If you haven’t already read our post on what to look for when choosing an SMS provider, take a moment to give it a read.
It covers all the basics of choosing the right text marketing provider for your business needs.
But in this article, we’ll explore in greater detail what you’ll want to look for when choosing a bulk SMS provider.
Any organization in any industry can benefit from a mass messaging system. It’s one of the simplest and most effective ways to reach employees, customers, friends, family, students, volunteers—you name it.
While this list isn’t exhaustive, here are some reasons why you might want to send a text blast. You want to:
Where things can get a little tricky is in the details. For example, a “large” group can mean something different to everyone.
The key to buying a bulk SMS system best for your definition of large is to pay attention to these four things starting with how you can build and manage your audience.
Before you can even think about sending messages, you’ll need to consider your audience. Are you able to reach the volume of contacts you need? Does the service provider reach carriers in the countries you want to text?
Before buying bulk SMS, you’ll want to check that you can:
Next, to ensure that you save time and headaches, you’ll want to choose a business texting service that has all the features you need.
For example, you don’t want your bulk messages to sound like they’re coming from a robot.
That’s why the ability to personalize messages with names and notes should be a given. You’ll also want to be wary of bulk messaging platforms that charge you extra for these kinds of added features. They can add up quickly.
Additionally, you’ll want to look for a service that also offers features like:
Depending on how many contacts you want to message, the phone number you’re texting them from matters.
You’ll want to make sure the service you’re buying from gives you the option to take on one of the two latter options to avoid issues when you attempt to send your first campaign.
Everyone always wants to go with the cheapest option, but that doesn’t always make it a winner.
Instead of focusing on the per-message cost, a good tip is to look out for providers that offer tiered plans with the option to customize.
For example, look out for pricing calculator tools that help guide you towards purchasing only what you need and avoid over-buying.
It’s no government secret that you can buy bulk SMS from SimpleTexting. So, we encourage you to sign up for a free trial and put us to the test.
May the best provider win!