Stampt, an iPhone app that brings loyalty stamp card programs to your smart phone, has launched in Hawaii at Liquid Aloha Express Car Wash locations and boutique clothing store All About Hawaii at Ward Center.
Using Stampt is simple. Consumers download the free app from the iTunes app store. At participating retailers, customers purchase an item and scan a custom QR code at the register. They are alerted to their reward once they reach their goal, such as, “Buy 10 coffees, get one free.”
For businesses, aside from the loyalty part, Stampt brings in another level of analytics. According to a press release, “Stampt delivers reports to merchants showing customer activity that is impossible to get with old paper cards, such as the number of active card holders, how frequently customers purchase, how recent they’ve visited, most visited time of day and what products and services customers are buying.” Using this data, businesses can send direct promotions at certain times of day or specific users. Customer activity also gets broadcasted on a company’s Facebook and Twitter page.
Retailers can sign up for free at the Stampt website. According to the website, merchants can make any deal they want.
As a fan of customer loyalty card programs, I’m pretty excited about this new app. Sometimes I forget to have the loyalty card stamped. Sometimes I don’t have the card in my wallet because I’m not George Costanza. And sometimes I’m just embarrassed to eat so much, like the time I filled a Coldstone Creamery loyalty card in two weeks.
The app is only on the iPhone, but an Android version will be released later this year. In addition to Hawaii, participating businesses can be found in San Francisco, New York, Chicago and Cincinatti.