Time to Use the Power of Text in Marketing and Collections for Payday Loan, Car Title…

By | Mar 16, 2010

It’s time to use the Power of Text in Marketing and Collections for Payday Loan, Car Title, Check Cashers, Pawn & More

Here is the how and why Text Messaging can help your Collection efforts INCREASE up to 25% or more and your payment defaults DECREASE by about 40%, as well as generate new leads and create repeat customers.

Our payday loan customers are inundated with “noise” from competitors and others screaming at them for their attention. Print, radio, TV, email, direct mail, billboards, phone calls, magazines… on and on and on. Every company in the micro-lending space is focused on our customer.

Now, it’s “Text Messaging” referred to as SMS. The explosion of cell phone use has brought the newest marketing and collection channel to us.

Personal cell phone use has become essential to virtually EVERYONE. All of us rely on our mobile device!

Mobile text messaging can connect you to your customer. Mobile text messaging offers a powerful alternative to all the other marketing strategies.

Those of us in the micro-lending space, that includes payday loans, car title lending, scrap gold buying, check cashing, rapid tax refunds, etc., must enter this mobile marketing and mobile collecting arena to communicate with our customers immediately.

The heaviest users of SMS are ages 18-34 at 80% and 35 -49 at 63%. Those are our demographics! 97% of all text messages are read!

So, what’s this all mean to us? INSTANT COMMUNICATION! SMS dwarfs all other features on a cell phone today!!

Reach your customer anytime and anywhere, with the Power of Text.

Why is Text Messaging SMS so successful?
More than 265 MILLION Mobile Phone Users
Easy to use
Available on 99% of all cell phones
Cheap
Instantaneous
Everyone has a phone
Direct link to your customer
Able to launch a web page
Specifically target messages to your customer
Messages to your customer are permission based; CAN-SPAM Compliant
Your customer can act on your message instantly
Present your customer with a coupon
Remind them of a payment due
Contest announcements
Announcements of sales, promotions and events

Additionally…

Text messaging is personal
Cell phone users keep their phones with them ALL THE TIME
90% of Text Messages are read within 8 MINUTES!
Bulk SMS is economical and you can send thousands of text messages to consumers at wholesale rates
One SMS message can be created and sent to a large group of customers
Tracking of SMS delivery and customer response is simple

It’s not uncommon to improve your collection efforts 25% or more by using SMS

A 40% increase in “on-time” payments is possible by using SMS to notify customers of their upcoming payments and appointments.

Transparent integration with your software is easy or you can use a web-based gateway.

Are you ready for more info to learn how you can get instantaneous communication with your customer AND increase your collection results?

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2 Comments so far
  1. Nick March 16, 2010 9:13 pm

    Great write up. My company has just developed outbound texting capabilities to compliment our voice broadcasting efforts for our Payday Loan and Rent to Own clients. I shared this blog with my co-workers to reemphasize the importance of utilizing text as powerful communications tool to enhance collections and marketing efforts. Thanks for the information!

  2. Rejinold March 18, 2010 5:27 pm

    Is this technology integrated with most software companies in our industry?

    Typically, what does this cost me per transaction

    Thx,
    Reggie

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