Why a Smooth Payment Process Matters for Retailers During the Holiday Rush

2023-12-19T15:22:13-04:00November 13th, 2023|Blog|

Image Source: Pexelbay During the holiday rush, shoppers expect retailers to provide a smooth payment process when checking out their orders. Many are shopping online to avoid long lines and stressful holiday encounters. Ensuring the checkout process is reliable, easy, and swift helps avoid cart abandonment. First, retailers must examine their checkout process from start to finish. They can address these issues [...]

Holiday Shopping in the Digital Age: Maximizing Your Loyalty Program’s Impact

2023-12-11T15:37:12-04:00November 6th, 2023|Blog, Business Growth, Digital Gift Cards, Gift Card & Loyalty Programs|

Image Source: Pexels. Photo by Andrea Piacquadio The average Canadian shopper plans to spend around $650 on gifts in 2023 compared to $675 last year. Many are feeling the financial pressures of rising cost of living and higher interest rates. But despite the economic headwinds and challenges, many Canadian businesses, specifically retailers, are predicting strong sales over the holidays. The first indication was the [...]

Plastic to Pixels: The Rise of the Digital Gift Card

2023-07-20T09:48:48-04:00July 20th, 2023|Blog, Digital Gift Cards, Gift Card & Loyalty Programs, Marketing Ideas|

Gift cards are big business. In fact, according to a 2015 study by the Canadian Prepaid Providers Organization, gift cards are so popular among Canadian shoppers and gift-givers today, that 70% of Canadian gifters report that they prefer them to traditional gifts. What you may find more surprising, however, is the recent surge of interest of a digital gift card. (Image source: Pixabay) [...]

Improve Your Retail Customer Experience with These 6 Tips

2022-08-19T16:40:23-04:00August 19th, 2022|Blog|

The cornerstone of the retail customer experience is, of course, prioritizing and optimizing your customer’s journey. By making each and every customer feel welcomed, valued, and as though their shopping experience truly matters, you can ensure you’ll see them again and again.  Loyal customers tend to spend more, return more frequently, try (and buy) new things at your store, and go out of [...]

5 Ways to Create a Revenue-Boosting Thanksgiving Marketing Strategy

2022-02-25T11:57:00-04:00September 23rd, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|

Thanksgiving is a great time for businesses of all sizes, particularly those that cater to a specific demographic. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, followed by its consumer-focused sidekicks Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the expenditure is already happening. All you need is a Thanksgiving marketing strategy to enjoy the profits. While everyone else is spending money, that doesn't mean you can sit [...]

How to handle upset customers (with real-world examples)

2021-12-06T23:32:58-04:00August 27th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|

How do you handle upset customers?  In business, we know how critical it is to properly handle an upset customer. It can have an overwhelmingly positive impact or a drastically negative one on your long-term reputation. Nobody likes reading a bad review of their business on Google! If your customers truly believe you are presenting them with a great value in response to [...]

5 Things You Need to Have the Best Loyalty Program

2021-12-06T23:45:51-04:00July 28th, 2021|Blog, Uncategorized|

The concept of shopping has changed over the years. These days, businesses use loyalty programs to engage with their customers. Companies have digitized their rewards programs as shopping is done online now more than ever. Rewards programs have become common. That's why they are trending the most on e-commerce websites. They have proven to be the most helpful tactic in increasing revenue and [...]

5 Tips to Boost Revenue during Canada Day using your Loyalty Program

2021-08-17T00:03:53-04:00June 21st, 2021|Blog, Gift Card & Loyalty Programs, Loyalty Campaign, Marketing Ideas, Rewards Program|

Now that patio season is in full swing, using customer loyalty programs in tandem with summer promotions is a surefire way to keep your visitors happy and rewarded for their patronage. Canada Day and the week surrounding it is a HUGE shopping opportunity for restaurants and retailers alike. Everyone will want to get out and celebrate! How can you [...]

5 Tips for Starting a Small Business Loyalty Program

2021-12-06T23:54:05-04:00April 20th, 2021|Blog, Gift Card & Loyalty Programs|

How impactful are small business loyalty programs? How can you stand out from other businesses, on a smaller budget? The secret is: it's easy! We're sharing our 5 tips for starting a small business loyalty program and showing you just how creative you can get with the tools that come with a program. 1. Have a game plan We understand that as a small [...]

ACKROO RELEASES Q3 2020 FINANCIAL RESULTS REPORTING RECORD EARNINGS AND 17% YEAR-TO-DATE YOY REVENUE GROWTH

2020-11-04T11:17:54-04:00November 4th, 2020|Ackroo News, Business Growth, Press Releases|

Ackroo achieves record earnings with 64% year -to-date YoY EBITDA growth over 2019 HAMILTON, Ontario, Nov. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ackroo Inc. (TSX-V: AKR; OTC: AKRFF) (the “Company” or “Ackroo”), a loyalty marketing, gift card, payments and point-of-sale technology and services provider, has filed its financial results for the period ended September 30, 2020. The results for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2020 [...]