Second sale took 10 minutes = $147

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i went to a pizza shop this morning and walked in. i asked for the owner and she was behind the counter. so i asked here if she wanted to know how to get 90 percent of her ads read in the first ten minutes when they go out... she was like what????

i laughed and explained about sms marketing. her husband over heard and walked over and said he loved the idea and asked if i could come back at 2 when things slowed down..... she wanted to see some paper work on it.

so i thought to myself hmmmm how can i go in and get them to buy today...... so i created an invoice on my laptop went to staples had it printed out on a very high grade paper and bouhgt a see thru folder for it i put my biz name on it and theres and the services i was offering....

so i went back put the invoice in front of her and explained the pricing to her had her do a demo which i set up and the husband said lets do it as he walked out of the store she yelled back at him " honey bring me another check book i am writing the last one from this one"

Scott
#$147 #minutes #sale
  • Profile picture of the author bencarroll02
    Awesome! What service were you offering? How were you using the local sms marketing?
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    • Profile picture of the author cchipster
      Nice job !! Mind sharing how you did the demo? The platform you are using?
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      • Profile picture of the author internetPro
        Originally Posted by cchipster View Post

        Nice job !! Mind sharing how you did the demo? The platform you are using?

        i am undecided which platform to use i am demoing trumpia with the free trial all i did was set up my own key word and had them do it from there phone than woolaa they dug it and understood it.

        i am following a couple threads on help out on which platform to go with...
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        • Profile picture of the author littleangle
          Wow Scott, That is sooooo AWESOME!! I just checked in for some inspiration and WHAMO!! Thanks Dude!

          ps. LOVE the thinking-off-the-cuff w/invoice.
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        • Profile picture of the author TrumpiaTim
          Originally Posted by internetPro View Post

          i am undecided which platform to use i am demoing trumpia with the free trial all i did was set up my own key word and had them do it from there phone than woolaa they dug it and understood it.

          i am following a couple threads on help out on which platform to go with...
          Nice work! Made a sale without deciding on a platform, pretty impressive!

          Hopefully Trumpia get's the nod when you decide to make a decision on what platform to move forward with. Keep in mind, you can also sell email marketing to the pizza store also if they are currently using a service like Constant Contact or iContact since Trumpia offers email marketing as a supplement to mobile.
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        • Profile picture of the author Steven Carl Kelly
          Originally Posted by internetPro View Post

          i am undecided which platform to use i am demoing trumpia with the free trial all i did was set up my own key word and had them do it from there phone than woolaa they dug it and understood it.

          i am following a couple threads on help out on which platform to go with...
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          I'm a big proponent of Twilio. So far, we've found them to have outstanding pricing (2 cents per outgoing text with no monthly fee -- pay for the SMS only) and interfacing with their API is a breeze.
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        • Profile picture of the author paulie888
          Originally Posted by internetPro View Post

          i am undecided which platform to use i am demoing trumpia with the free trial all i did was set up my own key word and had them do it from there phone than woolaa they dug it and understood it.

          i am following a couple threads on help out on which platform to go with...
          Does your client already have a good list of phone numbers to blast out these text messages to, or are you going to go over with him the best and most effective ways of encouraging customers to sign up with their phone numbers?
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          • Profile picture of the author internetPro
            Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

            Does your client already have a good list of phone numbers to blast out these text messages to, or are you going to go over with him the best and most effective ways of encouraging customers to sign up with their phone numbers?
            no list.... i will be covering different methods of building there cleintal
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            • Profile picture of the author thattori
              Originally Posted by internetPro View Post

              no list.... i will be covering different methods of building there cleintal
              @internetPro,
              would you be kindly sharing all of us your methods of building the LIST!!
              Thanks
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              • Profile picture of the author vfactor
                How did you present your demo? the most important part of it
                by the way nice trick
                well done
                vijay
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                • Profile picture of the author internetPro
                  Originally Posted by vfactor View Post

                  How did you present your demo? the most important part of it
                  by the way nice trick
                  well done
                  vijay
                  presenting the demo is the easy part

                  have a key word set up ask them to grab there cell phone have them text to it then wolla sold done deal
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                  • Profile picture of the author xlfutur1
                    Originally Posted by internetPro View Post

                    presenting the demo is the easy part

                    have a key word set up ask them to grab there cell phone have them text to it then wolla sold done deal
                    Yes, it works. I just set up a pizza shop with an sms system last week, and another pizza shop owner (2 locations) called me this morning and I set up an appointment for Monday.

                    Be prepared so they can join the text list and get the offer you set up for them right in front of you. Also, I have mine set up to where I can insert a date for the "coupon" to expire. They love it. I used a direct mail letter to a few pizza shops in my town and got 2 appts from it.

                    The upsells should be pretty easy because none of these businesses have mobile sites, or are using QR Codes, etc. To prevent their eyes from glazing over however, I'm only targeting one tactic at first (sms) and educating them as time goes on.
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                    • Profile picture of the author xichabodx
                      It would be great to a Call/Order Now-type link, taking customers directly to their mobile website (in which you build). Are you doing this yet?

                      How much are you charging these pizza places for your SMS services?
                      What about set-up fees?
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              • Profile picture of the author internetPro
                Originally Posted by thattori View Post

                @internetPro,
                would you be kindly sharing all of us your methods of building the LIST!!
                Thanks

                since this biz is a pizza place.... we are going to take stickers with there short code and key word on all existing in house advertisments that they already had printed like flyers menus any thing that a customer can leave with any new advertisment material they will add the short code... and i will be working with them on how to get in coming cutomers text to there short code
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    • Profile picture of the author internetPro
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      Originally Posted by bencarroll02 View Post

      Awesome! What service were you offering? How were you using the local sms marketing?

      i am offering sms sevices to get in the door to gain trust i believe it will be the quickest way for them to see results... when someone comes in to redeem a text that has been sent... than i am going to take over or start there social networking and build mobile ww i just bought quentins wso
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  • Profile picture of the author Jake Gray
    Watch SMS take off.

    It's going to be a huge part of every offliner's income very soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author GlobalMedia
    Really a nice marketing strategy. We can learn lots of thing from the same. Incidents of such kind fill one with self confidence, which helps in the long run.
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  • Profile picture of the author MsMotivation1
    Scott, congrats... that's awesome! I'm about to start offering SMS marketing so it's great to hear that it's working for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sweely99
    Wow! This truly was an inspiring read.

    Congratulations, bro! Stuff like that doesn't happen to everyone everyday
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    every day you hustlin! good job man.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amir Luis
    I think this is a great idea and a GREAT additional service that I could add to my current services list. Do you have an outsourcer?

    Are you doing it all yourself?

    Just curious.
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    • Profile picture of the author internetPro
      Originally Posted by Amir Luis View Post

      I think this is a great idea and a GREAT additional service that I could add to my current services list. Do you have an outsourcer?

      Are you doing it all yourself?

      Just curious.
      doing it myself for now...
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