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Maximise SMS for Debtor Management Challenges

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Late payment calls or emails can be awkward, and they can distract from the more important aspects of your business. Avoid chasing Debtor Management Payment Due Reminderdown your clients for payments by sending a friendly reminder before the payment is even due.

A Friendly Reminder will be Keeping the communication flowing between you and your customers and it is a great way to build and maintain a positive relationship. If you’re only waiting until a payment is past due to send a reminder, then you’re missing an opportunity to have an amicable interaction with your clients.

The reminder you send before an invoice is past due will be a polite note to notify the customer that a deadline is coming up. Choose light, friendly language. The client hasn’t done anything wrong, so you don’t want to chastise them for not paying you yet; you just want to encourage them to send payment before the deadline comes. For instance, your message can be:

  • This is a friendly reminder that your invoice [#] payment is due next week on Friday, June 7th.
  • I’m reaching out to let you know that a payment deadline is coming up for your last invoice.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the invoice or if there’s anything I can do for you.

Remember that your clients’ job is to run their businesses, which sometimes means they have to prioritize tasks over paying you. A quick check-in will often be all it takes to get a payment on time. Let the Computer Do the Work.The best part of this tactic is that it doesn’t have to take time out of your schedule.

When we ask new ediarosms customers about their debtor management challenges, many times most times they tell us they hesitate to send invoice reminders—they’re not sure what to write, they don’t want to sound like “the bad guy” and they don’t have time to send reminders. When a business decides they’ve earned the right to be paid on time, they need the tools to help them get paid. Invoice reminders for overdue accounts are hugely effective if they are backed by a system to consistently, persistently deliver them to customers, on schedule.

When a business decides they’ve earned the right to be paid on time, they need the tools to help them get paid. Invoice reminders for overdue accounts are hugely effective if they are backed by a system to consistently, persistently deliver them to customers, on schedule.

Here are a few do’s and dont’s for overdue invoice reminders:

Do

  • Have up-to-date contact details to reach your debtors via email, SMS, landline and post.
  • Be polite and professional. At ediarosms, we know that polite persistence pays off.
  • Be honest.
  • Be assertive – use ‘I’ or ‘We’ statements.
  • Be ready with a series of templates and a communications schedule.
  • Collate all outstanding invoices into one easy-to-read statement and attach it to your
    reminders.
  • Send reminders directly to the person responsible for payments (protect the privacy of
    debtors).
  • Offer a number of ways to pay you.

Don’t

  • Be aggressive, inflammatory or patronising.
  • Disclose the outstanding payment to anyone other than the debtor.
  • Imply that you have or will commence legal proceedings if this is not true.
  • Pretend the reminder is coming from a third party agency e.g. a debt collector, if it’s not.
  • Introduce penalties not previously agreed to in your terms and conditions.
  • Write reminders in haste or anger.
  • Bombard your customers unnecessarily.

(Note: the majority of ediarosms customers receive full payments before a 4th follow-up is required.)
Though reminders are sent in sequence, we don’t recommend stating ‘This is your second/ third reminder…’ because that means you are communicating individually about every invoice. Rather, save your time and your customer’s time by consolidating all overdue invoices and amounts into the same reminder, and communicate about the total amount overdue. This practice reflects what really happens in business: a company continues to supply goods or services to their customer even as overdue invoices accumulate. Below are sample of debtor reminder SMSequence that can be sent to remind your customers:

SMS PAYMENT REMINDER TEMPLATES 1

  • 1st SMS Payment Reminder

This is a reminder that your account with
<your company name> is overdue by
<total amount overdue>. We appreciate
your prompt payment. Please contact
<name> on <email address> or <phone
number> if you have any queries. Many
thanks.

  • 2nd SMS Payment Reminder

<customer company name> – This is a
reminder that your account with <your
company name> is overdue by <total
amount overdue>. We would appreciate
your payment today.
For Bank Transfer:
Account name: <insert>
Account number: <insert>
To pay by credit card, please contact
<name> on <email address> or <phone
number>. <Name> can send you copies
of the overdue invoices or answer your
queries. Thank you in advance

 

  • 3rd SMS Payment Reminder

Our records show your account with
<your company name> is now well
overdue. The total amount owing is <total
overdue>, payable today.
For Bank Transfer:
Account name: <insert>
Account number: <insert>
To pay by credit card, please contact
<name> on <email address> or <phone
number>. <Name> will call you tomorrow
if <she/he> hasn’t heard from you today.
Thank you in advance.

 

  • 4th SMS Payment Reminder

Please be advised that <your company
name> did not yet receive payment as
agreed. Your credit status is on hold until
the overdue amount of <total amount
overdue> has been received by us.
For Bank Transfer:
Account name: <insert>
Account number: <insert>
To pay by credit card, please contact
<name> on <email address> or <phone
number>. Third party action will follow this
final reminder. To discuss, please contact
<senior manager> on <email address> or
<phone>. Thank you.

 

SMS PAYMENT REMINDER TEMPLATES 2

  • SMS 1- (invoice only just overdue)

Hi there (customers name) I hope you are well. I was just hoping you could please pay our invoice today as it was due for payment on the (due date). Our terms are very strict however our customers like this as it allows us to concentrate on providing a superior product and service rather than performing unnecessary admin tasks. Do you need me to text you our account details to pay into (customers name)? Many thanks

 

  • SMS 2- (invoice over 7 days overdue)

Hi there (customers name), can you please make payment of our outstanding invoice today? If you need a copy of it, just say the word. It was due on the (due date). Our bank account details to pay into are:
Bank- (bank name)
Account name- (account name)
Account number (account number)
Can you please text/email/whatsapp the payment transaction ID or screenshot of the receipt as soon as you have done it, just so I can note your file. Thanks (customers name)

 

  • SMS 3- (invoice over 14 days overdue)

Hi (customers name) I am genuinely concerned about this outstanding invoice now as I was hoping you would have paid it by now. Is everything ok? If you need a copy of the invoice to make payment, just say the word. I need to make a decision by 5pm today, so please text me back urgently. Thank you (customers name)

 

EDIAROSMS REMINDER SERVICES
The automatic reminder system reduce your risk of non-payment by nudging your customers with texts

SMS REMINDERS

Pay URL
Short and fast text messages (with pay links)

100%
SMS can be delivered to all phones in Nigeria & Globally

95%
of all text (SMS) messages are opened within 3 minutes.

81%
of all payments are made within 2 days after reception of the e-mail.

 

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
Improved cashflow and staff productivity!

Slow-paying and non-paying customers. The bane of many businesses. So why put up with them? Get paid promptly by sending out automatic reminders. We offer several options.

Don’t ask your staff to make calls and send out emails when they could be doing something more productive (like serving customers). Develop an effective reminder strategy that will simplify your collection methods and get money in more quickly. Our business intelligence service shows you which reminders were most effective, so you can adjust your strategy at any time.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOUR CUSTOMERS?
Friendly reminders and enhanced customer service!

Customers really do appreciate a kindly and timely reminder, especially one that is tailored to their preferred communication method. After all, they don’t want be landed with a late payment fee or denied a service because they forgot to give you their new credit card number.

By jogging their memory about an upcoming payment with a personalized message, they’ve got time to put funds into their account or update their details. They’ll feel looked after, and they’ll reward you with continued business.

 

Try ediarosms debt payment reminder?
Getting started is simple. Choose from a library of available payment reminder templates or create your own.

ediarosms.com team will be available to give you personalised touch. They will assist with account setup, scheduling your payment reminder, how to cancel pending scheduled payment reminder, give you ideas of custom sms payment reminder templates among others.

 

ediarosms.com – Your Banking SMS Partner
At ediarosms, we understand the unique needs of the financial services industry and can help you harness the power of text messaging in your business. We offer an SMS platform—SMS APIs and web — for businesses of all sizes. Whether you need a cost-effective solution for sending individual payment reminders or complete SMS integration with your banking systems, our team of specialists will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you get the most out of your SMS investment.

Click here Now!! to open an account, get free test SMS unit , existing customers can login here and begin messaging

For support, contact ediarosms.com team via support@ediarosms.com or call (+234) 080-9502-9999.

Get Paid faster with SMS Debt Payment reminder

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ediarosms can be used to sends friendly SMS reminders before an invoice falls due and follows up invoices that remain overdue. This will ensure that you don’t get lost in your customer’s email inbox! Research shows that SMS messages convey more urgency, have eight times the response rate and in most cases are read within 90 seconds. Once implimented, you will accelerate your accounts receivable and reduce costs.

This will improve Your Cash Flow as it will accelerate your cash flow and reduce the number of accounts that go to collections, reduce bad debt, recover bad debt among others. The constant communication provides you with an effective method to stay in touch with your customers. You choose the message content and delivery schedule. This will ensure customer satisfaction improvement as you will proactively engage customers with payment reminders instead of waiting for accounts to turn delinquent. Customers appreciate the soft collection approach resulting in a better overall customer experience.

 

Who is it for?
Businesses looking to reduce their debtor days and in turn increase cash flow.

 

How it works with ediarosms?
You will need to schedule the SMS duration to auto deliver once and forget it. Our system will sync daily and send reminders on overdue invoices at the day,week or month you want it to deliver. Saving you valuable time and headache.

 

We have an existing system can it be linked together?
Yes. ediarosms API can be used to integrate the your Software, Mobile APP, Website, Portal etc to our website. This can be done by your programmers, with our API code. Alternatively, you can engage ediaro.com programmers to seamlessly integrate it for you at a discounted rate.

 

Where you can use it?
It’s available around the world, including Nigeria, Italy, India, New Zealand United States of America (USA), United Kingdom (UK) etc

 

Try ediarosms debt payment reminder?
Getting started is simple. Choose from a library of available payment reminder templates or create your own.

ediarosms.com team will be available to give you personalised touch. They will assist with account setup, scheduling your payment reminder, how to cancel pending scheduled payment reminder, give you ideas of custom sms payment reminder templates among others.

 

ediarosms.com – Your Banking SMS Partner
At ediarosms, we understand the unique needs of the financial services industry and can help you harness the power of text messaging in your business. We offer an SMS platform—SMS APIs and web — for businesses of all sizes. Whether you need a cost-effective solution for sending individual payment reminders or complete SMS integration with your banking systems, our team of specialists will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you get the most out of your SMS investment.

Click here Now!! to open an account, get free test SMS unit , existing customers can login here and begin messaging

For support, contact ediarosms.com team via support@ediarosms.com or call (+234) 080-9502-9999.

How to Use OTP SMS Verification to Validate Identity Globally

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In this digital world, one of the most difficult thing is to verify the identity of Customers, Staff, Business partners, Voters etc. In many cases they can claim to be whatever they want with intention to be, this is because sometimes they use it to commit crime, commit credit card fraud and others; then deny been aware. So it’s important to have a proper know your customer (KYC) in place to present as evidence for official issues, avoid identity theft, refute credit card fraud chargeback for online debit/credit card payments, present as evidence in law court among others, SMS makes Two 2 factor authentication gives you this opportunity easily either thru a standard cheap SMS route or Transactional SMS route (recommended – because it ensures SMS delivery to numbers registered on do not disturb (DND) list though it’s more expensive).

 

Using email address verification for user signup can result in a mass of fake and fraudulent accounts, especially today with widely available lists of stolen accounts. Instead verify a user’s phone number and gain confidence the account is for a real person. ediarosms API allows you to very quickly implement verification into your app without the worry of how to deliver SMS globally.

 

SMS can also be used for authentication anytime a staff, customer or business partner want to log in to their system, website or application private account. An example of such is on the new yahoo login page that send SMS code to user for every login attempt.
It is important to have a seamless digital platform that is easily validated and traceable to someone that registered it – OTP (One time password) SMS verification to a registered phone number seems to be among the best choice because it is cheap, fast, digital, instantly delivered and traceable globally to a registered user.

 

SMS recipient is easy to trace because most countries around the world ensure SIM Cards and Phone lines are registered. In the process details such as thumb print, utility bill (Electricity bill, Water Bill Gas Bill etc), Valid Identification Card (National Identity Card, Valid Driver’s License, International Passport, Voters card) among other things are collected and verified at the point of issuance of mobile phones numbers. Hence once you valid a phone number via OTP SMS, you are indirectly collecting all those details already stored by the Telecommunication companies and Government agencies across the world. You can also track who has called, been called, messaged been messaged from every phone number across the world, making the world a global village. So if there is a need, you can track the phone user globally through the Government agencies, Interpol, Telecommunication unions among other mediums; who will get their identity flagged globally and possibly arrest where necessary with a simple SMS Verification.

 

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS OF SMS VERIFICATION
Once a user verify their phone number, you can use it for advertisement, share urgent news, offer coupon/discount code, advertise to them and be sure they will receive the message instantly. This is more streamline and segmented because the message format is SMS pre-customised; validated and SMS messaging ready. In fact the benefits are unlimited.

Configurable. Insert your own branding and messages into the verification messages, more flexibility for your business needs.

Verified. Confirm a user has a device in their possession and owns a phone number, reducing fraudulent accounts and customer sign up delays.

Global. Deliver one-time passcodes via SMS anywhere in the world straight from our API.

 

HOW IT WORKS
Organisations are wary of fraud because the identity of users can be difficult to verify locally or internationally. When you integrate OTP SMS verification by ediarosms.com, the user will enter their phone details at the point of registration, receive an OTP SMS Code, then proceed to enter it on the requesting website/mobile APP/portal/software to authenticate their identity and get full access to the service been rendered. This is simple, fast and convenient for everybody, at the same time priceless for organisations.

 

One Time password (OTP) is ideal for virtually all sectors: such as Ecommerce, Education, Telecommunication, Security, Oil And Gas, Transportation, Aviation, Mass Media and many sectors has used SMS to improve speed and efficiency over in many fora dimensions over the years, you can see case studies of how different sectors have used SMS. Specifically, OTP is used by generally by Retailers, Banks, Security Providers, Mobile Applications, Websites, Social networks, Enterprises, Desktop applications

 

HOW DO I INTEGRATE OTP SMS VERIFICATION SYSTEM?
You can use our API to integrate OTP seamlessly to your website and get global SMS verification started on your application. It can be integrated on your custom developed system or 3rd party over the shelve slution or Plugin; to include such additional features. You can get your developers to review our simplified ediarosms SMS API and use it to integrate to your existing system, click here for API.

ediarosms API can be used to verify personal details, help reduce fraud and in authentication systems for implementing multi-factor (MFA and 2FA) authentication. You can supply your own security code for use in TOTP (the most common standard for 2FA implementations) or let us auto generate a secure random code. To then verify a delivered code you can either implement this on your side or use use the verify security code endpoint.

 

WE HAVE EXISTING SYSTEMS HOW DO WE SCALE IT UP TO ACCOMODATE OTP SMS VERIFICATION
Organisations with existing application and data collated over the years may ask the question of how will they integrate OTP SMS Verification to their system, update their record to have active phone numbers and validate it without losing important data or tampering with details. This is possible provided you have relevant programming experience. You will make backup of your database, update your application and add additional table to manage the OTP and possibly with In APP messaging service to enable you send important message via SMS to the registered users globally anytime.

Once successfully implemented the user upon login will have a popup requesting them to check and confirm their phone number is valid then click the button to receive OTP SMS verification code. Once this is done and the code entered the account will be validated and the phone number on the database will be updated to recent active phone number. This will ensure you have up to date verifiable record of everyone.

Afterwards, you can also use it to contact the user, send news and other important communication in the future. In fact, the backend can have a specific menu such as Send SMS – which can send message to everybody, segment by other variables defined in your system such as age, sex, rank, department, political party, state, country among demographic variables relevant to you.
Alternatively, you can upgrade your system or redevelop and migrate all your data

 

I NEED EXPERIENCED PROGRAMMERS TO HANDLE THE INTEGRATION, CAN YOU RECOMMEND?
We recommend you to engage our sister company ediaro.com professional programming team to handle your SMS Verification integration at a discounted rate. This can include OTP SMS verification, In APP SMS Messaging (where you will be able to send SMS messages to your recipients within your existing application) among others. They have over 10 years working experience on SMS & Payment integrations with multiple programming experience in multiple languages such as PHP, ASP, Java, Android, IOS and others. You can click here to learn more about ediaro integration team via email info@ediaro.com to get started today.

 

ediarosms.com – Your 2 Factor SMS Verification SMS Partner

At ediarosms, we understand the unique needs of the 2 Factor Authentication service for various industries and can help you harness the power of SMS Verification in your Organisation. We offer an SMS platform — SMS APIs and web — for businesses of all sizes. Whether you need a cost-effective solution for sending individual OTP Verification Code or complete SMS integration to your existing system, our team of specialists will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you get the most out of your SMS investment.

What are you waiting for, sign up now and engage our team tojointly assit to achieve your messaging objective.

Click here Now!! to open an account, get free test SMS unit , existing customers can login here and begin messaging

For support, contact ediarosms.com team via support@ediarosms.com or call (+234) 080-9502-9999.

Food and Drinks Sample SMS Advertisement Message

Food and Drinks Sample SMS Advertisement Message 150 150 ediarosms.com

There’s no doubt about it, we like to text. Among most age groups and in the majority of countries, texting is the most popular form of communication. And unlike email, we actually read our texts. A text message is read, on average, 98% of the time and within four minutes of being sent. Meanwhile, emails are only opened, on average, 22% of the time, and potentially days after they’re sent.

Given these stats, it’s clear that text messaging offers businesses an effective way to communicate with customers on the channel they already prefer. But what about those times when a business such as Food and Drinks businesses should also maximise the potential of this business; unfortunately, many of them have the problem of how do I get started with crafting the message, this is why ediarosms.com SMS Copywritters have come up with sample SMS Text messges for Food and drinks industry:

Sample Food and Drinks SMS Advertisement Messages

  • Hi, thanks for the text. Here’s 50% off our lunch menu. Happy eating! Offer expires 11.59am tonight.
  • Subscriber Special
    “SUBSCRIBER SPECIAL: Get a $20 voucher when you buy more than 10 Cartons. Show this SMS to redeem. Expires on 10/12/2016.”
  • Website Discount
    “3 for the price of 2: Get a free whiskey bottle when you buy two. Sign up for the offer here: bit.ly/fanta-bottle. Stay awesome, *club-name*.”
  • First come, first serve Emeka! Get a free ice cream sundae with any meal at Posh Meal Restaurant. Available for the first 25 customers.
  • Start your night early Bisola! Enjoy 2 for 1 on Cocktails and Fufu at Ibro Restaurant between 4 pm and 6 pm today.
  • Hi Rachael, you’re just one medium pizza away from a free one! Here’s the Domina Pizza menu (in case you fancy ordering): http://www.ediaro.com.
  • Hi Zaks, the new menu for Calabar House is here: http://www.homemade.com.ng/
    Like what you see ZAKS? Order from our new takeaway menu before 7 pm tonight and receive a spicy 20% off http://www.investor.ng/.
  • Queue
    BEAT THE QUEUE! Show this message to a member of our team before 11pm and receive a $20 discount on your tab.
  • Free Coctails
    Hey *name*. Tonight at *club-name* we have 2 for 1 cocktails for lovely LADIES. Have you tasted our cocktails? They’re the best in town. Reply to this message to reserve a table now!

ediarosms.com – Your Food & Drinks SMS Partner

At ediarosms, we understand the unique needs of the food and drinks sector and offer custom service for the industry. We can help you harness the power of SMS to achieve your set corporate objective. We offer an SMS platform — SMS APIs and web — for businesses of all sizes. Whether you need a cost-effective solution for sending individual Advertising or complete SMS integration to your existing system, our team of specialists will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you get the most out of your SMS investment.

Click here Now!! to signup and get free SMS credit, existing customers can login here and begin messaging.

For support, contact ediarosms.com team via support@ediarosms.com or call (+234) 080-9502-9999.

Simple tip for Mobile SMS Marketing

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Over the years, we know how hard it is to think of ideas and get your SMS marketing plan off the ground. So, we thought we would help you with our tips and tricks of Bulk SMS mobile marketing.

These vary from simple tips that may have just slipped your mind, to some ideas you may never have thought of – whatever we hope you enjoy and benefit from them.

Tell them who you are – It may be obvious to you but your customer may not know who you are, meaning they may not reply or buy from you.

Clear call to action – It is all well and good offering 20% off, but if your customer doesn’t know what to do to get the offer, what is the point!

Check your spelling – Yes this goes without saying, but the amount of times we have seen a message go through with a spelling mistake is unbelievable. Get someone else to check it. A great tip is to read the message backwards, word by word.

Short and to the point – No one wants to receive a long-winded text, make it short and to the point, remember 160 characters equals one message and we suggest to not go over one message.

Don’t leave it too late – It’s never too early to start sending – give customers ample opportunity to absorb and respond to your text.

Timing – Think about when you are going to send the message. Don’t send a message at 2:00am, your customers won’t reply and may get annoyed if you wake them.

Sender ID – Be creative with your sender ID, for example at Christmas why not make your sender Santa Claus – could get a good response.

Be organised – Make the most of the schedule send option and get your message lined up in advance to avoid last minute panic.

Split contact groups – If you have an offer more suitable for a certain demographic, create multiple contact groups so you can target them, meaning you will get a better response rate and not waste money sending to all your customers.

Personalise messaging – Add your customer’s name to the message to make it more personal.

Don’t miss the big days – Make sure you don’t miss those big events, like Black Friday, Valentine’s Day and any other big events in your sector.

Spread your messages – Use the spread send to ensure your site/phones can cope with demand.

Testing – Schedule different offers to see which works best – A/B test.

Ensure links are mobile-friendly – If you are putting a link to your website in the text, make sure your website is mobile-friendly.

Don’t use text speak – Yes, it is a mobile phone but sending a message in text speak looks unprofessional and lazy.

Correct data – The data you have is key, it needs to be up-to-date and accurate. Sending a personalised message to someone when their name isn’t Sally and is a 38-year-old man won’t go down well.

It’s a numbers game – The higher the volume you send – the better the response. It really is as simple as that.

We are here to help – If you are stuck or need some advice, ask us. We have been in the text marketing business for over 15 years, we know what we are doing.

Use the opt-out method – Everyone loves to receive offers, but allowing your customers to opt out means they won’t get annoyed and means you don’t need to send messages to those that won’t get a response, saving you money.

Business SMS is a versatile medium – Use it to your advantage to promote offers, drive traffic to your website, get feedback, inform/notify customers of opening times along with many other ways you could use SMS.

Send at non-peak times – Yes, it’s important to send offers on boxing day and when the sales are on, but everyone will be offering deals then. So why not try sending offers to your customers when they wouldn’t expect a deal, with only your offer to think about you could get a better response rate.

Urgency – Create a sense of urgency by including an expiration date. When a customer sees that the offer isn’t going to be there forever, it will push them into making a purchase.

Analyse – Track your results, how many people have opted out, the click through rate, who purchased. This will give you great data to see which offers work better than others.

Automated messages – By having automated messages you can send customers a message after they have made a purchase, or even better after they haven’t made a purchase in a while, you could entice them back with a great offer.

Consistency – One big mistake is not being consistent with your messages. Create a plan and send out a message every week/month/2 months whatever suites your business the best. Not sending a message in a year then sending 5 in the space of 2 weeks can leave people irritated.

We hope these tips have helped you with your SMS marketing plan, and if you haven’t got an account already, why not sign up today! With our double up offer and free credits there isn’t a better time to start your SMS marketing campaign.

Click here Now!! to signup and get free SMS credit, existing customers can login here and begin messaging

For support, contact ediarosms.com team via support@ediarosms.com or call (+234) 080-9502-9999.

SMS Message Examples for Marketing Campaign

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Many people want samples of SMS to aid their message composition. If you’re lacking inspiration on how to get your message across in 160 paltry characters, have a look at our sms message library. It’s a kind of message resource that can help you compose you messages in a slightly more interesting and attention grabbing way.

We have split the example SMS messages by a few industry sectors, but do have a look through them all as there may be ideas that you could apply to your SMS marketing campaigns.

Retailers
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Leisure
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Insurance time again. Renewing will take just a few minutes. Reply RENEW to this text and we’ll get back to you in next couple of hours. Or call ediaro insurance now on 08095029999.

 

Fast Food
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To collect email addresses from their SMS campaign, subway provisioned the dedicated short code 123456 and had customers text their email address and store number to that short code. The best part is that when customers text their email address to the short code 12345, ediarosms customers are not only growing their email subscribers, but they are also growing their mobile subscribers. I call that a win-win solution for any marketing manager.

Want to learn how to collect email addresses from a text message like ediarosms is doing? Give our SMS experts a call at (+234) 080-9502-9999, or email us via support@ediarosms.com and let us show you how to grow your email list with the help of text messaging.

 

Click here Now!! to signup and get free SMS credit, existing customers can login here and begin messaging

For support, contact ediarosms.com team via support@ediarosms.com or call (+234) 080-9502-9999.

Marketing your Business in Nigeria with SMS

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Bulk SMS is the new age technology that has not only caught the fancy of youngsters but also business organizations sms marketingto be used as an effective means of marketing. In today’s highly competitive market, traders and business entrepreneurs are always trying to find out new ways that will help them reach out to maximum number of potential customers at the earliest. With modern modes of communication and interaction within easy access, business owners can promote their trade successfully to a wider spectrum of people within minutes.

Companies should not be afraid of using bulk SMS to aid their marketing campaign. After all, research shows that SMS messages are read more than any other messaging medium. According to Frost & Sullivan, 98 per cent of all SMS messages are looked at and are read within an average of five seconds. So it’s highly likely your messages will be successfully reaching your audience.

Though there are various types of messaging services provided by telecommunication companies, but the concept of bulk SMS has gained maximum popularity for its simple, reliable and speedy functionalities. It is seen that on many occasion it happens that we cannot contact a person through phone; however with help of an SMS, we can convey our message in a short and precise manner instantly. However, a customer’s phone is a private place and the last thing they want is to receive annoying or irrelevant text messages, so it’s important that your SMS marketing campaign is accurate and right on point.

One of the major benefits of using bulk SMS option as a marketing tool is that it is extremely budget friendly and cost effective. Compared to a call, the SMS service is available at a much cheaper rate, thus allowing you to enjoy equal benefits of marketing in low investment cost. Popular brands use this facility to inform customers about various promotional activities and services that help improve the sales by leap.

Moreover it has been also observed that in comparison to other modes of messaging, short message service is undoubtedly more effective and useful with a higher rate of flexibility, reliability and benefits, and If we are to look at the statistical review, bulk SMS caters for around 30-40% of promotional purpose.

Interaction with customers makes for an essential part of modern age marketing. Customers prefer brands that maintain a personal communication level with them, thus making them feel important and valued. To achieve this objective, bulk SMS definitely plays a big role with easy to access options. Not only can you keep your customers updated about all new events and happenings, but you can also stay in touch with client feedback, reviews and reports which successfully help in business development and improvement. Here are some tips that will help you use bulk SMS marketing effectively…

Content

What is in the SMS messages you send out is very important. Content very much depends on what type of company you are and what you’re trying to achieve, you only have a short space in which to put your message; 160 characters to be precise, so your content needs to be clear and to the point.

Timing

What time you send out your bulk SMS may vary depending on your business. For example a cafe may wish to drive customers to their business during lunchtime, so they’ll choose to send their messages just before midday, when people are beginning to discuss their lunch plans.

Regularity

Most customers probably won’t want a daily text message from your company, nor will you want to send out that many messages every month. If you send messages too regularly, customers might get annoyed and choose to unsubscribe from the service. There’s no set amount of messages you should be sending per week or month, as your audience and the purpose of your messages will mean the frequency will differ.

Targeting

Think about who you’re targeting with your messages, as it’s likely that each offer or message will need to be tailored to individual customer groups. Age, gender, location and past purchases should all be taken into account when you send out your messages, and also paying attention to a customer’s purchase history is a great way to target individuals effectively.

Privacy and legalities
As briefly mentioned before, a customer’s mobile phone is a much more private place than their email inbox, so the last thing they want is to feel intruded upon. Texting someone without consent will give your brand a bad image and is very unlikely to provide you with more business, so get the customer’s permission to send text marketing messages beforehand. Remember that phones do not have a spam filter like emails do and as a result customers are more cautious when it comes to the text messages they receive.

 

Click here Now!! to signup and get free SMS credit, existing customers can login here and begin messaging

For support, contact ediarosms.com team via support@ediarosms.com or call (+234) 080-9502-9999.

Tips for Writing Successful SMS Marketing Messages

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Over the years, we’ve often been asked if we have any example sms messages that can be used as templates for bulk SMS Marketing for retail shopsSMS marketing campaigns. This is a common problem, and we’re so used to it – Blank Screen Syndrome.

To resolve this, we’ve created a comprehensive tutorial resource centre. To get inspiration for your next SMS campaign. We’ve sub divided it by industry sector, but
we implore you to scan through them all, you may be inspired by some of the other sector ideas.

The resource is here.

So hopefully now you’ve got some idea of the offer that you’re going to present and how you might put in across in just 160 characters to your target custmers/audience.

Tips for a successful SMS marketing messages – to get best possible response from your bulk text campaign, follow the tips below:

1. Tell Your Audience Who You Are.
This may seem an obvious point but don’t assume your audience will immediately know who the text is from – introduce yourself. Alternatively, login to your ediarosms.com dashboard, within your account, you can change the sender name so that the customer knows who it’s from before the text is even opened.

2. Have A Strong ‘Call To Action’.
Make sure you make it clear what you want the customer to do. Don’t just quote your phone number but ask the customer to dial it. E.g Call us now on 08095029999, Order Now, click www.ediaro.com/wrd/eshop

3. Don’t Use Text Speak
Some of your target audience won’t mind ‘text speak’ at all but many of them will be infuriated by it! Text speak can be confusing and can project an unprofessional image.

4. Use An Attention Grabber
Try to start your text with an attention grabber that will arouse curiosity and compel the customer to read on. This is usually a single or couple of words, often in
capitals. The word ‘news’ is particularly effective.

5. Don’t Cram In Too Many Points?
A text is only 160 characters so don’t be tempted to crowbar in loads of offers. Keep it simple, concise and clear.

Set up NOW, click here, You will receive some free SMS credits for testing. There is no set up or monthly fee and your text credits never expire. We’re here to help you get the most out of SMS in your business, so we’d love to hear from you. existing customers can login here and begin messaging

For support, contact ediarosms.com team via support@ediarosms.com or call (+234) 080-9502-9999.

 

Transactional SMS Alert

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Transactional SMS service is great tool used for very time critical SMS messages and new updates like order/payment updates, stock alerts, transactional-sms-alert-ediarosms.com-nigeria-globallybank transaction alerts, emergency situation status report, school SMS and other critical events.

Specifically, customers that perform a Business transaction with your organisation needs be updated. With Transactional Bulk SMS, you can notify customers of their order status. This includes sending SMS about: Successful order, Pending, Cancelled, failed orders and Payment receipt acknowledgement, delivery process status report among others. Which gives customers re-assurance of your prompt service excellence and guaranty return customers; so you beat your competitors easily.

A unique feature of Transactional SMS is that it overrides the do not disturb (DND) SMS ban set by customer networks in Nigeria and other some other countries registered; and guarantee higher delivery rate of your message to the receipients. So companies can use this to also communcate with their staff, Schools can use it to send student report to their parents, security agencies can use it to raise security alert level all using a unique pre-defined sender ID authorised for that account.

 

Features of the Transactional SMS:

  • Messages get delivered to DND and Non DND numbers. Your SMS message are delivered to DND numbers on networks such as MTN, Glo, 9mobile, Airtel, NTEL and networks Nationally and Internationally.
  • There will be a fixed, customised Sender ID to be used to guarantee delivery. This is what will be displayed to all networks.
  • The Sender ID is displayed can be your brand name, company name, e.g ediaro.com , Fladio, homemade etc
  • Delivery Time. SMS are delivered instantly to all networks 24/7.
  • Many Medium and big multinational corporations and Banks use this transactional SMS route to improve their bottom line. Unfortunately, Small scale business owners are not utilizing the potentials of Bulk SMS service; it’s advisible to set a budget, experiment and start using bulk sms, it will increase their growth and efficiency within a very short timeframe.
  • The SMS units are valid for a Lifetime. So messages can be sent all year round.
  • Send SMS from multiple sources Web Interface (ediarosms.com) and HTTP API will be given to integrate to your custom solution.

Why Choose ediarosms.com for your Bulk SMS Messaging

  1. Send SMS Text message to all GSM networks in Nigeria and across the globe.
  2. Send SMS with your custom sender ID
  3. Send SMS through multiple platform such as using our web based system ediarosms.com or HTTP Developer/Gateway API.
  4. Get delivery report for all SMS Message sent.
  5. Support excel contact update and message templates update on our web portal system.
  6. Courteous and professional customer service to explain and guide to via email, phone and instant chat.
  7. Professional programmers/developers from our sister web design agency; ediaro.com to offer complimentary coding services at a very affordable rate if needed.
  8. No prior experience required. Signup to get free test SMS units to affirm simplicity of our SMS gateway, click here to sign up now.
  9. There is no hidden charges for using our hybrid SMS gateway, all you have to pay for is the SMS unit to send your message.
  10. Many Organisations, Government agencies, Schools and SMEs are using our gateway directly via our website, others integrate via our user friendly API to integrate to their website, mobile app, software, ERP.

Click here Now!! to signup and get free SMS credit, existing customers can login here and begin messaging

For support, contact ediarosms.com team via support@ediarosms.com or call (+234) 080-9502-9999.

Why Try Mass Marketing Text Messaging

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Deliver hundreds of thousands of text messages using our mass text messaging platform. Our system allows your bulk smsbusiness to deliver promotional messages, alerts and other information via SMS to your subscribers, existing customers, prospects or any other marketing list.

Send mass text messages to generate leads from qualified prospects or contact your existing customers to encourage repeat business. ediarosms allows you to send scheduled texts to your target list, to send messages in small batches or to send an immediate broadcast.

Our volume pricing lets you save money the more you send. Our cost-effective platform is designed to help you reach your marketing targets and achieve profitable, measurable results.

 

Why should your business use mass text messaging?

If your business wants to keep in touch with its existing customers or reach out to a brand new audience, mass SMS marketing is the channel to choose. Virtually all Nigeria adults own and regularly use a mobile phone, giving SMS campaigns a serious reach.

Even better, people are far more likely to read SMS text messages than emails. While many email messages go unnoticed or get deleted before they’re read by their recipients, mass text lets you put your message directly in front of a responsive audience.

With our cheap bulk pricing, mass SMS is also much more affordable than direct mail (such as Nipost bulk mail). For the same cost as a direct mail campaign targeted to just a few thousand people, you can reach an audience of hundreds of thousands or even millions using targeted mass text messages, which even delivers faster.

 

How does our mass text messaging service work?

ediarosms messaging platform is designed with ease of use in mind, while offering your business incredible power to reach new prospects and existing customers through SMS. Even if you don’t think you’re a “technical” person, you can quickly set up and launch your SMS campaign within 60 seconds.

Creating your free ediarosms account and launching your campaign is simple. Fund your campaign by selecting your desired number of credits. Our volume pricing means you’ll save money on each message when you send en masse.

Upload or create your contact list and prepare your SMS message. Using our platform, you can choose to deliver your message immediately or schedule it to for a specific time and date. You will get a delivery report which allows you to track your campaign’s results live.

 

Send dynamic texts with a great response rate

ediarosms.com user friendly platform lets you quickly and easily create dynamic SMS messages that use custom data fields to display a user’s name or other information. Dynamic texts are a great way to improve your response rate and generate a higher return on investment from your campaign.

Easily integrate ediarosms with your website, mobile app, CRM or ERP solution through our SMS Gateway API. With our API, you can easily deliver SMS notifications and contextual information to your users and customers for account verification and other purposes.

 

Mass text pricing means the more you send, the more you save

Thanks to our volume-based pricing, you’ll spend less on each text message when you deliver SMS en masse.You get discount on every message sent when you fund your account through our easy to use mass text platform in bulk.

 

Benefits of Bulk SMS marketing

We know that SMS is the latest and quickest way to market a business. Many still think that Bulk SMS services are meant for only certain types of businesses. A few people worry that using SMS marketing may seem intrusive and so they are sceptical about using SMS as a tool for marketing. But this is not true. ediarosms offers Bulk SMS marketing for all types of businesses. Listed below are the benefits of Bulk SMS messaging for your business.

 

Shoot on target
Business owners and marketing managers used to send out marketing messages in the hope that they would land on their target audience. Those days are gone as now. It is essential for a company to make sure that their marketing messages are highly targeted as possible. Bulk SMS marketing is permission based i.e. those who receive your messages will either already have a relationship with you or have previously agreed to receive marketing messages from you.

 

Low Cost and High ROI
For small to medium sized businesses the cost of outdoor advertising like Newspaper ads, TV commercials among others is very exhorbitant. On the other hand, Bulk SMS services have low set up and running costs. Campaigns can be launched and implemented for a tiny fraction of cost, yet you can contact 1000 targeted customers in a
matter of seconds.

 

Rapidity
We all know the speed at which SMS works. SMS messages are quickly sent, read more or less instantly (within 5 Marketing Bulk SMS Text Messaging in Nigeria and Globally ediarosms.comseconds on average) and quickly responded to. Once you send it into a bulk SMS gateway, text messages take seconds to be sent out. Bulk SMS works at a much higher pace compared to emails, which are now being considered outdated for marketing. With this in mind, if you want your messages to be read by the highest number of people in your marketing database, choose SMS text marketing.

 

 

Integration with marketing campaigns
One major benefits of Bulk text messaging is the potential it has when it is integrated into marketing campaigns. Social and traditional media are not always the most effective methods to reach your customers on time. Simply incorporate SMS with other marketing methods and reach your target audience on time ensuring that they know
what you are offering.

 

Save Money
Time is money, and SMS marketing saves huge amounts of time. By scheduling SMS components, you can organize your SMS marketing campaigns for later dates. This is a great way to manage your time efficiently.

 

Straight to the point
An SMS message is not an essay. Keep it precise, short and meaningful. 1 SMS credit allows you 160 characters in a text (similar to twitter), so use it wisely. Extra characters over 160 cost the price of an extra credit. It will be much easier for the customer to read the message because it’s shorter than most emails.

 

  • Why SMS Mareting
    91% of adults keep their smartphones within arm’s reach
  • 97% of people open a text within 4 minutes of receiving it
  • 19%of people will click the URL in an SMS, compared to just 4.2% for emails
  • 57% of consumers would consider opting in to a brand’s SMS loyalty programme
  • 66% of people suffer from ‘nomophobia’, the fear of being without a mobile phone
  • 30% SMS campaigns receive an average response rate of 30%, compared to email campaigns, which is 4%

 

Why choose ediarosms.com

When you want to start your bulk sms, we advise you consider ediarosms, there are many reasons Why you should choose ediarosms.com for your Bulk SMS Messaging and start connecting with your prospects and existing customers through SMS, among which are.

  • We offer super-competitive pricing. Unlike anyone else, we can cleanse your contact lists – if you’re sending messages to dead mobile numbers, we will tell you so you don’t waste money sending to them again
  • Our dashboard and software is world class… try us once and you will see the difference.
  • We don’t use cheap foreign SMS routes – we only use genuine white routes
  • Our friendly Nigerian account managers are happy to help, and we will even send and manage your campaigns if you want us to.
  • With its fantastic read rate and low delivery costs, mass text message marketing is one of the most cost effective and profitable marketing channels for your business.
  • More reasons Why you should choose ediarosms.com for your Bulk SMS Messaging

 

Ready to start your mass text messaging campaign?

Click here Now!! to open an account, get free test SMS unit , existing customers can login here and begin messaging

For support, contact ediarosms.com team via support@ediarosms.com or call (+234) 080-9502-9999.