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Nidhi Agrawal
Nidhi Agrawal 7 November 2016
Categories B2C, Mobile

Inside Tips on How to Select Right SMS Gateway

Over the last few decades or so, the use of mobiles has rapidly increased. Nowadays most people prefer using smartphones that offer a wide range of features for their customers. Statistics reveal that the number of smartphone users is steadily increasing day by day. Hence business firms belonging to various sectors are now choosing to use SMS messages that can be sent to the mobiles of the target users.

Over the last few decades or so, the use of mobiles has rapidly increased. Nowadays most people prefer using smartphones that offer a wide range of features for their customers. Statistics reveal that the number of smartphone users is steadily increasing day by day. Hence business firms belonging to various sectors are now choosing to use SMS messages that can be sent to the mobiles of the target users. Bulk SMS marketing is the latest buzz word in the promotional and advertisement sector and to make effective use of this cheap but effective promotional method, business firms are now choosing to invest in SMS gateway software systems with a wide range of features.

What is SMS gateway software?

Bulk SMS gateway serves as the portal that links a business firm with the mobile devices of the target customers or leads via different mobile carriers. Every manager or business owner looking to make use of SMS mobile marketing methods needs to get in touch with an effective bulk SMS gateway provider that can send large amount of SMSs to target consumers in a short time without any lagging.

Advantages of using SMS gateway software for business

The latest SMS messaging suites offer a range of user features for their customers, such as integration with different types of platform like SS7, SMPP, SDP, SIGTRAN and HTTP protocols, a control management interface to handle all technological and business needs as well as support for all messaging channels such as SMS, MMS, USSD, IVR, eFax and eMail. They also offer the following benefits:

  • They offer multilingual SMS support along with compliance for industry standard Unicode (UTF-8)
  • These software programs help in enriching messages with configurable patterns
  • Flexible packages to cater to individual business needs
  • Offers flexible rule based routing scopes according to different criteria such as sender ID, service plans, destination, source and combination
  • Comes with superior security features

It is extremely important to select the right bulk SMS gateway server to ensure that a marketing campaign provides with best results. Here are some tips for choosing the right bulk SMS server.

  • The Bulk SMS gateway provider that you choose to work with should be intimately familiar with the various SMS marketing laws applicable in your country. This is very important, as violating these laws will ultimately lead to major legal liabilities for your firm which can result in civil suits, monetary fines or other serious legal actions taken by your end users.
  • Make sure that the provider that you hire for your business needs makes use of the SMPP protocol. SMPP or Short Message Peer to Peer protocol is a major standard of text messaging that is not only technologically advanced but also easy to track.

Implementing a well-chosen bulk messaging gateway can not only make it easier for a business firm to establish better communication with end users but it can also help a company to come up with more effective marketing strategies.

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