aspsms.com Newsletter, 05.2014
Dear Joachim von Watt
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Case Study: The Favre Auto House
Besol was founded in 1953 as a Swiss Shopping Community for petroleum products.
Source: Gabriela Adair (Fotoagentur Ex-Press)
In 1967, Albert Favre, the father of today's managingdirector René Favre bought into the Besol Shopping Communitywith his Favre Gas Station.
Today, the Besol Gas Station generates a non-negligiblemargin contribution to The Favre Auto House.
As a member of the Besol Shopping Community The Favre Auto Houseis always informed in advance of gasoline price adjustments.
René Favre had discovered the strange urge to himself, trying tofill up just quickly before an upcoming petrol price increase.On the other hand to wait refueling, if he knew that a gasolineprice cut would be imminent and refill as soon as the price changehad an impact at the pump.
The consistently good experience with the use of text messageshas encouraged CEO René Favre to venture a little experiment.The majority of its customer base has allowed by opt-in to becontacted by text messages from time to time.
Whenever now a significant gas price jump upwards or downwards was announced,René Favre sat down at the SMSBLASTER web edition and sent text messagesto its customers according to the following pattern:
Petrol price increaseSMS-OUT: Warning: Petrol price increase January 22nd! Fill your tank with us today for only CHF 1.67/L - The Favre Auto House 0580000000
Petrol price cutSMS-OUT: Hurray, petrol price cut on May 15th! Take today and tomorrow economically and fill up with us, tomorrow - The Favre Auto House 0580000000
After an announcement of a gasoline price cut the number of refuelingswas in each case higher than usual during the first days after the pricereduction.
Always, however, when a significant gasoline price increase was announced,René Favre could not believe his eyes: during the remaining days,automobilists were standing in queue to refill at the gas station!It even went so far that once The Besol Gas Station completely ran outof petrol.
Mobile Marketing on a large scale
As a committed member René Favre wanted to share his knowledge with The Besol Shopping Community.
An IT project for sending text messages was designed and implemented into the CRM system of the Shopping Community. Today, every Besol Gas Station has the ability to do mobile marketing by text messages.
Many Besol Gas Station operators nowadays collect the mobile numbers of their customers, do promotional broadcasts and send text messages to inform about whatever makes sense. But the big seller is and remains the Gas Price Alert: every year hundreds of thousands text messages.
The Besol Shopping Community rewarded René Favre's idea. As an ASPSMS affiliate he personally earns a 10 percent cut on every text message sent using the Besol CRM.
Considering the respectable number of sent text messages, René Favre experiment is now rewarded monthly with more than just pocket money.
This is how it works
Buy ASPSMS Credits
For sending an SMS, so-called ASPSMS credits are needed,which are purchased in advance. The ASPSMS credits donot expire. Payment by bank transfer, various creditcards such as Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa, AmericanExpress or Diners Club, PayPal or Swiss Postcard are possible.
Did you already know?
You can calculate the cost of your SMS broadcast in advance.
If you need the effective ASPSMS credit consumption for cost calculation of your SMS broadcast, the following xml formatted information might help.
List of all networks covered by the ASPSMS system:
List of all networks with termination fees (cost more than 1 ASPSMS credit per SMS), covered by the ASPSMS system:
Info: If you use the SMSBLASTER web edition, the needed ASPSMS credits for your broadcast are always displayed before sending.
List your ASPSMS application at our 3rd-party solutions!
Take the chance and additionally advertise your own ASPSMS based softwaree.g. your content management system or your branch specific solution thatsends SMS through the ASPSMS system on:
That's how it works:
Examples for an listing on ASPSMS 3rd-party solutions:
Products based on the
|Purpose and business examples|
|SMS tools for End Users|
|Microsoft Office Outlook 2013-2016: Email to SMS||free|
|Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 Mobile Service||free|
|Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Mobile Service||free|
|SMSBLASTER web edition||free|
|SMS Blaster Windows Edition||free|
|SMS touch for iPhone and iPod touch||Shareware|
|ECO-SMS - Ökologische SMS!||Shareware|
|Cybersystems mscrmSMS||see price list for details|
|Jabber-Client Chatopus for Palm OS||small one-time payment|
|delight Software GmbH||see price list for details|
|ASPSMS Widget for Mac||free|
|SMS scripts and interfaces for developers|
|ASPSMS Dot Net Assembly on NuGet||free|
|ASPSMS JSON API (REST)||free|
|C# Microsoft ASP.NET Identity MVC (for SOAP)||free|
|Node.js interface for ASPSMS||free|
|PHP Class for ASPSMS SOAP web service||free|
|SOAP Web Service||free|
|ASPSMS SMTP Interface||free|
|VBscript Class (ASP)||free|
|PHP - Python - C# - Java||free|
|Jabber to SMS for Server Admins||free (open source)|
|SMS Blaster Visual Basic Source Code||free|
|Supported networks around the world|
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