How Shop by Text Works

You Send a Text Campaign

Subscribers receive the product image, description and pricing in a text message.

Customers Buy With "YES"

They simply reply "yes" to purchase. Their credit card on file is charged securely.

Fulfill The Order

You're provided all the order details. Box up the product and ship it out!

Try TextRetailer for yourself

Enter your phone number and experience shop by text like a customer would. Don't worry, we won't actually sell you anything šŸ˜‰

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Go beyond regular SMS marketing with text based shopping


Reply to Buy shopping through text messages

Customers can purchase items in a text thread by replying "yes" to product offers. Credit card & shipping information are stored securely for a zero-click shopping experience.


Build your SMS subscriber list multiple ways

TextRetailer provides all of the tools you need to grow your text list fast. Capture phone numbers using online forms. Customers can even join your list by sending a single text.


Simple order management

Manage the status of all orders placed through text message. Export order details to label printing services like ShipStation for quick & accurate fulfillment.


Automate promotions & text marketing

Automatically send text messages based on customer actions. Send up-sell product offers after purchases or send a welcome offer when subscribers join your list.


Powerful segmentation tools

Segment your list to reward VIPs or re-engage infrequent buyers. Send targeted product promotions based upon purchase history, tags, and more!


Traditional SMS marketing

Want to send SMS messages not tied to a product? No problem! TextRetailer does that too. Announce upcoming sales, promote future events or simply say "hi" to your VIPs - all through texts.


SMS open rates

Most texts are read within the first 3 minutes and have an open rate 3x that of emails.


Response rate

Your customers want to engage with your brand via text messages.



Shop by text is instant & easy generating amazing returns on your investment.

Hi! Iā€™m Sam, the founder of TextRetailer. šŸ‘‹

It's a challenge nowadays to capture your customers' attention. Email open rates are plunging. Social media is more competitive than ever. The algorithms are hiding posts from your followers. It costs more money to reach the same customers from a year ago through digital ads.

And once you finally have their attention, you don't have a lot of time. Slow loading pages and complicated checkouts lead to lost sales. A purse or wallet in the other room can cause a buyer to think "Oh, I'll finish this later" - only to never return.

We believe a convenient shopping experience is the key to increasing your revenue.

Text messages are attention grabbing and seldom ignored. They cut through the noise and provide a direct link to your customers.

We've turned SMS into more than one-way messaging. Reply to buy checkouts allow shopping with a simple "yes". It's convenience wrapped in a text message, sprinkled with a bit magic.

Let's give your customers a more convenient way to shop through texts.

ā€” Sam Schrup, Founder