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