Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Text Reminders for Your Yoga Class


Keep Attendance Numbers High All Year Long

Anyone who teaches a fitness class (from yoga and cycling to Pilates instructors) wants to keep attendance numbers high throughout the entire year. With SendTree, a Group Text Messaging Service, you can send text reminders and inspirational messages to everyone in your class.

This New Year make sure no one misses another one of your classes with SendTree. Once you've created an account with SendTree, just invite your class to text “JOIN” to your personal SendTree phone number, and they’ll automatically receive your text messages.   


A great addition for any fitness class >>


SendTree allows you to send:

  • Text reminders (schedules, dates, and times of all your meets)
  • Weather notifications (delays and cancellations)
  • Motivational messages (when people need a little push to make it to class)
  • Other timely class related news (early-bird savings if you pre-register for classes)

Effective and Low Cost Group Texting

This year take advantage of a service that lets you send text reminders and notifications straight to your class’s cell phones. Just log in to your account, type up a quick message, and soon all your contacts will receive the same personalized text message right on their cell phone.

Enjoy a FREE 30-day trial today >>


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

SMS Weather Alerts for Your Groups


Do you live in an area where bad weather can wreak havoc on your schedule? If you’re like most Americans, unpredictable weather can force you to cancel your plans at the last minute.

Does your business or organization need a way to share weather related news with your customers, employees, students, or other group members?

SendTree is one way to quickly and inexpensively connect with everyone in your group. When weather forces you to cancel a meeting or event, send one bulk text message (aka SMS communication) to notify all your contacts.

Send text messages straight to your contact’s cell phone

With SendTree, a Group Text Messaging Service, you can tell everyone in your groups—businesses, customers, clubs, teams, staff members, church groups, students, and more—about weather related cancellations and delays.

What else can texting do for my group >>
 texting for businesses


And it’s not just for weather alerts, you can use SendTree to share event reminders, announcements, important news, mobile coupons, and anything else you can think of. It’s more efficient than email because anyone with a cell phone can receive text messages, and text messages have a much higher open rate than email.

Sign up now and you'll be prepared for the next polar vortex 

Whether it’s a blizzard, thunderstorm, extreme heat, or just a power outage, now you can tell the people who matter most to your organization about weather related cancellations or delays.

Start your FREE 30-day trial today >>


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

How to Get Holiday Shoppers to Come Back All Year Round


As the holiday shopping season kicks off, your business is experiencing an increase in sales. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could count on these kinds of sales all year round?

With SendTree, a bulk text messaging service, you can connect with your customers by sending texts straight to their mobile phones. It just takes a few minutes to type up a message and click send. Your messages will appear right in the palm of your customer's hand.

One thing all shoppers love, sales and coupons

As more people are visiting your store or restaurant, this is the perfect time to invite customers to opt-in to join your SendTree list.

Increase returns visits by making it irresistible for customers to not return to your store or restaurant. Share:
  • Mobile coupons
  • Special sales events
  • Weather notices (closed due to snowstorm)
  • Buy one get one free promotions
  • And more!

Mobile coupons – the perfect gift for loyal customers

Text message notifications are a great way to catch busy holiday shoppers on the go. You can schedule messages ahead of time to be delivered anytime, anywhere. Plus, mobile coupons have 10x higher redemption rates than traditional coupons (FunMobility.com)




Our pro-tip: Tell customers about SendTree during checkout, and offer a discount to anyone who signs up during their in-store visit.

How does SendTree work?

Just advertise your SendTree phone number on signage, receipts, or your store’s website. All your customers need to do is text “JOIN” to your personal SendTree phone number and they’ll automatically be added to your contact list. 

Sign-up with SendTree today to start taking advantage of the year’s busiest retail season. Develop a strong customer base, encourage return visits, and increase foot traffic throughout the year with our group text messaging service. 

Join SendTree today and get 30-days FREE on us >>

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Bars & Nightclubs: Stop Putting Up with Slow Nights


Your bar’s worst-case scenario: repeat slow nights
It’s the peak hours of the night, but you've got a big problem. Your bar is empty. Where are your customers? Do you have a solution for improving business on sluggish nights? 

If you had SendTree you could connect with your customers right now - reminding people what they love about your bar with a quick text message. 



A new approach to customer engagement: group text messaging  

SendTree is a group text messaging service that allows you to communicate with your customers directly on their mobile phones. SendTree makes it easy for regulars and your website visitors to opt-in to receive your messages. All they have to do is text “JOIN” to your personal SendTree phone number and they're automatically added to your contact list.

Instead of accepting slow nights as a “normal” part of business, now you can quickly and inexpensively reach out to your customers with a text message.


Our pro trip – Make the benefits of joining your SendTree list clear:

  • Share mobile coupons (discounts on drinks, food, or cover fees) 
  • Send special events notifications 
  • Encourage returns visits
  • Remind people of happy-hour deals

Have you heard enough? Ready to start your FREE 30-day trial with SendTree?


Connecting with your target audience
Most of your customers are tech-savvy 18-30 year olds who stay connected with the world through their mobile phone. The fastest, most efficient way to connect with this generation is by sending text messages straight to their mobile phones.

Want to connect with this age group? Statistics say text is the way to go >>

The bottom line – Make sure your marketing strategy matches the habits of your customers. With more people than ever now owning a cell phone – SendTree can inexpensively take your business to the next level of customer engagement.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Your Sales are 17 Minutes Away



Who are the people most likely to walk-in to your business today and make a purchase? According to BrightLocal's survey, chances are that the majority of your customers live within 15-20 miles of your business (Screenwerk). That equates to around a 17 minute drive.

How does this change the way you market to your target audience?

Whatever the size of your business, you don’t want to waste time and money marketing to a group that already considers you too far to travel to.  

Instead of wasting money on expensive newspaper ads or radio commercials (that may or may not reach your target audience), you could use SendTree, a group text messaging service, to connect with customers.



http://blog.sendtree.com/2013/11/adding-contacts-to-your-recipient-list.html?cid=b20141118


Use a mobile approach to reach your customers anytime, anywhere

SendTree is a group text messaging service that lets you send text messages straight to your customers’ mobile phones. When you sign-up with SendTree we provide you with your own personal SendTree phone number. Your patrons can just text “JOIN” to your SendTree list number to start receiving your text messages. Imagine how a text messaging campaign can increase return visits and build a strong customer base for your business.

Our Pro Tip – Make it clear what the benefits are for joining your contact list:
  • Mobile coupons
  • Special events notifications
  • VIP sales notices

Still wondering how this all works? 

With SendTree you can write one message and send it to everyone on your contact list with the push of a button. It's easy to use and much cheaper than traditional advertising strategies. Plus text messages have a 95% open rate. Interested in giving SendTree a try? Click below to start your FREE 30-day trial. 

https://www.sendtree.com/create-account?cid=b20141118

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

How to Connect with Customers Who Need Your Products


Reach the people who matter most to your business with a mobile approach

In this competitive marketplace, it can be a challenge to reach the people who will actually use your products or services. The trick is to meet customers in the spaces they frequent most. Today it’s no secret; that space is mobile.
"91 percent of adults have their smartphones within arm’s reach. And that was as of 2007. I would wager the sum is closer to 100 percent now."
-- MorganStanley, Forbes.com
Because more people than ever now own a cell phone it makes sense to engage customers with text message communication. SendTree is a group text messaging service that allows you to connect with your target audience by sending text messages straight to people's mobile phones. Use it for:

  • notifications
  • mobile coupons
  • reminders 
  • special events 
  • alerts and more

Most business owners don’t realize the impact text messaging can have on their business. Mobile phones keep us connected with friends, family, and coworkers. Now mobile can bridge the gap between consumer and industry.

"Even more important to entrepreneurs: 9 out of 10 mobile searches lead to action. More than half lead to sales."
-- Cheryl Conner, Forbes.com, SearchEngineLand

The bottom line: Make sure your messages are seen by the people who matter most to your organization with a service that instantly connects you to the consumer. Update your website with your personal SendTree phone number so people can opt-in receive your daily specials by texting “JOIN” to your SendTree phone number. 


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tanning Salons: How to Keep Customers Coming Back


Avoid slow workdays and encourage return visits with a mobile strategy 


It’s fall and that means the days are getting shorter, darker, and a lot colder. For tanning salons, this is the perfect time to start building a strong customer base. Despite the lack of sunlight, it can be a struggle to retain clients, reduce no-shows, and keep day-to-day business busy. You’ll want to build a list of loyal clients as soon as possible. How can you do this quickly while on a budget?  
"Mobile is not the future, it is the now. Meet your customers in the environment of their choice, not where it's convenient for you." -- Cyndie Shaffstall, Spider Trainers 

Bring business to your tanning salon by engaging people on their phones


Eliminate those slow-days and one-time customers with SendTree, a group mobile messaging service that allows you to engage your clients with text message communication. 

By contacting your customers with text, you can directly engage clients – reminding them of sales, special events, and promotions. As clients visit the salon, you can invite them to opt-in and start receiving special deals on their mobile devices.
http://blog.sendtree.com/2014/07/how-to-build-your-contact-list-with-opt.html?cid=b20141104

SendTree works for all wireless carriers and devices. That means your messages will reach customers no matter what network, cell phone, or smartphone they use. 

Engage customers with mobile coupons, special sales, and reminders


Retain clients by rewarding them for signing-up:
          - Share mobile coupons that advertise 10% off, 20 % off, etc. in your message 
          - Send special sales notices for VIP customers 
          - Make an offer pop and increase foot traffic by including timely details, like  
            "today only" or "for the next hour only" 
          - Notify patrons when you'll be closed for bad weather or holidays 


Seamless social media integration with SendTree  


With a mobile marketing strategy you can reach out to your customers by sending text messages to their cell phones. Your SendTree account can also be synced up with your Facebook and Twitter, so all your text messages appear on your social media pages too. 

There are lots of benefits to using SendTree as a mobile marketing platform. Read all about it by downloading our SendTree 101 Guide or start you FREE 30-day trial by clicking the link below. 

https://www.sendtree.com/create-account?Cid=b20141104

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Is Your Small Business Ready for Mobile Customers?


How can your small business meet the demands of today’s technology-driven consumer? And how can you do it on a budget with a service that takes only minutes to learn?

SendTree is a group text messaging service that is not only extremely affordable; it’s easy to use. SendTree allows you to to send timely text messages to your customers with just the push of a button. Send sales reminders, mobile coupons, or special event notifications to your customers anytime, anywhere.




More than 91% of American adults now own a cell phone (Pew Internet Research). With more and more of your customers relying on their cell phones to stay connected, now is the time for small business owners to take advantage of mobile technology.


“Arguably, small-business owners are in a better position to use mobile for customer engagement,” according to Christopher M. Litster, a Senior Vice President at Constant Contact. 
For small-business owners, it’s all about connecting with customers as opposed to amassing fans and followers. Since they have a smaller customer base compared with big chains, they’re able to more actively engage them,"  Litster concludes. 

So the next time you have a big sales event to announce, or if you just need to entice your loyal patrons to stop in and shop, how are you going to do it?

You could go the traditional marketing route and run an (expensive) ad in the local paper, or share it on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Those would most likely be effective tactics to have in your marketing mix. But with SendTree, you can more directly reach the audience that has proven they are willing to buy from you — your actual customers.






References:
"Cell Phone Ownership Hits 91% of Adults.Pew Research Center RSS. N.p., 6 June 2013. Web. 24 Oct. 2014.

Litster, Christopher M. "Why Mobile Marketing Is Made for Small Business.OPEN Forum. American Express, 4 
          Oct. 2012. Web. 24 Oct. 2014.