5 Effective Dispensary Text Message Marketing campaigns

Research has shown that there are two motivating factors that drive repeat business in the United States: access to a loyalty program and dispensary text message marketing software to build a relationship with customers. Keep customers coming through your door with a killer dispensary rewards and loyalty program in place.

Using marketing tools, you can create, schedule, automate, and send specific campaigns to segmented groups based on their interests or their spending habits to increase traffic and sales.

To attract customers of all segments and interests, try sending any (or all) of these five examples of effective promos/offers for dispensary rewards:

Dispensary Promotions/Offers for New Customers

You got a new customer in your store and sign up for your program, so how do you ensure they come back? When new customers sign up for your dispensary rewards program, break out the welcome campaigns. Your goal is to make your new members feel as though they are part of your businesses family, so send them a warm welcome with an enticing incentive to come back to your store.

Here’s a good campaign to send to your new members: “Welcome to [business name]’s family! We’re so happy to have you, we want to offer you a little something special. Come in before [expiration date] and save 10% your entire purchase!”

10% doesn’t sound right to you? Offering a 10% discount is fairly common, but if that doesn’t work for your dispensary, you can definitely alter it. Other common ‘welcome’ incentives can be a free gift or a BOGO offer.

Thank your VIPs

Every businesses goal is to get as many VIP, high-spending customers as possible, and the best way to get your everyday customers to that level is to thank them. Creating an offer or special exclusively for your VIP’s will encourage more of your everyday customers to get on the VIP level, and by rewarding your more frequent customers, you’re showing them how much you care.

To entice your everyday customers to get on the VIP level, you should send a campaign letting them know about the VIP perks: “This weekend only, get 10% off your entire purchase and all VIP’s will get an extra 20% off their entire purchase!”

Adding signage around your store about the specials VIP’s get will also entice your everyday customers to spend more to get to that VIP level.

Minimum Purchase Specials

Do you have that one special item that just seems to be outperforming all others? Or something that you think your customers would really LOVE getting for free or extremely discounted? Sending out a text message campaign offering that item for free when a spend threshold is met results in significantly higher spending per visit.

Here’s a great example of a minimum purchase special campaign: “It’s Penny Pre-Roll day! Get a pre-roll for a PENNY for every $100 spent today!”

Typically a minimum purchase campaign results in a 65% higher spend than an average campaign.

Daily Deals

Nearly every dispensary runs at least one type of daily deal. Shatterday, Waxxy Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday, Pre-Roll Friday, and more are becoming more and more common in the cannabis industry.

Sending out a campaign letting your customers know about your daily deals will get your customers excited to hear from you every day (or on the anticipated days) and result in seeing more and more regular loyal customers.

The most popular daily deals are Shatterday Saturday, Tasty Tuesday, Waxxy Wednesday, and [Business Name] Thursday.

Shatterday Saturday campaigns are just that, about Shatter! While Tasty Tuesday is a great time to promote your delicious edibles, and Waxxy Wednesday to push your deals on Wax.

On Thursday’s dispensaries should send out enticing campaigns that will get customers rushing to their store to get their weekend goods, since Thursday is the most popular day for weekend shopping, on average.

After a few weeks, your customers will be eagerly waiting by their phones anticipating that daily deal!

Happy Hour

Ever have a slow time at your dispensary? Or maybe an extremely busy time?

Try sending out a happy hour campaign! If you’re anticipating a slow time or even a busy time, sending a campaign with an enticing promotion or special will get more customers running to your store. The best promotion to send when you’re anticipating a slow time is a very enticing special or offer, like a percentage of a popular item, or a free item with a spend threshold or product buy (buy a cartridge and get a free battery).

Why would you want more traffic when you’re already busy? Well, usually when you’re anticipating a busy time, you have more budtenders at your store, so some more customers should be no sweat and thus a great time to incentivize your customers to come in with a friend. A great campaign to send when you’re at your busiest is: “Come in with a friend and both get x% off your entire purchase”


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