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

Image MMS

Text SHIRT to 26262

Really Long MMS

Text SHERLOCK to 26262

Sherlock MMS

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Participation rates are dramatically higher for text messaging than email.

— Paul Hollowell, Charlotte Russe —



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