Who We HelpApr 16, 2021

Mark’s Pizza Has Advertising Covered with CloseBy® Text and OPTIMA™

This February, Mark’s Pizza of Rockton, IL sent out a text promotion that garnered amazing results. CloseBy® Text is a perfect way to drive business on slow days, and for Mark’s Pizza it did just that! Mark’s Pizza sent out: “Wacky Weekend Vibes! Buy any XL Pizza & get a 12″ 1 Topping Pizza for JUST $1! Valid 2/19, 2/20 & 2/20 only! Call and mention text!”

Owner Mark Walkey said that his customers loved this deal and that he was extremely busy with a minimum of 25 orders each day! They had over 75 redemptions on this pizza promotion. At a $25 average redemption, with only 1 message per month, Mark’s Pizza is on track to make $22,500 in sales this year with the help of CloseBy® Text!

CloseBy® Text Messages only go out to your most loyal customers who are willingly on your Text list, so you know that your deals are being seen by those who will really benefit from them. Mark’s Pizza grows their list by word of mouth and currently has their messages going out to 456 people. Studies show that most smartphone users check their phone 150 times every day and text messages are read within 3 minutes. CloseBy® Text Messages can be sent immediately or scheduled in advance to get the word out on last minute promotions, discounts, customer loyalty rewards, and more — all at an affordable annual price.

Mark’s Pizza has also been an OPTIMA™ customer since 2019! They maintain an impressive Google rating of 4.8 stars with 171 reviews. Completed Google listings are essential for businesses in the restaurant industry. On Mark’s listing, they advertise that they’re not currently offering dine-in services, but that curbside and delivery options are still available. Having this information available to customers not only gets the word out about your business’ latest policies, but ensures customers are comfortable and informed when choosing your business.

Mark’s Pizza owner Mark Walkey had this to say about his CloseBy® Text Marketing Program:

“What I love about CloseBy® Text Marketing is that I can always take a slow day and make it a busy day within minutes of a text being sent! I am not a tech savvy person, and I am also pretty hard on myself when it comes to having a slow day. All I have to do is call my Digital Support Specialist. She cheers me up and always gives me great ideas to drive sales now. I knew Valentine’s Day would be slow so I was hesitant to send a message out. I spoke to my Specialist and she convinced me to send a text message! This text for a heart shaped pizza for $11.99 resulted in 55 orders! This one text message generated me OVER $650 in one night. I would personally recommend this text program to any business that has perishable goods or retail items to sell.”

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American Marketing & Publishing