I've never heard of anything like this in our lighting world! Anyone in or out of our business can get information about their products, including availability! How cool is that? You can send a text message with a product number once you're registered, and you'll get a text back with the description, measurements, lamping needs, and the availability. I can't wait to try it!
Here are the details from their web site (http://www.maximlighting.com/onthego.aspx ):
1. On your mobile phone, send a new text message to 41411. In the message body, include "Maxim" followed by the Item Number you are inquiring about.
2. Click Send.
Maxim On-The Go will send a text message back to you with the following information:
Stock Availability in West Coast and East Coast
You can also check a specific stock quantity for both the West Coast and East Coast of the item you just inquired about.
California (West Coast) Inventory
In the message body type "CA" followed by the desired quantities.
East Coast Inventory
In the message body type "EC" followed by the desired quantities.
If the requested stock quantity is available, you will receive a message that says "Quantity Requested Available"
If the requested stock quantity is not available, you will receive a message that says "Need to Contact Customer Service"
There is no extra subscriptions cost to receive information from the On-The Go Service, but standard message rates and data charges from your carrier may apply to sending and/or receiving text messages. Check with your carrier if you have questions about your plan and costs. For more information on the On-The Go Service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can follow Maxim Lighting on Twitter, too: @MaximLighting
Thanks, Residential Lighting, for giving us this scoop! I love it!http://www.residentiallighting.com/
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