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The Black Friday madness is well underway, with the majority of the big retailers starting their usual Black Friday week campaigns yesterday, from Amazon to John Lewis, Black Friday is certainly showing no signs of slowing down this year! Every year the Black Friday sales figures unbelievably get bigger and bigger. However last years stats showed the retail industry a very interesting trend, not surprisingly perhaps, but online retail sales in the UK hit the dizzying heights of £1.4 Billion on the Friday alone. Interestingly, of that £1.4 Billion, 39% was purchased through a smartphone, meaning that the smartphone is now the preferred number one device overtaking desktops and tablets. So any and every retailer hoping to have a successful Black Friday, needs to make sure they have their mobile marketing plan in place, as the mobile is again set to be the main device again this year.   We have written a Black...

Black Friday is the biggest and best time of year for retailers, customers are actively looking for the best deals and bargains, and want to hear from their favourite brands and shops about what they have got on offer. With all this in mind we have written a helpful guide on how you can make sure your business has an amazing, successful Black Friday. Filled with great tips and facts on everything about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the best times to send and what to send - this guide is not to be missed. Black Friday Marketing Guide - Read here As well as this, we have decided to have a Black Friday offer of our own. Helping you send out more mobile marketing messages over November to get those extra sales. Our Black Friday SMS Offer Any purchase over 1,000 credits will receive an extra 15% free sms credits! The offer can be...

It is no secret that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the biggest days of the year for retailers across the globe. Incredibly every year the manic retail sales days seem to outperform the last, more promotion, more traffic, more customers and ultimately bigger sales figures. Online sales was the winner for retailers this year, with a whopping £1.4 Billion spent in online sales in the UK on Black Friday. Which was up an incredible 11.7% on last years figures!  However the real winner, was the mobile phone. As 39% of those £1.4 Billion online sales was through the smartphone, as the mobile phone became the dominant device again beating the desktop and tablets to the lion share of the online sales. Black Friday 2017 stats 11.7% year-on-year growth Average basket values up by 4.9% Traffic to retail websites was up by 6.7% (Source: IMRG)   So how do you make the most out of Black Friday? Well looking...

These days there are lots of different ways that a retailer can market their business, gone of the days of just putting an advert in a magazine and hoping for an influx of purchases. With the birth of the smartphone has come world’s of opportunity, you no longer need a brick and mortar shop, or have to sell to the people in your town, you can exist only online and sell to anyone in the world. Along with the smartphone has come lots of different ways to advertise your business, from Google PPC to social media, but one marketing channel is standing out above the rest. It’s worlds apart in it’s open rates, response rates and it’s effectiveness. It’s simple, quick, convenient and inexpensive. What makes mobile marketing so great, is that every message you send you can virtually guarantee that it will be read by the recipient. For this very reason...