NEW YORK, May 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- For small businesses that are looking to differentiate themselves from large companies, one powerful mobile marketing tool to consider is text messaging. This easy-to-use and affordable tactic is an excellent way to quickly reach existing customers and develop closer relationships with those clients.
If you are wondering how SMS marketing can work for your business, here are four easy ways to get started:
- Provide coupons and discounts. Mobile coupons are convenient and travel with consumers everywhere they go, which leads to higher redemption rates and increased sales.
- Timing. Knowing when to send your messages and understanding consumer behavior both play an important role with text message marketing. Avoid rush hours, Mondays, and if you are looking to increase in-store foot traffic, don't send promotional texts on weekends only.
- Build a strong list. Your text message campaign can only be successful if you have a strong list to message. Use short codes to encourage simple sign-ups and consider segmenting this audience further, which can allow you to target and nurture these leads.
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