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The usage of SMS messaging by retailers, both online and bricks and mortar, is increasing dramatically as the advantages of fast, personal, compelling and low cost communication become apparent. SMS marketing can generate interest in prospective customers, increase the loyalty of existing customers and encourage repeat sales from both.

Operationally retailers can use SMS messaging to increase efficiency thereby both cutting costs and increasing satisfaction. Update customers with delivery information; encourage them to text you for stock availability or check for special offers. You will see below many examples of how SMS is becoming indispensable for retailers. If you haven’t yet implemented this please get in touch and we’ll get you started.

SMS Marketing is a perfect option for many different types of business and the jewellery sector is no exception. Whether you are an established jewellery retailer or an artisan manufacturer, SMS Marketing offers many opportunities to promote both your brand and products, as well as increase customer loyalty. So how can businesses in the jewellery sector use SMS Marketing to their advantage? Read on for five suggestions from the experts.

After a cold and wet Easter weekend, the weather has finally turned to something that resembles spring, with temperatures now reaching double figures and some lengthier dry spells - and with this the opportunity to invest some quality time in our gardens. Whether you are an established chain or an independent local garden centre, SMS Marketing is a great way to increase sales, and now is the ideal time to make the most of it. Our experts look at 5 ways SMS can be used to drive profits.

While the majority of successful home shopping businesses now operate a huge online presence, they also effectively make use of various channels such as email, apps and SMS Marketing to contact their customers, promote products and encourage sales. Of course, much of these sales are through people simply browsing for clothes on their mobile devices but how exactly do these companies effectively utilise SMS marketing to keep their customers regularly purchasing?

Gluten free, vegan, paleo and organic products have all surged in popularity over 2017, and it is reported by the Soil Association that the organic market alone is now worth over £2 billion to the British economy. For retailers and health food outlets, there has never been a better time to be in business - and SMS Marketing could help you to ride the wave and maximise revenues in 2018. So how can health food businesses make the most of the channel? Here are some easy to implement ideas.