For retailers, the most wonderful time of year is just around the corner; the holiday shopping season. Many consumers have already begun shopping for the holidays. This means if you haven’t already started thinking about your text message marketing strategy to increase holiday sales, you really need to start planning.
Invest in Mobile Marketing
When it comes to marketing strategies, mobile marketing is the future.
Consider some of these impressive statistics and there’s no doubt you’ll be ready to plan your mobile marketing strategy:
- 75% of Americans admit they bring their Smartphones to the bathroom. This clearly indicates that Americans have become seriously attached to their mobile devices, which means you have increased opportunities to reach your customers via mobile marketing – even when nature calls. I know I do.
- 4 out of 5 consumers use their Smartphones to shop. By offering mobile coupons via text (SMS) message and other incentives, you greatly increase your sales.
- 18% of local mobile searches result in a purchase. Mobile users that locate your business via their mobile devices will be more inclined to purchase from you than they would if they located you on their desktop or laptop. The reason? Mobile users tend to be in a rush and usually have a specific product in mind when searching for it on their smartphones or tablets, which increases the likelihood of a purchase.
Take Advantage of Mobile Marketing with SMS Text Messages
In order to take advantage of the aforementioned benefits, SMS or text messaging is a must. Through SMS messages, your targeted audience has actually granted you permission to contact them regarding any sales and special offers you are promoting. Since they’re basically asking you to contact them about your offers, you are nearly guaranteed a sale via SMS.
While there are several incentives you can offer your targeted audience via SMS, one that offers a significant conversion rate is a mobile or “text-to-win” sweepstakes. Through this type of program, your customers text a word to a short number, or code, which enters them to win a prize and gives you the permission to send them offers or coupons directly to their phone. It can also offer an immediate discount on a product or service that you have to offer.
If you want to get as many sales as possible this holiday season, there’s no doubt about it: mobile and SMS text message marketing are a must. If you have any questions about SMS text marketing call or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org