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Is SMS marketing is effective for local business?

Discussion in 'Mobile Marketing' started by Jaeger, May 15, 2013.

  1. Jaeger

    Jaeger Registered Member

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    I am planning to start small business and for the part of advertising I am thinking about SMS marketing but I am confused is it work well or not?
     
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    Are you providing a product or service with your small business?
     
  3. Tom87

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    Well, if it is retail shop, this kind of marketing is very good. I spouse that you read some articles where says "98% of received messages are read'n in first 5 minutes"
     
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    Yes, it can be very effective. The company I work with has text marketing packages with all kinds of built in goodies. Matter of fact they have a special right now for $1 you get three keywords and 2000 messages. I'm squid1313 at g mail. Shoot me an email and I'll send you the link.

    • Unlimited mobile web sites w/FREE hosting
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  5. RodMar

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    It really depends on how hard and how well you promote it and use it, if you do decide to go with it. :) Make sure to offer it to clients/customers when they come into your store or when you do business with them, i.e. "Sign up for our sms service and the first to find out when we offer great deals and discounts!" or something along those lines. Put up visible notices in/on your storefront, on your website. SMS marketing is only as good as your approach to it! :) But we offer something called Ultra SMS Script, and I think you might be interested in it. We ask only a one-time fee, instead of the monthly payments that lots of other platforms require. Message me to find out more. Good luck!
     
  6. myinternetempire

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    Which kind of product or service you are offering? It is true that SMS marketing is really effective. It is much more effective than email marketing. It will help you to increase traffic on your site.
     
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    I've tried a couple of companies in the past but the best one I've found is http://smswarriors.com and for me it works well - i do a couple of tens of thousands a month with the right affiliate networks that allow SMS marketing. Their online app is really easy to use and I send hundreds of thousands of emails every week with no issue. They are pretty cheap too compared to what others on the market offer and offer international coverage. The company seems very active too - I see new features being updated often.
     
  8. mIx3d

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    I think the sms marketing is way more effective than the email. Read somewere that 90% of the sms are read. The percent for the mails is way too low like 10%. In my company we use such service to get in touch and to notify for promotions and the results are great. I can give you information for the service provider.
     
  9. zhmurki

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    are you advertising in US? or Bulgaria?
    In US it's a bit harder, plus SMS cost more rather emails...