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The 5 Best Church Texting Solutions For Budget-Minded Congregations

Texting solutions can give your church a big bang for your buck. It costs just pennies to send texts which get extraordinary engagement rates.

Text messages get better engagement rates than email and all other marketing channels by orders of magnitude. Contacts open only 21% of emails, whereas an internal study showed that 98% of people who received text messages from our platform read them.

So, all you have to do is pick the first cheap church texting solution you come across and start blasting texts, right? Not so fast.

Not all church texting services are made alike. You need a platform that is reliable, responsive, easy to use, has a robust feature set, friendly customer support, and, yes, a good price.

We've been a leader in the church text messaging space for over a decade, so we know what to look for. We'll give you a handful of options to check out below.

5 Common Problems With Texting Software for Business

Are you interested in trying out a text marketing tool for your business?

Unfortunately, when it comes to investing in a new solution for your business, buyer's remorse is all too common. Of course, it's always a smart idea to investigate any common problems with the solution before making the investment.

The Difference Between Push Notifications and SMS Text Messages

What is the difference between push notifications and SMS text messages? As an industry-leading text marketing provider, it's a question that we get all the time.

Fortunately, we've helped thousands of customers like you achieve SMS text marketing success. We know that SMS might not be the best fit for everyone. Likewise, we know that push notifications might not suit your needs either.

In this article, we'll explore the key differences between push notifications and SMS text messages so that you can better understand which one fits best for your enterprise, business, nonprofit, or organization.

How to Combat Fake Text Messages

In recent years, there has been an influx of phishing text message scams. In most cases, these types of text messages are designed to steal sensitive information, including bank account numbers, social security numbers, and more.

The biggest problem with these messages is that it's especially difficult to detect. Once you realize that you've been the victim of a text message scam, it's far too late. Unfortunately, phishing scams affect thousands of text recipients every year.

5 Ways to Use Chat to Engage and Delight Audiences

What if there was a way to bring in new business, improve customer service, increase productivity, and gain a competitive advantage all within one single solution?

What Is the Best SMS Messaging Service in 2020?

It's no secret why thousands of industry-leading enterprises, small businesses, nonprofits, and organizations use EZ Texting to initiate value-driven text marketing promotions and campaigns to prospects and customers.

These businesses and organizations know that Short Message Service (SMS) marketing actually works and here are some statistics to prove it:

  • Among the 18-34 age bracket, texting is the preferred communications channel
  • 50% of recipients respond to text messages in under three minutes
  • 75% of millennials prefer SMS communication for deliveries and promotions
  • 30 of recipients check mobile devices immediately after waking up
  • 30% of recipients use mobile devices for online shopping

Where else can you find the immediacy, personalization, and ease-of-use that only an SMS messaging service can deliver? Nowhere.

5 Ways Small Businesses Owners Can Protect Their Brands From Text Scams

Have you been victimized by a text message scam? You are not alone. It's a serious issue that affects thousands of mobile users every year.

And the worst part is, fraudsters are continually inventing new ways to scam recipients. If you aren't up to speed on the latest text scams, you'll fall for these fraudulent messages over and over and over again.

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) recently released a warning alerting consumers to an ongoing text scam that's fooling recipients into sharing sensitive bank information. In most cases, these kinds of scam texts link recipients to a phony form page. From there, recipients are prompted to enter an ATM card number or pin number under the guise of "reactivating a disabled account." Unfortunately, text scams like this could end up costing small business owners thousands!

What can your business do to fight back against these and other text scams?

How Doctors That Send an SMS Reminder Decrease Appointment No-Shows By 38%

Unfortunately, people get busy. They have families, careers, and other commitments. Suddenly, the appointment card they stuck to the fridge is forgotten. Now you’re stuck with an empty appointment slot. The worst part is that missed appointments can cost your office hundreds or thousands of dollars per year. 

You don’t have the time, energy, or manpower to call every patient ahead of their appointment. Even worse, people rarely answer the phone. 

What if there was an easier way to contact patients for appointment confirmations? 

In most instances, SMS reminders can decrease appointment no-shows up to 38%. Don't believe us? We'll show you how to reduce appointment no-shows using Business Text Messaging.

How an SMS Alert System Can Benefit Students, Parents, and Faculty

Did you know that over 98% of the population in the United States has access to a mobile device capable of sending and receiving SMS messages? For this reason, many schools, colleges, and universities have begun to pursue text messaging as a means to disseminate important information, including weather alerts, emergency lockdowns, school closures, and much more.

And at only pennies per message, text messaging is one of the most effective and affordable forms of communication currently available. With the right bulk SMS software for schools, sending important notifications is as easy as 1-2-3!

Have you considered investing in an SMS alert system for your institution? As an industry-leading and recognized text messaging provider, we've worked with hundreds of schools, districts, and educational organizations, and we've seen first-hand how SMS benefits students, parents, and faculty.

Reducing No-Show Appointments: 6 Creative Methods for 2019

$150,000,000,000.

If you count the zeros, that's 150 billion dollars. According to recent estimates, that's how much money the healthcare industry loses annually because of appointment no-shows. That's more money than the total GDP of most countries in the world!

Even if you're not in the healthcare industry, that number should tell you something. Your business is absolutely losing money because of no-shows.

The good news? There are a few quick and easy solutions to dramatically reduce appointment no-shows. Here are 10 impactful ways to reduce appointment no-shows and give your company a significant increase in revenue.

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