The days of paper loyalty rewards cards for salon and spa owners are coming to an end. Salon and spa owners seeking to gain new customers and increase loyalty now have a powerful and free social and mobile tool to help get consumers through their doors and keep them coming back. Stampt - a smartphone-based customer loyalty service that allows both independent shop and spa owners and chains to move their loyalty reward card programs from paper stamp-cards to a phone-based application announced that it is immediately available to merchants and consumers across the country.
Stampt is an iOS-based smartphone application that replaces and improves the "buy-10-get-1-free" paper loyalty cards, providing merchants a much more effective way to increase customer loyalty, frequency of purchases and brand awareness, while providing consumers with an easy and fun way of finding local retailers providing loyalty rewards.
Several salons and spas are already successfully using Stampt including Face It Hair and Skin Care in San Francisco, Spa Forever in Chicago and many more. Local merchants wanting to use Stampt for their customer loyalty program can sign-up for the free service in about 5 minutes at www.Stampt.com. Each merchant card and offer is unique and branded for that merchant. Current merchant rewards include offers such as:
- Make 10 Purchases of $10 or More, Get $10 off Next
- Buy 9 Services, Get 1 Free
"Stampt revolutionizes customer loyalty by making it mobile and social. No more forgotten or lost cards. The cards live on your phone. It's convenient and effective," said Brian Kelly, co-founder of Stampt. "Salon and spa owners can benefit from customer interactions and insights that were never before available. They can finally know the effect of their loyalty programs and can interact with their customers. And consumers love to use Stampt so they build loyalty at more places, more often."
How it works: Using Stampt is easy and rewarding for both merchants and consumers. Consumers simply pull out their smartphone at the point-of-sale and scan the Stampt "Quick Scan Card" available near the register after a purchase. Stampt records their visit and reward-eligible purchase, and stamps their digital card. The act of being Stampt is fast, easy and rewarding.
Stampt frees consumers from managing a wallet-full of paper cards and provides them with an engaging way to be rewarded for their loyalty. No more forgetting or losing paper cards.
Perpetual value: Stampt is a perpetual incentive program that motivates consumers to use the service on an ongoing and regular basis. Customers get rewarded for buying products they like from the places they love. That is why Stampt is so effective at attracting customers and building loyalty.
Special offers and announcements: Stampt is also a platform for merchants to communicate directly with their customers via the Stampt app with news and special offers. Stampt users can see and react to these special offers within 15 minutes, making it a very effective direct marketing tool aimed at a captive Stampt audience.
Consumer benefits: Consumers love Stampt because it's free, fun to use, stores all their cards in one convenient place (their phone), locates local participating merchants giving them ideas about where to dine or shop, and makes them aware of special offers from the merchants they like the most. Plus, there are hundreds of merchants with great offers to choose from.
Social interaction: Stampt users can choose to post their Stampt activity to Facebook and Twitter, allowing their friends and followers to see where they are earning rewards. Social-sphere integration increases awareness and adoption of both Stampt and participating merchants.
Easy, fast, and secure: Stampt is extremely easy for merchants to set-up and use, requiring zero systems integration and less than three minutes of training for store clerks. The process of a customer getting Stampt is even faster than the old paper stamp card way. In addition, merchants can see and monitor all the stamps, making it safe and secure.
Reporting: Stampt delivers reports to merchants showing customer activity that is impossible to get with old paper cards, such as the number of active card holders, how frequently customers purchase, how recent they've visited, most visited time of day and what products and services customers are buying. This is extremely valuable information for merchants to use in their direct marketing campaigns through Stampt.
Any salon or spa of any size, in any location, is encouraged to join Stampt and take advantage of the free customer loyalty service. It only takes a few minutes to join. Merchants simply visit Stampt.com and fill out a short registration form. Upon signing up, a retailer specifies the type of loyalty reward program they would like to offer. Stampt sends each participating merchant a kit including posters, a window sticker, and the Stampt "Quick Scan Card" that is placed near the register.
Consumers can start using Stampt by downloading the free app in the Apple App Store. Once they sign up, they will be able to view a map on their smartphone showing the 60 closest retailers that are currently providing loyalty rewards programs via Stampt. After making a qualifying purchase, they simply scan the Stampt QR code at the register and their purchase is automatically recorded on their phone. Stampt will alert the consumer when they have qualified for their free reward.
For more information, please visit www.Stampt.com. Stampt is available on iOS-based devised and will be available on Android-based devices later this year.