4. Which service is right for you?
If you want to run an SMS campaign this Christmas but you’re not sure which SMS Central service is right for you, then you’ve come to the right place! (If you want to see what you and your colleagues look like as dancing elves, you might want to click on this link. We don’t do animated elves here…) The easiest way to work out which service is right for you is to decide what you want to do. Here’s a simple guide we whipped up:
|Your Need: Send a message to a one or two people.||Service: Email to SMS This is the easiest way to run an SMS campaign. You don’t have to download any software or learn any new systems. You can even use your existing outlook account.
|Your Need: Send a message to a larger number of people, create different groups and get real time reporting.||Service: Web SMS Our sweet web SMS platform allows you to set up contact groups, plan and schedule SMS and track the delivery status of your messages!
|Your Need: Send my database some love this Christmas season with a voucher, card or picture.|| Service: MMS You can send MMS with either our email to MMS or Web SMS/MMS services, and it’s a great way to send your database something a bit special.
|Your Need: Grow my database, run a competition and capture important information.|| Service: Dedicated numbers This is a really great way to easily capture information from your existing members as well grow your database. You might have seen dedicated numbers used in promotions like this:
‘text your name and postcode to 0400 123 456 now to claim your free gift’
With this information we can then build you a database of members by location for example. For the easiest numbers to remember we recommend our gold dedicated numbers, but if your budget is tight we’ve also got standard dedicated numbers available for rent at a lower rate.
And that concludes our Christmas series! Now you should have more of an idea about how SMS can work for you this festive season. If you’d like to talk to one of our friendly team members about where to go next, just Shoot us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop us a line: 1300 00 7672.