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What is Paytronix CXP?

Combining online ordering, loyalty, omnichannel messaging, AI insights, and payments in one platform. Paytronix delivers relevant, personal experiences, at scale, that help improve your entire digital marketing funnel by creating amazing frictionless experiences.

A Complete Customer Experience Platform
Online Ordering
Acquire new customers and capture valuable data with industry leading customization features.
Loyalty
Encourage More visits and higher spend with personalized promotions based on individual activity and preferences.
CRM
Build great customer relationships with relevant personal omnichannel campaigns delivered at scale.
Artificial Intelligence
Leverage the most data from the most customer transactions to power 1:1 marketing campaigns and drive revenue.
Payments
Drive brand engagement by providing fast, frictionless guest payments.

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Paytronix CXP Solutions

We use data, customer experience expertise, and technology to solve everyday restaurant and convenience store challenges.

Contactless Experiences
Accommodate your guests' changing preferences by providing safe, efficient service whether dining-in or taking out.
Customer Insights
Collect guest data and analyze behaviors to develop powerful targeted campaigns that produce amazing results.
Marketing Automation
Create and test campaigns across channels and segments to drive loyalty, incremental visits, and additional revenue.
Mobile Experiences
Provide convenient access to your brand, menus and loyalty program to drive retention with a branded or custom app.

Subscriptions
Create a frictionless, fun way to reward your most loyal customers for frequent visits and purchases while normalizing revenues.
Employee Dining
Attract and retain your employees with dollar value or percentage-based incentives and tiered benefits.
Order Experience Builder
Create powerful interactive, and appealing online menus that attract and acquire new customers simply and easily.

Multi-Unit Restaurant

Loyalty Programs
High-impact customizable programs that increase spend, visit, and engagement with your brand.
Online Ordering
Maximize first-party digital sales with an exceptional guest experience.
Integrations
Launch your programs with more than 450 existing integrations.

Small to Medium Restaurants

Loyalty Programs
Deliver the same care you do in person with all your digital engagements.
Online Ordering
Drive more first-party orders and make it easy for your crew.

Convenience Stores

Loyalty Programs
Digital transformations start here - get to know your guests.
Online Ordering
Add a whole new sales channel to grow your business - digital ordering is in your future.
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2024 Loyalty Trends Report

Unlock Loyalty’s Full Potential in 2024

4 min read

Grow Online Ordering, Customer Loyalty & Retention with Apps

Grow Online Ordering, Customer Loyalty & Retention with Apps

Let’s talk facts for a moment. Right now, in the U.S., 9 out of 10 people own a smartphone [Pew Research], and the average smartphone owner uses 10 apps per day.

They’re using those mobile apps for everything from communicating and working to entertaining themselves and staying connected with their favorite brands. Increasingly, they use those apps to spend money, whether that’s shopping at retailers or ordering food online.  

Particularly, with online food ordering, we’ve seen rapid growth in the last 10 years. Since 2014, online food ordering has grown 300% faster than dine-in food ordering, accounting for about 40% of total restaurant sales. [MadMobile]

What does all that mean for restaurants and convenience stores that sell made-to-order food options? In short, if you aren’t offering online food ordering—and more specifically integrating online ordering within your loyalty app, you're almost certainly missing out on a significant chunk of business. 

The goal of any strong loyalty program is to keep people coming back, and an easy, quick process for placing orders is one of the surest ways to do so because you’ll meet customers’ demand for convenience and an optimal digital experience. Keep reading to learn how loyalty programs with built-in online ordering benefit your business. 

How to Strengthen Customer Loyalty and Retention

Loyalty programs are an essential tool to bolster customer loyalty and retention, and they’re popular. More than half of restaurant customers are loyalty members [PYMNTS], and c-stores experienced a 19% increase in the number of loyalty members from January 1, 2020, to June 20, 2023. [Paytronix Loyalty Report 2023] 

Customers are happy to find savings and they want to be rewarded for their patronage. They also expect personalized experiences based on their individual preferences and purchase histories. If you think that’s asking too much, remember: every customer has options—often dozens of options for any choice. 

To strengthen customer loyalty and retention, you must offer customers reasons to keep coming back. They want a robust loyalty program that:  

  • Enables them to earn points toward freebies (i.e., for joining the loyalty program, prompting others to enroll, making a purchase, or engaging with the brand in some way)  
  • Offers free items and gift cards (i.e., for joining the loyalty program, birthdays, or other special events) 
  • Shares tailored discounts or coupons sent out periodically (i.e., percentage or dollar amounts) 
  • Invites them to exclusive customer events (makes them feel like your brand is invested in their well-being) 

When all that comes in the form of an intuitive loyalty app that includes an integrated online order system, it provides customers with the type of positive customer experience and service they want—and expect. 

Deliver a Seamless and Positive Customer Experience 

Services like DoorDash and Uber Eats are popular, but it should come as no surprise most customers (70%) want to order directly from the place they’re eating at. [Coolest Gadgets] When your loyalty app offers online ordering, you can provide customers with a seamless solution that takes them from being merely active to making a purchase in a matter of seconds.

For example, with the right loyalty program and online ordering platform integration, you could: 

  • Send customers a promotion for a new food item 
  • Show them how many points they can redeem toward the order 
  • Empower them to place that order 
  • Let them pay, using a card they have stored in the app 

The loyalty app could even make recommendations or remind them of other favorites they typically order. They don’t have to call your business or come in and wait around for their food. The whole order process is quick and efficient, and those positive customer experiences encourage them to continue ordering from you. 

Vital to your success is deploying a loyalty program platform that enables you to capture data on customer behavior and preferences and then segment those customers so you can provide a tailored experience from the moment they open the app until they make a purchase. That’s another area where integrating online ordering into your loyalty program is invaluable because it offers a rich source of data on what customers are ordering, their food preferences, and their dietary needs. 

However, the platform you choose must have robust analytics capabilities, so you can act on the data. Paytronix helps you transform your data into actionable insights, allowing you to adjust your menus and marketing strategy, and make improvements to the overall customer experience.

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Elevate Average Order Value 

When customers order online, they often spend more money—often as much as 13% more for fast casual restaurants (FCRs) and 26% for quick service restaurants (QSRs) [MadMobile]. One reason is because they have more time to browse the menu than they do when dining in. A second reason is, when they call in, they have a specific list of items they plan to purchase. The opportunities to upsell are simply not visible. 

However, an online ordering platform automatically recommends other products—like previously ordered menu items—or add-ons, such as extra sauces or toppings. You could also offer a real-time bonus reward for ordering a certain item or reaching a certain dollar amount. 

Even before they begin ordering, a loyalty program creates an opportunity to boost order value. You can send freebies or coupons to prompt customers to make a purchase, even if they weren’t thinking about ordering from your business. 

Optimize Operations for Efficiency 

One huge benefit of integrating an online ordering platform into your loyalty app is operational efficiency. When customers call in, staff members are dealing with noise and other customers.

Orders can get backed up and mistakes can happen. Orders sometimes end up inaccurate, staff could give the wrong wait times, or they could even accidentally hang up on a customer.

Online orders, however, go directly to the kitchen staff from the customer. Customers control their orders, providing details on any modifications, substitutions, and preferences. 

Not only does online ordering reduce errors and food waste, but it can also reduce customer complaints. It’s less likely customers will successfully dispute an order when they’re the ones who requested it and customized the order, if applicable.

Because online ordering typically facilitates more accurate wait times, customers have clearer expectations and are less likely to become frustrated. Furthermore, staff members no longer have to cover the phones, which enables them to spend more time focused on customers in your restaurant or c-store. 

Combining loyalty programs and online ordering into a single platform also simplifies customer reward management. The platform can automatically track customer transactions and apply rewards in real-time. It offers a seamless, positive customer experience while saving your business time and money. 

Develop a Loyalty App with Online Ordering 

Providing your customers with an easy-to-use comprehensive loyalty app with full online ordering integration boosts customer loyalty, increases sales, and provides data critical to the longevity of your business.

Paytronix combines a powerful online ordering service with a leading loyalty app platform, enabling you to meet customer demand for a frictionless online experience. To see it in action, request a demo now. 

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