2022 is about to see the UK and Commonwealth come together to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the first British Monarch ever to reach this historic milestone.
With the extra special weekend approaching and over twenty-five million people expected to join in the celebrations, as a business, are you ready?
Bank holidays are inevitably expected to bring a change to your business, whether it’s with different opening hours, increased footfall, special events, or some royally good offers. However your business is planning to be involved in this momentous occasion, with several easy-to-use features, SMS can help get your message out there.
Expanding your database
Planning ahead is key to any business and building your database is a great way to help prepare you for your important updates. You can capture details at the table in your restaurant or on the booking or purchase page of your website, noting down contact details is often a requirement for bookings or deliveries and adding an opt-in to SMS option is a simple way to build up your contact lists.
An SMS short code would also be a quick way for potential customers to show their interest and opt in. Shortcodes are easy to use, all you need to do is display your 5-digit code in your shop window or in a prominent location with your chosen keyword, and when a customer responds they can be registered to receive your exciting upcoming news.
Distributing your jubilant updates
With more than 70,000 ‘Big lunches’ and Jubilee-themed events planned across the country, it’s likely your business could be busier than usual, so what updates and news will you be sending out and how can SMS help you?
• Sending booking reminders from a virtual mobile number could be essential to preventing ‘no shows’ and gives you the opportunity to fill those spaces
• Maybe you are planning a special celebratory menu or promotional offer, with Textlocal Messenger you have the ability to attach documents to outbound SMS, such as campaign posters, tickets, or vouchers
• Schedule messages in advance to help free up your time if you’re experiencing busier periods, freeing you up to focus on the festivities
Text messaging allows you to engage with your customers on a personal level, and with many options available to help keep you on the ball, SMS could be your saving grace.
If you’d like to discuss any of these options in more detail our team is always on hand and happy to help, give us a call at 01244 752299 or sign up for a free account here.