instantly. What could be better than having a great tech solution? Having it at a great price. Plus having the support from someone that actually cares about our industry. Anish Desai thank you for reaching out to me. Thank you for bringing this amazing product to our industry. I can't wait to see what the future holds for both of us. Congratulations.
- Tiffany Johnson Bayley (Avalon Park Jewelers)
I had Podium, liked it, but am with Text MeChat from Anish. A lot less with the same or better features as Podium.
- Keplycy Dale Robertson (Dale Robertson Jewelry)
I am about a day away from hitting 200k this year in sales from the text me chat app, it's a game changer.
- Kevin Bryant (Bryant Gems)
A word about Anish's deal Text Me Chat. TMC is, AWESOME. We understand EDGE users might like Podium. But even Podium users shoudl look at TMC. We looked at Podium, seemed kind of easy but a bit of a learning curve & we don'tue the edge.. We needed effective & simply. With 46 employees. we needed easy to use. We needed to help customer service & somthing to combat our competitor's nasty reviews. BOOM! TMC! Effective. Inexpensive. Helpful. Anish went above & beyond. Our thoughts are that if we are on the ground floor of this small company & it will be huge. I usually, in a glowing review add some kind of good-natured insult to even things out. But there's not a single negative thing about TMC or Anish.Customers are happy, reviews have gone up appreciably & every one of our employees, even newbies have it figured out. Try it. I have no dog in this hunt. No financial interest. Just trying to help fellow jhj'ers. Thanks Anish Desai
- Jeffrey Allan Pittman Hess
Tim Soulis asked me to post the question: is there a good alternative to Podium? What do jewelers know about TextMeChat?

Tim and I spent an hour on the phone yesterday with Anish Desai, who owns Star Gems, and his very cool assistant Elle.

I can't see any good reason to go with Podium at $400 a month, when TextMeChat at $95 a month, does the same thing, and it looks more than Podium.

You get to decide that for yourself, of course. But you owe it to yourself to check out TextMeChat.

The marketing possibilities are endless with text messaging -- and TextMeChat makes it easier than Podium does to do that. Collecting reviews is one thing, an dboth do that. Group marketing -- huge potential here -- at appears that Podium does not allow for. And TextMeChat does.

TextMeChat is simple, slick, and powerful. Should you tie it into Anish's Custom Studio, it's all the more poweful and affordable. The potential and opportunities are endless -- at a fraction of the cost of Podium.

This isn't to say that Podium isn't a great program; it is, by all accounts. But if you can have the same, and greater, capabilities, with TextMeChat, for $95 vs. $400 a month -- and TextMeChat has no contract -- it seems a no-brainer.
I've got to be honest with you fellow jewelers....I was a huge fan of the "Podium" review management program for several years. However, after looking closely at & doing a "Live" demo of the product....I honestly think "Text Me Chat" by Anish Desai at Stargems is a superior product & for much less money! I've now beem on Text Me Chat for a couple of months along with still having Podium. Allow me to explain why I feel the way I do....both Podium & Text Me Chat will allow you to get reviews from a host of sites such as FB, Google, etc. but...Text Me Chat will also let you do a "Group Text" to your clients. Imagine the power of this...instead of individually typing one text after another to each client, instead you can do one text to a group of them! Imagine using this for sales or event marketing? This is so powerful...I just turned my notice in to Podium & I'm having it cut off and will only use Text Me Chat....needless to say, instead of paying $300 per month, I only pay a fraction of that now & can do more with it! Text Me Chat also Works seamlessly with my website for customers to chat with me directly from there as well. Anish Desai didn't ask me to do this but since I am the "Jeweler's Success Coach" I wanted to share with you something that I'm using that is helping me be more effective & save money as well! Good luck to each of you....I'm in no way downing Podium, it's a good product...but it simply will not do as much & will cost you more in the long run! Make it a great day everyone..."Diamond"
- Bill Warren (Bill Warren's Jewelers (Jeweler's Success Coach))
Just in time for Christmas! For 20 of the 20 years I've been open I know I needed a website, but didn't know how to got it done. I tried doing it myself but never had enough time. I talked with designers and host companies but didn't trust them. Then I met Anish Desai @ Star Gems through JHJ. I now have a website that connects to the custom studio app, along with text me chat. I'm extremely happy and Anish's team made it so easy. My input took about 2 hours. I'd be honored if you check it out. www.largojewelers.com
- Keith Fayett (K&K Jewelers)
We use Text me Chat and their Pay by Text feature on a daily! Can't say enough about their program and how much easier it makes running our business. Not to mention it's one of the most affordable programs available as well.
- Kevin Hustedt (Hustedt Jewelers)