How SMS or Text Marketing works

How Text Marketing Works

Free text message marketing
1.    First, just register your account , it`s free, then choose your toll free number (no cost!)!
We allow 1 toll free number at no cost for each plan
When you register, you will see 100 Free text credits in your account, use these to test and learn, build your customer base without spending a cent, when you have used all 100 text credits, just contact us with your username and email and ask for your "FREE Top Up", we`ll give you 100 free credits per month, upgrade to a paid plan only when you have out-grown our Free Plan and feel ready!
Cancel anytime with no obligations or hidden fees.
2.    Next create your group/list with a keyword, create your Auto Responder message and a Mobile Terms/Conditions page as seen in our Anti-Spam Policy
( or if your having problems or to busy, Let us do it for you )

  Then, all you need to do is advertise your Keyword inside your place of business, & outside, on receipts, on signs, on tabletops, flyers, magazines, newspapers, social media, emails, forums, menus, business uniforms, taxi`s, buses, park benches, the opportunities are endless!

"Potential" customers should see your KEYWORD advertisements/offers as something of interest and value so they naturally decide to text the "Keyword" back to your (longcode) number, there by opting-in to your group.

      When they text your KEYWORD, our software saves their cell number to the group that you previously created.

      The auto reply which was also previously created for this particular group, is sent back to them, this is where you can thank them for joining your text list, tell how many texts they can expect per month from you and include a link to your Terms & Conditions mobile page (also previously created), this keeps you compliant with the law, and the software automatically adds the "Reply Stop to END" message, which is also required by law.

      They have now opted in to your group.

      You can now send periodic texts containing discount coupons, special deals, announcements, birthday wishes, text contests and more, keeping them engaged, interested and returning to your place of business, ultimately growing your business and revenues.

      Send a text to the entire group at once, or individually, you can even schedule messages to be sent at certain times in the future, leaving you free to operate your business.

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Building your SMS Marketing Customer Lists

Step 1 – A mobile phone user sees something (an incentive of some type, a free offer, a discount, a v.i.p. invitation, a chance to win, etc.) that directs them to text a keyword to your longcode.

Note: At Textafied we dont use short codes because of the expense, and we pass these savings on to our clients.

In this example lets use a burger restaurant with the Keyword "Burger".

How test marketing works      The instructions could say “Text burger to 837-7733 for 50% off any regular burger!”

      These instructions could be placed almost anywhere.

      First think about the resources that are already available to you...outside the restaurant, on the table tops, on the cash register receipts, in the menu, placed on a website, emails, facebook, you get the idea.

      Remember, your trying to capture people’s cell numbers by enticing them to optin to your "list".

Step 2 – The user composes and sends a new text message on their phone.
The “to” number will be 837-7733 ( the number you chose in your account ) and the message body will be “burger.” ( Burger, being the keyword in this example.)
They have now opted in to your list.


Step 3 – That message is received by our SMS marketing software that stores the user’s phone number and immediately sends back your pre-written auto response,(auto responder in your Textafied acount) something like “Show this message to the cashier to get 50% off any regular burger”.

Step 4 – At some point in the future the burger shop owner can log in to their Textafied account and send a text message out to everyone who opted-in earlier.
They would do this to advertise sales, events, specials, promotions, anything that would entice more customers into your place of business.
Make no mistake, text marketing works very well and boasts a huge conversion rate

Of course this system can be applied to almost any industry, its not only for restaurants, it also works very well in retail, real estate, auto dealerships, spas/salons, medical/dental practices, and so on.

The goal is of course to build a large database of opted in subscribers, then marketing to them in the future by texting sales, specials, promotions, news, etc. The software used to run our text message marketing campaigns is web-based (accessed with only a browser or even on your cell phone) and very similar to email marketing software, except SMS marketing has a 98% open rate which is roughly 10 times higher than email.

You can also create a "Kiosk"SMS kiosk, Mobile Coupons , Web Sign-up widgets and/or Mobile pages from your Textafied account and display them on a tablet in your place of business or put them on your website pages. You'll be amazed at how fast your opted-in lists will grow along with revenues.

Send Sales Promotions, Appointment Reminders
Important Notifications, Invitations & more

You can get started in just minutes.
When a potential customer texts your keyword they are automatically opted-in as a subscriber. Or, simply upload your own existing list of subscribers.
Compare which type of message works the best, maybe coupons, notifications, or maybe reminders?
You`ll soon find that SMS marketing will work for almost any type of text message that you want subscribers to engage with fast!

A 98% Open Rate Ensures More Sales & Engagement Growth

Texting is the preferred method of comunication for business and consumers. Are you using it?   SIGN UP NOW!

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Start collecting your customers’ most important number, their cell phone, increase repeat business, referrals and reviews.
Use the "Kiosk Builder", display it on a tablet where customers enter or leave your business
Capture their cell phone numbers and your sms loyalty rewards program will take care of the rest
They will return again and again for your specials, promos, events, etc., that you can pre-program into the system.
  • Showcase your specials, events, promotions, new products etc. and increase revenue.
  • Quick convenient and easy for customers to use — no punch-cards or apps!

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