CONNECT: The current state of mobile wallets and mobile ordering

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A recent panel at Networld Media Group's CONNECT Mobile Innovation Summit attempted to clarify today’s mobile payments market, which is becoming an increasingly difficult task when you consider the options available to merchants.

FEATURES


The hidden benefit of SMS text marketing messages

Erin Levzow, Director of Digital and E-commerce at Wingstop, points out a key benefit of SMS promotions that you may have overlooked.

Building loyalty with mobile: Where to start?

Eric Buckner, Senior Product Manager - Mobile for Sears Holdings, discusses where to start when considering a mobile loyalty program.

Best practices for developing, deploying a mobile app for your brand

Your app is an extension of your brand, and an app with sub-par design or functionality can do serious damage to that brand.

How restaurants are using gamification to increase engagement in loyalty apps

Restaurants are discovering the power of leveraging apps, loyalty programs and games to engage customers and drive traffic.

How to choose the best rewards for your loyalty program

It's important to set the minimum purchase amount at a reasonable level so customers don’t get frustrated that they are never earning punches and thus feel like it’s not worth trying.

Having a loyalty app will help increase your bottom line

Membership in loyalty programs is growing at a rate of 26.7 percent and loyalty programs can increase a brand’s market share by 20 percent.

Mobile payments: Where the consumers are going

To approach mobile payments, make sure your guests want it, that you have the right infrastructure in place and that you have a plan for the data you can collect.

Which is better for your business: A mobile website or a mobile app?

Millennials expect your website to have more than just your location, hours of operation and phone number; they want to see your menu, reviews, promotions and photos.

Apple Pay to lead the way in customer loyalty

By the end of 2015, it’s expected nearly every retailer will have NFC readers.

Where's my (your) money? Overcoming mobile payment growing pains

Having the ability to send relevant promotions, rewarding users with instant incentives and providing security thresholds are critical components.

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NEWS


Rewards program delivers the goods for National Coney Island chain

National Coney Island restaurant chain is reaping benefits of a new rewards program.

Fishbowl launches guest data analysis solution

Fishbowl's Guest Analytics solution analyzes POS, loyalty, email, social, online ordering, reservations and guest satisfaction data.

Agreement enables Paytronix Rewards, NCR Aloha POS integration

The new Cloud Connect integration will enable Paytronix to integrate, maintain and deploy its solution across NCR’s install base of more than 100,000 restaurant locations.

New app gives customers menu, nutritional info across brands

App users can to view detailed nutrition information for each entree and search for selections that meet specific dietary requirements.

Boston Pizza selects Paytronix for 'MyBP' loyalty program

Paytronix Systems Inc. has announced that Canada's Boston Pizza has selected the Paytronix Rewards platform as the foundation for its new Boston Pizza MyBP Program. According to a news release, Boston Pizza selected Paytronix because of its integration with both...

Thanx launches customer loyalty program nationwide

Thanx Inc., a loyalty solution provider, has officially launched nationwide today. The company announced direct relationships with MasterCard and Visa, as well as $5M in Series A funding from Sequoia Capital for its rollout. According to a news release, Thanx...

PieZoni selects LevelUp loyalty and mobile payments app

Rhode Island-based PieZoni's, a 16-location pizza brand, has announced a partnership with LevelUp to release its new loyalty app. According to a press release, the app will enable mobile payments, including a PieZoni's "Pass" card that customers can store in...

Old Chicago issuing pizza punch cards to incentivize specialty pizza trial

To celebration National Pizza Month in October, Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom is providing guests with a pizza punch card throughout the month. Those who try three specialty pizzas will get the fourth specialty pizza free. The promotion has no limit on how many times guests try the 15 specialty pizzas Old Chicago offers.

Starbucks, Dunkin' rank high for digital gifting experience

RSR Research today released results of its fourth benchmarking study on the digital gifting industry, "Digital Gift Cards: Rewriting the Gifting Rules in the Omni-Channel Age." According to a news release, the study evaluates the gifting experiences of the nation's...

Beanstalk Data announces strategic partnership with Olo

The partnership brings together Beanstalk's SaaS platform and Olo's digital ordering.

Webinar will explore why millennials are dining out less

Dan Santy, president of Santy Integrated, and Adam Pierno, director of Brand Strategy and Planning, will share their insights into how millennials decide what and where to eat during a webinar scheduled Sept. 23.

Deli meat supplier launches loyalty program

Supplier Norbest Inc. recently announced the launch of a new loyalty program for customers that allows customers to earn points on qualifying products and redeem points for merchandise.

Papa Murphy’s scores high for guests’ ‘intent to return’

Market Research firm Technomic has released new data examining restaurant guests’ intent to return and their reasons for doing so, which vary by generation, according to the research. The research reveals that more consumers report they will return in the...

Agilysys expands restaurant solution to include loyalty, payment gateway

Agilysys Inc., a provider of IT and hospitality software and services, announced it has expanded its rGuest product offering to include solutions for online dining reservations, table management, loyalty and a Point-to-Point Encryption payment gateway. According to a news release,...

Paytronix adds four POS integrations to its rewards platform

Paytronix Systems Inc. announced that it has expanded its rewards platform with integrations to four additional POS systems, including Par Pixel Point, Digital Dining, tablet-based NorthStar, and the new VeriFone Evolution VX520 terminal.

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