Top 3 Super Simple and Easy Text Marketing Services

 Top 3 Super Simple and Easy Text Marketing Services
Are you considering using text message marketing in your marketing mix?  If so, check out the top three text marketing tools that I recently researched.

All three options do not require contracts or set-up fees, the systems are super easy to use and they offer the following standard features:

  • Group Texting–  Allows you to send a text to a large list of individuals at one time
  • Keyword and Shortcode–  Each company offers you a Keyword-  a word people can use to text your company ( i.e. “Text”), and a shortcode-  a 5-6 digit number that your customers or prospects can text your keyword to (i.e. 515155)
  • Scheduling Ability–  Ability to schedule a specific day and time for your text message to be sent
  • Auto Replies–  Automatic messages that can be setup to respond to incoming text requests
  • Multimedia Message Service (MMS)–  The ability to send pics, video, or audio via text
  • Inbox/One-on-One Conversations–  An inbox that also allows you to respond to individual text received by clients or customers
  • Drip Campaigns/Autoresponders–  the ability to schedule a series of text messages in advance and automatically send to your customers and clients over a period of time.
  • Upload a Permission-based list-  the ability to upload into the system a list of mobile phone numbers of individuals who have opted in to receive text messages.
  • Text-to-Join/Text-to-Win–  the ability for people to join your mobile list by texting your keyword to a shortcode.
  • Reports- The ability to track and see the analytics of your text messages
  • Social Media Integration–  Ability to send text messages and post messages to Facebook.
  • Website Sign-up Widget–  Allowing your prospects to sign-up for your mobile list via your website
  • Link shortening–  allows you the ability to shorten any of your links within your text message.

Now here is how they differ:

SlickText

SlickText offers the following additional features:

  • Email address collection–  If you want to also build your email list and collect email addresses, SlickText offers an email capture feature. 
  • Double opt-in–  If you want a double opt-in requiring individuals to confirm that they are opting in to your mobile list, SlickText offers a double opt-in feature.
  • Unique Coupon Codes–  If you offer coupons, and you want the ability to track each coupon individually, SlickText offers unique coupon codes.
  • Dynamic Expiration Date on Coupons–  If you would like to automatically add an expiration date to your text coupon, SlickText allows you to dynamically add expiration dates to your coupons.
  • Send your texts directly from your phone, no need to send from your desktop
  • Create flyers to promote your text message campaign
  • Create QR Codes to help promote joining your mobile list
  • Link Tracking–  the ability to track the links people click on in your text message
  • Free Rollover Text for paid accounts
  • List Segmentation-  segment contacts into unlimited Groups. Then, choose to send your messages to one group or multiple groups. 
  • Email Marketing Integration with MailChimp and Constant Contact

SlickText Price-  A forever FREE option is available, then prices start as low as $29/month

SimpleTexting

SimpleTexting offers the following additional features:

  • Schedule automatic appointment reminders
  • Text-to-vote–  Poll your audience with the text to vote ability
  • Schedule messages on Twitter
  • Link Tracking–  the ability to track the links people click on in your text message

SimpleTexting PRICE–  FREE 14-Day Trial, then prices start as low as $45/month

EzTexting

EzTexting offers the following additional features:

  • List Segmentation-  segment contacts into unlimited Groups. Then, choose to send your messages to one group or multiple groups.
  • Recurring Messages-  allow you to compose a text message that will be sent out on a regular basis – daily, weekly or monthly, with all sorts of scheduling options. 
  • Personalization-  First and last name fields can be automatically merged into your mass text messages for a personal touch.
  • Message Templates-  Allows you to save your favorite text messages for future use.
  • Voice Broadcast-  you can send out thousands of calls within minutes. 
  • Text-to-vote–  Poll your audience with the text to vote ability
  • Schedule messages on Twitter
  • Email Marketing Integration with MailChimp, Constant Contact, and AWeber
  • Send your texts directly from your phone, no need to send from your desktop
  • Create QR Codes to help promote joining your mobile list

PRICE-  FREE Option available, then prices start as low as $49/month

Are you using a Text Marketing Service?  If so, which Text Marketing Service do you prefer and why?  Be sure to post your comment below:

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