SMS Text Marketing Blog

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:08 — EZ Texting
Mobile SMS Marketing Strategies

Do you suffer from nomophobia? A lot of us do.

Nomophobia is the irrational fear of being without your mobile phone or not being able to use it because of the (admittedly terrifying!) prospect of not getting a signal or the battery running down.

One of the more startling mobile usage statistics is that the average user taps, clicks, or swipes their phone 2,617 times per day. Crazy, isn't it?

Even without the formalized phobia or the eyebrow-raising statistics, you already knew that we're addicted to our phones.

That's one of the reasons marketers are flocking to mobile Short Message Service (SMS) marketing. It makes sense to put your message in the place where your prospects and customers are placing their constant attention.Read more

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 14:32 — EZ Texting
How to do SMS marketing
You need to get results quickly. You don't have time to reinvent the wheel. We understand.

As the leading text marketing platform for over a decade, we've helped over 160,000 customers achieve their goals through Short Message Service (SMS) marketing. We can show you what we've learned, so that you don't have to figure things out by trial and error.

Follow these proven paths of text message marketing success, and get to your destination faster. In no time, you'll increase reach and boost engagement to new heights. No detours. No potholes. No wrong turns.

As we say at EZ Texting, that's the EZ way.Read more

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 14:01 — EZ Texting

Just like any new marketing channel, there are a handful of myths and misconceptions that managers must wade through in order to evaluate the channel’s true effectiveness. We get it — starting your text message marketing journey can feel a bit overwhelming. You’ve probably heard of a few myths and misconceptions surrounding SMS marketing, and at times, it can be difficult to differentiate fact from fiction.

If you let your fears stop you from adopting sms marketing, you will be quickly outpaced by your competitors that are using this valuable marketing tool. It may be something new for you to learn, and that can be intimidating, but it isn’t difficult.

Plus, when you consider that SMS produces engagement rates six to eight times higher than retailers normally achieve via email marketing, you’ll see that it’s worth taking the time to learn the truth.Read more

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 16:22 — EZ Texting
Text Message Campaign Parts

The difference between business text messaging success and failure isn't as big as you might think.

Others have learned what really matters in text message campaigns by trial and error, but you don't have to. By focusing on a few simple planning and execution steps, you'll get a positive return on investment and achieve remarkable growth quickly. But if you ignore these critical components, contacts will ignore your messages and you'll give up. We've seen it before.

We've helped over 160,000 customers and we've seen what works and what doesn't in text message marketing. We'll show you the parts to pay attention to before you hit the send button so that you can get the most from your text message campaigns and platform.

5 Crucial Text Message Campaign Components

Short Message Service (SMS) marketing isn't complicated. Quite the opposite. It's easy. But that doesn't mean you'll intuitively know all the right levers to pull to get the results you're looking for.Read more

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 14:32 — EZ Texting

Restaurants, bars, lounges, cafes, and grocery stores are obvious choices for creating Super Bowl-based promotions, but really any industry can get creative and use the big game to help boost sales, strengthen their brand, and drive engagement. The game drew around 190 million viewers in 2017, with the average viewer spending about $75, so there is a tremendous opportunity to connect with your contacts.

Check out how some of EZ Texting’s products can help your company score big on the bottom line:

The Keywords Playbook

EZ Texting clients use a shared short code, such as 313131. To ensure texts end up in the right mailboxes, clients advertise keywords for their customers to use in their text messages. Keywords, unlike short codes, are not shared, so texts sent to Mickey’s Music Madhouse won’t reach the inbox of Freddie’s Falafel Factory, even though they both use the same short code.Read more

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 11:58 — EZ Texting

As you align around your marketing goals and objectives for 2019, it’s time to get serious about text message marketing. 91% of Americans keep their mobile devices within arm’s length at all times. This is why the average response time for a text message is 90 seconds compared to 90 minutes for email.

SMS marketing is a go-to channel for growth-oriented businesses, organizations, nonprofits, and more. And building an actionable, relevant, and timely SMS campaign is a surefire way to engage customers and prospects in 2019. At EZ Texting, we’ve helped thousands of organizations get up and running in minutes with texting. Let us show you how to kick your year off strong.Read more

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 16:51 — EZ Texting

The most successful real estate businesses leverage a few key strategies to achieve accelerated growth. These businesses have refined their sales approach over and over again. They know what works and what doesn't when it comes to attracting home buyers.

We're here to let you in on a secret. There's one thing that you could be doing right now to grow your business — text message marketing.

In this article, we'll give you some growth-oriented text message marketing strategies designed to help you accelerate your business, attract more high-paying customers, differentiate from your competitors, and more.Read more

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 15:20 — EZ Texting

SMS appointment confirmations have transformed service-based businesses everywhere. From healthcare to hair salons, a simple text reminder helps make sure that more customers are on time and prepared for their appointments.

When you use an SMS messaging service like EZ Texting, you’ll have complete control over automated scheduling, messaging, and more. The savviest businesses will schedule a few reminders leading up to the appointment date.

Additionally, some SMS appointment confirmations will even remind customers to bring important paperwork or give recipients information on canceling or rescheduling — it’s that easy!

In this article, we’ll cover a few must-have components of an effective SMS appointment confirmation reminder. Incorporating the components on our list will dramatically increase the effectiveness of your SMS appointment confirmations and reduce the number of appointment no-shows.Read more

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 17:05 — Jessica Terashima

Text marketing is one the best ways to capture your audience’s attention at any time of the year, and Valentine’s Day is one of the biggest opportunities to make that connection count. Last year the National Retail Federation estimated that American consumers would spend $19.6 billion on the holiday of love. Here’s our guide to retail text marketing promotions to sweeten your holiday sales.

Spur Sales with a Special Offer

It’s retail marketing 101: customers love special offers that make them feel like they’re getting a great deal. Text marketing retail is no different. Our retail customers have found great success with discounts, percentages off, or BOGO offers

Text marketing makes it easy to make sure your special offer lands in the hands of an interested audience.

Make sure that your offer includes a call to action – that’s the best way to make sure that your customers does what you want them too! Effective calls to action include “click to get a coupon” “reserve your time now,” and “show this text at checkout to receive a 10% off discount.”Read more

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 11:59 — EZ Texting

If you manage a service-based business, customers are likely setting up appointments with you and your team. And as a business owner, you need to find a way to limit the number of no-shows. Why? When a customer doesn’t show up on time or misses an appointment entirely, it can cause a massive financial or time management roadblock.

SMS appointment reminders are a great way to reduce the number of no-shows. Text messages have a high open rate and are often opened within a few seconds of being received so you have a greater chance of your customer seeing the message quickly.

But — how do you send a reminder via text message? Keep reading to learn how.

Step-by-Step: How to Set Up SMS Appointment Reminders

The first thing that you will need to do is log in or sign up for an account with EZ texting. It's simple to create a new account if you don’t already have one and only takes a few seconds....Read more

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