21 May 2020
Why you should send SMS online: It’s fast, efficient and easy!
In today’s world, there is an endless supply of new tools, methods and channels to communicate. Many businesses don’t know where to start. What about SMS? SMS has proved time and time again to be one of the most efficient, easy and cost-effective ways to keep your business top-of-mind with any customer. Check out our infographic below:
There’s no reason for your staff to be just on the phone calling or emailing customers anymore! Enjoy the benefit of timely and effective SMS communications by automating everything to the scale that you need. Connecting to an SMS platform like MessageMedia gives you the ability to send bulk SMS from your chosen device, and offers a very powerful solution for a number of communication issues.
RELATED: Here’s more on MessageMedia’s web portal, and all the self-service features that you need!
The benefits of sending SMS online from our SMS portal
The main advantage when signing up with an SMS gateway provider is that you can send thousands of text messages online – as long as you have their mobile number.
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Plus a host of other benefits:
Typing a message on a keyboard is much faster, easier and more accurate than laboriously typing out messages on your mobile phone. Once online, you can upload your contacts into a database (don’t forget their country code) where you can quickly and easily sort your message recipient list or target audience.
Send messages instantly or schedule them for your preferred delivery time. This is particularly useful for SMS marketing or SMS campaigns and bulk message sends, as you can broadcast thousands of messages instantaneously.
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Ease of use
Send messages anywhere, anytime. All you need is an internet connection or access to your email. Message sending can also be automated and embedded into your business processes and systems.
Fit for purpose
Online SMS is built for business. Generate real-time reports for your boss, check that messages for your marketing campaign are delivered using delivery receipts, and view a complete history of messages sent and received to ascertain you’re achieving the best ROI for your business.
Sending text messages online through a provider is cheaper, and more time effective than sending them directly from your mobile phone.
Different ways to send SMS online using an SMS service
There are several ways to send SMS messages online, and the best product will depend on your business needs and the text message application.
In your email software
Email to SMS allows you to send and receive text messages from your email program, such as Outlook, Gmail or Gmail or Office365.
On the web
Web-based SMS enables you to send and receive text messages from any computer with web access. It’s easy to set up and no additional software is required.
Within your software
RELATED: Understand how SMS APi integrations can benefit your business communications.
Why should I choose to send SMS online with MessageMedia
There are lots of SMS providers out there, and we share somewhat similar services and bundles. Here’s how MessageMedia sets itself apart from our competitors.
Unequalled customer service
One of the values we hold at MessageMedia is that our customer is at the centre of everything we do. From our finance team to legal to sales to support, we work hard to deliver a customer experience that delivers more to you for your customers.
Unparalleled experience and expertise
We have been in business for over 20 years, and support the needs of over 50,000 customers globally.
MessageMedia’s platform services businesses of all sizes. From corporations of +1M customers to small businesses who only need to communicate with employees, we can help.
Consistency and reliability
We send 150M (yes, million) messages per month.
To do this, we maintain 99.99% gateway uptime and our system is monitored 24/7 to ensure there is no downtime for your business.
Our technology and infrastructure is not outsourced, we invested millions to build it ourselves. In addition, all of our networks are constantly supported by the ‘heartbeat’. The heartbeat is a sophisticated monitoring system that dynamically reroutes any messages if a pathway is disrupted.
RELATED: Find out how you can check if your SMS provider is keeping your data secure.
Scalability and innovation
MessageMedia prides itself for standing on the cutting edge of SMS technology. We offer leading SMS technologies including MMS, RCS, and mobile landing pages. MessageMedia continues to look towards the future, and how SMS can continue to support our world’s changing communication needs.
RELATED: Here are 10 great use cases for mobile landing pages.
In 2018, we sent over 2B messages for our customers. As you grow, we will grow alongside you. Our technology will always scale and adapt to your needs.
If you’re interested, try sending free SMS messages with our trial 25 message pack right now. Contact our team here and get your free account set up right now.
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