(PRWEB UK) 10 August 2012
The SMS Company commissioned a large survey over a three month period asking 1,368 participants for their views on receiving and responding to text messages from businesses and corporations. The conclusions from this research will be used to help mobile marketers shape their SMS marketing strategies in the future.
One of the key findings revealed by the study is that surprisingly few companies are using SMS marketing as part of their overall business strategy. In contrast to the perception that consumers are being bombarded by marketing texts, 61% of people have received 3 or fewer marketing texts in the past month.
Crucially, Text Marketer's survey results also revealed that 48% of people are likely to respond to an offer sent to them via text and 68% of people would like to receive discount text offers from a company they have previously purchased from. As a result, it’s clear that companies and brands should be taking advantage of SMS marketing to entice customers and bring in additional revenue.
Consumers feel that engagement via text by offering discounts and promotions is a great way to help them connect with a business. The survey revealed that 84% of respondents would like to receive text reminders for appointments, while 89% would appreciate delivery reminders. Again, this highlights where businesses could be missing out on their customer service and communication.
Henry Cazalet, Director for Text Marketer spoke about the findings: “We are really excited with the results of this new three month survey and would like to thank everyone who took part. We believe that companies should be doing more to make the most of SMS marketing and these findings only reinforce this point.”
“It’s clear that a large percentage of people would like to receive text messages from businesses and also that a large percentage would react to the information being sent. This in itself is a good indication of the power of SMS marketing.”
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About Text Marketer
Since 1999, Text Marketer has been a leader in text messaging solutions for businesses in the UK and abroad. Their mission is to bring the highest quality tools and delivery routes for their clients whilst offering the very lowest rates in the industry. Text Marketer works with a full range of businesses, SMEs, to global PLCs including McDonalds, Sainsbury’s, Domino’s Pizza, Red Bull, Interflora, Coca-Cola and thousands of others.