40+ text abbreviations to use in business



Texting has become an inseparable part of our lives. With almost 5 billion people globally can be reached via text messaging makes it one of the most dominant modes of communication. Times are evolving and the way texting happens is also changing businesses need to understand the textual lingo to better communicate with end customers. In this blog, we will deal with what text messaging acronyms businesses like yours can use and also the generic textual acronyms being used by your customers.



Most popular business texting abbreviations

Abbreviation

Meaning

Abbreviation

Meaning

AKA

Also known as

ASAP

As soon as possible

BOGO

Buy one Get one

BRB

Be right back

BTW

By the way

DIY

Do it yourself

DM

Direct message

DND

Do not disturb

EOD

End of day

EOSS

End of season sale

FYI

For your information

ICYMI

In case you missed it

IMO

In my opinion

JIC

Just in case

LMK

Let me know

N/A

Not available

OOO

Out of office

T&C

Terms and conditions

TBA

To be announced

TBD

To be determined

TIA

Thanks in advance

TY

Thank you

TTYL

Talk to you later

WFH

Work from home



Business texting acronyms use cases (SMS templates)



BOGO


BOGO translate to “Buy one Get one” is mostly used in the retail industry. If you wish to communicate with your customers regarding discounts or offers where they buy 2 at the price of 1 you can use this acronym.


BOGO offers your favorite shoes and sandals. Offer valid till EOD! Hurry up!



EOD


EOD translates to “End of Day”, you can use this acronym mostly use for sales which are ending by the end of the business day.


50% discounts on all the items in the red corner of the store! Offers last till EOD hurry up!



EOSS


EOSS translates to “End of Season Sale”, mostly used for clearance sales when the stock might get turned over and giving the customers a last chance at owning the products.


EOSS sale live at our store, grab products at lucrative discounts. Hurry up!



ICYMI


ICYMI translate to “In case you missed it” is the most used and common acronym. You can text your customers about any promotion if they might have not noticed it.


Hey ICYMI you can avail 20% discount on select products till Friday. Drop by and win exciting coupons as well!



TYVM


TYVM translates to “Thank you very much”, you can express gratitude to your customers who shopped with you it helps in maintaining post-purchase contact


Hey Jack, TYVM for your purchase today at the store. We are happy to help you with any queries on your purchase.




Other business texting abbreviations you should know



Common text abbreviations

  • ABT - About

  • B4 - Before

  • BC - Because

  • BRT - Be right there

  • FTW - For the win

  • IRL - In real life

  • IKR - I know, right?

  • G2G - Got to go

  • GG - Good game

  • HBD - Happy birthday

  • IDK - I don't know

  • IYKWIM - If you know what I mean

  • JK - Just kidding

  • JW - Just wondering

  • LOL - Laugh out loud

  • NP - No problem

  • NVM - Nevermind

  • OTP - One time password

  • RN - Right now

  • TBH - To be honest

  • W/E - Whatever

  • YGTI - You get the idea



Social media texting abbreviations


  • DM - Direct message

  • FB - Facebook

  • IG - Instagram

  • YT - YouTube

  • IM - Instant message

  • QOTD - Quote of the day

  • RT - Retweet

  • TB - Throwback



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