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Ever clicked “purchase” only to be hit with a nagging feeling of uncertainty? You’re not alone.

Without a clear confirmation, online orders can trigger all sorts of customer anxieties: Did my order go through? Did that coupon work? Was my credit card info stolen? Is this even a real website?

Today’s customers crave instant confirmation and security. And given that uncertainty breeds distrust, failing to address consumer fears has a bigger negative impact on sales than existing positive trust factors.

In other words, you need to be tackling uncertainty throughout your customer journey.

This article tackles these fears head-on, exploring how SMS order confirmations can be your secret weapon. Packed with stats, we’ll show you how these handy text messages build trust, boost confidence, and turn anxious shoppers into loyal fans.

Why are SMS Order Confirmations Important?

Don’t Customers Already Get Email Confirmations?

  • While emails are a standard confirmation method, they often get lost in cluttered inboxes or overlooked entirely. Typically, only 20%-30 of emails are actually opened. Even in the best case scenario of a whopping 50% email open rate, you are still leaving a significant portion of your customers feeling unsure about their order status, wondering where their order details are and more.

How Do Order Confirmations Build Trust and Reduce Anxiety?

  • A prompt order confirmation acts as a digital handshake, letting customers know their order has been received loud and clear.  This transparency reduces anxiety and builds trust, fostering a positive customer experience from the very beginning. 
  • According to Sales Force, 84% of customers say the experience a company provides matters as much as products and services. And given that 54% of customers feel that customer service feels like an afterthought, this is a fantastic opportunity to stand out from the pack!

84% of customers say the experience matters as much as the products or services.


The Power of SMS Order Confirmations

Why are SMS Confirmations More Effective than Email?

What Information Should an SMS Confirmation Include?

  • An effective SMS confirmation should clearly outline the order details, including items purchased, estimated delivery time frame, and your business contact information. This transparency keeps customers informed and allows them to easily track their order progress

Boosting Customer Confidence With SMS

How Do Order Confirmations Reduce Order Abandonment?

  • The anxiety of an uncertain order status can lead to cart abandonment. Timely SMS confirmations reassure customers and provide a clear picture of their purchase, reducing the likelihood of them abandoning their shopping cart midway through checkout. Recent studies have found that abandoned cart rates for online purchases in Australia reached a staggering 82%! SMS confirmations can significantly reduce this number.

Can Order Confirmations Encourage Repeat Business?

  • SMS order confirmations offer a valuable opportunity to engage with your customer beyond the initial purchase.  Including a friendly thank you message and a subtle upsell or cross-sell suggestion can leave a lasting positive impression and encourage repeat business.

In Australia, 84% Of Carts Are Abandoned


How SMS Confirmations Build Trust (Order Journey Example)

Imagine Sarah snags a new jacket online. Throughout her purchase, SMS confirmations keep her informed and confident:

  • Instant Reassurance: An SMS pops up: “Payment successful, Sarah! Your order for the [Jacket name] is confirmed.” Peace of mind washes over her – purchase complete.
  • Transparency Throughout: A day later, another text arrives: “Great news, Sarah! Your order has been processed and is on its way to the warehouse.” Transparency builds trust as Sarah gets a glimpse behind the scenes.
  • Tracking the Journey: A few days later, a new message: “On its way, Sarah! Your jacket has been picked up by our courier.” Excitement builds as she tracks its progress.
  • Delivery Delight: Finally, the moment arrives: “Delivered! Your new jacket is waiting for you, Sarah. Enjoy!” Delivery confirmation adds a touch of delight, solidifying the positive experience.
  • Loyalty Loop: But the story doesn’t end there. A week later, Sarah receives a surprise SMS: “Thanks for your purchase, Sarah! You’ve earned 5 points towards your next reward.” This loyalty program update shows appreciation and keeps her coming back for more.

See how these bite-sized updates throughout the buying journey build trust, keep Sarah informed, and turn a worried shopper into a loyal customer?

Getting Started with SMS Marketing: What You Need to Know

  • Implementing a user-friendly SMS marketing platform is easier than ever. Look for features like automated message scheduling, easy contact list management, and built-in compliance tools to ensure your SMS marketing efforts are smooth and effective.

Ready to Calm Your Customers’ Anxieties and Boost Sales?

Equipping your business with SMS confirmations is a powerful way to build trust, keep customers informed, and turn one-time buyers into loyal fans. But how do you get started?

Top SMS is Australia’s easiest to use lightweight SMS platform. We offer a user-friendly interface, making it a breeze to set up automated SMS confirmations for your online store. No coding required!  Our platform integrates seamlessly with popular e-commerce platforms, allowing you to send order confirmations, shipping updates, and even personalised marketing messages – all within minutes.

Here’s what makes Top SMS the perfect solution:

  • Effortless Setup: Get started quickly with our intuitive interface – no coding knowledge needed.
  • Seamless Integrations: Easily connect Top SMS with your existing e-commerce platform.
  • Automated Confirmations: Set up automated SMS triggers to send order confirmations instantly.
  • Real-Time Tracking: Track your SMS campaigns and analyse customer engagement with ease.
  • Cost-Effective: Our affordable pricing plans ensure you get the most value for your money.

Don’t let cart abandonment and customer anxiety hold your business back.  Sign up for a free trial of Top SMS today and experience the power of SMS confirmations for yourself!

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