Generate more leads with SMS marketing

With SMS lead generation, you can find people who are interested in your business and turn them into paying customers through text messages.

  • Capture their attention with a keyword
  • Share text blasts with special offers and information
  • Nurture leads through one-on-one conversation
  • And more!
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Use SMS for lead generation

With a 98% open rate, texting provides one of the most effective ways to reach new leads.

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9 in 10 consumers prefer texts to calls

A survey of over 6,000 people found that 9 in 10 consumers would rather receive a text from a businesses than a phone call.

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The average SMS click-through rate is 17%

Leads that come to your business from text messages are 600% more likely to convert than those from email or form submission leads.

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44% of people prefer to receive text promotions

The Direct Marketing Association found that people would rather receive product and marketing info through SMS vs. any other channel.

How to build a successful SMS lead generation strategy

Learn how to turn a lead into a customer step-by-step with SMS.

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Text-to-Join Keywords

Capture more phone numbers

The odds of making a successful contact with a lead are 100 times greater when a contact attempt occurs in under 5 minutes. When a prospective lead texts a keyword into your number, you can automatically generate a response in seconds! Take this opportunity to:
  • Craft the perfect welcome message
  • Prompt customers to share follow-up info
  • Link to web resources to browse while they wait to connect with you

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Engage with leads on your website

Engage with leads on your website

52.2% of all website traffic comes from mobile phones. So make it easy for folks to connect directly with a representative via text when you add a click-to-text button to your website. You can use it to:
  • Schedule appointments, showings, interviews, and more
  • Answer questions from prospective customers about your product/service
  • Give leads a simple way to start a conversation and continue it whenever is most convenient for them

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Quickly respond to incoming messages
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Quickly respond to incoming messages

The SimpleTexting inbox is designed to give you the tools to handle incoming SMS quickly and satisfactorily by filtering conversations by time waiting or most recently received. You can also:
  • Use our templates feature to turn common questions around even faster
  • Collaborate with your team through internal notes, leaving details other staff should know before replying
  • Schedule follow-up messages to send in case a lead goes cold

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Industries that use text messages for lead gen

Any business can benefit from connecting with prospects in a more effective way. Learn how folks in your industry automate the process.

Texting has a proven track record of helping realtors promote listings and generate sales. It’s simply a quicker way to engage people: the average response time for a text message is 6,000% (60X) faster than email. Realtors can use text messages to invite people to and follow up after an open house, capture interested buyers with keywords on for sale signs, share new and similar listings to clients, collect reviews, and more!
Real estate

Fitness SMS is a great way to attract new members to your gym, and keep them coming back. Share promotional offers, set up a text message referral program, and automate a welcome sequence of messages that hook new leads from free trial to monthly members!
Fitness centers & gyms
Texting for car dealerships is all about creating an open and responsive relationship between the customer and salesperson. SMS gives you a 24/7 line to your leads with concierge-level customer service. Text messages are perfect for scheduling showroom appointments, fielding requests for more information on a vehicle, promoting new models to interested prospects, following up with web forms, and collecting ratings and reviews!
Car dealerships

For insurance agents, texting is a fast, responsive, and customer-preferred way to reach your leads who are probably comparison shopping several providers simultaneously. Texting can be an efficient way to schedule phone calls or meetings, answer quick questions and provide quotes. You can even integrate SimpleTexting with social tools like Facebook to automatically text web or social leads.
Texting leads for your spa or salon can drive new customers to book quickly thanks to the ease of the experience. Entice your leads with specials, promotions, and details about your services along with any pricing. You could also promote upcoming events, provide consultations, and more!
Spas and salons

Examples of SMS for lead generation

Gather inspiration for some businesses that have successfully utilized texting for lead generation

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Why Shower Door Experts Uses SMS to Provide Quotes and Reach Leads

For nearly 30 years, this custom shower door company relied on email and phone calls. Here’s why they decided to use business texting.

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Learn How Josh Barker Real Estate Advisors Uses SMS to Generate Leads

With over 45 homes their inventory at any given time, it’s essential for Josh Barker's team to connect with every interested buyer. Find out how text messages help.

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How the Road Code Gets 70% of Its Leads Using SMS

Learn how The Road Code generated more leads for their showrooms and lots when they started to use text message marketing.

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Text message lead FAQs

Still have questions? Explore these answers to the most common SMS for lead generation queries, or click the blue chat button in the corner of your screen to connect with a team member!

Do I get charged for replies?

All incoming SMS messages are free. However, if a lead replies to your message with a photo, it’s considered an MMS message. Each incoming MMS costs 1 credit.
Our plans start at $25 for 500 credits per month and go up from there based on how many messages you intend to send. All plans come with unlimited keywords and contacts, reliable support from top-notch humans, and access to our suite of advanced tools and features.
Yes, there are rules and regulations. For instance, you cannot buy a list of lead’s phone numbers and text them without first obtaining their express written consent. In order to avoid the consequences of breaking these rules, be sure to educate yourself about SMS compliance.
Anyone that needs to reliably connect with an audience can benefit from adding SMS to their lead generation strategy. In fact, our customers span several industries! Get some inspiration by visiting our success stories.
You can use a registered 10-digit number with your area code or choose and verify a toll-free number. These are capable of 1-on-1 messaging and texting groups under 50 people. We can also help you text-enable your existing business landline without interfering with your voice service!
With our 14-day free trial, you can take SimpleTexting for a test ride and send your first text message. Once you’re happy with our text message marketing service, you can upgrade to a paid plan and send as many messages as you need.

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Published: October 16th 2023