Black Friday madness in a quite an ‘in’ thing as the entire nation is busy shopping. Retailers have all the reasons to smile this year since there is going to be a major boost in their earnings. Retailers have opted to go ‘mobile’ this time to attract customers and customers are receiving mobile coupons that would allow them to shop with more discounts. Real happy time!
'Toys R Us' has launched its mobile coupons as part of their marketing strategy to tap every possible opportunity to pull shoppers. Mobile marketing is definitely not a new tactic but it helps bigtime when it comes to increasing customer base during the holiday shopping seasons like Halloween, Thanksgiving, Black Friday and X-mas.
So hows does it work? 'Toys R Us' is sending mobile alerts to customers so they can come prepared. Consumers wanting to visit 'Toys R Us' and shop with exclusive discounts can get these coupons by joining the 'Toys R Us' and 'Babies R Us' mailing lists. Once this procedure is over, the retailer will be serving its special customers when the customer shows a mobile version of the email alert while purchasing the items.
Michael Becker, Managing Director at Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) said that 20-30% of US consumers have smartphones and thus, it becomes easy for the retailer to run its mobile marketing programs.
“It’s a really powerful program and right in the sweet spot,” adds Becker.