Local Business Marketing through Text Messaging can become viral when done right. With over 87% of the US population owning some sort of cell phone and using text messaging daily, marketing through text messaging is a no brainier. When you create an offer to bring customers to your store, many cell phone users will share it with all of their friends instantly with text messaging.
Surveys on text messaging has revealed that 94% of the people will read their message within 4 minutes. And 80% of those people have their cell phones on all day long. So by using a text messaging system in your local business marketing efforts , the message will spread widely and very quickly over many networks online like Twitter and Facebook…
Another fact is 62% of the Smartphone users have thrown away their phone books and have no plans to ever use them again. If you have ever looked around everyone is using text messaging to communicate regularly with each other. It is not intrusive to others and easier than actually talking on the phone itself. Most of the time people don’t really want to talk but just send out short excerpts of what they are doing through out the day.
Ok, Did I get your attention?
The next thing you need to consider is a text messaging service. You may think it is not cost effective but it is if you choose the right company to serve your needs. One of the things you need to consider is…
Will it cost you money every time you send a message?
There are text messaging services that will charge a small monthly cost but it will cost you more dollars to have an ongoing campaign of text messages. There are others text messaging services that will cost a bit more monthly but will allow you to have unlimited text messages sent out.
What is the monthly cost for the service?
Some text messaging service will cost any were from twenty dollars to forty dollars with extra charges for each text message and you may have to sign up for a year or so. There is one text messaging service I know of that charges ninety-nine dollars monthly and that’s it. No long range contracts, just the monthly fee and you can cancel any time if it does not meet your expectations.
How does text messaging bring customers through your business front doors? My answer is yes it will but you must have a strategic campaign with the right message. The next thing you may think about… who is going to help me create this campaign? No worries I do have a solution for this too.
In upcoming blog post I will talk more about this topic but if want text messaging to start bringing in more customers than you will have to contact us for more information.
One of our services we offer here at Market My Local Business will help you start your campaign in text messaging for one low cost a month. It includes helping you set up a campaign, teaching you how to use the service and has a support team on hand to help answer any questions you may have about text messaging.
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