SMS Templates: E-commerce User Experience
When people think SMS for e-commerce, the first thing that comes to mind is sales. Making the sale will always be your end goal, but if you want to focus on retaining your customer—you’ll need to provide them with the best possible user experience.
In the SMS templates below, we’ll show you different sets of messages that you can use to help elevate your overall e-commerce experience.
If you’re looking for something more sales related, check out these templates:
The Nitty Gritty
Before we dive in, it’s important to note that these SMS templates will display the flow of what happens after your customer makes an online purchase. Here are the text messages that we’ll focus on:
- Order Confirmation
- Shipping Confirmation
- Delivery Confirmation
- Customer Satisfaction
Now that we got that out of the way. Let’s get started.
Step One: Order Confirmation
We live in an instantaneous world now. When someone makes a purchase, sending an instant confirmation is a must. In a recent Ericsson report, they discovered that the average person experiences a 6% heart rate increase from just a two-second digital delay. This number rises to 38% once the delay reaches 6 seconds. That’s why it’s so important to send a confirmation immediately.
Step Two: Shipping Confirmation
We recommend that you send two shipping confirmation messages when:
- The package leaves your facility
- The day before your package is delivered
Reason #2 is important because delivery dates vary no matter how accurate you think your estimates are. Customers love this because it takes the unpredictability factor out of online purchases. They’ll be able to better prepare their days to receive your package. Remember the anxiety factor. Customers want to feel like they’re in control.
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Message Sample: (2):
Step Three: Delivery Confirmation
Whether their package was successfully or unsuccessfully delivered, keep your clients updated. Here are examples of great delivery confirmations:
Message Sample - Successful Delivery:
Enjoy your new [Product], [First Name]. Thanks for shopping with [Your Business]. We hope you have a lovely day. For today’s deal: [Website]
Message Sample - Unsuccessful Delivery:
Step Four: Satisfaction
Try to send this message out 4-7 days after your delivery confirmation. This gives your customer time to try your product.
Hi [First Name], I hope you’re enjoying your [Product]. Tell us what you think, and we’ll send you a 10% discount code off your next purchase: [Website]
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Your customer experience initiatives shouldn’t end here. Customer retention is a long-term commitment. Follow up with an automated SMS message in three months to see how they’re doing, along with other personalised messages staggered throughout the rest of the year.
Here are some ideas for staggered messages:
- Birthday messages
- Anniversary message from date of 1st purchase
- Holiday Promotions: New Years / Easter / Labour Day / Thanksgiving / Christmas
- Special Themes: Valentines Day / Mother’s Day / Halloween / Flying Spaghetti Monster
- Special Moments: Movie Launches / Sporting Events / World Records / Awards
- Contests or competitions
- Personalised products and services related to their purchase history
In case you didn’t know, there are special days in the calendar that retailers can take advantage of for marketing campaigns.
Hi [First Name], it’s been a while since your last purchase. Don’t miss out on our new summer collection. Use SUM20 to get 20% off [Website]
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