Yelp Yelp is a social networking web site that combines local reviews and social networking functionality to create a local online community. vPunch members may easily connect to Yelp in order to write a review of your business which can earn them additional vPunches. By motivating your most loyal customers to write online reviews your business benefits by improving online search results displayed by web or mobile browsers.
Google Places Google Places is an online website that provides search results clustered around specific locations, making it easy for consumers to find options when looking for specific products or services. By adding user reviews to your Google listing, users can more easily make comparisons and decisions about where to go. Google accepts reviews from users directly and vPunch makes it super easy for your loyal customers to submit a review, and you can even reward members with an extra vPunch just for writing an online review.
Twitter When your customers “link” their Twitter accounts to vPunch, they become advocates for your business. By allowing followers to see their interactions with your business, such as earning a vPunch or redeeming a vPunch Reward, your business gains valuable exposure to potential new customers. “Tweets” contain a link that makes it easy for Twitter followers to join your vPunch program and take advantage of Special Offers and start receiving rewards to visiting your business regularly.
Facebook Your customers are on Facebook. If you do not already have a Facebook Page, vPromos can help you set one up. If your customers have not yet “Liked” your Facebook page, they can do so directly from the vPunch website. You can even award members a vPunch just for “Liking” your page. vPunch also allows your customers to buy a Special Offer for themselves or their friends directly from your Facebook Page using a special Facebook app that is provided for your business.
Verified Check-ins Smartphones today allow customers to “check in” to a store location, letting their friends know where they are, maybe for a potential “meet up.” Some think this is silly, but the important point is that your store benefits every time there is a post made on Facebook. vPunch helps make this happen with vPunch Verified Check-ins. vPunch members can allow their vPunch activity for your establishment to post to their Facebook activity feed. This activity includes, shopping/dining at your store, purchasing a Special Offer and redeeming a vPunch Reward. The problem with mobile check-ins is that consumers can be in close proximity to your store (but not actually in your place of business), and they are able to check-in. With vPunch, check-ins are automatically tied into your point of sale, so they are “verified.” Your customer was really there and really made a purchase.
A Special Offer works like a paperless gift certificate that is purchased online and virtually linked with your customer’s registered debit or credit card. Once purchased, your customers redeem their Special Offer by simply paying with their registered payment card.
A Voupon offer can be delivered to vPunch Rewards program members and “clipped” electronically. Voupon offers are virtually attached to members’ registered payment cards and redeemed when members shop at your place of business and pay with their registered payment card.
One of the best ways to get new business is through referrals from existing customers. The vPunch Rewards program has been designed to help you attract new customers by motivating existing customers to provide referrals and share rewards.