SMS messaging is becoming an increasingly popular communication tool for businesses to communicate with their customers. It allows you to send notifications, alerts, and any other manner of messages quickly and efficiently to your subscribers.
In a study done by SimpleTexting, it was found that 37.2% of consumers responded to emails they received within an hour, whereas 59.1% of consumers responded to text messages within 1-2 minutes.
This makes SMS messages an extremely effective marketing tool that can help you greatly improve communication with your customers. In this article we’re going to show you our 10 favorite SMS plugins for WordPress websites.
Top 10 SMS WordPress Plugins:
- WP SMS
- SMS Alert
- WordPress SMS Marketing
- SMS for WooCommerce
- BulkGate SMS Plugin for WooCommerce
- Joy of Text
- Twilio SMS Notifications
1. WP SMS
With over 30,000 active installs, WP SMS is one of the most popular WordPress SMS plugins available.
It allows you to send and receive SMS messages, making it easy to communicate with your customers and subscribers.
This also makes it a great tool for customer service and support.
Additionally, WP SMS supports scheduled SMS messages, allowing you to plan out marketing messages or updates in advance and then schedule them to go out to your customers at a set time.
WP SMS is also highly compatible with other plugins and supports over 250 gateways and integrations.
Take into consideration that WP SMS also offers a free version, and this makes it one of the best SMS plugins for WordPress websites on the market today.
WP SMS comes in both free and premium versions. Here is the pricing breakdown for WP SMS Pro.
Drip is the ultimate SMS plugin for eCommerce businesses. It’s highly intuitive and easy to use.
Drip uses a visual builder to help you create and customize your messages. You can even add images to your messages.
It allows you to create targeted messaging by utilizing audience lists, do A/B testing on your messages to see which one has the greatest impact, and can even integrate with your social media accounts.
Drip is a premium plugin, but it does come with a 14-day free trial so you can try it out before you purchase.
Drip uses sliding scale pricing, charging you based on your list size and sending volume.
3. SMS Alert
SMS Alert is another popular option with over 20,000 active installs.
It allows you to send SMS notifications to your customers when their order status changes or when a new post is published on your site.
Just like with WP SMS, you can schedule messages to be sent at a later date or time.
SMS Alert also supports multiple gateways and allows you to add custom fields into the SMS template.
SMS Alert is a paid plugin that requires an account and uses a credit system that allows you to pay per SMS message.
Pricing varies by location. One SMS message is equal to 8 credits. Credits must be purchases in increments of 5,000 or more.
A demo account comes with some free credits that allows you to test out the plugin before making a purchase.
CartBoss sends reminders to your customers when they abandon their cart.
If you’re struggling with customers leaving abandoned carts on your site, this is the perfect plugin for you.
CartBoss integrates seamlessly with WooCommerce stores on WordPress.
Additionally, it gives you the option to use one of their high-converting, pre-written messages so you don’t have to worry about making up your own copywrite.
This takes a lot of guess-work out of writing messages, and eliminates the need for A/B testing.
CartBoss breaks pricing down by country, and charges per SMS message. To see the pricing breakdown for your country, you can visit their pricing page here.
5. WordPress SMS Marketing
SMS Marketing is a powerful plugin that allows you to create and send SMS campaigns to your customers and subscribers.
It comes with a built-in phone number verification system so you can ensure you’re only sending messages to valid phone numbers.
You can also segment audiences and create targeted campaigns. SMS Marketing also allows you to schedule your SMS campaigns and is compatible with multiple gateways.
SMS Marketing is a paid plugin. However, a regular license is only $29, making this an ideal choice for users or small businesses that want to keep operating costs low.
6. SMS for WooCommerce
SMS for WooCommerce is an SMS plugin specifically designed for online WooCommerce stores.
It allows you to send SMS notifications to your customers when their order status changes or when new products are added to your store.
SMS for WooCommerce also supports scheduling SMS messages and allows you to customize the SMS template.
It also allows you to set time range limits for when messages will be sent out, ensuring your customers aren’t bothered with texts past a certain time.
SMS for WooCommerce is highly compatible with other plugins and can be integrated with a variety of gateways.
SMS for WooCommerce is billed annually at $99/year. It also comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
7. BulkGate SMS Plugin for WooCommerce
BulkGate SMS is a great cost-effective option for companies looking to add SMS communications to their site.
You can send out order alerts, status notifications, targeted marketing campaigns, and even enable two-way messaging if you want to connect with your customers one on one.
The best part? BulkGate is 100% free. It also doesn’t require integration with a gateway to send messages like many other plugins. You still have to pay for the messages that you send.
8. Joy of Text
Joy of Text is another popular SMS plugin that allows you to send SMS and speech-to-text messages to an individual subscriber or group.
There are two versions available: Joy of Text Lite and Joy of Text Pro.
Joy of Text Lite is the free version of the plugin, but it requires you to have a Twilio account set up. Twilio is not free-to-use, so you will still have to pay for Twilio in order to use Joy of Text Lite.
Joy of Text Pro is the paid version of the plugin. It comes with a wide range of additional features and tools to help you connect with your customers. This version also requires a Twilio account to work.
Texty is a lightweight SMS notification plugin that integrates with WordPress.
If you choose to use this on a WooCommerce site, it also allows you to send alerts to your customers at various stages of the fulfillment process.
Like many SMS plugins, Texty integrates with 3rd party gateways such as Twilio and Clickatell.
Texty is a free-to-use SMS plugin. Click here to download Texty.
10. Twilio SMS Notifications
Twilio SMS Notifications is another SMS plugin that allows you to send detailed updates and notifications to your customers about the status of their order.
One great feature of Twilio SMS Notifications is that it can send you a message when a customer places a new order. This can be especially useful for small businesses.
It also allows you to preview how them messages will appear on mobile by sending the messages to yourself before distributing them to the public.
Twilio SMS Notifications is billed annually at $49/year and comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
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