Large and small businesses choose us for text marketing
What is text message marketing?
Text message marketing is the practice of sending text messages to market your business. You might also know it as SMS marketing.
How can a text messaging service help your small business grow?
Text message marketing gives you all the tools you need to build and grow your small business, increase revenue, and exceed expectations.
Reach your customers
Improve customer satisfaction
Recruit stronger candidates
Supercharge your sales
Send targeted promotions
Save time with SMS marketing automation
“The learning curve is really low. I’ve looked at quite a few texting platforms so far, and SimpleTexting is my favorite.”
How should a small business use text message marketing?
SMS marketing lets small businesses like yours raise awareness about their products and services at a manageable scale. Here are some ways your small business can use text marketing:
One of the classic uses for SMS marketing is to send promotions for sales, exclusive discounts, and product launches. The independent retailer Broken Spoke grew its customer base by sharing these kinds of announcements right in its customer’s text notifications.
Send alerts about time-sensitive information
Running a small business requires flexibility. Some situations require fast communication with your customers, like order status updates or a sudden change in hours. Considering that 80.5% of consumers check their notifications in five minutes or less when they get a text, your customers will get updates fast.
Request customer reviews
More than 99.9% of customers read reviews when shopping online, making them a must-have traffic driver for small businesses. Encourage your customers to leave a review by automatically following up with them through triggers and automated text marketing.
Build trusting relationships with your customers
Text message marketing is opt-in, meaning that your contacts want to see your messages. Embrace that fact by building customer trust through post-purchase follow-ups and regular announcements. Loggerhead Fitness nurtures customer relationships with personalized, one-on-one messages.
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10 Examples of Text Marketing From Small Businesses
You can find all sorts of examples of text marketing out there. Here are some of our favorites from small businesses that use SimpleTexting.
What Features Should You Look for in a Text Messaging Service for Your Small Business?
The best SMS marketing tools for small businesses save you time and grow your business at a scalable price. Look out for these features when shopping for a service:
Text-enable your existing number
Establish a more professional business presence by making your existing voice phone number text-enabled. Chances are your customers are trying to text your number already. SimpleTexting lets you add texting to a landline number or any number that doesn’t have mass texting.
Build a contact list quickly and easily
Making it as easy as possible to add new contacts for your and your customers frees up your schedule and encourages more people to join your list. Add numbers to your SimpleTexting list through a textable keyword, your established contact list, or a form on your website.
Save time with templates
Your big competitors don’t type out every text they send, and you don’t have to, either. Create a bank of automatic replies, answers to frequently asked questions, and templates for regular texts using SimpleTexting’s templates and duplicates.
Scale your pricing with your business
It can be tricky to tell how much you want to invest in text message marketing when you start out. SimpleTexting takes off the pressure with pricing based on the number of texts you send per month. Raise your plan tier as your texting needs increase with your business.
“We see an increase in foot traffic because of the text promotions we send.”
How does Simpletexting compare to other SMS apps for small businesses?
We know you’re researching multiple services because it’s the smartest thing to do for your business. So, what makes SimpleTexting stand out from the other tools you’re looking into?
We tested the top seven text messaging services for small businesses and found that SimpleTexting excels in these areas:
- Flexible pricing: All of our plans have rollover credits, unlimited keywords, self-service billing, and three user seats. Don’t sweat the small stuff — just pick a plan that offers the credits you need every month.
- Ease of use: SimpleTexting has a comprehensive and easy-to-navigate SMS marketing experience. We built everything with small businesses in mind so you can have the same texting power as your larger competitors.
Use with other apps: Connect SimpleTexting to your other marketing tools with our intuitive integrations. We support some of the most popular apps out there, like Mailchimp and HubSpot. And if we don’t have your tool on our list, you can connect to an automation app like Zapier or Integrately to integrate it yourself.
How to start text message marketing for your small business (step-by-step)
- Social media
- Physical marketing materials like product inserts
- Your website
- Web Sign-Up Images: Create an image sharing your sign-up keyword and number that you can add to your website or anywhere online where you can upload pictures.
- Web Sign-Up Forms: Build a form for customers to fill out to join your texting list. We’ll generate a code to paste into your website.
SMS for small business success stories
Explore SimpleTexting's case studies to learn how small businesses around the country use our SMS service to drive sales and connect with their audience.
Using SimpleTexting’s Mobile Sign-Up Widget to advertise a 10% discount, Toroe Eyewear generated an extra $7,028 in store revenue in a month. That’s a 156x return on its text marketing channel.Read their success story
Whisker Seeker Tackle spotted a glaring gap in the market and turned it into a thriving e-commerce and wholesale business. Learn how entrepreneur Matt Davis leverages SMS text marketing services to drive sales.Read their success story
Aubrey’s Bead Closet has a loyal fanbase known as the “ABC family”. Learn more about how this e-commerce store uses SMS to communicate with its fans, launch new products, and drive mobile purchases.Read their success story
How small business SMS boosts customer engagement
Research shows text marketing for small businesses outperforms other channels, including email marketing. That’s why we built our platform to be both scalable, and easy-to-use.
Mass textingMass texting helps drive business when you need it the most by making it easy to engage customers with mobile coupons and other promotions. Keep your contacts happy with exclusive deals and see offer redemption rates dramatically increase!
- Send a text to large groups of customers with one click
- Include photos, links, videos, etc. even when texting in bulk
- Segment your audience and send mass texts to different groups for added personalization
Text-to-join keywordsMake it easy for customers to subscribe as you work to grow your list and reach a larger audience.
- Create a short, easy-to-remember keyword customers can text to your number
- Capture more numbers with a customizable widget on your website
- Place a web sign-up form on your highly trafficked pages
Two-way textingYour Inbox is a space where you can chat freely with customers and hold real-time conversations.
- Use our Click-to-Text button generator to instantly launch your customer’s messaging app
- Cut down on response time with templates aka canned replies
- Manage conversations with features like snooze, notes, and sort
Text marketing works for almost every industry
Frequently asked questions about small business text message marketing
Before choosing a platform, you’ll also want to read real customer reviews on third-party websites such as Capterra and G2 to see what customers say. Once you’ve done that, the last thing is to sign up for a free trial.
Get started with small business text message marketing
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