In a previous blog post, we’ve already established that Text Message Marketing knocks it out of the park compared to email marketing, at this current point in time. If nothing else, it allows your promo to avoid getting stuck in the abyss called the “Promotions” tab in Gmail. Getting your message in front of your customers is super simple when you use a platform that’s been designed to manage your Text Message Marketing initiatives. Having an agency like Nice Branding Agency manage the platform that manages the initiatives doesn’t hurt either. For simplicity’s sake, we’ve taken the grunt work out of the research for you and we’ve narrowed down the available Text Message Marketing platforms to three that we think work well and won’t break the bank.
Read on for basic plan information about 3 text message marketing platforms: Slick Text, Simple Texting, and Pro Texting. Keep in mind that we pulled this info in 2016, so make sure to visit each website to confirm plans and pricing before making your final decision.
Slick Text plans are structured by the amount of texts sent as well as the amount of words per text . Some of their features include email integration with mailchimp, birthday texts, picture messages, autoresponders, Facebook integration, drip campaigns, text to win, email capture, and more. Their prices start at $49 for 1000 texts, and reach $189 for 5,000 texts per month, and include roll over texts on all plans.
Simple Texting is another platform for text marketing, with free incoming texts, free unlimited keywords, and is totally free for the first two weeks of usage. Some of their features include mailchimp integration, autoresponders, reminders, coupon sending, group texts, text-2-vote, and social integration. Their prices start at $45 for 1000 texts, ending around $145 for 7,500 per month.
Lastly is Pro Texting, which offers options such as enterprise solutions, api integration, social integration, and text contests, as well as mailchimp integration, autoresponders, Facebook and Twitter posting, campaign analytics, and more. They also have free incoming texts, free short-code, and you get two keywords per month. Their prices start at $79 for 1,700 texts, and end at $149 for 3,300 per month.
As we mentioned before, sending text messages to your customers using one of these text message marketing platforms is easy and effective. Now, deciding what to send out in those messages requires a bit more strategy. You want to make sure that your texts are welcomed, expected, and redeemed.
If you’ve been considering Text Message Marketing for your business, let us make sure your promotional text messages are powerful and enticing. We can handle everything from setting up the platform to creating the promos and hitting send. Contact us today and reach more customers tomorrow.
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