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7 Ways to Use High-Volume Business Texting to Reach More Contacts Faster Than Ever Before

Posted by TextUs Team on Apr 16, 2018 2:43:46 PM

Maybe you have bad associations with texting a lot of people at once. You think “mass texting” and you might picture the worst kind of business communication -- anonymous, generic outreach or promotional messages that don’t meaningfully consider the audience on the other side of them.

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Topics: Business Texting, Staffing and Recruiting, Sales Acceleration, Product Updates, High Volume, SMS, Marketing

Introducing Nate Bishop, TextUs’s New VP of Sales

Posted by TextUs Team on Mar 29, 2018 12:23:39 PM

We’re excited to announce that Nate Bishop has joined the TextUs team as our new VP of Sales. Before joining us here at TextUs, Nate was the Strategic Alliance Manager of North America at Bullhorn ATS and the Director of Sales at CloudCall, a cloud-based, ATS integration and voice services platform. Earlier in his career, he served as an enterprise sales engineer at Hewlett Packard.

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Topics: Inside Sales, Business Texting, Press, Staffing and Recruiting, Text Messaging, Sales Acceleration, News and Updates

2018 State of Staffing Industry Growth Benchmarking Report

Posted by TextUs Team on Mar 15, 2018 10:42:57 AM

We’re excited to share StaffingHub’s 2018 State of Staffing Industry Growth Benchmarking Report, co-sponsored by TextUs, Erecruit, and StaffingReferrals.

StaffingHub surveyed hundreds of staffing industry professionals to understand the strategies, tools, and tactics that the most successful staffing firms use to grow faster.

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Topics: Business Texting, Staffing and Recruiting, Text Messaging, Sales Acceleration, Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms, 2018 State of Staffing

Introducing TextUs MMS - Now You Can Send and Receive Images for Business

Posted by TextUs Team on Feb 14, 2018 1:01:03 PM

Smartphones have become the primary way we take photos.That means that when your customers are shopping, attending conferences, or networking, they use their phone to take photos of products, informative presentations, and even business cards.

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Topics: Business Texting, Text Messaging, Sales Acceleration, Product Updates, MMS, MMS for Business

How to Connect Faster with a New Business Texting Strategy

Posted by TextUs Team on Jan 10, 2018 12:55:05 PM

When you’re communicating with anyone -- from friends and family to leads and clients -- your interactions build off of each other to create a connection. No single message, phone call, or chat defines the relationship -- instead, trust is built (or eroded) incrementally over time.

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Topics: Business Texting, Staffing and Recruiting, Text Messaging, Sales Acceleration, Definitive Guide to Business Texting

Introducing the Business Texting Framework

Posted by Andrew Kimmell on Dec 22, 2017 8:35:48 AM

A New Communication Strategy for the Mobile World

In the past decade, we’ve entered a new frontier: the mobile world. People are on-the-go, constantly connected, and expect services on-demand.

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Topics: Business Texting, Staffing and Recruiting, Customer Service, Text Messaging, Sales Acceleration

The Business Texting Playbook for Sales

Posted by TextUs Team on Oct 2, 2017 3:13:20 PM
Learn how to tap into business texting for your sales team to grow your lead numbers, close leads faster, and increase revenue.
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Topics: Inside Sales, Business Texting, Text Messaging, Sales Acceleration, Templates, Playbooks

How Do You Use Business Texting?

Posted by TextUs Team on Sep 11, 2017 3:03:37 PM
Four decades ago, in 1977, the first emails were used by the Department of Defense to share information between people on the same network.
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Topics: Business Texting, Staffing and Recruiting, Customer Service, Sales Acceleration

51 Text Message Templates Your HR Team Can Use Today

Posted by TextUs Team on Jun 26, 2017 2:18:27 PM
Have you noticed that your applicants and even employees take a long time to respond to your calls and emails? If they respond at all? Like you, they are inundated with messages. Each day, they probably receive dozens of phone calls and hundreds of emails.
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Topics: Business Texting, Staffing and Recruiting, Sales Acceleration, HR, Templates

Business Texting for Financial Services: Text The Merchant, Close The Deal

Posted by TextUs Team on Apr 26, 2017 1:32:53 PM
Recently, Ted Guggenheim, CEO and co-Founder of TextUs, spoke with Ed McKinley of deBanked Magazine. deBanked serves as a news source for those wanting to keep up with the crossroads of the financial industry and the online world of financing.
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Topics: Business Texting, Press, Sales Acceleration

101 Text Message Templates for Sales and Recruiting Professionals

Posted by TextUs Team on Jan 10, 2017 6:00:00 AM
You’re probably a pro when it comes to using email templates and honing your email communication strategy. But, text messaging is a different tool entirely. You want to be engaging, casual, and friendly.
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Topics: Business Texting, Staffing and Recruiting, Sales Acceleration

Our Top 5 Most-Read Articles of 2016

Posted by TextUs Team on Dec 21, 2016 10:23:45 AM
It’s time to look back on the best of the best of the year. Here are the top 5 most-read articles from the TextUs blog in 2016.
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Topics: Business Texting, Staffing and Recruiting, Sales Acceleration

5 Sales Tools You Can’t Live Without

Posted by TextUs Team on Aug 25, 2015 9:47:04 AM

Sales isn’t easy -- especially today when competitors are around every corner and you are all vying for people’s very, very limited time. Fortunately, many tools are available to help you take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way.

Here are five sales tools you can’t live without.

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Topics: Inside Sales, Sales Acceleration

The Art of the Sales Follow-Up Email

Posted by TextUs Team on Aug 6, 2015 3:28:00 PM

You know those emails you get that begin: “Hi there, I’m just checking in….” Don’t you hate that?

Newsflash: Your prospects hate it too.


Sales follow-up emails are important:
  • 80% of sales are made on the fifth to twelfth contact.
  • But...only 10% of salespeople make more than three contacts.

However, that doesn’t mean they need to be horrible. Here are five guidelines for writing effective, non-annoying sales follow-up emails.

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Topics: Inside Sales, Sales Acceleration

5 Mistakes Your Sales Team Makes and How to Avoid Them

Posted by TextUs Team on Jul 29, 2015 10:45:00 AM

We all make mistakes (we’re human!), but when it comes to your sales team, the wrong mistakes can be costly. Here are five of the worst mistakes salespeople make and how to avoid them.

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Topics: Inside Sales, Sales Acceleration

How to Write LinkedIn Messages That Don’t Suck

Posted by TextUs Team on Jul 21, 2015 8:11:00 AM

LinkedIn is an excellent place to prospect for sales -- it gives you an amazing amount of access to details about people’s professional lives and allows you to specifically target your messages to reach exactly the right people at exactly the right time.

But LinkedIn is also a challenge. Every decision maker you send a message to is probably receiving messages from many other salespeople as well, some of whom are probably your competitors. Fortunately for you, many of your competitors are writing terrible LinkedIn messages that immediately land in the trash. This provides an opportunity for you to get ahead by crafting well-written messages that will be read.

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Topics: Sales Acceleration

7 Email Templates That Work for Inside Sales Teams

Posted by TextUs Team on Jul 16, 2015 10:08:00 AM
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Topics: Sales Acceleration

How to Build a Sales Development Team

Posted by TextUs Team on Jul 15, 2015 2:34:00 PM

Sales development has been called the biggest trend in sales today.” Just a few months ago, Kristy Sharrow wrote on the LevelEleven blog, “It’s pretty simple: if you’re one of the cool kids, you’re talking about sales development. If you’re a sales leader at a high-growth company, especially in tech, you’re probably hiring for it.”

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Topics: Inside Sales, Sales Acceleration

5 Sales Training Techniques You Need to Know

Posted by TextUs Team on Jul 8, 2015 12:33:00 PM

What is the top challenge facing your organization today regarding your sales team? If you said “training,” you are not alone. In the AA-ISP 2014 Top Challenges Report, sales leaders said training was their top issue, while sales reps ranked training as number two (after quantity/quality of leads).

As with workers in all other fields right now, salespeople need more training, and they need it now. Here are five sales training techniques that will help you prepare your sales teams for success.

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Topics: Sales Acceleration

How to Increase Sales with Two-Way Text Messaging

Posted by TextUs Team on May 13, 2015 1:09:00 PM

Which one of these are you most like to respond to most quickly: voicemail, email, or text message?

Let me guess: you picked text message.

People are becoming less responsive to phone calls, voicemails, and emails.  However, they still read 98% of their text messages (90% within the first three minutes) and respond about 30% to 40% of the time.

For salespeople and recruiters, wasting time on unheard voicemails results in less sales for you or your team. Our clients find that two-way text messaging improves response rates by up to 20% and can save recruiters up to 83 minutes a day!

Here are three ways you can increase your sales with two-way text messaging.

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Topics: Sales Acceleration