Building a Customer Loyalty Program That Drives Brand Love

Kayako

When consumers don’t feel the need to look around as much, your business depends on customer retention and loyalty to survive. Why bother with a customer loyalty program? What do we mean when we say “loyalty?” A customer who comes back for more.

Build the Right Customer Loyalty Program

QuestionPro Audience

It’s no secret that happy, loyal customers are your business’s most valuable asset; a loyal customer is worth up to 7x more than a new one! For that reason, consumer-facing companies find it essential to have some type of customer loyalty program.

3 Customer Feedback Hacks For a Stronger Loyalty Program

AskNicely

How many customer loyalty programs do you belong to? That’s not good news for those brands I’m signed up with, is it? customer loyalty programs and yet is only active in 3.9. While loyalty programs promise to gain customer engagement with your brand as well as retention, and word-of-mouth, the sad truth is 53% of loyalty users admit to having quit at least one loyalty program in the last year.

5 Awesome Customer Loyalty Program Ideas You Should Try

Comm100

We all know customer loyalty is the driving engine for a flourishing business. But what is customer loyalty, actually? Customer loyalty is having customers who are committed your company and your products , not just a price point that a competitor can easily emulate.

How to Create a Successful Customer Loyalty Program

Michelli Experience

Recently Starbucks announced a change in their highly regarded loyalty program and I heard both praise and deep criticism. Sadly, I felt very old because in 2004 the mere mention of a loyalty program at Starbucks was not well-received.

How to Create A Successful Customer Loyalty Program

Michelli Experience

The Science of Habits and Creating a Successful Loyalty Program

Lenati

There are many theories as to why some loyalty programs succeed while others either fail or exist on autopilot without generating ongoing customer engagement. The science behind habitual consumer behavior offers insights that loyalty marketers should leverage when designing and implementing loyalty programs. Successful Loyalty Programs Drive Habit Formation. What are loyalty marketers doing well in this area and where do the challenges lie?

Let’s shape the future of loyalty programs

Currency Alliance

Smartphones and social networks have transformed the way people shop and interact with brands. Indeed they have changed customers’ expectations of brands greatly. This is the challenge facing loyalty marketers today; and, will continue well into the future.

Improve Millennials’ Experience with a Targeted Loyalty Program

Customers That Stick

Building a base of loyal customers can be one of the most effective ways to increase your profitability and optimize your customer acquisition costs, but what does it take to win the favor of Millennials (consumers who are currently between 18 to 34 years old)?

The top 5 ways to make loyalty programs more effective

Currency Alliance

As consumers grow more empowered, with more control and choice than they’ve ever had before, their loyalty to a brand and preference for concentrating their purchasing power becomes even more crucial to merchants. Don’t just focus on your most frequent customers.

Getting real value from loyalty programs

Currency Alliance

For many years companies have given rewards to customers in exchange for increased share of wallet and information that enables marketing activities. But getting real value from loyalty programs has become harder and harder. In part this is because the biggest travel loyalty programs are getting watered down and due to the tremendous proliferation of other incompatible loyalty programs. The typical consumer is now a member of lots of programs.

Getting real value from loyalty programs

Currency Alliance

For many years companies have given rewards to customers in exchange for increased share of wallet and information that enables marketing activities. But getting real value from loyalty programs has become harder and harder. In part this is because the biggest travel loyalty programs are getting watered down and due to the tremendous proliferation of other incompatible loyalty programs. The typical consumer is now a member of lots of programs.

Tapping into the Loyalty Program for Glowing Online Reviews

Grade.us

Loyalty deserves to be rewarded. Especially when that loyalty is what keeps a business afloat. There are plenty of ways to offer value to customers beyond the sale of products or services, but one of the most popular methods that business owners use is the loyalty program.

Ending apathy around customer loyalty programs

Currency Alliance

You get to the front of the queue in your local store and the assistant asks for your loyalty card. Most consumers belong to many customer loyalty programs, but are not active in a lot of them. So they lose interest in participating, and most of those loyalty cards end up in a drawer rather than the wallet. Fragmentation of customer loyalty programs doesn’t benefit merchants much, either. We’ve all been there.

Making the most of customer loyalty programs

Currency Alliance

In 2015, Forrester Consulting released a study about satisfaction with loyalty programs in the US. The participants of the study weren’t just customers, but decision makers in businesses, too. They suggested that many loyalty program decision makers don’t feel they are making the most of customer loyalty programs. Much has been made of customer apathy around loyalty programs in recent years.

Ending apathy around customer loyalty programs

Currency Alliance

You get to the front of the queue in your local store and the assistant asks for your loyalty card. Most consumers belong to many customer loyalty programs, but are not active in a lot of them. So they lose interest in participating, and most of those loyalty cards end up in a drawer rather than the wallet. Fragmentation of customer loyalty programs doesn’t benefit merchants much, either. We’ve all been there.

4 Ways to Reduce Cart Abandonment With a Loyalty Program

LiveChat

Customers fill their carts, they’re ready to pay, then they just leave! Let’s take a look at 4 things cart abandoners are thinking and discuss how a loyalty program can actually change the way they perceive some of the issues that are causing them to flee: 1.

Amex, Macy's, and Rite Aid Take a Stab at a Multi-Brand Loyalty Program

Think Customers

The retail landscape is crowded with loyalty programs giving consumers a plethora of points, discounts, and rewards-based memberships to choose from. In fact, the average American household holds memberships in 29 loyalty programs across the retail, financial services, and travel industries, but actively uses only about 12 of them, according to loyalty marketing research company Colloquy. Customer Loyalty homepage

Chinese Enterprises Should Revamp Their Loyalty Programs

Forrester's Customer Insights

Firms in China focus on improving customers'' awareness of their brand and increasing their market share. Most of the Chinese marketers I spoke with for my latest customer loyalty research have built frequent-buyer programs that dish out lots of points and coupons but don''t do nearly enough to positively affect customer retention. To raise the maturity level of loyalty programs in the digital era, Chinese enterprises should: Read more.

McKinsey Thinks Bland, Generic Loyalty Programs Are Killing Business – And They May Be Right!

Beyond Philosophy

A recent Forbes article by McKinsey (“Making Loyalty Pay: Six Lessons From The Innovators”), showed that, based on the consulting organization’s recent study, loyalty program participation has steadily increased over the past five years (a 10% annual rate of growth), with the average household now having almost 25 memberships ( [link] ) For all of that growing popularity, there are huge questions for marketers: Are the programs contributing to increased sales?

Do Customers See Themselves in Your Brand Identity?

360Connext

The North Face asked customers to walk their talk recently in Korea. In this viral video, customers who identified as those who seek adventure were given a choice. And it’s a great way to help customers identify with your products and experience. The Power of Identity.

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How the best Customer Experience Brands balance Technology with Humanity: MIT Tech Review

CloudCherry

What better way is there to learn about delivering an amazing customer experience than examining how the best in the business do it? Respondents were asked a series of questions on topics including their customer experience programs , introducing new technology, and optimizing human capital.

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All Customers Are Created Equal – Just Some Are More Equal than Others

ShepHyken

Someone recently referenced the book and this famous line, and it made me think about how customers are treated. Are all customers equal? Loyalty programs promote perks, rewards, elite status and more, which might suggest that not all customers are equal.

Are We reinforcing our organization’s Customer Disloyalty Program?

One Millimeter Mindset

Customer disloyalty happens. When we fail to meet customer requirements after we initially attract and win their business. When customers become disenchanted, their loyalty is jeopardized. The next step is customer defection. Is the loyalty program App secure?

Amazing Business Radio: Patrick Reynolds

ShepHyken

Ushering in the Next Evolution of Brand Loyalty and Customer Experience. What does the future of brand loyalty look like? Top Takeaways: In the past, it was enough for loyalty programs to offer a “punch card” with a buy-nine-get-one-free approach.

Connecting Your Brand with the New Generation

Second to None

1] That being said, you must allocate efforts towards creating a positive reputation of your brand online. Influence is a major factor for Gen Z when it comes to making a purchase and connecting with a brand. 4] Due to this shift, younger people are connecting with brands in unique ways. Utilizing a social media influencer’s pull is just as much about increasing brand recognition as it is about increasing sales. They are lazy. They avoid face-to-face interaction.

Connecting Your Brand with the New Generation

Second to None

1] That being said, you must allocate efforts towards creating a positive reputation of your brand online. Influence is a major factor for Gen Z when it comes to making a purchase and connecting with a brand. 4] Due to this shift, younger people are connecting with brands in different ways. Utilizing a social media influencer’s pull is just as much about increasing brand recognition as it is about increasing sales. They are lazy.

Top loyalty trends for 2018 and what they mean for brands and customers

Currency Alliance

There are of course many trends taking shape, but we thought we would take a look at what we consider to be the three top loyalty trends for 2018, and the implications of these for both brands and customers. Everyone knows that trust is key in brand loyalty.

Guest Post: The Future of Customer Loyalty Mimics the Past – Customer Centricity Says It All

ShepHyken

This week we feature an article by Jess Mizerak discussing the future of brand loyalty and how to continue to be successful in the world of E-commerce. We want the customer to feel a sense of ownership in the relationship they have with us. That’s what your loyalty program should do. – Shep Hyken. It’s all just a part of consumer demand, and customers still demand the in-store experience. So, what’s the future of brand loyalty?

5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of March 5, 2018

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service and customer experience articles from various resources. What’s the Difference Between Customer Satisfaction and Customer Loyalty? It’s usually measured by a customer satisfaction survey on a numerical scale.

How Hong Kong’s top brands lead with relationships

Vision Critical

At Customers for Life, a recent Vision Critical event in Hong Kong, we immediately felt the grandeur, magnificent presence and ambience of the flagship Mandarin Oriental (MO) hotel in Central Hong Kong as soon as we stepped in. Drive long term business value through customers relationships.

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5 Top Customer Service Articles For the Week of November 27, 2017

ShepHyken

Each week I read a number of customer service articles from various online resources. A 4-Step Formula to Create Freakishly Loyal Customers by Josh Linkner. Josh Linkner) In our transactional world of fickle customers, how do we snag the prize?

Guest Blog: How Retailers Can Earn Millennial Moms Loyalty

ShepHyken

This week on our Friends on Friday guest blog post my colleague, Timi Garai, discusses the power of millennial moms and how to gain their loyalty. So let’s take a look at some smart tactics that can help you earn their long-lasting loyalty!

4 Ways Improving Customer Relationships Can Help Build Your Brand

Win the Customer

Today, brands can use social media to strengthen brand awareness, create customer loyalty, and build lasting relationships with customers. Customer loyalty is becoming more and more elusive, especially in our contemporary world. Loyalty Programs.

The Relationship Between Customer Engagement, Loyalty And Revenue

Influitive

Marketers know that finding ways to increase customer engagement is good for the bottom line. Customer engagement is highly correlated to customer loyalty ,” says Aimee Lucas , Customer Experience Transformist and VP at the Temkin Group , a customer experience research and consulting firm.

How Can Your Retail Brand Compete Against Amazon?

Second to None

Recently, Amazon made another huge leap in their brand journey, eclipsing a market value of over $1 trillion. 1] Amazon provides its customers with unprecedented convenience, product selection, all matched with above-average customer service and a beloved Prime loyalty program. Amazon has changed the face of the American retail industry, forcing brands of all sizes and styles to complete self-assessment in the face of this retail juggernaut.

What GDPR means for customer loyalty

Currency Alliance

However, what isn’t being discussed so much is what GDPR means for customer loyalty. After all, GDPR is all about customers taking control of their data. The implications of this for loyalty programs are very broad, and the penalties for non-compliance can be staggering.