160 SMS Solutions for 30 Industries

December 8, 2022 | By Sam Pelton
Businessman texting

98% of text messages are read.

That makes texting an under-utilized tool that you could take advantage of right now to see better communication for your business.

But how?

Below, for your benefit, we’ve listed 30 industries with SMS examples based on our real-life customers.

Check out how other businesses use SMS solutions so that you can get an idea of how to use it for yours.

(Use the navigation bar on the left side of the screen to jump to the sections that pertain to your industry.)

SMS Solutions for Banking

Team Updates

HR is sending you an employee survey link via email/text alert system. Complete by [date] - [link]

Due to the weather [institution name] will NOT open [day of week and date]. The safety of our employees and members is most important. [Specific group] will work from home.

[First name], all connectivity @ [location] is restored. Please contact IT if additional issues are experienced.

Personal Follow-Up with Customers

Hey, it's [rep name] with [institution name]. With the increase in interest rates these past 2 months, it may make sense to revisit your pre-approval. Reach out to us today at [email address] to schedule a time for us to chat.

Hi, this is [rep name]. I just wanted to see if there were any pre-approvals we can help you with over the weekend?

Announcements and Reminders About Bank Events

Save the Date! [Date] - [institution name] Customer Appreciation Event - [activity name]. Look for an email soon. Reply to this text to register.

SMS Solutions for Boutiques

Live Video Notifications

Live Sale with [business name]! Use code [promo code] for [percentage] off of EVERYTHING in this live! [link]

Live NOW! Come help us unlock the PRIZES!! [link]


HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT TIME!!! And [giveaway item] too: [link]


[Percentage] cash back until 3pm EST today! [link]

Product Showcasing/Updates

Grab this best selling [product] now before the pre-order closes! Ends at [time] - [link]

[New inventory] drop @ [time]! RUNNN! [link]

SMS Solutions for Churches

Event Notices/Reminders

Need a reason to attend the [event name]? Here you go: [link]

Please click on the link below to get more information about the funeral for our dear sister [name]. Please keep her family in your prayers. [Link]

[Church name] midweek service tonight @ 7:30 pm! Join via Zoom if you can’t make it in person: [link]


Support Pastor [name] today at 4pm as he ministers at [church name and address].

We have a special guest preacher this Sunday: [name]. Invite family and friends!

Hi everyone! On [date] instead of our normal Bible study, we will have [event name] at [time], at [location]. Bring some food to share around [time], and we'll eat, sing some praise songs, and hear the testimonies of [names]. (Get a sitter for your kids if you can.) Hope to see you there!

Service & Event Cancellations

Service is canceled tomorrow due to weather. Stay warm and stay safe!

Personal Follow-Up

Hello! Click here to connect with us for prayer, info, comments, and more: [link]. God bless you!


Thank you for your generosity. Click the link to give: [link]

Ministry Needs

We need a teacher and helper to take over the second Sunday of the month in Children's Church. Lessons are provided - they are fun and these kids are adorable! Reply back if you’re interested or would like more info.

Bible Verses & Notes of Encouragement

Today (and every day), remember the Gospel: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” If you’ve trusted in the resurrected Christ’s death alone as payment for your sin, you are saved from sin, saved from Hell, and are now a child of God!

SMS Solutions for Coaching Services

Webinar Event Notices

Want to [benefit of your webinar event]? Grab your spot for this week's workshop at: [link]

Giveaway Notices

FREE [item]! - Only [number] left so get yours today: [link]


What are you waiting for? A small one-time investment in [product], can set you and your family up for the rest of your life. Is there any reason why we couldn't get you started [benefit] right now? Click here to get your [product] today: [link]


Hey! It looks like you missed out on the [sale name]. Don't wait too long, grab this deal before it's gone! Click here to secure your [product] - [link]

Connecting with Clients & Prospects

So glad you are here! Here is the link to my [free offer] where I show you how to [benefit] so you can [outcome]! [Link]

SMS Solutions for Construction

Job Openings

[Company name] is looking for apprentices in [location]. Top wages and great training that is paid for by the contractor. Come get what your time is worth and open up new possibilities. Call [phone number] for more info.

HR Notices

[Company name] members who worked 40 hours this week earned: [$ amount] taxable income, [$ amount] into their vacation fund, [$ amount] into retirement, and health insurance. Total gross earnings: [$ amount]. If your paycheck doesn't at least match these numbers then you are being underpaid. Call [phone number].

Meeting Reminders

Hi all, there will be a(n) [type of employee] meeting [date and time] in the [location]. Attendance is mandatory. It should be finished around [time].

Incident Alerts

Subcontractor Recordable. An employee of [company name] fell yesterday near [location]. Had very minor pain in forearm yesterday. This is a good reminder to get with subs prior to walking the site and go over how to get from point A to B safely. Also go over the [name of training materials] that was sent out today on walking in a shipyard with your crews.

Safety Alerts

​​Lightning detected within 10 Miles. Seek shelter immediately.

All Clear. Lighting has moved out of the area. Return to work.

SMS Solutions for Dental and Eye Care

Office Closures

For your safety, [office name] will be closed tomorrow ([date]) due to inclement weather. We will reopen [date] at [time]. Please stay safe and warm!

Due to utilities being down, your office will be closed tomorrow, [date]. We will keep you posted on further updates as they arrive.

Appointment Reminders

Hi, this is to remind you that [name] has an appointment with [provider's name] on [date] at [time]

Patient/Client Updates

[Name]'s lenses are ready for picking up.


No Insurance or tired of insurance? [Office name] offers Dental Membership Plans! No hassles! Join today & SAVE! Call us or join here: [link]

SMS Solutions for Direct Sales

Live Sale Notices

[Name] is LIVE with NEW SETS! [link]

Join me live!! [link]

We’re going live in 5! See you there! [link]

Inventory Updates

Where are my [type of product] lovers at?!! [Products] are back in stock. We have [specific options]. Do you love [similar product]? If so, you are going to LOVE these even more. The perfect [specific quality] for [activity]! Check them out here: [link]

Surprise! [Day of the week] New Releases!! [Link]

[New products] are here! [Desirable feature]! So [description of benefit for customer]! [Link]


NEW [product] ALERT: [product] for [discounted amount] - plus enter TEXT for the VIP Group at check-out & your shipping is FREE!

End of the month sale on all [product]. Purchase any [number of items] and get [product] for FREE. No code needed. Go here: [link]

Only [amount of time] left to get your [percentage] off storewide! The sale ends today at [time]! Use code: [coupon code] at check out - [link]

SMS Solutions for Distribution

Safety Alerts

Before the end of your shift please ensure that all [safety instruction] - also ensure that all [additional safety instruction]. Before you [take action] you must do a final walkthrough to ensure [safety requirement].


[Company name] will be opening at [time] and closing by [time] on [date].

Event Reminders

See you [date and time] at [location] for [event name]!

Order Reminders

Please order tomorrow by [time] for Monday order processing. Thank you!

Webinar Promotions

Work smarter, not harder!! Let [company name] give you the most, in the minimal amount of time. [Link]

SMS Solutions for E-Commerce

Inventory Updates

Over 30+ new [product] arrivals will be LIVE on our website at [date and/or time]! You will find them all under the [location on website]! [Link]


Today ([day of the week]), use code [promo code] for [percentage] off everything! Valid today only! [Link]

[Business name] Sale! 60% off [products] under our [section name] only. Use code: [promo code]. Valid for all items under [section name]. Hurry! Link here - [link]

Live Sale Notifications

Good Morning!! [Name] will be live in 10 at [business name]!! #[business hashtag]

We’re live! [Link]

SMS Solutions for Education


Spring classes are open and advisors are here to help. Call [phone number] to schedule an appointment with an advisor today.

To all graduating seniors, caps and gowns are now ready to purchase! Please purchase here at least 30 days before the date of the ceremony ([date]): [link]

School will be closed [date] due to inclement weather.

Save your spot for fall classes at [institution name] to achieve your goals! Classes are filling fast. Reply or call [phone number] if you need help.

Event Announcements

Skate with the [team name]! [Date and time] @ [location], [address]. Admission is $5.

Parent Notices

Morning parents, our phone system is currently down. If you need to contact the school please send us an email.

We go outside daily, so please remember to send sunscreen and a water bottle with your child(ren). We don’t want sunburns or dehydration! :) Happy summer!

Job Application Processing

Congrats on applying to work with [institution name]. Join the “next steps” call on [day and time] in Zoom: [link]

Answering Student Questions

Good afternoon and thanks for contacting us! You can find your academic advisor on Self Service: [link]

SMS Solutions for Financial Services

Event Reminders

Don't forget the finance management event is starting in 2 days! See you there.

Hey [first name], good morning - it's [representative name]! Sending a reminder that the live [event name] training will be today at [time]. I will be covering how to find your way to financial freedom! If you have any questions prior to the training let me know. See you tonight!

Responding to Prospects

Thank you for reaching out. We'd like to hear about your situation and see how we can help. Please call us at [business name], [phone number]. Or click [link] to schedule a phone call, Zoom session, or in person meeting.

Hello, this is [name and title] with [company name]. Thank you for speaking with me. If you decide to move forward with learning your options concerning [financial/insurance option] give me a call. Have a great week!

Promoting Courses and Services

My new [product or course] is helping people reach financial independence! [Discounted amount] instead of [regular amount] until [deadline] - [link]

SMS Solutions for Government

See “SMS Solutions for Municipalities” below for more examples.

Employee Updates

OVERTIME - OT available [date] ([number] spots).

Some users are experiencing issues connecting to [system name]. Techs investigating. If you’re having issues, please contact [IT contact information].

Join [training host] on [date] @ [training name]. Video link: [link]

Public Notices

[Date] is an Ozone Alert Day in the [city] area. For hourly ozone data and info about how you can help, please visit: [link]

Holiday weekend travelers should expect traffic splits on [highway or interstate] from [area affected]. For details visit: [link]

SMS Solutions for Gyms and Health Centers

Member Event Notices

Sad it's Monday? DON'T BE! [Facility name] has fun night out coming up! Save the date and come out for a fun [event name], [date and time]! See you there!!

Greetings [business name] family! On [date] join us at [time] for a special event: [event name]. [What will happen at the event]. RSVP by replying to this text. [Amount] per person. Couples [amount]. Teens [amount]. Children 12 and under FREE.

Class and Session Notices

[Business name] fam! Class is in session today at [time]. Look forward to seeing you. Let's get a workout in today (don't forget your water).

Hey there everyone, due to the weather that is supposed to occur all activities will be canceled for the remainder of the day. The club will also be closing at [time] for the safety of everyone. We hope to see you soon! Take care.

Feedback Requests

Loving your results and sessions at [facility name]? Help us out by giving us a positive Google write up and 5 stars! Takes 3 minutes to do! TIA! [link]

SMS Solutions for Healthcare

See “SMS Solutions for Dental and Eye Care” above for more examples.

Facility Updates

NOTICE OF POTENTIAL COVID-19 EXPOSURE - We were notified on [date] of a confirmed case of COVID-19 on the premises. The individual was at the facility on [date]. For information regarding how we are trying to reduce exposure, testing, our anti-discrimination policy as well as benefits that may be available to you, see the Employee Notice posted in the facility, or visit [link]

HR Notices

Hello [institution name]. Please contact me at [phone number] for information on missing documents. The missing documents need to be completed and returned NO LATER than [date]. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at the above phone number. Thank you!

Shift Need Notices

Good morning, [institution name]! We have a floating shift available [date] for [length of shift]. We are offering an [incentive] to whoever completes the shift in addition to your regular wage. Any help is appreciated!! If interested, please call [name] at [number]. Thank you!

Other Employee Notices

Hello [institution name] employees - As a reminder, tomorrow is Disney day! Please dress in your favorite Disney attire and be prepared to enjoy some theme-park inspired snacks! Thank you for all you do!

SMS Solutions for Insurance

Agent Recruiting Notices

Hi [name], just a reminder if you haven't joined my team already, you can do it for no cost right now at [link]. REMEMBER, you need an insurance license to sell insurance. Use this link to start studying online - it's simple and fast. [Link]

Agent Training Reminders

Here is your free webinar teaching you some of the most POWERFUL sales tips: [link]

Meeting Updates

Our insurance trainings and team meetings will take place at the following link: [link]

SMS Solutions for Manufacturing

HR Updates

Hi [first name], [name] with [company name] checking in. Did you confirm your scheduled work time and location is during next week's plant shut down?

Don't forget to fill out a job interest form if you are interested in the [position].

Meeting Reminders

Good Evening: Open Enrollment Meetings will be tomorrow, [date].

Event Notices

Reminder: 2 days left to sign up for [company name]’s [event name]! Please ensure you are signed up by [date]. Come Join in on the fun! Reply STOP to opt-out

Company Meal Reminder: [Month] - Meal will be [date]. The menu will be: [food items].

SMS Solutions for Municipalities

Employee Updates

[Employee] out this morning, must find coverage for 14:00-18:00. // Please contact Dispatch if available.

Public Utility Updates

ATTENTION RESIDENTS - The public works crew will be working on random water lines throughout the city, which may cause low water pressure. The estimated work time will be [date] from [time range]. Times could extend depending on workload.

Trash will be picked up today. The company had mechanical issues and apologize for the inconvenience.

Other General Updates

Thoughts and prayers are appreciated for the Mayor and his family during this time. The Mayor suffered a medical emergency yesterday afternoon. While he recovers, please direct all questions and concerns to City Hall at [phone number]. Thank you.

Hydrant flushing is happening near [street name] as part of the construction. We apologize for the short notice.

Please be advised that the city pool will be closed until [date], due to a water clarity issue. Swimming lessons will resume on [date] at their scheduled times. If you have any questions, please call [phone number]. We appreciate your cooperation at this time, and we apologize for the inconvenience.

SMS Solutions for Nightclubs

Event Notices

[Date] @ [business name] It’s [promotion or event name]! [Price] all night - patio open! [Hours], [address]

Free food! ​​[Date], [location] - [Price] at door. [address], [hours]

See you [day of the week]. Doors open at [time] with free entry until [later time].

We are DEFINITELY OPEN tonight @ [location] for [event name]. [Hours], free before [time] - [address]

SMS Solutions for Nonprofits

See more examples under:

  • SMS Solutions for Churches
  • SMS Solutions for Education
  • SMS Solutions for Government
  • SMS Solutions for Healthcare
  • SMS Solutions for Municipalities
  • SMS Solutions for YMCA’s

Cancellation Updates

[Date] - we are going to cancel this morning's [activity] on account of rain. Stay safe and dry!

[Event] tonight has been canceled! Please see email for more details.

Event Notices

Today! [Event name] @ [time]. Free [item] for 1st 200 attendees. Info: [link]

​​Hi [first name]! 3rd session of [event] starts tomorrow! We're diving into [topics]. Login to the portal: [link]

Join us now! [Organization name] Summit: [date and time] - Watch via Facebook. Clink to Join: [link]

Words of Encouragement and Scripture

Gal. 5:13 - “For you have been called to live in freedom my brothers and sisters. But do not use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead use your freedom to serve one another in love.” - “True freedom is the desire to be a slave for Jesus Christ!” ~ B. Armstrong. Two choices on the shelf: serving Christ, or serving self! Make this second half of [year] sold out for Jesus!

SMS Solutions for Online Businesses

See examples under:

  • SMS Solutions for Boutiques
  • SMS Solutions for Coaching Services
  • SMS Solutions for Direct Sales
  • SMS Solutions for E-Commerce
  • SMS Solutions for Podcasting
  • SMS Solutions for Stock Alerts
  • SMS Solutions for Webinar Hosts

SMS Solutions for Podcasting

Podcast Reminders

Join [podcast host]! Check out our latest episode: [link]

Event Updates

If you missed last night's [event name] in [location], you can watch here. Have a great day! [Link]

LIVE at [location]. Watch on YouTube: [link]

Listener Engagement

Hey fam! Here is your link to join the [brand name] community. [Link]

SMS Solutions for Real Estate

Employee Reminders

Reminder: Training TODAY at [time]! [Training title]. Please click the link to register! [Link]

Association Election Time! [Link]

Employee Recognition

Thank you for the time you invested into our company! Congratulations on your anniversary!

We wanted to wish you a very happy birthday!

Client Updates

COMING SOON: [address]! [Condition], [number of bedrooms and bathrooms]. This home by [construction company] features a [significant feature]. For more info on this property or any of my coming soon properties in all price points, call [agent name] | [company name] | [phone number] | [link]

SMS Solutions for Restaurants and Cafes


[Business name] Hot Summer Deal! Buy 1 [item] get 1 FREE this week from [timeframe] ([date range]). Come on by!

Just hours left to order fresh, healthy, local meals before your discount is up. Let us do the cooking for you next week. Order now before it's too late! [Link]

It's NEW MENU DAY! + Get $10 OFF your order of $50 or more now through [date]. Code: [promo code]. What's on the menu this week? [Link]


[Business name] now has a NEW app for easy ordering! Download [app name] in the app store.

Employee Notices

All-staff meeting tomorrow at [time], followed by an [event]. Sign-up is on the door of the office. If you plan on bringing someone please let someone know before. The meeting is MANDATORY. Thank you!

There was an issue with payroll. It has been fixed, but please speak with a manager about the situation and your check before spending it.

SMS Solutions for Retail

See more examples under:

  • SMS Solutions for Boutiques
  • SMS Solutions for Direct Sales
  • SMS Solutions for E-Commerce


Use code [promo code] for [percentage] OFF ONE ITEM at [website]. Expires [date]

[Business name]’s Summer Sale - [items] are now 50% OFF!! Shop in-store and at [website] before they're gone!

New Inventory Notices

NEW ARRIVAL! NEW ARRIVAL! [Product name] has been added to the [section name] section of our website. [Link]

Customer Loyalty Program Notices

Ask us about our NEW Loyalty Cards! Save [amount] when you get [number] stamps! We love YOU, our customers!

Event Notices

Congratulations! You were a winner at the [event name]. Please respond to this text with your email address and we’ll get back to you with instructions for claiming your prize.

SMS Solutions for Salons

Appointment Confirmations

This is [business name]. Your appointment is: [date and time]. Please reply 1 to confirm or contact us to reschedule your appointment.

Appointment Reminders

Reminder: You have [stylist name] at [business name] on [date and time]. Please call [phone number] with questions.

Employee Reminders

Happy Friday! Timecard reminder, everyone - Please git-r-done!

401K enrollment deadline is [date]. See [employee name] for details.

Shift Needs

[Location name] is in need of [number] [type of stylist/technician] this [day of the week], [date] for [timeframe]. If you are available to fill in, please email us at [email address]. Thank you!

SMS Solutions for Small Businesses

See more examples under:

  • SMS Solutions for Banking
  • SMS Solutions for Boutiques
  • SMS Solutions for Coaching Services
  • SMS Solutions for Construction
  • SMS Solutions for Dental and Eye Care
  • SMS Solutions for Direct Sales
  • SMS Solutions for Distribution
  • SMS Solutions for E-Commerce
  • SMS Solutions for Financial Services
  • SMS Solutions for Gyms and Health Centers
  • SMS Solutions for Healthcare
  • SMS Solutions for Insurance
  • SMS Solutions for Manufacturing
  • SMS Solutions for Nightclubs
  • SMS Solutions for Podcasting
  • SMS Solutions for Real Estate
  • SMS Solutions for Restaurants and Cafes
  • SMS Solutions for Retail
  • SMS Solutions for Salons
  • SMS Solutions for Stock Alerts
  • SMS Solutions for Webinar Hosts


Shop our ANNUAL [sale name] happening right now! Tons of amazing deals and a raffle for a stunning [item]! Get to [business name] located at [address].

Closure Notices

Just a reminder that [business name] will be closed on [date] in observance of [holiday].

Event Notices

REMINDER: [customer name], have you reserved your spot to the most productive and inspiring event of the summer? [Event name]. What are you waiting on? Don't procrastinate! Get your seat! [Link]

[Event name] tonight starts at [time] till [time]. There will be food and a cash drawing start at [time] - come out and join us! Hope to see you tonight

Live Video Notices

We are live! Come join us for some crazy dealzzzz: [link]

SMS Solutions for Stock Alerts

See "SMS Solutions for Financial Services" above for more examples.

Live Stock Updates

Alert : [ticker symbol] @ [cost per share]. Target: [dollar amount] + Stop Loss: [percentage range]

Event Notices

You Are Cordially Invited! Join us on TONIGHT for our [event name] at [time]. Zoom link: [link]

The room is open for [event name]! Login now: [link]

Other Notices

3 new alerts from [business name] - view here: [link]

SMS Solutions for Transportation

Employee Notices

Important notice from [business name] for [date]. BUILDING B WILL BE CLOSED TODAY.

[Business name] Inclement Weather Notice - Our offices will be OPEN tomorrow [date]. If road conditions on your route indicate you are unable to make it to work, please let your supervisor know right away. Our parking lot may be icy so please be extra careful walking around the property.

Happy [day of the week] everyone! You must come see [employee name] to pick up your schedule. [Employee name] be in office until 16:15 today.

Client Notices

Flights for [location] are currently on hold. If you have a flight time request please call [phone number] to be put on the waitlist.

Driver Needs

Hey team, [date] through [date], we will need all drivers to be on deck. EVERYONE will be needed.

SMS Solutions for Webinar Hosts

Webinar Reminders

[First name]! It is go time in 5 minutes! Join your exclusive [webinar name] webinar here: [link] or via the emailed link ;-)

Hey, it's [host name]! Here's a REMINDER that we have our [webinar name] today at [time]! Make sure to get the details here in the Facebook group: [link]

Your webinar is starting now! We are looking forward to seeing you there! Link to join: [link]

Follow-Ups with Attendees

Thanks for attending! Hopefully you got as much out of it as we did. To follow up on anything discussed, please click here: [link]

Follow-Ups with No-Shows

Sorry we missed you! It truly was a knowledge-packed webinar. To find out what you missed, schedule some time with

SMS Solutions for YMCAs

See more examples under:

  • SMS Solutions for Gyms and Fitness Centers
  • SMS Solutions for Nonprofits

Class and Event Cancellation Notices

[Date and time] [class/event name] is canceled. Sorry for any inconvenience!

Member Updates

Gymnasium 1 will be closed from [timeframe] [range of days] this week due to [event].

You can save 3 lives by donating blood! Sign up for the Blood Drive taking place on [date]! Contact [email address] to register.

Member Reminders

Reminder: Thursday Swim Lessons start tomorrow!

Camp Notices

Reminder that tomorrow we are [doing activity]. Please bring [dollar amount] for snacks.

If your child is attending camp this week and you DID NOT receive the swim permission form, please email [email address].

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