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Nidhi Agrawal
Nidhi Agrawal 31 August 2016

Bulk SMS Gateway - A Key to Promoting Your Business

SMS marketing has literally expanded the business options for many companies all over the world. As a strong tool for reaching out to the target audience and enhancing sales, bulk SMS marketing is nowadays used by both small and large business firms for boosting their sales.

There are mainly two types of bulk SMS services, transactional SMS and promotional SMS, both of which require an optimum quality bulk SMS gateway for attaining maximum effectiveness.

SMS marketing – an inside look

With more and more people choosing to use smartphones for the distinct benefits that they offer, mobile advertising has become a smart way for companies to promote their services and products. SMS services not only serve to promote a business but also let the customers know about important updates. An instant messaging service or bulk SMS service operated through a SMS gateway software can be used for sending effectively planned messages to a large number of customers, thereby increasing the number of sales. Moreover, since messaging is a cheap but effective promotional technique, it can allow business firms to real the best benefits without spending too much.

Different types of SMS services geared at marketing

With strategic SMS marketing, a company can drive sales leads, make new customers, enhance relationships with the existing ones and also plan for better marketing techniques in future. An SMS gateway server can be used for both promotional and transactional SMS services.

Promotional SMS: These SMSs are sent with the sole aim of promoting a brand and the products or services that it has to offer. 

Transactional SMS: These SMSs are meant for updating the customers about a particular transaction that they are carrying out with a company. They can provide customers with updated information about different products and services. The transactional SMSs are also delivered to the DND numbers.

Attaining success with a SMS marketing campaign

Since SMS marketing is a highly cost effective and efficient promotional technique, more companies are now choosing to invest in it. The first step to achieve success with this form of marketing is choosing an open source SMS gateway software. Once a company has come up with a comprehensive customer database, this SMS gateway application can be used for sending well planned and customized SMSs to various existing and new customers. Since bulk SMSs need fast dispatching services, the open source SMS gateway server chosen should be able to provide with the requisite speed.

Choosing SMS Gateway program 

There are various companies offering SMS gateway for Windows, Mac and other leading operating systems. These SMS gateway provider USA companies can also provide with a range of packages that can suit the diverse needs of different clients. Apart from offering a SMS aggregator software for the business purposes of their clients, these service providers can also present them with customized solutions and consulting services which can in turn boost their prospects of attaining success with their campaigns. In order to find the best SMS gateway software in the market, it is also advisable for a business firm to carry out detailed market research about the various products as that would help in making a wise decision.

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