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Annex Cloud & Sugarfina Finalists at Customer Loyalty Awards

We are very excited this week as our team has been named finalists in two categories for the Customer Loyalty Awards! We will find out if we bring home the gold May 22nd at the Loyalty Expo in Charlotte, NC. A special congratulations to Sugarfina for being named a finalist for the CX Strategy Award, which highlights the industry’s most Read more…

5 Leading Enterprise Loyalty Programs in 2019

When you’re a company of a certain size, customers perceive your brand to blow out the competition online. The battle to attract and retain customers is more heated than ever, but building a custom enterprise loyalty program can feel like a daunting task. Numerous studies conclude that customers are more likely to stick with brands that offer a customer loyalty Read more…

10 Do’s and Don’ts for Customer Loyalty Programs

As consumers, we love customer loyalty programs. Who doesn’t love free things? Everyone from major retailers to your local mom and pop shop are implementing some sort of loyalty program to keep consumers coming back. According to the SBA, roughly 400,000 businesses are started each year and that’s a ton of competition just domestically. With an abundance of competition, it’s Read more…

White Paper: Micro-Experiences & The Secrets to Brand Loyalty

In our ever-expanding, digital world businesses have the unique opportunity to interface more regularly with consumers. In turn, consumers are looking for authentic brand experiences across their social media platforms, loyalty apps, and general online usage. These micro-experiences are an important opportunity to engage customers and make them feel like a part of your brands. Is your brand doing everything it Read more…

What Instagram Checkout Means for Customer Loyalty

In 2019, 60% of Instagram users claimed to use the platform to seek and discover new products (Hootesuite). They recently rolled out one of the largest releases in its history. The new Instagram Checkout is now able to support direct sales through the app. Though in beta and very limited in scope, this function is currently only available in the Read more…

Omni-Channel Loyalty Drives Customer Experience

  We all know that the purchase cycle doesn’t always begin and end in one place. When guiding your customers through a purchase, are you reaching them at every possible touchpoint? A consumer may first encounter your product on Instagram, research similar items on different websites, and then make their purchase in-store. Between each of those stops along the conversion Read more…

How Questions and Answers Will Boost Your eCommerce Strategy

  Are you investing time in your Questions and Answers? Unfortunately many in retail overlook it, but let us tell you why they’re wrong. The best ecommerce brands use every channel possible when it comes to communicating with their customers. That’s because in order to compete with the Amazons and Walmarts of the world, businesses must leverage their user generated Read more…

Top 3 Trends in Customer Loyalty Technology

In this digital day and age, tech has influenced just about every industry and business practice imaginable. Customer loyalty is no exception.From digital reward point trackers to custom-branded loyalty apps, mobile wallets and even artificial intelligence; customer loyalty programs of all kinds are the most accessible they’ve ever been thanks to the continuous boom in technology. We at Annex Cloud want Read more…

5 Secrets to Airbnb’s Marketing Success

  According to Morgan Stanley, Airbnb will account for 6% of the total lodging industry by 2020. With Airbnb’s unique peer-to-peer model of local hosts offering their homes up, they are dominating the travel industry. Travelers looking for an authentic stay in a new location are flocking to Airbnb. They’ve immediately created a loyal customer base and continue to build Read more…