Whether you have a small business or a large business, surely you have tried using online advertising, marketing through tv commercials, radio announcements and banner ads.
Still, if you really want to scale your business using cost effective, efficient, safe and secure methods, it is the time for you to understand how to use SMS Marketing and why mobile marketing could possibly be the way to move forward with your future promotional goals.
First of all, what is SMS Marketing?
This basic ability to connect with others is a driver as to why businesses of every size look to leveraging text messaging to communicate with their users. Text marketing is a universal way of communicating with customers and has proven to be a highly reliable and personalizable medium.
What’s more, SMS is ubiquitous across all platforms and any type of mobile device, allowing businesses to reach their customers regardless of if they’ve purchased the latest device or if they are using a basic prepaid handset.
Why market to Mobile Users?
The fact that everyone carries their mobile device with them at all times (even to the point of sleeping with them!) and you’ve got a recipe for success.
From a marketer’s perspective, more than 90 percent of people read a text message within three minutes of receiving making this one of the most effective marketing tactics. Even the popularity and proliferation of e-mail marketing can’t even come close to those results.
There are so many different ways people can use smartphones today, including apps, email, music and social media. That being said, it might be surprising to hear that 97 percent of smartphone owners still use text messaging according to most recent analysis of smartphone use.
Why is text messaging so powerful?
Aside from business use, Americans can expect to leverage text messages to stay abreast of the 2016 Presidential election. Sure, there are plenty of mobile apps that will provide round-the-clock news updates, but many consumers are starting to turn to SMS for real-time information. An example of this is that, during the recent “Super Tuesday” primaries, many consumers leveraged SMS and opted into SMS-based service that follows the election and provides updates to people who have opted in. Users say it’s an unobtrusive way to get real-time updates on the status of their favorite candidate.
Is Mobile Marketing an excellent business decision?
At a time when many retailers remain unsure about how to leverage the smartphone for other aspects of their business, text continues to evolve with new uses and opportunities being deployed in-store and beyond. Several stores now leverages SMS as a personal in-store concierge, allowing customers to text a certain code in order to receive real-time information on the product’s location and any deals currently offered. The brand also uses SMS for e-receipts, enabling customers to receive purchase receipts directly to their mobile device. Customers who pair their device with an account online may also gain access to their complete order history. Some of the largest pharmacy chains in the world leverage text messaging to drive user actions with significant positive results for their business. Customers are reminded when it’s time to renew their prescriptions, notified when their prescriptions are ready, and prompted to return to the store if they forget to pick up their medicine. This program has helped pharmacy chains decrease their customer wait times with fewer calls to the pharmacy, while increasing positive customer feedback.
Is Mobile marketing safe?
Another, valuable reason why text messaging remains as a priority for organizations comes in the form of safety. As a recent example of the reliability and speed of SMS, the Government of Victoria in Australia has plans to transfer its emergency parent communication system to an SMS message-based format. This will replace other forms of communication, which included letters sent home with children or individual phone calls in the event of urgent emergencies. Universities and school systems in the US who already rely on text to communicate safety and weather related events.
With all the talk of new ways to use a smartphone, you’d think text messaging would slowly sunset into the background. However, just the opposite is taking place, with businesses, organizations and consumers finding new ways to leverage text messaging. Besides, in case your competitors haven’t tried mobile marketing it is just a matter of time. So, why don’t you beat all of them to it and gain a huge market share.
Textmunication provides cutting-edge mobile marketing solutions to help you do just that. With a powerful yet intuitive suite of services, you are able to reach more customers faster and fine-tune your mobile advertising to achieve the best results. We put THE POWER OF MOBILE in your hands.
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