Recently we spoke with Anne Schultheis, Digital Marketing Manager for Kahala Brands, who submitted an award-winning Pinkberry campaign that was recognized in May by Paytronix with a 2017 Loyaltees Award. The Best Early Adopter award celebrates brands that leverage a new Paytronix feature to benefit their business in 2016. Leveraging Paytronix’s new Target and Control feature, Pinkberry could measure both the ROI and the overall performance of the double-points promotion for a new product trial—Pinkbee’s™ low-fat milk ice cream.
Anne shared some additional insight on how Kahala Brands has leveraged Paytronix for marketing campaigns, and how the loyalty platform is making an impact upon Pinkberry guest engagement. By using the new Paytronix Target and Control feature, the Pinkberry marketing team was able to measure the effectiveness of two different email headlines, then dive even deeper to determine which headline actually motivated loyalty members to visit its stores.
Paytronix: When did you first start working with Paytronix?
Anne: Pinkberry has been working with Paytronix since 2012. When Kahala Brands acquired Pinkberry in 2015, we were excited to start using more features that Paytronix offers, such as target & control, surveys, segmenting, etc.
Paytronix: Have you run any other promotions since the successful July 4 campaign? […]
Loyalty programs are all about connecting with your customers and creating a great experience for them whenever they interact with your brand. However, there are mistakes that brands make that can limit the success of a loyalty program and end up hindering the customer experience from the start. The biggest mistake that brands make is failing to adapt their programs to keep up with modern customer engagement trends. Those that don’t meet the needs of their customers will likely fall behind the competition.
Here are the five mistakes that could cripple your loyalty program: […]
Whenever I Google “pizza delivery near me,” I’m overwhelmed by the number of options I have at my disposal. That’s why it’s important for any restaurant – but particularly those in highly competitive spaces – to think about what they’re offering customers that sets them apart from the competition.
When restaurant owners think about how their customers decide between them and their competitors, they often think that people’s decisions are made primarily based on food and customer experience. While that’s still true, there’s a crucial third element that consumers use to choose among their options — how restaurants use technology to facilitate guest engagement. […]
There are many different types of reward programs which make it challenging to choose which one is best suited for your brand. Ultimately, there are four considerations to always keep in mind when designing a program.
- Design for “Silver” customers. These are your 50th to 80th percentile customers. They are your regulars, visiting your store while purchasing gas and food. But they almost certainly go to other stores as well. By targeting and motivating these customers an opportunity is presented to drive them to visit you more often and for more purchasing occasions.
- Get customers to their reward, fast. Customers should earn their first reward quickly. When someone enrolls in your program they need to see immediate value in it, meaning that their first reward needs to happen within the next couple of visits so the customer can see the value in being a member. Additionally, silver customers, the customers your program is targeting should be earning their rewards fairly frequently. If you are doing a points program, have low-value redemption options such as coffee or candy that they can earn every five to ten visits, at least.
- Reward good behavior. Good behavior is whatever your concept wants it to mean, but probably includes a store visit and gas purchase, upgrading to premium gas, or visiting for more purchases, and new day parts. Your program needs to support your corporate goals. If you are trying to compel customers to visit and buy more freshly prepared food, then make sure the program and stores support that initiative.
- Leverage vendor funding to drive your results. Vendors’ interest are not always well aligned with your bottom line. If their promotion switches volume from, say, Coke to Pepsi, then that’s great for Pepsi. But if it didn’t drive any extra traffic into your store, or any incremental spending, then what did it do for you? Think about whose customer is. They are yours, not the CPS’s. Vendor funding can be used in different and unique ways in order to drive more visits and spend. A good use of vendor funding would be to leverage those funds to drive more purchases of an item and in return, the customer earns bonus points.
Reward programs deliver outstanding financial returns by motivating customers to visit more often and spend more with each visit. Learn more about building a reward program with your customers in mind by watching this webinar “Brilliant! Reward Program Design Principles for Convenience Stores.”