Txtlocal Launch New Affiliate Program

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http://www.txtlocal.co.uk, the UK’s leading supplier of SMS marketing services, is proud to announce the launch of its new affiliate program. The commission based scheme is open to any of Txtlocal’s 30,000 existing customers and organisations/individuals looking for an additional income stream.

http://www.txtlocal.co.uk, the UK’s leading supplier of SMS marketing services, is proud to announce the launch of its new affiliate program. The commission based scheme is open to any of Txtlocal’s 30,000 existing customers and organisations/individuals looking for an additional income stream.

Affiliate partners can join the simple scheme by adding a Txtlocal banner or URL tracking code to a designated web page or email campaign, this links back to http://www.txtlocal.co.uk. Any customers referred to Txtlocal via the banner or URL code are tagged with a unique customer ID. If this customer then goes on to purchase any text bundles from Txtlocal, the referring affiliate will receive revenue on the first purchase AND all subsequent purchases.

As a digital medium, affiliate marketing is growing in its use, particularly at a time when more businesses are looking for low risk strategies to deliver additional returns. According to a Q3 2009 IPA report published by Bellwether UK, on the whole digital marketing spend has increased by 4.5%, whereas more traditional media such as print and advertising have experienced cuts. The advantage of affiliate marketing is that it is extremely efficient, there are no acquisition costs and commission are paid on completed sales.

Txtlocal CEO Alastair Shortland says ‘As mobile marketing specialists, we recognise the benefits in digital marketing. Every day, we see more and more businesses signing up for our SMS marketing service, digital media are really showing significant returns on investment (ROI).

Affiliate marketing is attractive for us at Txtlocal, we believe our service is the most user-friendly and effective in the UK, our customers enjoy using our system so they should benefit from telling people about the advantages of SMS marketing with Txtlocal”.

Txtlocal’s affiliate partnership programme is open to anyone looking to earn extra income without incurring costs.

Founded in 2005, Txtlocal provide mobile marketing services to over 30,000 organisations, including; Intel, Domino’s, Subway, Nationwide Building Society and Malmaison Hotels. Four months ago a new user interface was launched to widespread critical acclaim, achieving a ‘PC Pro recommended’ kite mark (5 out of 6 stars) being described as their “SMS service of choice”. Micromart magazine reviewed Txtlocal as a “high quality, cost effective service” . Txtlocal also featured in Web User as “Best website of month” (4 out of 5 stars).

Contact:
Kathryn Mann
Txtlocal Ltd
0845 009 3188

Editors Notes

Txtlocal information
Txtlocal Ltd launched in 2005 and is now the UK’s leading supplier of SMS marketing services.
All SMS services are accessed via http://www.txtlocal.co.uk including online SMS, email to SMS and short codes (60777).
Txtlocal offer a free account for all new customers and this includes 10 free text messages.

SMS Industry Information
65% of people send business SMS messages on a daily basis
50% of people receive business text messages
14% use business texts for chasing up a supplier or new order
71% of businesses use SMS text to remind people about meetings and appointments
18% of people use business texts for notifying people about new meetings and appointments
(Source – Mobile Marketing Association)

Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate Marketing is an internet based marketing activity, in which a business or individual is rewarded by the partnering company for their efforts in referring new business to their products/services, usually via a website link.

Affiliate Marketing Success Factors

  •     Higher volumes of website ‘click-throughs’ are crucial for successful affiliate marketing, search engine optimisation and pay per click strategies will help increase visitors
  •     Websites must look good, to maintain the interest of the customer and aim to refer visitors to affiliates web pages

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Txtlocal
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