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.


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. 


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.

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.