Text Message Marketing Software Is More Accessible
Today's consumers are highly mobile and for good reason. With the latest in mobile hardware from smart phones, to iPads and other slate computers, to car internet systems, there is no longer a reason to stay tethered to the home to get your entertainment or to stay in touch with the latest news report, television program, movie, or even the latest mp3 you are dying to own. The new realm of mobile computing has liberated people to the point of wanting to do both. By both I mean watch television, talk to friends on the phone, watch a movie, and any other form of media entertainment, AND go out, have fun and even hang out with other friends!
The industry has heard the peoples suggestions and have invented an entire realm of life that layers paralelle to the reality before the digital era. With that, we're online 24/7 with our mobile devices and always in the loop, weather we go home or not. It just makes sense that if people are always wired to their devices that they will likely depend on those devices to find the deals they need. With so much information to process, people are starting to take shortcuts like "going with the flow" to plan out their day. When they get a text message from their favorite dinner spot letting them know that their favorite steak is on sale for half price with the included coupon code - guess where they are going for dinner?
Text message marketing software is no longer just available to the wealthy fortune 500 companies - with the advent of the computer and the hierarchy of the internet in full bloom, anyone with a computer can now harness the power of mobile marketing. Some companies give you a dedicated page on the site to manage and broadcast your mobile message to your list, and others add the benefit of collecting your customer data from their response to a direct marketing advertisement. You can basically advertise a number for people to text and have a trigger response waiting for them.
Let's say you own the restaurant where the steak is now 50% off, you would advertise this in print, on television, on the radio, or in online marketing campaigns, pay per click campaigns that link to a sales page. Where ever you advertise it the point is to get them to act on the ad and send a text of a keyword say "steakhalfoff" to a particular 5 digit number. When they do that you can have a coupon code text ed back with an auto-responder. It's a digital way to give them a coupon, let them know about the deal, and to change their plans from going to Denny's to going to your restaurant instead!
Text message marketing software is powerful and very simple to use, a child could do it frankly, and this brings you business very easily if you use this to build customer loyalty. If you continue to give them deals, coupons, etc... they will often tell their friends who will also sign up, and you'll have to hire more staff to deal with the business this brings in.
I don't like spam. This isn't anything like that I'm finding. My initial impression was that it would be, but the fact is that it's all opt in. You advertise, they voluntarily join your list, and you make sure they stay happy and they will reward you with business. You want to make sure you avoid any trickery or bait and switch tactics with this. People find it very personal to get a text in their phone because this device is their life wand, and if you ruin it with a disappointment (even if you make a sale they won't trust you) you will taint that venue forever with them- not just for yourself- but for anyone else marketing that way!