It’s slowly creeping across the nation. Major retailers are using SMS marketing as a way to promote exclusive offers and keep in touch with regular customers. On top of that, 99% of text messages are opened within five minutes or less. That crazy statistic makes SMS marketing for retail locations borderline irresistible.
Ready to get started? Take note of these three campaign ideas for retail stores.
Reward loyal shoppers with a mobile coupon. We are getting ready to launch a new feature that will allow you, the SMS marketing user, to fire out a web hosted mobile coupon code. This code will have a countdown ticker and even allow users to up-vote or down-vote the offer.
Use text messaging to grow your email marketing list. It’s the best way to collect hundreds of email opt ins in a matter of seconds. Slick Text offers email capture and email integration. This allows you to gather qualified email subscribers, and then funnel them into your selected list at a designated provider. Currently, Slick Text integrates with MailChimp and Constant Contact.
Text to Win Contests
Pick one irresistible grand prize. For example, if you own a retail clothing chain, promote a $1,000 shopping spree. Interested entrants have to text in and join your list to enter. Initially, this is how you gather opt ins. From that point on, make sure you offer enough value
We love helping retail establishments grow their business and influence with SMS marketing. Want to hop on board? Give us a buzz at 1.800.688.6290 to learn more or head over to our pricing page and sign up for a free plan. Our educational tools are second to none. Having trouble getting started? Sift through some video tutorials or skim our easy to read blog posts in the SMS Marketing Learning Center.