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Just added a new feature to my site! on quote request, I get a text!

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by TheGoat, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. TheGoat

    TheGoat LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 273

    As you all know, it's pretty competitive out there right now. I decided I need to do something to improve my response times so I changed my "get a quote" section so that it sends my phone a text message when a prospect hits the button rather than sending me an email.

    I feel pretty stoked about this.

    take a look and tell me what you think.
  2. Dave does lawns

    Dave does lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 260

    I really like your site and style.

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,223

    What service is it?
  4. TheGoat

    TheGoat LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 273

    I'm not sure I understand your question.

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,223

    what is the name of the feature that allows you to recieve texts from your website?
  6. TheGoat

    TheGoat LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 273

    Form data can be output in several ways, sending the data in an email being one of them. Most cell providers support a feature that lets you send an email that is recieved as a text on your phone.
    Posted via Mobile Device
  7. greg8872

    greg8872 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 298

    Depending on your service and phone, you may want to play with things such as subject and the format of the message to make it easy to read on your phone. I can only confirm Verizon and T-Mobile ones as they are ones I currently use on an app. (and de-confim Alltel, as it was bought out by Verizon, but I love my grandfathered data contract that came with the merge that you can't get from verizon)

    AT&T – cellnumber@txt.att.net
    Verizon – cellnumber@vtext.com
    T-Mobile – cellnumber@tmomail.net
    Sprint PCS - cellnumber@messaging.sprintpcs.com
    Virgin Mobile – cellnumber@vmobl.com
    US Cellular – cellnumber@email.uscc.net
    Nextel - cellnumber@messaging.nextel.com
    Boost - cellnumber@myboostmobile.com
    Alltel – cellnumber@message.alltel.com

  8. TheGoat

    TheGoat LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 273

    And with just a little over 12 hours with the feature live, booked a new client.
  9. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,439

    Nice addition, Goat. Glad to see people implementing available technology to better respond to customers. With the advent of email apps for phones, I'm seeing more requests for bundled email and text integrated notifications. It's the same exact message, it just bullies/reminds the business owner to get back to a customer asap.

    Quick responses go a very long way in sales closing, even if it's just to stop mowing and reply with a quick, but personal, "Thanks for contacting us regarding the landscape install, Mr. Smith. Currently with a customer, but will get back to you this evening."
  10. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 645

    Or you could just get a smart phone and have full access to all emails at anytime....

    I hate having information in different areas, then when you go to look it up you can't remember if it was a text, email , whatever.

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