Bulk SMS Services for Business
What is bulk SMS?
Bulk SMS messaging is a form of mobile marketing that helps marketers and business owners engage customers and increase revenue. At its simplest, it sends out a single message to a list of mobile phone numbers; however there are a range of options available that make the service a hugely powerful marketing and communication tool.
Why is bulk SMS popular?
Bulk SMS is popular, in part, because it is cheap. By taking a relatively inexpensive method of communication and applying economies of scale, it can offer significant reductions on your marketing and communication costs.
It’s also highly effective. With over 90% of messages read within 30 seconds, bulk SMS generates greater customer engagement and response, delivering a much higher open rate than e-mail and more impact than a tweet. This means a far greater ROI on your marketing and communications spending.
What is bulk SMS used for?
SMS messages are a secure and personal way to get in touch with your customers and staff, instantaneously providing all sorts of content directly to their mobile device.
SMS is perfect for automated appointment reminders, with two-way messaging enabling confirmation, cancellation and rescheduling options. In one automated step, you can increase productivity, cut administration costs and increase engagement with your customers.
Using SMS for opt-in marketing enables you to capture responders’ details and build a database for future marketing. By tracking who responds to what, you are able to build smarter profiles on customer preferences, making your marketing dollars go further and do more.
SMS bill reminders and notifications are popular with both customers and accountants. Tiny URLs embedded in messages can lead customers straight to a convenient payment gateway. Messages can be scheduled on whatever parameters you choose, meaning that overdue accounts are automatically followed up and receivables costs are slashed.
Bulk SMS for staff rostering gives you the responsiveness to receive notifications from staff and fill vacant roster slots, without needing to resort to expensive agency staff. It can also provide simple automated reminders ensuring that staff turn up for their shifts at the right time and in the right location. All without increasing your administration costs.
SMS is ideally suited to high volume, highly responsive security and authentication applications for banking and e-commerce. Automated and bulk SMS allows you to implement simple and effective two-step authentication, protecting both your own systems and your customer’s information against theft and malicious damage using secret message tokens.
How to send bulk SMS
With our easy to use SMS services you can send bulk SMS messages across Australia and around the world. You can send a single SMS, broadcast to a select group of contacts, or send to your entire address book or client database.
Using Web SMS, you can send and receive messages right from your web browser. You can compose messages, create schedules, and generate reports. With nothing to download and no additional components to install, our bulk SMS service is available anytime and anywhere.
Email to SMS lets you use your favourite email system to send SMS messages to your staff and customers using your existing contact and get replies delivered right to your Inbox.
With our bulk SMS APIs you can automate your business processes and communications with a comprehensive range of APIs and SDKs. We provide full support for popular languages, Secure FTP, SMPP and third-party applications.
MessageMedia are the bulk SMS specialists
MessageMedia provide a comprehensive range of bulk SMS services and products, to help you reap the rewards. Get started with our free trial today.