Utilize a Rewards Program to Increase Marketing ROI

in Aug 10, 2018

Did you know that… 98% of Customers Who Join a Rewards Program Provide an Email Address Email Open Rates for Reward Members are 300% Higher Than Non-Members Dealerships That Provide an Incentive for Customers to Return After a Visit Have a 20% Increase In Sales Statistics Show a 35% Service Visit Increase with Rewards Members Members Spend 11% More Annually on Service When Participating[…]

Read more

Loyalty Comes In Many Forms

in Jul 16, 2018

I came across an excellent blog article recently that discussed the different forms of loyalty that exist in the car business. In this article, the author described three levels of customer loyalty: brand loyalty, dealership loyalty and salesperson loyalty. He described these three different types of loyalty as follows: Brand loyalty: The focus here is on customer loyalty to[…]

Read more

Using Customer Loyalty Data to Reward with Relevance

in May 30, 2018

People respond to what is relevant to their needs, desires and motivations. With the help of customer loyalty data, companies are learning about the behaviors of their customers and acting on that knowledge to identify their best and highest-potential customers and personalize their communications. They are beginning to understand how communicating with (not at) their customers in meaningful ways can encourage the[…]

Read more

Real Results: How Did Bristol Toyota Scion Create a Valentine’s Day Email Campaign with a 58% Open Rate?

in May 21, 2018

Everyone knows Valentine’s Day celebrates the ladies. That’s why Bristol Toyota Scion in Bristol, Rhode Island, recently used its points-based service rewards program, to conduct an email campaign centered on Valentine’s Day being “Ladies’ Day.” Colorful, Valentine’s-themed emails were sent to all of their service reward members, with the subject line, “Be Our Valentine – View Your Gift Inside.”[…]

Read more

Groupon Rewards Launched in Attempt to Build Customer Loyalty

in Mar 28, 2018

Today Groupon launched the first phases of Groupon Rewards, a new platform that tries to provide businesses with a way to build customer loyalty. Groupon Rewards’ release comes amid concerns from merchants that Groupon customers demonstrate no loyalty to the businesses offering deals. What Groupon Rewards Does: Groupon users who spend a merchant-determined fixed amount (at that same merchant) can earn[…]

Read more

TODAY Show Discusses Benefits of Retail Customer Rewards Programs

in Feb 19, 2018

NBC’s TODAY show cohost Natalie Morales discusses the success and benefits of retail loyalty programs… from the customers’ perspective. Citing Wall Street Journal research, Morales states that three out of four Americans belong to a retail loyalty program, like DSW Rewards, CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare or Kroger Rewards. To guestsElizabeth Holmes (Wall Street Journal) and Carmen Wong Ulrich (personal finance expert and author of “The[…]

Read more

Real Results: LoyaltyTrac Increases Member Service Revenue by Thirty Percent

in Feb 16, 2018

A popular Ford dealership in Spokane, Washington has achieved measurable, significant success using the LoyaltyTrac® program. Since installing the program in 2004, this store’s service department revenue has increased 20%, customer defection has been all but eliminated and the average customer spend per repair order is $50 higher for program members compared to non-members. During[…]

Read more