SMS Rocks My Home Town

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Just thought I'd share this with you guys to show you the potential in SMS.

In my town, we have a SMS service that blasts out coupons. It's not just one business, it's every business in town going to the provider and owner of the list of subscribers and paying for a mass blast.

This was July of last year. A gas station, of all places, sent out a coupon via SMS for cheap gas. Furthermore; it is a little rinky dink hole-in-the-wall gas station. Only 4 pumps and they don't even have a fountain machine or cold drinks inside.

--Pile ups like this happen every time there's an SMS deal going on in town. EVERY TIME.
#home #rocks #sms #town
  • Profile picture of the author belleinc
    Awesome! I have been targeting restaurants and nightclubs, didn't think about a gas station...very cool idea indeed 8-)
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    • Profile picture of the author Neodism
      Originally Posted by belleinc View Post

      Awesome! I have been targeting restaurants and nightclubs, didn't think about a gas station...very cool idea indeed 8-)
      Would you like to talk via email? I believe I could be of great help to you and your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author jpeguero
    Nice!!!

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  • Profile picture of the author WaynesWorld
    Great post! SMS marketing is the way to go! Also, think about expanding your marketing towards multi-channel marketing. Find that preferred mode of communication between your customers!
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  • Profile picture of the author Eric S
    This really makes the wheels start turning about what SMS marketing could do in smaller towns. The subscriber lists wouldn't be too huge, but if everyone in town was subscribed, it presents a great value to the businesses.
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    • Profile picture of the author faydra_j
      Do you mind if we use your pictures?
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  • Profile picture of the author onlineVisions
    i should consider gas stations too
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  • Profile picture of the author cheerios2009
    Great post here. I was actually going to do a similar thing. Instead of trying to get each business to start their own SMS, I figured I'd build a list for them, and they could pay me to blast a SMS out. I'm trying to go in through the backdoor of building moble sites. I'm busy with my online business and yet to get to SMS, but I'm close. It's encouraging to see others seeing great success.

    Thanks for the post,
    Chrisi
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  • Profile picture of the author TLayne
    Hi Shane,

    Do you have any idea what the service is charging for each blast? Is it a one time charge for each blast? Monthly fee plus blast charge?

    If you know, or could find out, I'd sincerely appreciate it. I'm looking to start something like this as well.

    Blessings!
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  • Profile picture of the author TrumpiaTim
    What town and service?
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  • Profile picture of the author mjazhilton
    Oh gas station. That is nice spot to consider!
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  • Profile picture of the author JSKING
    Well done very well!
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