Promotional text & SMS service

Promotional text messages help you send exciting deals and upcoming offers to your customers in a way that will catch their attentionーand their interest.

  • Deliver promotional SMS faster with our industry-leading speeds
  • Acquire new customers, engage existing ones, and sell more
  • Collect phone numbers with text-to-join keywords and forms
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Send your first promotional SMS in easy 3 steps

Take advantage of text messages 98% open rates to inform customers about sales, drive traffic to your website or store, and grow your business!

Sign up for an account
See how you could send promotional text messages firsthand with a 14-day free trial. Send a text to yourself right now to get a feel for the service.

Import or build a list
If you have a list of SMS contacts, it’s easy to import them into our platform. If not, you can use text-to-join, web forms, and sign-up widgets to quickly collect phone numbers and grow your SMS contact list.

Send a campaign
Once you’ve got everything set up, it’s time to write your text promotion. Include a coupon or discount code, schedule your promotion for later, personalize it with custom fields, or even link to specific products.

Why use SimpleTexting to send promotional text messages?

You can mass text promotions to all of your contacts, segment based on criteria you define, and provide deals to individuals with SimpleTexting.

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Collect phone numbers with text-to-join keywords

A keyword is a word or phrase that customers text to your phone number to sign up for your text promotions. Beyond growing your SMS contact list, you can:
  • Send the perfect welcome message
  • Offer an exclusive discount or coupon code
  • Share a photo in your confirmation text

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Engage customers with mass promotions

Engage customers with mass promotions

Save time and send personalized text messages at scale. You can send hundreds or thousands of messages with just one click, forging deeper relationships with your leads and customers with very little effort. Scalable sending also means you can:
  • Include first and last names in bulk messages to add a personal touch
  • Send the right messages to the right people with powerful segmentation
  • Add engaging multimedia elements to your mass text campaigns

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Run sweepstakes and contests to grow

Run sweepstakes and contests to grow

Run exciting contests via text message to create a buzz and engage your customers. Simply ask participants to send a keyword to an SMS shortcode, collect entries, and deliver the good news to the winning contestant. Text to win allows you to:
  • Get your contest up and running in a matter of minutes
  • Allow participants to enter with one single text
  • Collect customer information when they enter your contest

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Personalize experiences with tailored messages

Personalize experiences with tailored messages

Relevant messages are far more effective than the hit-and-hope approach. Segment subscribers based on common traits and send out highly-target text message campaigns that resonate and get results. Segmentation can help you:
  • Create lists of like-minded customers
  • Send the right messages to the right people at the right time
  • Increase sales with super-relevant campaigns

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Increase engagement with MMS

Increase engagement with MMS

Create stunning, must-click text message promotions by including photos, GIFs, audio clips, and more.
  • Attach photos, videos, and other files
  • Write longer-form text messages
  • Add more color to your brand

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Connect your favorite tools

Connect your favorite tools

Connect apps you love like Mailchimp and Shopify to automate your text message promotions strategy. You can automatically:
  • Send promotions to new web form submissions
  • Gather emails by text and sync them with your email service
  • Send text message promotions to abandoned cart shoppers

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Automate your promotional text messages

Automate your promotional text messages

Reduce unsubscribes and keep people engaged! Send a staggered series of text message promotions after someone joins your list.
  • Create a text promotions VIP club
  • Build anticipation for the launch of a new product
  • Effortlessly upsell existing customers

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Send birthday texts

Send birthday texts

Engage your customers by sending an automated birthday promotion on their special day. All it takes is three easy steps:
  • Create a special Birthday keyword
  • Customize the Birthday autoresponse and confirmation text
  • Write your Birthday message

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Copy successful campaigns to run again

Copy successful campaigns to run again

Save time when you duplicate your previously sent promotional SMS campaigns. Re-send your campaign’s copy along with any:
  • Attachments such as photos or videos
  • Specific audience segmentation
  • Original campaign add ons

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What is a promotional text?

A promotional text is an SMS message sent by a company to advertise a product or service. The end goal is a sale, but how you get there can differ.

Promotional texts can include discounts, coupon codes, exclusive offers, personalized product recommendations, or simply an overview of your latest service or collection. Here are some examples of promotional texts to get your creative juices flowing.

There are a few things to bear in mind when sending promotional text campaigns. Firstly, you must be compliant — using a tool that ensures you’re on the right side of the law is critical. Secondly, promotional texts work best when they’re targeted to each customer. This involves segmenting your list based on their behavior, interests, and demographics so that you can send the right message at the right time.

Promotional texts are a great way to generate interest in your products and services, attract new customers with juicy deals, and increase your bottom line in the process. Adding SMS marketing to your existing strategy will help you reach new customers and add a new communication channel to your repertoire.

Powerful promotional SMS features for businesses of all sizes

With over a decades experience helping businesses send text message promotions, you are in safe hands. Here are some of our customer's favorite features.

  • 2-way messaging
  • Scheduled texts
  • Autoresponders
  • Import contacts
  • iOS and Android app
  • Unlimited keywords
  • Custom fields
  • Data collection
  • Segments
  • Link tracking
  • MMS marketing
  • Teammates
  • API
  • Templates
  • Extended messaging
  • Push notifications
  • Triggers
  • Zapier integration
  • Analytics
  • Text-to-Win
  • Text-to-Vote
  • Polls
  • Web forms
  • Rollover credits

Who wants 25% conversion rates?

Text message promotions drive real results, but don’t just take our word for it. Hear it from people who put it to the test.

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How Toroe Eyewear Generated an Extra $7K in 30 Days with Our Mobile Sign-Up Widget

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.

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Whisker Seeker Tackle Sees a 25% Conversion Rate From Its MegaDeals Text Promotions

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.

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Aubrey’s Bead Closet Uses SMS to Drive a 400% Increase in Mobile Web Traffic

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.

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Why customers love SimpleTexting

Discover why SimpleTexting is one of the highest-rated companies for sending promotional SMS.

Sending text message promotions with SimpleTexting is designed to be easy for anyone to use, yet robust enough for advanced use cases. We even offer an SMS API .

The quick and straightforward to grasp user interface means that even if you aren’t the person people come running to for tech advice, you’ll have no problem navigating it

We focus on delivering super fast and empathetic support. We are very responsive via all support channels: live chat, email, SMS chat, and by phone.
Our customers are big fans of the SimpleTexting mobile app and the fact that it allows them the ability to harness the power of text message promotions even when they’re on the move
Unlike some promotional SMS services, you can get up and running with SimpleTexting in a matter of minutes. Our goal is to make sending text message promotions as straightforward as possible.
We make promotional SMS compliance straightforward

We make promotional SMS compliance straightforward

Our tools make it simple and fast to comply with The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and CTIA regulations.

Compliance text

Send a promotional SMS campaign, and we’ll automatically send new contacts all the required disclosers. Think of it as the unsubscribe footer in an email.

Easy unsubscribe

Don’t fuss around with manually removing uninterested contacts. To unsubscribe, all they have to do is reply STOP or HELP to your promotional SMS.

No charge for compliance

We’re the only text message promotions service to send the compliance message as a separate text. We don’t charge a penny for it––or for STOP and HELP replies.

Compliant opt-in methods

You can use our mobile sign-up widgets, web forms, and keywords to make sure that you’ve secured express written consent from contacts.

Frequently asked questions about promotional SMS

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about text message promotions. If the answer you’re looking for isn’t here, we would be more than happy to help. Just use the chat at the bottom of your screen.

💵How much does it cost to send promotional SMS?

Promotional text messages are very affordable, which surprises a lot of people. There are no set-up costs and no need to hire developers. The cost of a promotional SMS campaign depends on the number of messages you plan on sending. The more you send, the cheaper each SMS is.

Our lowest plan is $29 and comes with 500 SMS, dedicated support 7 days a week, and unlimited keywords.
The number of promotional text messages you should send depends mainly on your business and what you offer. The best practice here is to make sure every time you send a text promotion it’s worth your customer’s time and provides value. You can also start small, keep tabs on unsubscribe rates, and scale from there.
We wrote an entire guide on the difference between promotional and transactional SMS. In short, transactional texts are triggered by events, interactions, or preferences within a service or application rather than by a company’s marketing campaign.
There is no such thing as a free lunch, but there is such a thing as a free text message. With our 14-day free trial, you can send out 50 complimentary promotional text messages. Once you’re happy with the service, you can then upgrade to a paid plan and send as many SMS as you’d like.
With promotional SMS, one of the best tidbits of advice we can give is to grab your customer’s attention quickly. The sale, offer, or announcement should be in the first five words. Steer clear of clever wordplay or unnecessary words.

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Ready to get started with sending text message promotions? Sign up for our free 14-day trial today to test drive the platform. No credit card required.

Published: October 11th 2023