SMS is a strong vehicle for offering coupons, with response rates that are six to eight times higher than for email.

— Jeff Haddon, OfficeMax —

Who is Mercantile?

We help brands engage consumers via Mobile Messaging

Retail, Beverage & CPG

Our integrated messaging platform delivers a variety of campaigns, formats & content to keep consumers engaged. Whether you sell sodas on the shelf, burgers on the go or need to increase store traffic, we can help.

What we offer
  • Video MMS, Image MMS, SMS & Push
  • Targeting by DMA, device type & more
  • Geo-fencing & user generated content
  • Social media & mobile sharing APIs

Broadcast & Media

Need to deliver news/traffic/weather alerts, promote a new show or run a text to win for a sponsor? Want to increase tune-in, let people text to screen at a concert and deliver rich media via text?

What we offer
  • Integrated MMS/SMS platform
  • Text2Win, Text4Info, Text2Screen, etc
  • Tiered access for multiple stations
  • Dashboard integration & RSS/MRSS APIs

Text Network Advertising

Are you a brand that needs to reach new customers? Are you a media company that needs to increase mobile ad revenue? Delivering ads via news, weather, traffic and other alerts allows both partners to benefit.

What we offer
  • Pre-roll ads via MMS video alerts
  • Text content added to MMS & SMS
  • Move alerts from cost center to revenue source
  • Give your audience a better experience

We’ve had success with SMS, as well as other tactics. We’re also doing MMS and consumers love it.

— Steve Mura, MillerCoors —

Why Choose Mercantile?

SMS works great. Delivering images, videos and unlimited copy via MMS works even better!


MMS delivers one minute of high quality video. Embedding video within a text means people are more likely to view it when compared to streaming links sent via email/SMS.


MMS delivers one image or multiple images. Your other marketing uses imagery, so why not your text alerts? It’s easier to sell a shirt when you can show the shirt.

Unlimited Text

MMS has no character limit, supports an expanded character which means Spanish copy reads correctly and corporate symbols like © and ™ are available.

You send a lot of SMS. So do your competitors.


Upgrade to MMS and stand out from the crowd.

Try It Out

Video MMS

Text LIVENEWS to 26262

Live News MMS

Image MMS

Text SHIRT to 26262

Shirt MMS2

Really Long MMS

Text SHERLOCK to 26262

Sherlock MMS

Participation rates are dramatically higher for text messaging than email.

— Paul Hollowell, Charlotte Russe —


All programs include standard metrics, API connectivity,

handset detection, content optimization and account service.

Starter Package

$1,000 per month
    • Shared Shortcode Included
    • 2 Hours Account Service Per Month
    • Keywords
    • No Cost for Inbound Messages
    • 10K Outbound SMS or MMS Included
    • Additional Messaging just 3 cents per text

Enterprise Level

$5,000 per month
    • Private Shortcode Included
    • 4 Hours Account Service Per Month
    • Unlimited Keywords
    • User Generated Content Campaigns
    • 200K Outbound SMS or MMS Included
    • Additional Messaging just 2 cents per text

*additional fees may apply



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