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” that will prime a loyalty program for success. Let’s first look at them at a high level: […]
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? […]
You already know your customers. But you may still be making a very common mistake and sending promotions to your customers as if they ARE all the same.
Many convenience stores send out one promotion to their entire customer base. At best, that promotion make entices a few people, while it doesn’t interest (or even alienates) others.
At worst, the promotion could cannibalize profits and jeopardize the entire purpose of the campaign.
Cannibalization refers to when a promotion works against you and “eats away” at your profits.
Yesway was recognized as a winner of the ‘Best Convenience Store Loyalty Launch’ in the 2018 Loyaltees. Launched in December of 2015 by Brookwood Financial Partners, LLC, a Massachusetts-based private equity firm, Yesway plans to acquire, improve and rebrand approximately 500 convenience stores in select regions of the U.S. over the next several years.
We invited Darrin Samaha for a Q&A session and asked him to share how the brand is achieving increased visits with the Paytronix platform.
Paytronix: How does your loyalty program serve as a customer touch-point, and an extension of your brand?
Darrin Samaha: Data is integral for building the customer experience […]