No other marketing platform can offer you a 98% open rate
Easily connect with your customers using SMS marketing
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Connect98 is a simple SMS marketing platform for all retailers, restaurants, the leisure & hospitality industry and charities. Our platform enables the sending and receiving of SMS messages for marketing directly to your customers.
What makes our service different from the rest?
We offer a complete end-to-end service that includes data capture. After all, if you do not have your customer’s mobile number, you can’t send them a text message!
Compare our open rates
98% of text messages are read, compared to 22% of emails, 29% of tweets and 12% of Facebook posts.*
* Frost & Sullivan, Slick Text
Connect98 — A 98% open rate
Businesses we can help:
LEISURE & ENTERTAINMENT
HEALTH & BEAUTY
No matter the size of your company, whether you are an independent restaurant, a retailer, or a large multinational, if you need to communicate with your customers quickly and efficiently, with the best possible response rates, we have the solution for you.
Don’t see your industry here, but like the sound of text marketing?
We provide data capture
Customers choose to sign up for your SMS text marketing using our simple devices, branded with your company logo.
Their number is then stored in your business owner’s database within the Connect98 platform, enabling you to build a database of loyal customers that want to hear from you.
Create your own messages. Choose when to send them
Use your Connect98 account to tell the most important people all about your business. Connect98 can help get your customers back through the door.
Exclusive rewards only available through SMS
Special offers and deals
Last-minute offers & availability
Announcements & confirmations
New lines added
New branches opening
Complete in-house Text Marketing Tool
It does not matter what social media platform your customers use, or whether they have iOS or Android handsets, every mobile handset irrespective of make or model will receive an SMS.
Connect98 provides you with a dynamic and versatile marketing tool that will allow you to communicate with as many, or as few of your customers quickly and effectively.
Located at the point of sale, or handed out by staff, invite your customers to enter their mobile number into your unique Connect98 kiosk, to receive promotions and special offers, or to join your loyalty program.
Use Connect98 supplied QR codes printed on posters, leaflets, menus and even beer mats for additional ways to capture those numbers.
UPLOAD EXISTING DATA
Using existing data you have collected over time, upload this into groups by event, dates, or buying habits. Take advantage of mail merge capabilities by adding names to your uploads to personalise your messages. GDPR compliant.
YOUR OWN DIGITAL LOYALTY SCHEME
Customers are asked to ‘check in’ by entering their mobile number into your Connect98 kiosk. All you do is decide how many visits they make before they are sent a reward text, created by you.
Use SMS Keywords so customers can easily interact with your business. You can also use these to run competitions helping you to capture more data.
An SMS keyword is a word or abbreviation that people text to an SMS short code number using their mobile phone. SMS keywords are used to interact with your business using our 5-digit short code (60163).
For example, you may have a pub called The Rose & Crown, so you could have the Keyword ‘Rose’. Then via your website, social media, printed items etc. you ask people to text Rose to 60163, perhaps motivating them with a discount offer.
Connect98 will capture the number, add it to the database with a date and time stamp, as well as sending an automated response, which could include a voucher code enabling the customer to take advantage of your offer.
N.B. Text messages incorporating Connect98 SMS Keywords are charged at standard SMS rates.
AT A GLANCE REPORTING
Quick view reports, showing visitors by day, date and time. Frequency of visits and campaign redemption. Reporting also shows number of messages sent and delivered and more.