Building customer loyalty towards your brand is the responsibility of the entire company, not only the marketing department. Excellent customer service, high-quality products and services, and a well-designed loyalty program are just a start. That’s why it’s crucial to get the right person to manage loyalty in your company, somebody who can disseminate a customer-centric approach to all areas and deliver deep insights and recommendations.
During the maturity phase of a loyalty program, customers start to become less sensitive to the program's value proposition so interest begins to flatten. When growth begins to stagnate, it's time to evaluate and optimize the program and look for new trends and technologies to replicate its success and bring even more value to your members.
Using contactless payment options can reduce anxiety associated with shopping in-store during the COVID-19 outbreak. Unlike before, customers now wish to go about their daily lives with minimal contact with another surface. One of the main goals is to avoid cash transactions at all costs. Some people are paying via their smartwatches or tap-to-pay, and others want to use an app-based digital account whenever possible.
Gamification, which is defined as the use of game thinking and game mechanics in non-game contexts to engage users, has been a hot topic since around 2010. From the start, the use of knowledge from social psychology and other social sciences has made many of the projects successful. In short, gamification is based on the 3 F’s Rule: Friends, Fun and Feedback.