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Unread 7th Oct 2011, 02:16 PM   #1
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I have started looking into to SMS for my daily deal website.
I am uncertain of the sms market. I have actually read that it is very over saturated.

If I do do it........

Am I better off buying wholesale and running my own service with my marketing company?

Or using an existing service?
-if so which one?
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If I understand your question correctly, you already have a daily deal site and you want to amp it up a bit by incorporating and building an SMS list to send your deals to, correct?

If that's the case, all you need is a single advertiser account to use to build your list.

If you are talking about re-selling SMS services to your clients and helping them to build their own list, you can either use a single advertiser account and manage the service for your client. Or, you can white label a platform which will allow you to give each of your clients their own login information and manage their own accounts.

I think Lime Cellular is the best white label SMS marketing platform.
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im also looking for stats on SMS

whats the return for B2B campaign? is anybody around withis type of infos?

thanks so much
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I would like to know if SMS directed to Business owner work.

Is SMS more Customer oriented?

that was my question.
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Is that a good way to do business?

We like to know what we are doing before doing it as as a company to make news turns cost us money and doesn't allow us to adopt any sound strategy.

Business is all about metrics,

That's a problem in this industry right now, everybody has no metrics and there is no real metrics around.
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I own a daily deal website.....and yes I would like to offer text features to my customers.

But, I also own a marketing company....so I would love to offer sms services to my clients.

I give thanks everyday for my wonderful family......but I still work way too much!
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Any metrics on results?
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Originally Posted by Quirpo View Post

I have started looking into to SMS for my daily deal website.
I am uncertain of the sms market. I have actually read that it is very over saturated.

If I do do it........

Am I better off buying wholesale and running my own service with my marketing company?

Or using an existing service?
-if so which one?
Check out the links below. I spent the better have of the afternoon reading every post in both of these threads. The information might provide an answer for you. Personally I like the WP plugin option, first link.



http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...u-control.html

http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...set-up-you.htm
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I think SMS advertising is a great idea, it lets the customer respond in their own time and avoids the inconvenience of a phone call during a busy time. It is personal however as they can receive it where ever they are and easily refer back to it later. From a marketing perspective, I have a lot of good reviews about sms advertising. All the best!
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Anyone in the UK offering these services? I've only just looked into it this morning and seen txtlocal (no affiliation). Need to look round more, but if anyone in the UK does SMS campaigns for their clients do you have any recomendations to use?
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thanks

im actually looking to find metrics on ROI if we run a SMS campaign to acquire business clients.
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Originally Posted by Guy Horton View Post

I like Chad Plugin. It's simple and easy to use with a plain wp blog. For small businesses it's a workable option. I actually like the initial release and have chosen to not upgrade. I use it in conjunction with my own software and it works like a charm.

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Just a fair warning / heads up. You should make sure that these plugins allow you to comply with the FCC on mobile marketing. Unlike email, SMS falls under CAN SPAM, so I would personally recommend against anything that doesn't use a short code, and doesn't have the universal STOP / HALT etc codes implemented..
I think you meant to say "like Email" But you should also remember that email is not illegal nor does it violate CAN SPAM as long as you are connecting with those who have subscribed to your list and there are unsubscribe options available. The statement that you need to use a short code is a bit misleading. Whichever program you use needs to follow the CAN SPAM set of rules to be safe. Unsolicited email or Unsolicited text messaging is the problem not the delivery method when it comes to CAN SPAM. Follow AWeber's business model and you are OK.

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Originally Posted by DEaFeYe View Post

Well I provided an answer, but I guess since I developed the software that kind of answer is frowned upon =



Just a fair warning / heads up. You should make sure that these plugins allow you to comply with the FCC on mobile marketing. Unlike email, SMS falls under CAN SPAM, so I would personally recommend against anything that doesn't use a short code, and doesn't have the universal STOP / HALT etc codes implemented.

Though since it uses Twillio, it is possible that it complies with some of these rules.
No it's not frowned upon. What I think is happening is that a lot of people want a cheap solution. Like a $17 this is the hot stuff type of thing. If it works for them, then it works for them. You always get what you pay for.


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Hey Guys/Gals, I was searching around and comparing dozens of different SMS services, and I ran across this one that looks like the best deal I've found so far Mobile Autoresponder - #1 Web to Text and Short Code SMS Autoresponder so was just wondering if anyone has had any experience with them?
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If you're US based I highly recommend using Twilio, it's $1 a month + 0.1 cent per txt!

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The market for sms advertising is growing exponentially, I think it's becoming a commonplace method. It's great as people are so on the move these days and love easy accessibility and quick responses. However I think it is important for people to be able to opt out of the service easily such as by texting stop to no longer receive the sms's and for the business not to go overboard with the amount of sms's sent.
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If you're US based I highly recommend using Twilio, it's $1 a month + 0.1 cent per txt!
Yeah, I have looked at them but it seems you have to build an app to integrate it into ,and I want something that I can just run with.

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My suggestion is that you start with an outsourced partner or vendor, and see if they can achieve the goals you have set for this project. But be sure to learn how things work and what are the challenges along the way. When the time comes that you are more confident in doing it internally, then implement it with the right and competent professional.

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