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SMS Marketing: The Secret Weapon for E-Commerce Brands This Black Friday and Cyber Monday
September 1, 2022 at 3:04 pm

Planning for Black Friday and Cyber Monday (BFCM) is already top of mind for many e-commerce brands, and includes the usual channels like email marketing, paid search, paid social, and marketplace ads. But as the cost and effectiveness of channels like paid social continue to fluctuate, brands are continuously searching for ways to maximize return…

SMS Delivers Customer Learnings for Paper Source
August 29, 2022 at 3:56 pm

This episode was recorded live at CRMC 2022 in Chicago. In episode 364 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Isabelle Darby, director of marketing at Paper Source, the premier paper store for unique gifts, crafts, stationery and more. Darby discusses her current role and career background (0:47), why Paper Source is investing in…

Cross-Channel Marketing: Why SMS is an Essential Part of Your E-Commerce Strategy
August 4, 2022 at 5:20 pm

Cross-channel marketing enables online brands and retailers to blend different communication channels to reach customers and create cohesive shopping experiences. In this article, we’ll look at the role of SMS in cross-channel marketing, and why it’s important in a holistic e-commerce strategy. Cross-Channel Marketing and the Use of SMS in E-Commerce From email inboxes to…

How to Implement SMS as a Powerful Marketing Tool
June 30, 2022 at 5:12 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Total Retail's Joe Keenan and Marie Albiges discuss an article recently published by Total Retail titled, “Not Prioritizing SMS Marketing? One Metric Will Change Your Mind,” authored by Jeff Haws, senior manager at MessageGears. SMS is a powerful tool for marketers as virtually every message gets opened (and quickly).…

Not Prioritizing SMS Marketing? One Metric Will Change Your Mind.
June 23, 2022 at 4:52 pm

SMS messaging is indelibly woven into the fabric of everyday life for many people. Which makes sense because we’ve been texting — the more commonly used term for SMS — since long before the iPhone even existed. In fact, the first SMS message was sent 30 years ago. (Seriously.) If you’re a marketer in your…

The Slowdown of E-Commerce and How Online Brands Can Adapt
June 16, 2022 at 4:37 pm

The COVID-fueled e-commerce party couldn’t last forever. Businesses knew that it was only a matter of time before consumers reverted to their pre-pandemic shopping habits of mixing online and in-person shopping. That time appears to be upon us. A recently released Mastercard SpendingPulse report showed a year-over-year (YoY) retail sales increase of 7.2 percent in…

Yotpo Grow Helps Black-Owned Businesses Thrive
May 30, 2022 at 4:06 pm

While the COVID pandemic brought dramatic shifts in employment that disrupted many lives, it also created a record-breaking number of entrepreneurs — driving the largest increase in new business applications in history. But as many of these new retailers adjusted to a “click to brick” economy, finding the time to build their brand in a…

Retailers Should Be Texting Customers More: Here's How to Do it Effectively
May 2, 2022 at 4:47 pm

While many industries have embraced short message service (SMS, or more commonly referred to as texting) as a meaningful way to communicate with customers, many retail brands still haven't adopted the practice with regularity. As retailers consider changes in marketing tactics, increasing text message campaigns should be part of the discussion. People are on their…

Building Customer Loyalty Through SMS Marketing
March 24, 2022 at 12:52 pm

Bringing in new customers to your business is a challenge itself, but retaining them and building a meaningful relationship is a whole other feat. Brands often struggle to find the right communication channel and messaging to grow customer engagement. With so many new small businesses booming following The Great Resignation, building customer loyalty is paramount…

4 Things Retailers Must Do Before the 2022 Holidays
February 16, 2022 at 4:19 pm

The holidays are behind us. The November and December rush leaves most companies exhausted and in a turbulent cycle of catch-up after the hectic time from Black Friday through Christmas. Before you know it, spring will be here and planning for the 2022 holiday season will kick off. You might not have taken more than…