The Top Mobile Marketing Tools You Need Right Now in 2019

Mobile marketing is a new breed of digital marketing. It targets audiences that use handheld devices, like mobile phones, tablets, and the like, to access the internet daily. In other words, online marketers these days can create successful mobile advertising campaigns to increase their customers base significantly.

Mobile marketing

The importance of mobile marketing

The number one reason that mobile marketing is crucial for all kinds of businesses is that it’s easier to advertise products and services and to communicate with an audience using it. This is why the world of marketing has shifted to the mobile-first path, leaving behind those that don’t use mobile marketing.…

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Just How Important is Customer Service?

We all hear so much about customer service, and the importance of it. However, in reality just how important of a role does it play in running a successful business, whether your store is a brick and mortar or online? All this talk about customer service isn’t for nothing — it’s serious stuff.

Customer Service Agent

The bottom line is it is one of the most important aspects in running a business that will grow and be successful. You can have every other aspect of the business in tip top shape; your inventory, your site usability, selection, price etc., but if you do not stand behind your products and support your customers throughout their purchasing process and beyond, you will not be nearly as successful as you can be.…

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Marketing: 6 Reasons You Shouldn’t Ignore Custom Stickers & Labels

The power of a promotional sticker is invaluable. They’ve been around for many years in Australia and they keep gaining strength as a promotional tool. With the emergence of social media, many people tend to focus too much on the technical side of marketing and forget about the golden oldies. Stickers never go out of fashion, they are long-lasting, attractive and cost-efficient.

Custom stickers on laptop

Here are 6 reasons to pay attention to sticker and label marketing to ensure you don’t miss out:

1. Versatility

In the beginning, stickers were used mainly as bumper stickers and for kids to stick on their school binders.…

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Sales Tips For Small Business Sales Teams

It’s never been easy for small businesses. Lacking the resources of their larger competitors, many struggle to last more than a couple of years. Without the luxury of relying on venture capital and big investments, having an effective sales process is non-negotiable. But even with the smartest salespeople, how can you compete with larger sales teams with bigger budgets?

Closing sales

At Reply our goal is to help SMBs succeed at sales, and over the years we’ve identified the processes and strategies that help smaller sales teams take on their goliath-like competitors and succeed. Here are our top tips for smashing your sales:

Learn to send effective sales emails

The Fortune 500 excel at their face-to-face pitching.…

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Should You be Offering POS Within Your Business?

The area where business is transacted is key in most businesses. In a retail or face to face environment the point of sale (POS) is where you need to maximize the transaction; not just in terms of concluding the sale, but in recording customer data that can be used to build a relationship with them and provide valuable reporting information.

POS system

Modern and flexible POS systems enable sales to be transacted quickly; they can facilitate the accurate recording of what was sold so ensuring accurate, real time stock records show at all times and valuable intelligence can be built regarding your stock, customers and business generally.…

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Tips to Use Angie’s List for Contractors and Small Businesses

Angie’s List was started in 1995, and the company has grown into a trusted service for consumers to judge the trustworthiness of contractors. Geared towards home services, Angie’s List can be used as a lead generation tool for small businesses.

Angies List HQ

But how can contractors and small businesses better use the site to generate leads?

1. Advertise on the Site

Angie’s List makes money from advertising, and they have salesmen that will talk to you about your service category. Keep in mind that these salesmen need to make the sale to earn their commission, so you’re in control.

But the salesperson will try to pressure you into a sale with:

  • Rate increase threats
  • Deadlines

Don’t worry – these are all empty sales tactics.…

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Short Guide to Advertising Black Friday Sales

Traditionally seen as a day of retail madness in the US, Black Friday has soon found it’s way to British high streets and online retailers, with mega savings available nationwide. With last year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend generating over £1.4bn in the UK online only, it’s no wonder that more and more businesses are jumping on the bandwagon and getting involved. They are right to, when you really think about the potential sales that could be generated with a simple offer or promotion.

Black Friday sales preparation

But what is Black Friday and Cyber Monday all about? Traditionally, Black Friday falls the day after Thanksgiving in America, and is the day when thousands of US companies offer huge discounts and offers in order to encourage sales to mark the start of the Christmas shopping season.…

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How to Use Storytelling to Raise Conversion Rates

Many experts agree that telling your business’ story to customers helps them learn more about you and make you more personable. However, several marketing studies show that customers are not only more likely to ‘buy’ what you are selling if you attach a story to that item.

Indeed, storytelling has proven effective at improving marketing strategies, for everything from boosting purchase cost and rate to increasing conversion rate.

use story telling to increase sales

Need some proof? Sure – you don’t have to purchase research paper on the topic; just try google it. For example, a study by Origin tested a group of 3,000 consumers by presenting each with a different product page for a bottle of wine; one that contained the typical product description with notes of flavor and a second that told the story of the winemaker who produced the bottle.…

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4 Ways to Keep Your Sales Growing

If you want your business to make more profit this year than it did the last, you need strategies in place that boost sales. At its core, sales is all about building relationships with people, whereby you solve a problem or fulfil a need of theirs. This relationship requires trust, communication and the ability to relate to others easily.

4 strategies to keep sales growing

You can build more relationships and strengthen existing ones by demonstrating your expertise, asking your customers questions and telling the story that makes your company unique and trustworthy. By expanding your online reach and offline network, you attract more paying customers. And, those people will recommend your product or service, and even draw in potential partners that can provide more lucrative opportunities.…

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