By Anastasiya Lomanova
January 31, 2022
Every day the number of SMS sent is growing. The trend of switching communications to messengers mainly affected only personal correspondence. Thus, clearing SMS traffic from personal messages. The SMS channel was transformed entirely into a marketing channel, which allowed us to look for new ways to increase customer engagement. One of these new ways is Two-Way messaging. SMS makes it possible to contact the client not only “one way”. That is, not only send information, but also receive it from the client. This type of mailing is called 2-way SMS.
2-Way SMS or Two-Way SMS is a two-way exchange of SMS messages that is carried out through a platform or application. That is, using a marketing platform for sending mass messages, you can receive a response from customers on the same platform. Basically, such communication is carried out through the use of SMPP and API technologies.
The client can reply to your SMS or even write first. These are the same incoming SMS, only you receive them not on your phone, but in the account of the system through which you send out the mailing. For example, customers who send SMS through our Sempico Solutions service receive all incoming SMS in a separate tab in their account. Detailed information about them is displayed there: sender number, text, date and time, etc.
Our managers set up the reception of incoming SMS in less than 1 day, you just need to provide a number to receive them.
The process of setting up incoming Two-Way SMS for business does not take much time. But before you start using the incoming SMS service, you need to prepare an important element – buy a number. In order for your customers to send you, or rather your business, SMS, they need to know the number to send to. Because Two-way texting requires two mobile numbers – the sender’s number and the addressee’s number.
There are two types of numbers that a business can use to receive incoming SMS: short numbers (Short Code) – 3-6 digits and virtual long numbers (Long Code) – up to 16 digits. Their difference is only in the number of characters: short numbers are used more often, since it is easier for the client to remember them. Such numbers are purchased from the respective supplier companies.
After you have purchased a number, you report it to your personal manager in the SMS service you use. The manager sets up the reception of messages and you will already be able to receive incoming SMS in your application or platform.
Sempico Solutions service managers set up incoming SMS reception in less than 1 day, which will allow you to quickly start sending Two-Way SMS.
Two-Way messaging enables businesses to engage with customers quickly, affordably, and securely. Through this type of messaging, you can build stronger relationships with your audience. By giving customers the opportunity to share their opinions about your products or services via SMS, they can feel that their feedback is valued. If customers can receive exclusive offers through SMS, similar to promotional campaigns, it shows that you respect their time and resources.
2-Way SMS provides a reliable channel for exchanging information between your business and customers, with the data sent being secure. By conducting this type of messaging through an incoming SMS service, you can collect contact numbers and analyze the content received. In your account, you will find detailed information about each incoming SMS.
These are some of the primary tasks that incoming SMS services assist with. SMS offers the advantage of customization to meet a business’s individual needs, enhancing efficiency accordingly.
We also recommend making all incoming SMS messages free for customers, removing communication barriers.
Two-Way SMS can be arranged using incoming SMS from Sempico Solutions. Receiving incoming SMS is only a part of the functionality that you get when working with our service, but we have tried to improve it as much as possible. Firstly, the personal manager will set up the reception of incoming SMS to the number you have chosen on his own, it will not take your time. Second, immediately after setting up, you get access to a page with complete information about each incoming SMS, including text, date, sender number, and so on. Thirdly, you can save all sender numbers in the database of hot leads, after which you can send new marketing offers to them. In your personal account, you can analyze SMS campaigns of automated text message, calculate budgets for subsequent campaigns, plan mailings in advance, and so on. And your personal manager from Sempico Solutions will always be in touch!
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org !
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