Text to Vote: How to Create SMS Polls

06 Oct

Did you know that EZ Texting offers a powerful and easy-to-use text to vote feature?

Many industry-leading businesses and organizations utilize our Short Message Service (SMS) polling feature to increase brand awareness, gather valuable customer feedback, analyze purchase intent, and more.

The fact is, SMS pilling is an effective and inexpensive way to generate increased customer engagement. Moreover, SMS polls are simple to set up and cost just pennies to manage and maintain. It almost sounds too good to be true, right?

The data doesn’t lie – 98% of SMS text messages are opened and read within the first three minutes of receipt. This compares favorably to the 22% open rate for email.

Text to Vote: How to Create SMS Polls Using EZ Texting

There’s a reason why EZ Texting is trusted by more than 160,000 businesses, organizations, and nonprofits. A trusted text marketing provider, EZ Texting has helped thousands of business launch, manage, and maintain successful text to vote campaigns and SMS polls. EZ Texting text polls are ideal for most business and organization types, including retail, faith-based, food and hospitality, fitness, real estate, and many others.

Getting Started

In just minutes, you can launch your very first text to vote campaign with EZ Texting. Here’s how to get started:

1. Create Your Poll

Start by creating your poll. EZ Texting text polls incorporate both Keywords and Sub Keywords. To help you get started, EZ Texting will provide five quick and easy options to choose from. This is the simplest way to launch your first text to vote campaign, but there are plenty of other ways to poll your target audience.

2. Promote Your Keyword and Short Code

Promote your SMS poll by sending out SMS messages to your database of opted-in text marketing contacts. Let your contacts know what the survey is about, how their feedback will benefit your business, and what steps are required.

3. Wait for Customers’ Responses

In minutes, you’ll start to receive answers to your survey questions. Afterward, customers will be greeted with a customized follow-up message. A simple “thank you” should suffice, but some businesses send special rewards or gifts.

Examples of Text to Vote Polls

So, what kinds of text to vote campaigns work the best? Here are a few quick examples to help you get started:

1. Multiple Choice

What is your favorite type of pizza topping? (1=pepperoni, 2=sausage, 3=mushroom, 4=plain, 5=onions)

2. Essay

What type of pizza would you like to see added to our menu?

3. Number Range

On a scale of 1 to 5 (5 being the best), how would you rate your most recent experience at our establishment? Reply with a number between 1 and 5.

4. Yes/No

I am always satisfied with the quality of my meal when visiting the restaurant. Reply “True” or “False”

Monitoring Text to Vote Results

After you’ve sent your first text to vote poll, EZ Texting makes it simple and easy to monitor your results. You’ll receive customers’ replies in real time. In most cases, results are typically reported via an easy-to-read graph. Results can also be transmitted exported via CSV file. You’ll also be able to analyze delivery rates, open rates, response rates, and spike in engagement.

Use this valuable information to fine-tune future SMS polls. Effective SMS polls tend to get shared and remembered, increasing awareness of your brand and potentially growing your database of opted-in customers.

Launch a Text to Vote Campaign With EZ Texting

EZ Texting’s polling and voting feature allows customers to launch and manage text to vote campaigns. With open rates exceeding 98%, there is no better way to make sure that your important polls get answered.

The fact is, text message marketing is one of the most proven and cost-effective methods for getting prospects and customers engaged. The benefits and features of text message marketing exceed text to vote campaigns!

In fact, there are hundreds of potential use cases for text messaging. To learn more, we recommend downloading The 9-Step Roadmap to Mastering Text Message Marketing.

In this guide, we show you the nine steps all successful text marketers take when they are just getting started. Following these nine steps doesn’t guarantee success, but it will give you a head start towards your text marketing goals and objectives.

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