Mobile Marketing

Bulk SMS, IVR Calls Campaigns & Missed Call Marketing

Bulk SMS Services

What is Bulk SMS Marketing?

Bulk messaging is the dissemination of large numbers of SMS messages for delivery to mobile phone terminals. It is used by media companies, banks and other enterprises (for marketing and fraud control) and consumer brands for a variety of purposes including entertainment, enterprise and mobile marketing. 

Bulk SMS is sending an SMS/MMS message to multiple end-users simultaneously. Bulk SMS is typically a ‘broadcast’ or “one-to-many” type of message and differs from a Group Message, which is considered “many-to-many.”

Benefits of Bulk SMS Marketing:

Following are the benefits of Bulk SMS Marketing:

Instant Impact

Unlike emails, which may not be picked up for days, or direct mail, which may take days to be delivered, an SMS takes less than 7 seconds to reach the intended recipient. Provided you have the correct number, you can rest assured your message will be delivered — and ultra-fast too.

High Open Rate
The open rate of SMS messages has been reported to be as high as 99% compared to just 20% for emails. Of course, not everyone who reads your text will respond. But it stands to reason there is a higher chance of someone responding to your marketing if they’ve seen your message than if they have not. People open nearly every text message they receive; many choose to delete an email without opening it.

Customisable Campaigns
Bulk SMS marketing allows you to target your whole database of contacts, a sub-group or even an individual. Personalising your marketing campaign is key to its success. You’ll want to send a different text to prospects than to existing customers, for example. It’s quick and easy to set up templates and customise an SMS each time you send one out. Consumers are much more likely to respond to a message that appeals specifically to them than to a generic or irrelevant message.

Impressive Conversion Rate
At around 6%, response rates for email are notoriously low. However, a response rate of 45% for SMS is not unusual and may often be even higher. Most people respond to a text within 90 seconds, compared to 90 minutes for email. Whatever the objective of your marketing campaign — promotions, surveys or sign-ups — you will receive a higher response rate than with any other marketing strategy with SMS.

Few Barriers to Delivery
Marketing emails often never reach their intended recipient due to spam filters. This is not the case with SMS. There are no barriers to delivery, so SMS messaging is highly reliable.

Minimal Effort Required from Recipients
There is a 160-character length for SMS, forcing marketers to deliver their message in a concise, easy-to-read way. Brief messages make it much easier for recipients to understand the crux of your SMS campaign than if they have to wade through a lengthy email. Most telephone service providers offer a variety of features that makes responding to your bulk SMS marketing a breeze. The easier you make it for the recipient to read, understand and respond to your message, the more likely they are to do so!

Compared to the cost of other marketing methods, such as TV, radio or print, SMS bulk marketing is very affordable. Messaging is low cost and delivers a higher return on investment (ROI) than many other marketing strategies, making it a cost-effective and sustainable option.

Instant Opt-In and Opt-OutRecipients can opt-in or opt-out of your SMS marketing at the touch of a button. While you might see this as a disadvantage, it’s important for your business and consumers that you only target individuals who are interested in your product or service. This stops you wasting time and money on cold leads, builds your reputation as a trustworthy company and protects individuals from unwanted marketing. 

Plans & Cost

Plans for Bulk SMS are as follows: