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The massive increase in the use of SMS text messaging by business organisations is largely due to its flexibility and simplicity in meeting a very broad range of requirements in a wide array of applications. There is something in it for almost everyone!

We have Scout groups organising trips via SMS; health clubs sending special offers; windmills on wind farms texting diagnostic details to engineers; travel companies warning of delays and web servers notifying staff of technical faults. And that’s just off the top of my head!

Our Business SMS Guide is a comprehensive free document with hundreds of ideas on how SMS can help get more customers, keep more customers, reduce operational costs, improve quality of service and ultimately save you money and generate more profits. We also offer a range of free guides to specific business sectors such as travel, recruitment, salons and food outlets. Click here to see a list.

So when we spot an interesting new use case or a new angle on existing use cases, we’ll post it here. And if you want to set us a challenge in coming up with a use case for you get in touch and we’ll figure it out.

Choices on care are an incredibly important decision, and the nature and quality of the care home is of huge importance. As well as the standards of care themselves, many of those looking for the right home for a loved one place a high value on communication. SMS Marketing is a cost effective and easy to implement tool that can facilitate improved communications between care homes and families of residents in their care. Here are some examples of how it can be used.

With relatively low barriers to entry and little in the way of regulation, the home removals trade is an industry that almost anybody can enter. This means that to stay ahead of competitors, there are two key factors to consider - price and customer service, the latter of which is all important. SMS Marketing is a great way for removals companies to go above and beyond to deliver exceptional customer service - and it is incredibly cheap and easy to use. Read on to learn more....

The spring/summer season is typically a time when people change their wardrobe and even their entire image. As well as changes to the wardrobe, many will adjust their hair colour and style for the coming season. All of these changes mean that for those wearing glasses, it is often also time to change frames for something that is more in keeping with the season’s look. So how can opticians use SMS Marketing to help increase sales and attract new customers? Here are 5 top tips from the experts.

After an inclement Easter, the spring gardening season is now officially open and the challenge is on for garden centres to maximise sales and profits. Whether you are a large, established chain or a local, independent garden centre, SMS Marketing is an ideal tool to reach out to new and existing customers, offering exceptional open and conversion rates at low prices. Not sure how to use SMS Marketing for your garden centre? This infographic presents a few great ideas to get you thinking.

With this year’s exam season about to get underway, many young adults will be keen to get their driving test complete, so that they can finish school with that all important driving licence under their belt. SMS Marketing is a simple and versatile tool that can help to manage existing students effectively and also to begin filling the schedule for the months ahead. So how can independent driving instructors and driving schools alike make the most of SMS Marketing? Here are five examples.