With virtually every other human being connected to the mobile network, mobile marketing is the next biggest trend affecting world businesses after the Internet and social media marketing. Not to mention, software companies are continuously evolving with newer and more efficient means for tapping this large customer base. Bulk messaging, or bulk SMS, is the latest method of reaching out to millions all at once, without having to resort to conventional delays and problems. The messaging software enables the dissemination or the propagation of messages to various mobile phone terminals, which further deliver them to the individual mobile phones of users in that network.
What Can Bulk Messaging Be Used For?
Marketing and advertising are the foremost uses of bulk messaging, apart from sending information. Bulk messaging software is also used by companies for internal communication among staff members. It is also used on a large scale by banks for marketing purposes, as well as for passing vital information to their customers for eliminating frauds. With the ability to deliver messages to almost anywhere in the world, they are effectively used for public and political campaigns across nations. Besides these, it can also be used for wedding and birthday invitations, or special season’s greetings by companies.
Bulk SMS Software
Numerous software packages have been developed in order to cater to the growing demand for this strategy. They provide the user with the means to add a multitude of mobile phone numbers with specific controls for managing the data. Lists of phone numbers are uploaded using a TXT file or a CSV file; advanced and sophisticated systems automatically eliminate duplicate numbers. Furthermore, they can be programmed to send messages at a pre-determined time based on the local, national or international targets. The commonly preferred software are those with the standard API or Application Programming Interface, such as FTP (file transfer protocol), SMPP (short message peer to peer), HTTP, and email. These are flexible and allow programmers to add SMS functionality at any given time.
How It Works
A user can sign up for a bulk messaging service available on the web. Many companies provide the software services, which enable the user to operate efficiently with very little effort. Once the software is set, target groups are formulated based on the nature and the purpose of the message. The target group list will contain the mobile phone numbers of the people in that group. Once the master text of the message is formulated, it is ready to be sent. Sending an SMS to the people in the group list hardly takes a few minutes. The message is sent across to a large number of people in no time! With mobile telephony slated only to escalate in the coming years, it is only wise to invest in this cheap but effective method of communication, which is capable of covering large sections of the world market.