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Sales managers can use SMS messaging to great effect both in terms of contacting customers and for managing and communicating with sales personnel.

SMS marketing is great for generating leads and SMS can also be used to keep the prospect informed. Confirm receipt of their enquiry, tell them who will be handling it and what the next step is, keep them in the picture without badgering them.

If your sales team are out on the road then SMS is the best way of keeping them informed too. Tell them about new leads, messages from customers and prospects, ask them to check in with the office. SMS is also safer than voice calls when people are driving and provides a permanent record they can refer back to. This section will provide more details on how sales managers can benefit from using SMS messaging.

People today place a much higher value on freedom, and with this has come a new demand for flexibility in the way we work. For the UK’s booming small business sector, this often means a preference for flexible, on-demand office and workshop space that are free from the traditional long-term, rigid contracts. SMS Marketing is the ideal solution for providers of such services to increase revenue in 2018. Read on for five great ideas to get you started...

Although many will have already completed their festive wine shopping by now, many more will be out to buy in the last few days before Christmas - especially those who have yet to decide on the right bottle or case. WIth the stakes so high, it is up to wine merchants to win these customers - and SMS Marketing could be the secret weapon in the arsenal.

Christmas is a key time for businesses of every shape and size to get their message out. Whether you are selling a product or service or simply out to increase brand recognition, this is the one time of year that it matters more than ever that your brand is seen to be joining in the spirit of things - and SMS Marketing is the obvious solution. So how can businesses and brands use SMS Marketing to increase profits and build their profiles this Christmas? Here are some ideas you can try.

Most car dealerships and garages already have almost everything in place to start an effective SMS marketing campaign. When customers go into a car garage to have a service or a MOT done, they almost always give the dealership their mobile phone number. The reason for this is simple: if a customer is bringing their car in to get checked and they don't want to wait around for any work to be carried out, they'll simply head into town or run a few errands, until the garage gives them a call on their mobile to let them know the work has been done. That means most garages will have a healthy amount of mobile numbers already in their database, but quite often a garage will overlook the potential that their database of contacts presents.

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SMS messaging is not just a powerful marketing tool for reaching and engaging with consumers; it is also immensely valuable to companies operating in both the B2C and B2B sectors. With some imagination and creativity, SMS messaging can work well for any business, whatever the sector and is highly attractive not just because of its exceptional open and response rates, but also the low costs, high ROI and ease of use. If you are looking to build your market penetration in the print industry, SMS messaging has a lot to offer. Read this article from the team at Fastsms to see how your print business can help keep its competitive edge and stay profitable with SMS messaging.

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