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What is SMS Marketing?

SMS refers to text type messages that can be sent mobile to mobile or computer to mobile. Business owners are getting in on this cutting edge technology to reach a different clientele than they could with older methods.

What are Text Message Codes?

More people text on a daily routine than talk on the phone. With texting at an all-time high, it is incumbent upon businesses to take advantage of the millions of texters in the United States and the world.

How Can Text Free Benefit Me?

Did you know that people can text from any computer or any internet or WIFI connection? If you did, did you know that it is a free service? What many business owners do not know is that texting is actually done from any computer in the world.

What Are Text Message Codes?

More people text on a daily routine than talk on the phone. With texting at an all-time high, it is incumbent upon businesses to take advantage of the millions of texters in the United States and the world. Just think if a business could send a text message to millions of smart phone users at the same time. This text could include a link to their business page, a coupon, an ad, or a message about a big sale going on this weekend. In order to accomplish this is a legal business advertising tool, companies must learn how to integrate text message codes as a common business practice. A business must go through the process of providing short codes through the Common Short Code Administration. This application and submission usually takes between 8 and 12 weeks.

Once a business has submitted their plan for the use of short codes, or text messaging codes, then they are ready to begin. SUMOTEXT is one of the names for the use of advertising through the use of text messages. Once compliant, a business can start building its database for adding cell phone numbers to its texting list. Just like with a regular telephone, customers can opt out for business text messages but if your advertising campaign is shrewd, why would they? If your business sends out a coupon code that could be scanned using NFC technology. Word would quickly get out about your awesome coupon or discount and those text messages would get forwarded to friends and family. This forwarding would be an impressive business tactic because it would be like people doing the advertising for you for free.

In the world of text messaging there are billions of texts sent every day. Senior Citizens all the way to grade school children text using their phones. One untapped market is the idea of having a short code submission approved through the Common Short Code Administration and then using those approved short codes to send out text messages about your company. For a nominal investment, your business could reach hundreds of thousands of new clients a year and get the word out about how awesome your business is.