Archive for the “Convenience Stores” Category

Lessons from Coalition Loyalty Programs

Coalition loyalty programs have been suffering lately. Since their beginning coalition programs set out to create a single loyalty program that connects multiple retailers and brands throughout various industries. The thought behind these programs was if one loyalty program could be used throughout multiple brands that would help the whole and get more customer loyalty across all participating brands.

But recently things do not look like they are working as intended and coalition programs, like the Plenti® program, have an uncertain future. With multiple brands deciding to branch out and create their own branded loyalty program, it looks like coalition programs are nearing the end of their days.

So, what lessons can be learned from the rise and fall of coalition loyalty programs? […]

5 Ways to Increase Your Store Traffic

With a decline in convenience store traffic during the first half of 2017, brands are looking for new ways to get customers to come into the store more frequently. There are many ways to increase store traffic, from implementing a loyalty program to simple promotions for discounted fuel and in-store products. But what are some of the ways you can increase your store visits in the short and long-term? 

 

Here are five ways that you can attract new visitors and generate more loyalty from your customers. […]

Brand Insights and Paytronix Highlights from PXUX 2017

With a focus on achieving “Peak Performance,” the two-day, interactive conference was largely driven by Paytronix users who shared the design, execution, and results of their high-impact marketing programs. Here are the highlights:

Emily Mallory of Forward Corporation described the ridiculous results her employee incentive program achieved for the convenience store brand’s loyalty launch. A fifth-generation owner of Forward Corporation, Emily shared how her team sparked engagement among store clerks to drive program enrollment. Contests and incentives gave the cashiers the motivation and focus needed to hit high enrollment numbers – contributing to the program’s impact on the convenience-restaurant-hotel chain.

Keith Conseco of Captain D’s explained how the seafood restaurant revitalized its brand, using loyalty data to connect with customers. The director of marketing strategy and insights at Captain D’s, Keith shared the brand’s evolution story and how it’s navigated the rollout of its loyalty program during his presentation.  “Many of the issues at Captain D’s are very similar at my company so it was relatable and helpful!” shared one attendee during the event.  […]

Building Blocks of a Core Program

The purpose of a rewards program is to change your customers’ behavior, getting them to visit more often and/or make more purchases.

The methods for changing these behaviors are broken into two elements: the core program and the layers and promotions.

The core program is the foundation of your rewards program and its “published” piece. It consists of what customers see promoted in your store, what they talk about, and what they compare with your competitors’ loyalty programs.

There are six building blocks of a core program, and they can be implemented on their own or in combination: […]