The open rates for emails is approximately 12% globally, this is mainly due to the fact that we get hundreds of emails each day. Many of these are SPAMMING or phishing emails and it can be frustrating sorting the relevant ones from the rubbish. So, next time you are sending an important email which needs to be read, why not send it as an SMS as well.
The open rates for SMS are astounding, 98% of SMS messages are read with 90% of messages read within 3 minutes of receipt. If you don’t believe me, when was the last time you heard a message notification on your phone and didn’t check to see who it was?
Most SMS companies will have an email to SMS function as part of their feature list. It can be setup in seconds and you can then send emails directly to a mobile number from your email system. The SMS will be delivered in seconds to your recipient.
Another advantage of using email to SMS is that SMS will keep your mindful of the fact that the message needs to be short and direct. People are very busy these days and a short, sharp and straight to the point ( without being rude of course ) message will be appreciated. I read recently in ’15 Secrets Successful People Know about Time Management’ by Kevin Kruse that a number of CEO’s of Fortune 500 company practise the 3 sentence rule with emails. They will not write more than 3 sentences in an email and this forces them to cut out all the noise and get straight to the point. Email to SMS is the perfect delivery mechanism for this type of email.
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