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Is SMS marketing any good?

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by bekti, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. bekti

    bekti Newbie

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    Hello everyone, I wanted to ask if you think that sms marketing is worth it, basically I would like to provide a digital service to offline businesses and I am thinking about scraping their phone numbers and then sending them a message with a link to my website. Also one question:

    1. Will the mobile carriers allow my sms message to go through since it has a link in it?
     
  2. TimeWarped

    TimeWarped Junior Member

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    Bumping this thread, I don't have an anwser, but I also would like to hear some discussion on this matter. Thanks for bringing it up bekti.
     
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  3. Simcard

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    You can use whatsapp active number to send your info because it's connected to internet when you send sms with link.

    add me skype rbalaquiao

    for more info
     
  4. ProfitKnight

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    Use twilio if you're unsure.

    I offer a service for offline clients that uses Twilio as the sms gateway, have people reselling the service all day long, a demo page which gets tested on average 75 times a day, over 400 texts each day.
    Never had an issue and very cheap/.
     
  5. Shoaib Khokhar

    Shoaib Khokhar Junior Member

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    Yes, as long as the link is not spam- contagious. Integrate the API of any of the SMS providers with the platform. You are all set to go!
     
  6. Carlos TV

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    Depends on how you approach it.

    I know good cases and horrible ones...
     
  7. Dylan Edric

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    Email marketing is better than SMS marketing but if you want to market your website on cell phones so target on whatsapp and other apps like this where you can better present your website and receiver may also be convert in to a visitor by clicking on it.
     
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    Rather than SMS marketing, try email or whatsapp marketing.
    That would be much more beneficial :)
     
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    It's working fine in some area but I would prefer WhatsApp and social media marketing
     
  10. skorbin

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    People are wrong here - SMS marketing is great for some demographic/niches. it can be way more engaging and direct. depends on your products etc
     
  11. jack_chen

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    Why not just have a small test? compare SMS with the others like E-mail & Social media...etc.
     
  12. bibinvmohan

    bibinvmohan Registered Member

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    SMS marketing is good for local brick & mortar businesses.
    I have done it for my clients and have seen good results for local clients.
     
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    of course sms marketing still better than email marketing
     
  14. The Doctor

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    I imagine it would be profitable and I've thought about doing it before because it's really easy to program but I always figured it would get me in trouble for spamming people.
     
  15. DupM

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    Don't listen to what these guys say, SMS marketing can be very profitable if you have good list of numbers and not just guessing. If you have sign ups. Everyone has smartphones and it has no security measures of any kind to prevent spam. I have made software and hardware for this purpose and still make some money from CPA offers and deals. You just have to be SMART spammer, not Nigerian prince offering millions of dollars spammer. The message is 90% of the effort the rest 10% is getting a good sms list. I been doing this for couple of years now.