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How do you see new trends like Web3 or the Metaverse being part of the loyalty experience?

There are certainly things that have become trendy or catchy in customer loyalty. You want to be careful to make those choices efficiently, whether it’s opening a virtual store or leveraging social. You want to ensure that the ultimate goal again is to give a good experience and drive revenue.

 

Customer lifetime value (CLV) is critical. How often does a shopper come in? Is their basket size growing? Did I encourage or motivate that additional purchase? Did I motivate a behavior outside their norm? If they’re always buying pants, did they come in and buy a top the next time? If they only flew to Chicago on business, did they take their family to Florida?

 

Really motivating that change in customer behavior is what’s critical. That’s what we at Capillary really look for. We’re not just that punch card who’s just tallying points and issuing rewards. We’re looking at giving a good experience that motivates change in behavior.

As a brand manager or business manager, how should I look at ROI from a loyalty program?

Everything is about giving that consumer a great experience. The reason we want to provide a great customer experience (CX) is to generate revenue. It’s to keep them coming back; it’s to improve their future lifetime value, which is something I think that brands really need to pay attention to. Are these shoppers coming once and then churning? Are they coming over and over and spending more and more money? Or is the duration between visits or between purchases shortening? Are we getting closer to the consumer and getting them to come back and engage more?

 

Loyalty is really the way to drive revenue by improving future lifetime value. The customer lifetime value (CLV) will grow, and that in turn is going to make revenue grow. We’re seeing brands that are increasing revenue 20%, that are improving customer happiness by over 50%. Again, there is that integral tie between happiness and purchase.

 

If we love a brand, we feel comfortable, just like when you walk into your favorite bar, and everyone knows you and says hi and has your favorite drink ready to go. When that experience happens, you’re going to come back again and again. That’s going to be your go-to place. Maybe they’re going to recommend a new cocktail because they know what you like, and that’s going to make you comfortable coming there. We want consumers to feel comfortable coming to your brand over and over because that’s going to grow revenue, and they’ll spend more with you.


Conclusion

Capillary Technologies provides the top SaaS loyalty and rewards platform solution for CPG brands. Our loyalty strategists and data consultants, combined with an industry-praised technology platform, can help brands improve their engagement strategies through data analysis.

 

By collaborating with the Capillary and Brierley loyalty experts, brands can navigate the intricacies of data analytics, unravel insightful findings, and craft engagement strategies that resonate with their unique customer base. Contact us today to learn more!


 

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  • CPG & Customer Loyalty: Insights from Clarissa Schealer

    March 21st, 2024 by

    Introduction

    This article features Clarissa Schealer, SVP of Sales (North America) at Capillary Technologies. The article is based on a transcript of a recent video uploaded to Capillary Tech’s YouTube Channel on February 20, 2024. The original video is part of Capillary’s #LoyaltyOutlook2024 video series.


    CPG Loyalty & Industry Insights from Clarissa Schealer

    I’m Clarissa Schealer, and I’m the SVP of Sales in North America. I’ve always been interested in human behavior and how to motivate change. Having said that, I’ve ended up being everywhere from billboard advertising all the way through every facet of marketing technology and loyalty. The continuity across all of those experiences was finding creative ways to motivate human behavior and to use data to make behavioral changes and help brands grow.

    How Important Is It for CPG Brands to Leverage Loyalty to Grow Their Business?

    Leveraging loyalty marketing has certainly become important for CPG [Consumer Packaged Goods] brands for many reasons. One is that it’s one of the few ways for a CPG brand to gather consumer data. There is that distance between them because there are multiple purchase paths, and having that direct connection is key to acquiring data for CPG brands. Historically, CPG brands used loyalty to scan a QR code, much like a punch card, right, where you’re just keeping track of what they bought and then rewarding them for the next purchase.

    The CPG space needs to embrace motivating change. It’s important to begin looking at things like milestones as well. For example, maybe I’m a brand that sells baby care products, and a shopper purchased diapers from me but never baby food. You would be able to see that data, know what SKUs have been purchased, and then offer rewards for purchasing across categories. So, I bought diapers and baby food, and I got extra rewards for that. Maybe I got free samples and unlocked access to products I’d never purchased before. We can even look at it from the perspective of stock. I may have an overstock of certain products in my warehouse, and I want to offer double points or buy one get one on those products to my best shoppers.

    Loyalty is a great way to look at all sorts of business challenges. Motivating that change in customer behavior to encourage cross-purchases is an area where CPG brands can really leverage loyalty. Again, whether it’s moving excess stock or encouraging cross-category purchasing, there are lots of ways loyalty can be useful for CPG.

    How Does a CPG Brand That Wants to Leverage a Loyalty Program Go About It?

    It’s really key for CPG brands to choose a Martech loyalty solution that can come and easily integrate with all of your other tools and offer that consultative service as well. CPG businesses need a partner who’s got that marriage of technology and consultation. So, not only are they giving you a robust platform, but they’re also telling you how to use it. They’re leveraging in-solution AI and human power around you as well. So, finding a solution that gives you that 360⁰ degree use of loyalty is key.



    How Can Managed-SaaS Help CPG Brands Build and Execute Their Loyalty Programs?

    Capillary is really a purpose-built loyalty solution, but we’re also couched in human expertise, and that’s a magical combination because we are certainly leveraging data; we’re leveraging AI with Generative Loyalty. Still, we have that human capital of experts that have been doing this for over 20 years, and they can really bring to the table those best practices, those ideas, and support you. And certainly, fill in the gaps because your team might not have the bandwidth to think of new ideas and implement new strategies, and that’s where our team can come in again and fill in those gaps and help you create a robust solution.

    It'll start in a few ways. We’ll certainly do a deep discovery and get to understand the business challenges you might have. And again, those business challenges might not be just about loyalty. It could be challenges that your finance team is experiencing, or your logistics team is experiencing, and we’ll do a deep dive to understand all the business challenges and then figure out ways that loyalty can help you solve those.

    We’ll start onboarding your data and taking a look at data because that is truly the foundation of loyalty, and we’ll start to understand your customers, and then we’ll run it through our solution, which is with different AI nudges for example. That will show us whether your shoppers are behaving as we thought, and then we will show you the data and provide recommendations. Then, alongside all that data and the SaaS platform, are also those experts in loyalty who’ll be by your side to guide you with additional recommendations and any other consultation you may need.


    Conclusion

    Capillary Technologies provides the top SaaS loyalty and rewards platform solution for CPG brands. Our loyalty strategists and data consultants, combined with an industry-praised technology platform, can help brands improve their engagement strategies through data analysis.

    By collaborating with the Capillary and Brierley loyalty experts, brands can navigate the intricacies of data analytics, unravel insightful findings, and craft engagement strategies that resonate with their unique customer base.

    Contact us today to learn more!


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