Posted in Loyalty on Mar 18, 2021
Did you know that the health benefits of having a pet include decreased blood pressure, decreased cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and even decreased feelings of loneliness? Dogs keep their owners fit, which improves the immune system and lowers stress levels. Cats make sure their owners are never lonely. And exotics such as parrots, iguanas, and rabbits are said to brighten their owners' days. Who doesn't light up with a great, big smile when they see a puppy?
For businesses of all industries, the lifeblood of daily operations will always be the hardware and software used. Whether you're running a national fast food chain, managing a warehouse or multi-location distribution center, or simply opening your first retail store, as a business owner it's imperative that you choose the best technical gear and I.T. systems in order to function efficiently.
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A waiter at a restaurant suggests his customers order a pitcher of lemonade instead of individual glasses. A bookstore manager recommends a sequel title when a shopper purchases a popular novel. An airline agent offers an upgrade from coach to first class for a fraction of the usual cost. These are all real-world examples of upselling.
Posted in Loyalty on Nov 12, 2020
Product and service reviews influence consumer buying decisions. Nowadays, people consult the internet before they invest in a purchase, regardless of whether they're considering a big ticket item or a cheap one. A straightforward Google search can render thousands of results once a store brand or specific product is plugged in. What matters most to consumers at that moment are the customer reviews.
Pets have places to go and people to see! Just ask any pet owner and they’ll tell you the same! Sure, for the most part, a person’s cat hangs around the house and their dog doesn’t go beyond the backyard, but that doesn’t mean that these domesticated furry friends never travel far and wide with their protective owner. In fact, people bring their pets along in travel an average of three times a year. That’s a lot of travel especially if you calculate it in dog years!
There’s nothing quite like live entertainment. Watching a concert on TV simply doesn’t compare to seeing the band in-person. Modern dance performances come alive and are far more impressive when you watch them in the recital hall, as opposed to a video recording. And anyone who has seen a stand-up comedian in a comedy club can tell you that there’s something about the energy of the audience that adds to the hilarity of the show. People love live entertainment.
Astro Loyalty is a pet industry loyalty program. The platform allows small businesses to offer a frequent buyer program directly from the manufacturer. With the integration of Astro into FasTraxPOS, pet retailers will have the ability to manage, track and streamline the program with the click of a button.
Ask any retailer what a Point-of-Sale (POS) system is and they’ll most likely tell you it’s the central component of their business. A combination of software and hardware, your POS system is so much more than a cash register, it’s the main hub where everything comes together! It’s recording every sale, product, and customer transaction, turning it into one of the most valuable business tools: consumer data.
We have some exciting solutions in the works for 2018 from enhancements to our existing POS and Digital Signage Solutions to entirely cloud-based POS and Loyalty solutions. Check out these awesome FasTrax products coming soon!
The second biggest decision you’ll make as a retailer after which products to carry will be what prices you give them
Posted in Loyalty on Oct 26, 2017
The very first coupon issued in 1887 was for a free glass of Coca-Cola...Now Coca-Cola is billion-dollar giant...
Posted in Loyalty on Oct 26, 2017
Returning customers spend 67% more than new customers. However, simply having a loyalty program for your retail chain is not enough.