Consumers Love Text, Yet Marketers are Slow to Adopt SMS Marketing. Are You?

Millions of us spend a lot of time texting on our phones. SMS and WhatsApp are the currently number 1 uses of our mobiles. So why aren’t you using SMS to reach your customers?

SMS marketing is a no-brainer, but many businesses still aren’t taking advantage of it.

According to Charles Golvin, research director, Gartner for Marketers, “SMS remains an effective, yet underutilized, mobile tactic among marketing leaders.” He also mentions that it’s particularly valuable when used to create a deeper level of customer engagement.

The Gartner 2016 Digital Channel Survey also found that 61% of mobile marketers surveyed don’t use SMS marketing and a third of these companies have no plans to invest in it in the coming 12 months.

So the good news is your competitors probably aren’t using SMS marketing, so it’s a good time for you to take advantage of this wide-open opportunity. and get way ahead of your competitors by building up your customers mobile number database and using SMS Marketing. By using it you’ll be in the top 39% of companies who see the value in it and are smart enough to use it. This is SMS Marketing is a $80 billion a year industry worldwide.

SMS Marketing Has the Greatest Reach of Any Marketing Medium

SMS is so widely used because it’s a native feature of every cell phone. It is on every single phone on the planet. In fact, no other messaging medium has the reach that SMS has. That’s because every mobile phone is capable of sending and receiving SMS messages. Also subscribers don’t even need to have a smartphone or a data plan to use SMS.

High Read and Response Rates

Various sources have confirmed that the SMS open and response rates are as high as 98%. In fact 90% of text messages are read within 3 minutes or receipt. The average user typically receives far fewer text messages than they might receive emails or social media updates. As a result, SMS users actually see and read all of the messages they receive.

How to Start Using SMS Marketing Now

There are several ways to use SMS marketing to promote your business, but to get your feet wet, we suggest building up your customer database over a month with a simple Point of Sale form which asks for your customer’s permission to contact them by text. An example of this form can be found here. Once you have reached a couple of hundred subscribers send them an offer by text message and you will be amazed at the response from it. We have seen it countless times where businesses have used SMS Marketing for the first time and couldn’t believe the amount of sales it has driven.

If you are interested in trying SMS Marketing service please contact us at any time via email at [email protected], webchat or phone us on 01-685-4913.

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About Sendmode

Sendmode has been in the SMS Marketing industry for 10 years and serve over 35,000 customers worldwide. We have won numerous awards for customer service down through the years and pride ourselves on our levels of service & engagement with all our customers. We are available 24/7 for your needs and we monitor emails and incoming requests through evenings and weekends. We have loads of experience in the SMS Marketing industry and can help you build your customer database, design and implement your marketing campaigns.

Thanks for taking the time to read this post and have a lovely day further.