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There is a very common misconception that SMS is all about selling and sales. To which there is no denying that selling through SMS can be very powerful, with its immense open rates of 98%, and it’s ability to be able to mass send out a campaign containing a URL link to a website or specific product, can yield fantastic results that no other channel can. However SMS is helping businesses in many more ways than just getting in those sales. Any and every business can use SMS to help grow and improve their business, depending on the sector or what their issue or problem is that needs to be solves, SMS can be the answer. Whether that be helping with internal communication or improving customer service, SMS really can do it all. Business SMS - Different ways to use SMS to help your business Improving your customer service Customer service is imperative to any...

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...

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...

Mobile marketing is continually evolving and changing the way businesses communicate with their customers, improving customer service, increasing sales, reducing no shows with appointment reminders - the enhancements are endless. We are all addicted to our mobile phones, and this love for our mobile phone is the reason why it’s such a powerful device for businesses. It’s the channel that customers want to use and communicate on, it’s simple, effective, convenient and low cost.  Shockingly, there are still some businesses that are yet to wake up to the power of mobile marketing. In this handy guide below we discuss why and how businesses are using mobile marketing, and some of the most effective ways to use SMS for mobile marketing.  Business Mobile Marketing Guide - The most effective way to communicate with your customers.

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...