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Send Out Coupons as Text Messages


We recently had a coffee shop subscribe for text alerts.  They had great business on Monday-Friday, but were having a hard time over the weekends (a common problem among coffee shops and other beverage-focused industries).  What was their solution?  Sending a text message with $1 off large gourmet coffees.  Within 5 weeks, Saturday sales had increased by an average of 60%.

Sending out coupons via text message is a great/inexpensive way to advertise and market your business during those slow times.  What kind of marketing tricks do you try when sales are slow?


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  • Is there a way to crest an online sign up sheet so the phone numbers can automatically be uploaded to a list in my account? If not y’all should have your I.t guys get on that.

    • Hi Deane,
      Sorry I didn’t see your comment earlier, but yes, each account automatically receives an online sign up sheet. For example, if I created an account with the keyword ‘verse-of-the-day’ (no quotes), then a sign-up page is automatically generated for me at

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