SMS Text Message Marketing for Retail Stores

Cendyt Text Message marketing is simple, easy, and effective— with no software to download or install. Communicate to your customers right where they are.

Why would retail stores want to use text message marketing?

Text message marketing is 5x more responsive than other methods of communication, such as direct mail campaigns and email campaigns. On average, only 15% of email is opened and it can take up to 4 days response time. SMS text message marketing has a 97% open rate within just 4 minutes.

Even social media only has about a 10% show rate to your followers without paying to boost posts or for paid news feed ads.

Watch our Boom Your Business Webinar as we show you how SMS Text Message Marketing can work for your retail store.

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Are you looking for more customers and more revenue for your business? Do you know the number one thing that separates a successful business from it’s competition? All it comes down to is presence. The number of people who know you’re there. Because you’ve given them a reason to know.

In this day and age, it’s getting harder and harder to grow your business without using expensive mass marketing tactics. It’s simply impossible to gain this presence through old-fashioned forms of advertising such as news paper ads, radio, tv, and direct mail. It’s impossible because few businesses generate enough income to pay for these expensive and inefficient methods of garnering the attention they need to stand out.

You cannot outspend your competition. You must outsmart them.

After all, it takes money to make money. What you need is a direct line to your customers— a way to contact them any time day or night, and at a cost you can afford. But how are you going to do that? Phone calls? no. Emails? Think again. Text messages? You got it!

2 words. Mobile Marketing— an effective and efficient method to get the attention you need. Mobile marketing is the fastest growing means of connecting with your audience. You might think that a fancy website on the internet is the number one way to communicate with your customers, but with the 4 to 1 ration of mobile devices to computers currently in circulation, this fact is quickly becoming outdated. Compared to the 1.8 billion people surfing the internet on laptops, 5.2 billion have their mobile phones with them right now.

While people might not check their emails every 10 seconds, people cant help but read their text messages right away. In fact, 97% of text messages are read within 4 minutes of being sent. Because your customer has already agreed to receive your texts, they’re read quickly and with interest.

Each message sent is highly targeted specifically for those looking for your services and with response rates of up to 70 out of 100 texts, you can bet that your business will grow as a result.

So how does it work?

First, your customer opts in to your list by texting a special key word.

Second, your customer then receives an automated message or special offer promoting your services.

But it doesn’t stop there, because now you have a means of personally contacting your targeted audience anytime you want to inform them of great new deals and special offers. It’s like having a line of people right outside your store just waiting for the right opportunity to make a purchase.

While other marketing solutions may require a substantial investment, the low cost of mobile marketing guarantees you a good return with the effects felt almost immediately. Not only does mobile marketing promote your product or service, but it builds a long lasting, loyal fanbase for your business. The longer you’re in the look, the stronger your presence becomes.

This system is so resilient that once it gains just a little momentum, it doesn’t stop. Before you know it, you’ve created a snowball effect of consumers tuning into your news and special offers. And it only gets more and more effective the longer you keep doing it. With results like this, it’s not long before this becomes standard practice for most businesses.

So the sooner you act, the more effective it will be. Get a running start on your competition.

If your business has been idle, or even falling behind, then it’s time to start taking leaps forward with what is hands down the fastest, easiest and most effective means of marketing your customers. Contact us today to get SMS marketing working in your business.

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91% of all adults have a cell phone.

People spend 3 hours and 40 minutes each day on their mobile devices.

People pick up and touch their cell phone 150 times per day on average.

People love their phones and that’s why 97% of all text messages are opened up within 4 minutes.

So how to people build their lists?

To do text marketing effectively, you must have a list of numbers from people who want to receive your texts. CenDyt helps businesses build a database of customers that businesses can communicate their news and specials to through the Digital Fishbowl™.

How does it work? Just like a traditional fishbowl but it is automated. Have people opt in for a chance to win a $25 gift card. At the conclusion of the contest, the system will automatically chose a winner (or more than one if you choose), contact them, and also send an incentive to those who didn’t win to come back in.

Within just a few hours, CenDyt helped a local pizza place get 250 new subscribers to opt in for a chance to win a $25 gift card for pizza. All they had to do was text PIZZA to 366948 in order to win. All of those who didn’t win received a 10% off text they could redeem on their next visit.

Execution Strategies for Retail Stores

These strategies would work for all retail stores including clothing stores, shoe stores, nutrition shops, boutiques, antique stores, accessories, sporting good stores, consignment stores, children’s stores and most retail outlets.

  1. Throttle business during slow periods
    With text message marketing being so immediate, send out timely specials such as “All children’s clothing is 50% from now until 2pm”
  2. VIP Club or Insider Club discounts
  3. $5 off any purchase of $25 or more when you opt in
  4. Flash Sale Coupons
  5. Digital Fishbowls™ for shopping spree or gift certificates

How do you communicate your message?

  1. Table Tent Toppers
  2. Business Cards
  3. Window Signs
  4. Stickers
  5. Postcards
  6. Yard Signs
  7. Banners
  8. Receipt Messages
  9. Social Media/Website

CenDyt Plan Features

  • No Contracts
  • Unlimited Key Words
  • Unlimited Lists
  • Unlimited Subscribers
  • Rollover Messages
  • 5 Star Support
  • Web Widget
  • Broadcast Scheduler
  • Free Inbound Text Messages
  • Affordable plans for every business

Ready to get started with Text Message Marketing for your retail store? Take a look at our affordable plans and get your first 30 days free!

 

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