Posted on May 24th, 2017 by james.scott.
Categories: Business SMS, Mobile Marketing Infographics
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How retail can use SMS

SMS has a 98% open rate, and when compared to email at just 22%, it is obvious that if you send a text message to your customers – you will get a great return of investment via mobile marketing. Whether that be by text replies, visits to your website, increase footfall or sales. SMS marketing works, we have seen it work for thousands of our customers already, with more signing up and having success every day.

SMS marketing and retail go hand in hand, boosting sales, customer retention, brand awareness and can help a smaller store grow and turn into a huge brand.

We have put together 6 great ways that retailers can use SMS to increase sales, keep customers happy and keep them returning. We have also added a small infographic for you.

1. Send customers special offer via SMS – By letting your customers know when you have a sale on, when it finishes, how they can use it and how much they will save is a great way of getting more revenue.

2. Send delivery notifications – When a customer makes a purchase on your website, it is great practice to send them a message with details of their purchase. You can then send another text message with delivery details on, when it will be delivered and how they can change it.

3. Get more customers through the door – A text message that only allows customers to use to use the special offer in store is an easy way to get more people into your store. And this could then lead those customers to those all-important impulse buys.

4. Tell customers about your new stock – Have you got new swimming items in stock? Why not tell your customers about it, let them know when you have a new range of products in.

5. SMS loyalty program sign ups – By using an SMS loyalty program, your customer can sign up and get exclusive offers and messages when new products are in or events you are holding, that they can only get access to through your SMS loyalty scheme.

6. Use SMS surveys – Sending an SMS survey to your customers after they have made a purchase, with just a few questions on asking how their experience was, is a great way of understanding what they love about you and your products and what areas you can improve on.

If you think SMS can help your business, be it in the retail sector or another, you can set up an account with us completely free. We will also throw in 10 free credits to test the account with, SMS has never been cheaper.

Retail SMS infographic

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