Loyalty

Russia’s Yandex unveils Plus, a Prime-style service for $2.75/month, ‘Station’ smart speaker and Alice skills

Russian search giant Yandex is sometimes described as the “Google of Russia”, but maybe it should be described as the Amazon of Russia, too. The company today took the wraps off Yandex.Plu

Target tests a new loyalty program with 1% back, Shipt discounts and free next-day delivery

Target has begun to test a new loyalty program, “Target Red,” that combines discounts on delivery with cash back on later purchases. The program will serve as an alternative to the existin

NEA leads $21m round for Drop, a rewards app for millennials

Everyone loves free stuff, apparently including VC investors. Toronto-based Drop, whose app allows consumers to collect points for transactions they make and then receive reward offers, has secured a

Some tweaks to build employee loyalty

Two years here. Three years there. Another five somewhere else. Frequent job-hopping used to be a red flag, suggesting a candidate was unfocused and disloyal. That stigma seems to be gone. Changing jo

Uber teams with Sears on new rewards program for drivers and riders

Uber today announced yet another rewards program for its drivers and riders, this time in partnership with retailer Sears and its “Shop Your Way” loyalty platform. The program offers driv

CVS Pharmacy launches its own mobile payments and loyalty solution, CVS Pay

CVS Health today is launching its own mobile payments solution that will allow customers to pay for products, pick up prescriptions, earn ExtraCare loyalty rewards, as well as pay – just by sca

FiveStars Gets $50M To Help Small Retailers Run Loyalty Programs Like Their Bigger Rivals

FiveStars, a five year-old startup that has built a platform and app to run loyalty programs and shopping analytics for small brick-and-mortar retailers, has received a reward of its own: the company

Walgreens Becomes First Retailer To Integrate Its Loyalty Program With Apple Pay

Drug store chain Walgreens announced this morning its loyalty program will now be available through Apple Pay – making it the first U.S. retailer to integrate their customer rewards platform wit

With Focus On Improving Sam’s Club Customer Relationships, WalmartLabs Snaps Up Silicon Valley-Based PunchTab

WalmartLabs, the retailer’s Silicon Valley-based R&D group, announced this morning that it has acquired loyalty startup PunchTab, in order to better connect with and engage customers who sho

Clinkle Pivots From Its Soured Brand To “Treats” For Sharing Discounts

Not since Color has a startup been as widely laughed at as the troubled Stanford payments startup Clinkle. So it’s little surprise that the company has changed the name of its app to “Tre

With $770K In Seed Funding, Playbasis Wants Businesses In Asia To Gamify

Playbasis, a Thailand-based gamification startup that helps companies engage with customers and employees through cool rewards and social games, has raised $770,000 in seed funding from Ardent Capital

Coupons.com Files For $100M IPO On The NYSE, Trading As Coup

The march of the 2014 initial public offerings commences, with the latest one of the oldest brands on the internet. Coupons.com has <a target="_blank" href="http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1115

Digital Loyalty Platform Pirq Launches Nationwide, Gives Up On Daily Deals

Seattle-based <a target="_blank" href="http://pirq.com/">Pirq</a>, a digital loyalty and deals platform provider, is now moving away from the deal space entirely, the company says. In addition to dea

Juengo Loyalty Platform Rewards For Actions Not Purchases

Greek startup <a target="_blank" href="http://juengo.com/">Juengo</a> (pronounced Joo-en-go), has an interesting spin on loyalty and are live with their concept in Greece. The concept — which is

eGood Is A Mobile Payment And Loyalty System That Helps Users Give Back

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.egood.com/">eGood</a>, a new startup from Glendora, California, was chosen as one of the top startups to emerge out of Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt SF today

Mobile Shopping Companion Clutch Raises $5M Series B, Acquires Gift & Loyalty Platform Provider ProfitPoint

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.clutch.com/">Clutch</a>, a mobile application for iPhone and Android which aims to combine gift cards, coupons, comparison shopping, gifting, and personalized recom

Boomerang Rewards Lets Web & Mobile Publishers Give Out Free Gift Cards, Earn Extra Money

Chicago-based social gifting service <a target="_blank" href="https://rang.com/">Boomerang</a>, which has been inching away from its consumer-facing product over the course of 2013, is now expanding

Viggle Tries To Right The Ship After Failed GetGlue Merger, Revenue Rises 88%, Registered Users Up 42% For The Quarter

Social TV and the second screen experience is quickly catching on among viewers, but the space as a whole is still nascent. While many are eager for a better social TV experience, as there's plenty of

Belly Expands Beyond Loyalty With Debut Of Customer Acquisition Platform, Belly Bites; Support For Transactions Is Next

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.bellycard.com/">Belly</a>, the Chicago-based loyalty platform which has now grown to over 4,000 merchants across the U.S., is today announcing its first product out

Customer Loyalty Startup Front Flip Raises $3.75 Million For Its Digital Scratch Cards Platform

By default, the in-store scans are time sensitive, offering customers 30 minutes to redeem their prize, like a free or discounted appetizer, drink, dessert, etc. The drive-thru codes, meanwhile, give
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