The best white/private label sms platforms...

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Hi,

I'm looking for a white/private label sms platform.

If you know of any please list them here.

Thanks
#mobile marketing #label #platforms #sms #suggestions #white or private

  • Profile picture of the author criniit
    I use avidmobile, and love it.
  • Profile picture of the author Instructor
    Originally Posted by ElenaEn View Post

    check out Lime Cellular | Mobile Marketing Platform - very easy to use and well set up for your business (automated payments, client access) - a true white label that focuses on being a technology company and doesn't compete with you.
    Thanks. Do you personally use them? How is support?
  • Profile picture of the author Instructor
    Originally Posted by criniit View Post

    I use avidmobile, and love it.
    Thanks. I can't find the pricing. How much is it?
  • Profile picture of the author Nick Surran
    Originally Posted by Instructor View Post

    Hi,

    I'm looking for a white/private label sms platform.

    If you know of any please list them here.

    Thanks
    Hi Instructor,

    I have been a white label client with Lime Cellular for seven months and I can't say enough good things about them.

    They have all the usual features you’d want in an SMS marketing platform, including scheduling of messages, text2win, polls, questionnaires, WAP coupons with built in tracking of views and redeems, a WAP ad builder, multiple lists, etc. I spent several months researching providers and decided upon Lime for several reasons.

    First, I've been able to deal directly with the owner of the company, and he has been very responsive and usually replies to emails within a few hours, even on the weekend. They also have regular webinars for clients about how to use the platform and new features.

    Second, unlike others, Lime isn't competing with their White Label partners. They are strictly a developer and own the short code, but they don't go sell the service on a retail level. They want to work with marketers like us, not compete against us.

    Third, they are continually developing the platform. The developers log on their website always has one or two updates every week, and they are always adding new features.

    From the admin panel, you can log into each of your client's accounts to manage them. You also have the option of giving them login access to manage their own accounts. It is a very easy system either way you want to do it. The integration with my website is seamless so if you decide to give your customers access, they will never know it is Lime’s software and not yours.
  • Profile picture of the author ismaelmeskin
    Originally Posted by Nick Surran View Post

    Hi Instructor,

    I have been a white label client with Lime Cellular for seven months and I can't say enough good things about them.

    They have all the usual features you’d want in an SMS marketing platform, including scheduling of messages, text2win, polls, questionnaires, WAP coupons with built in tracking of views and redeems, a WAP ad builder, multiple lists, etc. I spent several months researching providers and decided upon Lime for several reasons.

    First, I've been able to deal directly with the owner of the company, and he has been very responsive and usually replies to emails within a few hours, even on the weekend. They also have regular webinars for clients about how to use the platform and new features.

    Second, unlike others, Lime isn't competing with their White Label partners. They are strictly a developer and own the short code, but they don't go sell the service on a retail level. They want to work with marketers like us, not compete against us.

    Third, they are continually developing the platform. The developers log on their website always has one or two updates every week, and they are always adding new features.

    From the admin panel, you can log into each of your client's accounts to manage them. You also have the option of giving them login access to manage their own accounts. It is a very easy system either way you want to do it. The integration with my website is seamless so if you decide to give your customers access, they will never know it is Lime’s software and not yours.
    X 2 for lime cellular!
  • Profile picture of the author polishstorm
    Can any one recommend one for australia???
  • Profile picture of the author humbledmarket
    Newbie question but thinking of reaching the offline mobile marketing niche as a sideline hobby.

    It seems lime cellular is the winner but Does limecellular only cater to US market or can it work in Canada as well?
  • Profile picture of the author bit twiddler
  • Profile picture of the author Nick Surran
    Originally Posted by humbledmarket View Post

    Newbie question but thinking of reaching the offline mobile marketing niche as a sideline hobby.

    It seems lime cellular is the winner but Does limecellular only cater to US market or can it work in Canada as well?
    Lime Cellular does work in Canada. Here is their list of supported Canadian carriers:

    Aliant Mobility
    MTS Mobility
    SaskTel Mobility
    Vidéotron
    Mobilicity
    Bell Mobility
    NorthernTel Mobility
    Télébec Mobilité
    Virgin Mobile Canada
    Fido
    Rogers Wireless
    TELUS Mobility
    WIND Mobile
  • Profile picture of the author J Bertok
    Thanks, T J, that info is helpful as I'm again in the market. I have seen mobileStorm often, but did not know that they have a reseller program. I may look into that. I also have spoken with AvidMobile, but am confused as to why they need to charge me a monthly fee to be a reseller. Do you happen to know if Lime Cellular charges? I'm not high on the idea of buying texts and reselling them. A reseller that sells under that company's name, IMO, should not have to purchase it and resell it. Even if you brand the product as your own, I think having a buy rate established by the company is enough - after all, I am bringing them the new customer, why should I be charged to do it? Just my two cents.

    Two other questions - do they do QR codes and mobile websites?

    I am signed up with one that I would completely NOT recommend, so if anyone needs to know one to stay away from, let me know, as I don't want to publicly call them out.

    Jason
  • Profile picture of the author JHuts34
    Jason,

    Every company charges you a monthly fee, it is simply a matter of how they access it. They could have an upfront fee you pay from the beginning, or charge you per keyword. Each mobile marketing provider is paying the fee to own a short code (or long code) and these are not cheap to possess and are also tedious to maintain (making sure all of your resellers are compliant, stay in good standing with carriers, etc.)

    Obviously the more clients you place on to a short code, the quicker your availabity of keywords diminishes, resulting in you having to license new codes and absorb more cost. Also depending on the size of the company, they are continually paying to advance the capabilities there platform has as to keep up with the ever changing technology advancements, and expand support so they can continue to satisfy your needs. For example a company like ours has both marketing and technology support both, which means our company has to pay an abundance of support agents to be there for our partners, helping to ensure their success.
    It is a hard decision to make and a life changing one to say the least, hopefully this helped you out a little bit.
  • Profile picture of the author bit twiddler
    I don't have the details on them yet. I've spoken to reps at them and scheduled demos for this week. I know there are a few with a free start-up solution, but most have a start-up cost. Best thing to do is sign up for a demo with these providers and talk to the reps. You'll get better first hand info that way. I can tell you that there are several users of Avid and Limecellular here in the WF.

    As for websites, again, some do and some don't.

    With QR Codes, a few of them do provide generators. I've been looking into QR Generators with advanced features and I'll come back here with my results this week.

    T J

    Originally Posted by J Bertok View Post

    Thanks, T J, that info is helpful as I'm again in the market. I have seen mobileStorm often, but did not know that they have a reseller program. I may look into that. I also have spoken with AvidMobile, but am confused as to why they need to charge me a monthly fee to be a reseller. Do you happen to know if Lime Cellular charges? I'm not high on the idea of buying texts and reselling them. A reseller that sells under that company's name, IMO, should not have to purchase it and resell it. Even if you brand the product as your own, I think having a buy rate established by the company is enough - after all, I am bringing them the new customer, why should I be charged to do it? Just my two cents.

    Two other questions - do they do QR codes and mobile websites?

    I am signed up with one that I would completely NOT recommend, so if anyone needs to know one to stay away from, let me know, as I don't want to publicly call them out.

    Jason
  • Profile picture of the author bit twiddler
    Hi James,
    It's nice to see someone from these companies is staying in touch with the conversations here on the WF. I honestly thought a few more reps would show up to this thread.
    T J

    Originally Posted by JHuts34 View Post

    Jason,

    Every company charges you a monthly fee, it is simply a matter of how they access it. They could have an upfront fee you pay from the beginning, or charge you per keyword. Each mobile marketing provider is paying the fee to own a short code (or long code) and these are not cheap to possess and are also tedious to maintain (making sure all of your resellers are compliant, stay in good standing with carriers, etc.)

    Obviously the more clients you place on to a short code, the quicker your availabity of keywords diminishes, resulting in you having to license new codes and absorb more cost. Also depending on the size of the company, they are continually paying to advance the capabilities there platform has as to keep up with the ever changing technology advancements, and expand support so they can continue to satisfy your needs. For example a company like ours has both marketing and technology support both, which means our company has to pay an abundance of support agents to be there for our partners, helping to ensure their success.
    It is a hard decision to make and a life changing one to say the least, hopefully this helped you out a little bit.
  • Profile picture of the author JHuts34
    Originally Posted by bit twiddler View Post

    I don't have the details on them yet. I've spoken to reps at them and scheduled demos for this week. I know there are a few with a free start-up solution, but most have a start-up cost. Best thing to do is sign up for a demo with these providers and talk to the reps. You'll get better first hand info that way. I can tell you that there are several users of Avid and Limecellular here in the WF.

    As for websites, again, some do and some don't.

    With QR Codes, a few of them do provide generators. I've been looking into QR Generators with advanced features and I'll come back here with my results this week.

    T J
    TJ,

    I was aware of the forum for a long time, but never really made too much time for it. I was pressured in to it by a few of our partners who actively post on here, ha ha.

    A lot of companies offer a ton of different features. If you look at 10 different providers you are going to find 10 different things you really like that the other providers may not offer.

    Obviously this holds true for pricing structures as well. When you speak to rep's ask them to show you a performa so you can evaluate long term pricing of not only that given company, but the competition. When you take in to consideration messaging prices, keywords fee's, etc, you will get a better understanding of what company will be the best fit for you. As I stated before this is a decision for the long term and you are choosing a company you want to grow and expand with.
  • Profile picture of the author Instructor
    James (great name btw),

    What is your pricing model? Are you offering a deal for us Warriors?

    PM me if necessary.

    Thanks,
    James
  • Profile picture of the author sgoerger
    I wanted to throw the company "Trumpia" into this mix, just because I didn't see them elsewhere in this thread. It has been a while since I seriously considered a SMS sideline, but when I was looking, Trumpia was the one that stood out to me. I also often get emails from them on special deals if I were to sign up for their white label program, so maybe a thing to do would be to get them your email, and then just see what kind of deals they might pitch you.

    Lime sounds pretty awesome too, though, I must admit!
  • Profile picture of the author peter360
    I chose Trumpia white label platform because it does not have a monthly fee. I just purchase credits and I use as much as I need. However, AvidMobile has much more education on mobile marketing and they teach you how to sell the service to offline businesses.
  • Profile picture of the author thomas73
    Where do you find the cost for a white label setup with LIME. Don't see any pricing on their website
  • Profile picture of the author KWall
    Originally Posted by J Bertok View Post

    Thanks, T J, that info is helpful as I'm again in the market. I have seen mobileStorm often, but did not know that they have a reseller program. I may look into that. I also have spoken with AvidMobile, but am confused as to why they need to charge me a monthly fee to be a reseller. Do you happen to know if Lime Cellular charges? I'm not high on the idea of buying texts and reselling them. A reseller that sells under that company's name, IMO, should not have to purchase it and resell it. Even if you brand the product as your own, I think having a buy rate established by the company is enough - after all, I am bringing them the new customer, why should I be charged to do it? Just my two cents.

    Two other questions - do they do QR codes and mobile websites?

    I am signed up with one that I would completely NOT recommend, so if anyone needs to know one to stay away from, let me know, as I don't want to publicly call them out.

    Jason
    Jason, I would love to know who the reseller you are working with now. You can PM me or email me direct at kwallace88 at gmail

    Thanks.
    Kevin
  • Profile picture of the author KWall
    I am looking into Trumpia right now. I've signed up for a free 30 day trial so you can see how their platform works. The offer an all-in-one marketing solution. Their reps are pretty helpful and they have offered me monthly pricing. There's a $500 set up and $299/mo. If you want to add their email platform, that's an additional $125-$150/mo. I was given the option also to purchase credits in bulk, starting with 100,000 credits for $2200.

    Looking at others as well.

    Kevin

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