Dashboard Improvement: eGift Overview

2023-08-04T13:27:53-04:00August 4th, 2023|Ackroo Community|

Hello Ackroo community, Today's update is the first of many relating to dashboard improvements. Our team has been working hard to bring more program insights to you to make better business decisions.  We have developed an eGift dashboard view that looks at your eGift program in more detail. Today you'll see the first version of our newly developed eGift "overview" page.  Let's dive in. [...]

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) [...]

Why Electronic Gift Cards Benefit Retailers

2021-12-06T23:52:14-04:00April 30th, 2021|Blog, Gift Card & Loyalty Programs, Gift Card Program, Marketing Ideas, Rewards Program|

Electronic gift cards have become a beneficial tool for businesses in the retail industry in the last year. But the question is, why? As we continue to pivot through this pandemic, many businesses have had to bring their physical store online. More and more consumers are choosing to shop online (whether they have the option or not to shop in-store).  In fact, according [...]

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 [...]

4 St. Patrick’s Day Ideas for Your Restaurant

2021-05-05T08:05:10-04:00March 16th, 2021|Blog|

How can you make the most of St. Patrick’s Day with your gift card program? This year, St. Patrick’s Day will be a little different due to COVID-19. However, we have some last-minute ideas on how your restaurant can still make the most of the day through your gift card program and through your loyalty program! Offer Take-Home St. Paddy’s Day Feasts  Certain restaurants [...]

5 Valentine’s Day Promotions for Customer Loyalty Programs

2021-12-07T00:01:59-04:00February 10th, 2021|Blog, Gift Card & Loyalty Programs|

Customer loyalty programs are a great way to help boost holiday themed promotions. So how can you utilize your loyalty program this Valentine’s Day? The day of love is right around the corner so we want to make sure you’re ready with these 5 promotions that are easy to implement.   Sharing is Caring with a Promotion Encourage customers to increase their total spend [...]

Member Spotlight: RAPS Animal Hospital

2021-05-05T08:33:44-04:00November 11th, 2020|Blog|

We Consider Ourselves Lucky To Have Such Great Clients And It’s Important To Show Them The Love Too! For November’s member spotlight, we wanted to highlight Regional Animal Protection Society (RAPS) Animal Hospital, who just began their journey with Ackroo this year! Their program has already grown and proven to be a valuable asset to their company.  We are so proud and excited [...]

Why Your Business NEEDs an eGift Card Program This Holiday Season

2021-12-07T00:12:52-04:00October 23rd, 2020|Blog, Gift Card & Loyalty Programs, Gift Card Program|

It’s no secret that the sale of digital gift cards helped many businesses get through the difficult spring and summer months this year. Since COVID-19 forced shut downs of in-store operations, businesses started to explore an eGift card program to give their customers more options. Also, they promoted them as a way for patrons to safely support their favourite [...]

Local restaurateur is buoying up his staff during the COVID-19 crisis

2021-05-06T07:33:54-04:00April 2nd, 2020|Blog, Customer Story, Gift Card Program|

Owner Jamie Myers of Jake’s Grill and Oyster House in Burlington, ON has launched the Employee Relief Fund, leveraging the restaurant’s digital gift card program provided by Ackroo to support his staff and subsidize wages during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.   With government-regulated closures, many retail and hospitality businesses are having to pivot and get active online to meet the demands of the current COVID-19 [...]