Advice Needed: SMS offline Marketing

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Ok, for some time I have been using Text Local to keep members of my social group (football team, different meeting groups Etc) up to date with what's happening.

I have now thought why don't I offer this to local take away shops and restaurants within my local area.

I am going to offer a managed SMS marketing service. I will (am hoping) charge an initial set up charge then a monthly recurring fee. This is were I would like some advice.

What can I charge monthly or what's the best way to work it out per business.

My initial set up charge will cover the purchasing of the key word + a little extra. I'm thinking around £150 set up then monthly charge.

Is anyone currently offering this type of service? And if so would you be willing you advise and work with me to help me get this up and running.

Like I said previously, I would like to offer this to local businesses within 10 miles of my location to start before branching out to other locations.

Thanks in advance for any comments and advice.

John.

ps. Sorry if this is in the wrong section. It's also in mobile marketing.
#advice #marketing #offline #sms
  • Profile picture of the author Br3nn4n
    Has anyone got any advice on this venture? I thought I may of ad a few replies from those already implementing text message marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author umc
    It's not often talked about here, more on the mobile forum. I've purchased some courses about such a venture in the past, years and years ago.

    SMS marketing exists for things like restaurants, but you don't see many examples of it, and my guess is there's a reason (people maybe don't opt-in). I'm not sure, I know I won't opt-in but I'm a curmudgeon, lol.

    It's a cool idea. The open rates are said to be phenomenal. I've just never seen it take off and there must be some reason.
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  • Profile picture of the author Br3nn4n
    Been a week and not much advice.

    Is anyone currently offering this to local businesses?
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