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How SMS can increase UK e-commerce business

How SMS can increase UK e-commerce business
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In the highly competitive e-commerce landscape, businesses are constantly looking for ways to improve their conversion rates and customer engagement. SMS marketing has emerged as a highly effective tool for businesses looking to connect with their customers in real time and drive conversions. This case study highlights the benefits of using SMS marketing for an e-commerce business in the UK.

The Business

Our client is a popular UK-based e-commerce store that sells a wide range of products across various categories, including fashion, electronics, and home appliances. The business was facing the challenge of high cart abandonment rates, with many customers leaving their products in the cart without completing the purchase. Additionally, the client was looking for ways to improve their customer engagement and increase security for their customers’ transactions.

The Solution

We recommended that the client implement SMS marketing as a tool to tackle their challenges. SMS marketing would enable the business to engage with customers in real-time, reducing cart abandonment rates, and providing an additional layer of security through two-factor authentication (2FA) One-Time-Password (OTP).

Cart Abandonment Recovery

To tackle the cart abandonment problem, we recommended implementing an SMS campaign that would remind customers of the items in their cart and provide a direct link to complete the purchase. We also suggested offering an exclusive discount code to incentivize customers to complete the purchase.

The client implemented this strategy, and the results were impressive. The SMS campaign had an open rate of 98%, with 52% of customers clicking through to complete the purchase, resulting in a significant increase in sales.

Marketing Automation

We also recommended that the client implement SMS marketing automation to improve customer engagement. The client used an SMS platform to set up an automated messaging campaign, which would send customers personalized messages based on their browsing behaviour and purchase history.

This allowed the business to keep customers engaged and informed about new products, sales, and promotions. The SMS campaign had a click-through rate of 45%, resulting in a significant increase in customer engagement and repeat purchases.

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) OTP

To increase security for their customers, we recommended that the client implement 2FA OTP. This would provide an additional layer of security for customers during the checkout process, ensuring that only authorized users can complete transactions.

The client implemented this strategy, and the results were impressive. The 2FA OTP feature had a 100% success rate in preventing fraudulent transactions, significantly improving the business’s reputation and customer trust.

Conclusion

SMS marketing has emerged as a highly effective tool for businesses looking to connect with their customers in real time and drive conversions. This case study demonstrates the benefits of SMS marketing for an e-commerce business in the UK.

By using SMS marketing to recover abandoned carts, automate customer engagement, and increase security with 2FA OTP, the business was able to increase sales, improve customer engagement, and enhance security for its customers.

As e-commerce continues to grow, businesses that implement SMS marketing are likely to gain a competitive advantage over their competitors.

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