Each time the mobile beeps, we stop whatever we are doing and take a moment to grab the mobile and read the SMS. This shows how vital the short message service has become in our day to day life. Here are some interesting facts about SMS, based on the statistics.
- 96% of Smartphone users use SMS
- In 2011, in the UK 150 billion text messages were sent
- 75% of the mobile phones all over the world has SMS facility
- On an average, text messages are read within 5 seconds
- On an average, the time taken for a message to be delivered is 7 seconds or lesser
- SMS has an engagement rate that is 6 to 8 times higher than emails
- On an average a person looks at his/her phone 150 times per day
Considering all the above facts, using SMS for online business proves to be a highly beneficial approach.
Magento is a leading eCommerce software. More than 200,000 merchants around the world trust in Magento. Many Magento Extensions can be integrated into the Magento online store, enabling merchants to offer an excellent shopping experience to the customers. Many new extensions are released in Magento that enables you to boost up your e-store. The SMS Country module consists of valuable features that helps to manage customers and organize reward points via SMS.
The SMSCountry Magento Extension enables the merchant to send SMS to the customers when orders are processed. This module includes many features such as,
- Order place SMS can be enabled or disabled.
- Order invoice SMS can be enabled or disabled.
- Order shipment SMS can be enabled or disabled.
- Order cancel SMS can be enabled or disabled.
- Messages can be configured in the admin panel for the order place message
- Messages can be configured in the admin panel for the order invoice message
- Messages can be configured in the admin panel for the order shipment message
- Messages can be configured in the admin panel for the order cancel message
This extension based on the SMS feature on order checkout provides many benefits for the merchants. They are:
- SMS activities can be logged for later verifications
- Number of characters per message can be specified
- SMS Sender Id can be specified
- SMS will be sent if customers get rewards points
Whenever a customer earns a reward point a message is sent to that particular customer to intimate him. The message that is to be sent can be created by the merchant or the admin. Besides all the features, this SMS gateway service extension is compatible with Magento Community Version 1.5+ and is easy to install.
This cost-efficient SMS gateway system is simple and effective and can be used by anyone for any type of business. By sending such customized SMS a strong bond of trust can be created between the merchant and the customer. Any experienced Magento Development service provider can be approached for installing this exclusive extension on your website. This will certainly result in an advantageous business as merchants can stay connected to customers anywhere in the world.