Archive for the “Convenience Stores” Category

Build a Mobile App That Customers Want to Keep

Your guests are going through their phones right now and deleting apps they don’t use. Why would they keep yours?

If your mobile app delivers convenience and enhances their experience with your brand, they’re more likely to use it. If not, it will be added to the millions of apps that are downloaded and deleted every year.

Whether your brand is a restaurant, convenience store, or retail store, engaging your guests on mobile contributes to the overall impact of your loyalty program. That’s why we’re investing in continually developing new features in the Paytronix-powered mobile apps. Here are some of the highlights from 2018 and what’s in the works for 2019:

New User Experience. Enhancements to the user experience get members into your loyalty program more quickly, reduce abandonment so that more members join, and tells each member where they are in the program along with any rewards and promotions they can utilize. […]

How to Put the “Convenience” Back in Convenience Stores

It’s no secret that consumers want buying things to be easy, fast, and, most of all, convenient. After all, there’s a reason “convenience stores” became popular to begin with.

Unfortunately, today’s average c-store’s convenience factor has been overtaken by other kinds of stores, not to mention websites and apps. But that also means there’s a huge opportunity for convenience stores to reclaim their “convenient” crown.

The numbers don’t lie: 72% of consumers polled would buy more items if a brand hand a convenient delivery option. At the same time, 63% of consumers would pay higher prices for items that they could receive on demand—and 54% browse stores with the expectation that delivery will be an option. […]

5 Key Ideas for Setting Up a Successful Loyalty Program

Loyalty programs can have an astounding impact on your business, increasing visits, spend, and overall revenue immediately and for years to come.

But to reap the rewards of a loyalty program, the program must be set up and run with both strategy and foresight.

With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of five “dos” and “don’ts” on setting up a loyalty program for success. […]

Increase Revenue by Turning Up the Heat on Your Coffee Purchases

People are creatures of habit. We get out of bed at the same time, start our day by visiting the same website, and go to the same place for our morning coffee on the way to work.

Although consumers’ habits may be hard to change, doing so can have a significant impact on your business.

While the number of trips per week that consumers make to convenience stores decreased between 2014 and 2017, dropping from 3.6 to 2.6, consumers continue to frequent c-stores for coffee purchases.

These coffee purchases can be the key to reversing that trend in visit frequency, as well as increasing spend.

After all, if people become accustomed to getting their morning coffee from you, it’s natural for them to make that a regular—perhaps even daily—habit. And if they’re already visiting your c-store for coffee, it would make sense for them to fill up an empty tank, buy a sandwich for lunch, or make another kind of purchase too.

Coffee seems like such a small purchase, but it can really be a catalyst for changing customers’ behavior and generating more revenue.

So how can you perk up your coffee program? […]