SlickText is one of the most popular SMS marketing solutions on the market today. That market, however, is competitive. Therefore, we recommend comparing SlickText against its top competitors before purchasing.
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There are many excellent competitors in the SMS marketing space that are worth considering. Most of SlickText’s top competitors offer less robust features at more affordable prices. Some, however, fall short in both of these categories.
Throughout this article, we’ll provide an overview of the main SlickText competitors and alternatives, which are:
In this guide, we examine SlickText’s features and pricing, and compare these factors against competitors. To gain a better understanding of SlickText as a solution, you can read our in-depth SlickText review.
All of the information in this article is based upon research, discussions with SMS marketers, and dozens of hours spent hand-testing the leader SMS marketing software platforms. To learn more about our research and reviews, read about our unbiased review process.
Table of Contents
- SlickText Features
- SlickText Competitor Overview: Features
- SlickText Competitor Overview: Pricing
- Top SlickText Competitors
- EZ Texting
- Bottom Line
Before we compare SlickText against its competitors, it’s important to understand the features included in SlickText. As a more expensive platform, SlickText offers the most robust versions of all the must-have SMS marketing features.
The seven most important features that SlickText offers are described in the table below. SlickText’s campaign creator is its most unique feature. This is because it is the only all-in-one solution we analyzed that could both capture and utilize customer data through its campaigns.
SlickText Competitor Overview: Features
Below is a chart that compares each platform’s features and affordability. They differ primarily based on how advanced each platform is and the user base each is best suited for. For example, solutions like Textedly do not support robust segmentation. This means they are best suited for businesses looking to send text blasts rather than targeted marketing strategies. This contrasts with SlickText, which is the most robust all-in-one solution we’ve evaluated.
We also recommend looking into tools that are specialized for specific industries. For example, SMSBump and Postscript might both have the same features as alternative tools, but these features are designed specifically for ecommerce businesses integrated with Shopify or BigCommerce. This contrasts with SlickText, which is more of an all-in-one solution for a variety of businesses.
SlickText Competitor Overview: Pricing
SlickText’s pricing begins at $29 per month. There are no subscription add-ons. Compared to its competitors’ pricing, SlickText generally falls in the more expensive range of SMS marketing tools. This is especially true if you are planning on sending more than 10,000 messages per month.
Here are the prices of SlickText and its top competitors based on the amount of messages sent per month:
Top SlickText Competitors
Below are one-to-one comparisons between SlickText and the top alternatives. SlickText is best for marketers who want the most powerful all-in-one SMS marketing solution for their business and don’t prioritize budget. We’ve ranked SlickText’s top eight competitors based on their features, pricing, and usability.
SMSBump is an alternative to SlickText dedicated specifically for ecommerce businesses. That means that businesses who do not own a Shopify or BigCommerce store will find solutions like SimpleTexting more relevant for their needs.
We do, however, believe that SMSBump is a worthy alternative to SlickText for ecommerce businesses. This is because it is more specialized for their needs and more affordable. SMSBump is the top rated solution we evaluated for ecommerce businesses.
SimpleTexting is the competitor on this list that’s closest to SlickText in terms of the user experience and included features. SlickText has more advanced features across the board. Although SimpleTexting is more affordable, it received a lower rating compared to SlickText because its segmentation functionality and customer data collection methods are weak in comparison.
For more details, read our in-depth analysis of SlickText vs. SimpleTexting.
Emotive is an alternative to SlickText designed specifically for fast growing ecommerce businesses. We recommend SlickText if you’re looking for the most powerful all-in-one solution for a wide range of businesses. However, Emotive is ideal for ecommerce stores who want powerful segmentation, automated messaging, and dedicated customer success managers.
Postscript is similar to SMSBump in that it is designed specifically for ecommerce businesses. It is the most affordable SMS marketing tool for ecommerce businesses. We still recommend ecommerce businesses consider SlickText in comparison with Postscript because SlickText is overall the more robust solution.
Avochato is a similarly priced SMS marketing tool that is slightly more affordable than SlickText. Its strong points are its unlimited subscriber opt-in keywords and website widgets. Ultimately, however, its lack of a proper segmentation feature and comparatively less robust drip campaigns make SlickText the better tool.
For more details, read our in-depth analysis of SlickText vs. Avochato.
ZipWhip is an alternative to SlickText dedicated specifically for business communications. A primary use case, for example, might be a company that has a customer support team carrying out their communications through text. Because this is the case, their plans starting from $60 dollars a month include unlimited messages.
Marketers who want to take advantage of unlimited messages, however, should note that ZipWhip does not feature segmentation. Its analytics are also not up to par with competitors.
#7: EZ Texting
EZ Texting is one of the more popular all-in-one SMS marketing solutions on the market today. It offers the standard features found in SMS marketing tools, but its segmentation is not up to par with more affordable alternatives. Ultimately, SlickText has a wider, more powerful breadth of features for a more affordable price than EZ Texting.
For more details, read our in-depth analysis of SlickText vs. EZ Texting.
Textedly is one of the most affordable solutions we’ve evaluated in the SMS marketing space. It is, however, far less robust than SlickText and not designed for targeted marketing. Its standout feature is its 455 single text character limit. If your main priority is finding an affordable alternative to SlickText, we suggest SimpleTexting over Textedly.
SlickText is a valuable tool for small businesses looking to build SMS subscriber lists and engage their customer bases. Its data collection methods are excellent, and can be leveraged in every aspect of its product, from campaigns to automated messages.
These strengths earned SlickText the highest rating of all products in our SMS marketing category. In general, it is more advanced and slightly more expensive than most alternatives.
Before you make your purchase, we also suggest comparing SlickText to other highly rated platforms: