After a first period of enthusiasm for daily (or group) deals in the mobile marketing sector, there has been a growing backlash against the model and the companies who are driving such offers. Some consumers are considering them as a form of ‘email spamming’ while some merchants are finding the process to be more akin to robbery than good business. High commission fees, branding concerns, and absence of analytics are just a few factors affecting local retailers and national brands to draw back from third-party platforms. TMS Factory aspires to address these concerns by enabling local businesses to create, monetize, and manage/control promotional and m-commerce campaigns.
TMS factory has built a simple and secured platform that offers local business owners the ability to easily create a mobile site (by completing simple template forms) with the “must have” tools for social commerce. This service is automatically optimized through different mobile operating systems, and enables consumers to land directly on a page with offers linked to an instant payment solution. The merchants can also provide consumers with different tools to localize venues on a map, to make reviews, to share the deal with friends via social media or to contact the local business via simple ‘click to call’ button.
Further, the platform provides merchants the ability to track conversion rates and measure the success of their deals through comprehensive analytics of campaign’s performance, level of engagement with consumers, demographic profiles, and recommendations. The TMS Factory user will take advantage of a “free set up” as TMS will only take a fee on successful transactions.
“Our goal is to help local businesses adopt into a technical-free mobile initiative where their focus will be managing and optimizing their campaigns. We provide them with ‘user-friendly’
TMS factory also provides a new and easy way to access directly to a mobile offer via a simple TMS code, (a new generation of free intelligent shortcodes associated to a new mobile search engine of code ‘TMS search’) which reduces the time of browsing at a mobile site and shortens long URL addresses.
“Our recent tests done with TV broadcasters in Asia have shown an impressive result in terms of consumer adoption and inspired us more in our objective of making TMS become a new, and post SMS, standard to bring excitement in the new generation of phones,” adds Mr. Saurat.
“We are working already with major brands and media agencies to transform traditional media ad campaigns into real time ‘interactive touch points’ using TMS to bridge consumers; and now, with this new M-Commerce platform, we can propose to our clients to associate a ‘real time and personalized mobile deal’ to certain of their offline campaigns. At same time, consumers using TMS will be able to discover a new product, buy it at a privileged price, and recommend it to friends”, says Jonathan Ellis, CEO of TheTMSway.
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