More Than Words’ list of butchers is a comprehensive source of contact details for butchers shops all over the UK.

As part of our extensive UK business database, our list of butchers shops provides valuable information for businesses selling products and services into this niche sector.

The list of master butchers operating in the UK has declined dramatically over the last 40 years.

In the 1980s, there were more than 20,000 independent butchers shops on UK high streets. By 2016 there were just 5,240.

This decline is mainly due to the rise of supermarkets, the majority of which have pre-packed meat available and their own meat and deli counters inside.

However, the convenience of the supermarket does not outweigh the general public’s affection for local butchers.

In 2020, high street butchers’ shops saw a significant increase in sales due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic – a trend that looks set to continue.

To capitalize on this renewed interest in specialist stores, local butchers must innovate and diversify in order to draw customers away from the supermarket and offer something that keeps them coming back.

More Than Words butchers’ contact list offers the most up-to-date and relevant information for the shops in your location.

What’s on our list of butchers?

More Than Words’ database of butchers contains:

  • 5,258 butchers’ shops
  • 4,923 contact names for decision-makers in these businesses
  • 3,281 direct phone numbers for the contact listed
  • 1,147 email addresses

We’d appreciate the opportunity to find out more about your business, the products and services you offer to butchers, and why they need what you sell.

Just call 0330 010 3495 or you can click here to email our B2B data lists team.

More Than Words note – looking for SIC codes for butchers? The correct UK SIC code is 47720 – “Retail sale of meat and meat products in specialised stores”.

List of butchers FAQ

Can you create bespoke lists of butchers for my marketing team to use?

At More Than Words we know that the most successful marketing campaigns are the most highly-targeted.

For this reason not only do you not have to buy the entire list of butchers – we actively discourage doing so.

Instead, we will assign you an account manager to get you started. They will discuss your business, products and services with you as well as what you are hoping to achieve from your marketing campaigns.

We will compare this to the data contained on our list of butchers to find the right selection for you.

The variables contained on the butchers’ database include:

  • salutation (Mr, Miss, Mrs, Dr, Sir)
  • contact name (separate fields for first and last name)
  • business name
  • job title
  • business location and full address
  • business legal status
  • telephone number (main switchboard number)
  • email address

We can also perform a specialist search for even more targeted results.

For example, you could ask for a “list of butchers in Northern Ireland” if you want to run a localised marketing campaign or a “list of butchers’ assistants” if you want to target your campaigns at a very specific audience.

How long can I use the data and do you provide guarantees on quality?

The more information we hold for a business and its decision makers, the more valuable our list of butchers is for our clients.

For this reason we only include contacts in our databases that we have enough data on to make them valuable to your marketing efforts.

In addition, we also offer the following guarantees on our butchers’ database UK list:

  • 85% email deliverability (excluding soft bounces)
  • 92% telephone number accuracy
  • 98% postal address accuracy

We are confident that our databases will meet this target but, if they don’t, we will offer you a pro-rata refund or replacement records to make up the deficit – whichever you would prefer.

Why is direct marketing to butchers successful?

With our list of butchers your business can use direct marketing to get your products and services in front of decision-makers with budgets and a need for them.

Direct marketing is an active form of advertising.

Instead of creating ads and hoping that the right people see them (as you do with indirect or reactive marketing) you find the right people first and then create targeted marketing material specifically for them.

A key feature of direct marketing is direct response – giving your target audience a way to perform the action suggested by your call to action.

Email and telemarketing are two of the best marketing channels for offering direct response to your contacts.

Email marketing to butchers

Sending email marketing campaigns to your list of butchers ensures that the messages you want your contacts to see are delivered directly to them.

It is easy to do for any business, even those with little experience. All you need to do is combine your B2B email database with email marketing platforms like MailChimp or Campaign Monitor to create compelling, professional emails.

Email marketing platforms usually have customisable templates you can use to create emails quickly.

These platforms also feature automatic campaign tracking. To find out the platforms best for using bought-in databases like our list of butchers, please speak to one of our account managers.

You can also use automatic campaign tracking, as well as third-party tools such as Google Analytics, to test the various elements of your emails.

A/B test subject lines, offers and even images to see which perform best with your target audience.

Email marketing software also allows you to measure opens, clicks, bounces and conversions automatically, saving crucial time and energy.

Telemarketing to butchers

Telemarketing is a cost-effective way of generating strong and closeable appointments and leads from your list of butchers.

Telemarketing is an immediate contact channel, giving you the opportunity to ascertain right away whether or not your prospects have an interest in your services.

You can also use telemarketing to get feedback from your target market about how welcome your product/service is to the sector.

The B2B telemarketing database contained within our list of butchers is derived from our constantly-updated and fully comprehensive UK business data file.

Can you run email and telesales campaigns to butchers for my company?

If you don’t have the time or ability to perform your own marketing campaigns to your butchers’ contact database, More Than Words can do it for you!

Our managed B2B email marketing campaigns are designed and implemented by experienced copywriters, designers and campaign planners.

Our team will send your email from our trusted servers and keep you up to date with how your campaign is performing via a full analytics report three days after each send.

More Than Words also delivers managed B2B telemarketing campaigns.

Our skilled team of telemarketers contact prospects on your behalf for anything from lead generation to appointment setting. We can follow up on and get feedback for your email campaigns or even perform market research.

Postal marketing to butchers

We don’t currently run a direct mail service at More Than Words, but our butcher marketing database, part of our UK business to business mailing list service, can be used by 3rd party mailing houses if you do not have the resources to do this in-house.

Selling to butchers

Butchers are part of the meat and poultry industry – a significant part of the UK economy.

This means that although butchery itself is a niche sector, there are plenty of opportunities for those selling products or services within this industry to benefit from making connections here.

Independent butchers are entrepreneurs, so selling to butchers works in the same way as selling to any small business. Their main objective is to provide value to customers in order to draw them away from the supermarkets.

Direct your marketing campaigns so that they focus on the benefits of your products and services to the butcher and their business.

Telemarketing is of particular value in this sector as entrepreneurs want to build relationships with suppliers that they can trust.

Putting a human face to your brand is the key to building long-lasting relationships with high-value clients in this sector.

Find out more about More Than Words’ list of butchers

Although butchery is a niche area, More Than Words’ list of butchers is invaluable to businesses that work as suppliers of meat products.

We suggest speaking with your account manager about your specific requirements and specialities so that we can help you to get your products and services in front of the butchers that have the most need for them.

To get started, please call 0330 010 3495 or you can click here to email our marketing databases team.

Promote your products and services to British butchers' shops

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