Voodoo SMS, a bulk SMS provider with customers such as Amazon, The Ministry of Defence, Arriva and Age UK, has received notable additional requests from several of its customers, as well as an influx of new customers, as a result of the demands placed upon them by COVID-19.
These unprecedented times mean that retailers, publishers, educational institutes and hospitals, to name a few, are needing to communicate in a timely and effective manner with all of their stakeholders.
SMS has allowed these businesses and entities to stay in contact with their customers, suppliers, employees, students, etc. far more effectively than email or post. Bulk SMS allows a large number of people to receive the message simultaneously and instantaneously.
Gareth Davies, Director at Voodoo SMS says: “97% of SMS are read within 4 minutes of being received. Although many people believe that SMS is a dying technology, A2P (application to person) is seeing an amazing growth. For the next 5 years the global A2P market is set to grow at 35%.”
He continues: “In the last two weeks alone we have had a 400% increase of new customers sign up each day to our services, including the likes of Hovis bread, The Daily Mail and Travis Perkins”
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust says: “Voodoo SMS have enabled us to keep our staff and patients informed with an easy to use platform which is quick & cost effective to use”
Voodoo SMS employees themselves are well equipped to work from home and as such, it is business as usual for them, providing services to those who require timely, effective and cost-efficient communications.
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