BUILDING LOYALTY

Jun 21, 2017 | Evaluating Customer Loyalty Programs | Why Thanx | building loyalty

The Punch Card Problem: How your loyalty program is hurting your VIP customers

Punch cards might drive increased visits — but if you don't know who your best customers are, you're doing damage to your brand long-term. A great loyalty program should not only drive increased visits, but give you a way to connect with your customers directly.

Your loyalty program should do more than track and accrue your customer's loyalty points... modern, data-driven loyalty programs are the future of business intelligence for brick-and-mortar businesses. Here's why punch cards fall short when it comes to identifying and rewarding your best customers. 
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Apr 20, 2017 | Evaluating Customer Loyalty Programs | Why Thanx | building loyalty

What a great loyalty program can teach you about your customers

Loyalty programs typically operate with the goal of driving increased frequency from your customers. But as technology progresses, best-in-class loyalty programs can actually become your best source of business intelligence.

Customer loyalty isn't just about punch cards — more sophisticated programs are taking their place. Unprecedented amounts of data are now available to brick-and-mortar businesses. Restaurants, car washes, entertainment centers, and bakeries are all joining the data revolution, using digital loyalty programs to gather vital customer intel. What type of "intel" exactly, you ask? Read on to see how modern loyalty programs are driving a deeper understanding of customers and their behavior for previously underserved industries.
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Apr 6, 2017 | Customer Loyalty Research | building loyalty

How Offline Retailers can Fight Amazon

Amazon Won the Retail Battle — But Brick-and-Mortar Stores Can Use Data to Win the War — Five best practices for offline retailers to compete in Amazon’s world.

 As our world continues to shift towards online commerce, offline retailers are watching their market share slip into the hands of sophisticated, data-driven digital retailers. Consequently, retailers have asked themselves how brick-and-mortar stores can win in the age of Amazon, instant gratification, and the proliferation of data. 

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Mar 28, 2017 | Evaluating Customer Loyalty Programs | Why Thanx | building loyalty

How to Build a Loyalty Program that Works

Want to grow your business through loyalty, but don't know where to start?

It used to be that walking into a retail establishment and being given some form of a discount, special offer, or free sample was a unique and appreciated moment. Now, as customers, we expect a reward in return for our consistent business. We sign up for rewards cards, loyalty programs, email discounts, mobile coupons … anything for the extra savings.

On the merchant side, this is all summed into two words: customer loyalty. But with big brands building customized applications, credit card loyalty programs, and more, how do small businesses keep up? How do we measure the return on investment on something as basic as a punchcard?

That’s what this resource will extensively cover. We’ll go through what some of the top brand loyalty programs look like, dig into data proof, and end with how to make it all happen on a small budget.

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Mar 22, 2017 | Evaluating Customer Loyalty Programs | Why Thanx | building loyalty

How to Build a Loyalty Program that Works

Want to grow your business through loyalty, but don't know where to start?

It used to be that walking into a retail establishment and being given some form of a discount, special offer, or free sample was a unique and appreciated moment. Now, as customers, we expect a reward in return for our consistent business. We sign up for rewards cards, loyalty programs, email discounts, mobile coupons … anything for the extra savings.

On the merchant side, this is all summed into two words: customer loyalty. But with big brands building customized applications, credit card loyalty programs, and more, how do small businesses keep up? How do we measure the return on investment on something as basic as a punchcard?

That’s what this resource will extensively cover. We’ll go through what some of the top brand loyalty programs look like, dig into data proof, and end with how to make it all happen on a small budget.

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