Mobile text marketing is proving a more valuable promotional tool than ever because of the sheer number of people who utilize text on a daily basis for purposes ranging from the personal to the commercial.
Business Insider reports that mobile commerce has grown by 48 percent year-over-year, reaching about $8 billion and growing three times faster than overall e-commerce.
All four major mobile providers, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile, are now in support of the emergency text movement.
The advantages and pitfalls of both long and short code SMS messaging will be investigated and discussed in greater detail as the year progresses and the holiday retail season approaches, although it seems clear at the moment that short code will dominate in driving retail revenue if not in delivering extensive information.
Tech magazine Entrepreneur reports that 95 percent of text messages are read within five minutes and responded to within 90 seconds, substantiating the suspicion that SMS texts are not only immediately received but also quickly mentally processed by the recipients.
SMS technology is increasingly being leveraged to enhance the physical, financial, and emotional safety of users.
Luxury Daily reports that Juniper Research expects there to be an estimated 1.05 billion mobile coupon users by 2019 as a direct result of targeted mobile marketing techniques currently favored by retailers.
A recent infographic released by Usablenet examined the different ways that mobile commerce is driving sales in the business to business (B2B) marketplace.
Unsolicited text message lawsuits stem from the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991.