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Grocery is Going Digital. The Time is Now.

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Online grocery sales are growing fast. A recent report released by FMI and The Nielsen Company states that 23% of U.S. households purchased groceries online in 2016, up from 19% in 2014, and representing an estimated 4.3% of U.S. consumer retail food and beverage spending. The report goes on to state that as many as 70% of U.S. consumers will be buying groceries online by 2025, spending more than $100 billion, an estimated 20% of consumer food and beverage spending.1 Grocery is going digital far faster than many predicted and the time is now for traditional retailers to stake their claim. +MORE

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BoodsKapper Retail bot

Boodskapper

This is our service for the retail industry and is primarily delivered through Facebook Messenger.  Consumers are able to send a picture of an item and ask if the retailer carries the item. The software is able to look up a retailer's catalog and answer the question.  Two-minute simulation here best explains the solution: http://www.boodskapper.com/#!retail/jjvu4 In this simulation, retailer has no prior record of the customer. Customer starts an organic conversation from Messenger, just as people do in life. BoodsKapper assists the customer to locate an article at the store. The customer picks up the conversation thread several months after the purchase and enquires about a variant of the item purchased. An organic conversation ensues and a purchase is made.is Deep reporting:   We would argue that information gold for the retailer are the conversations that your customers had with you through various channels. Our AI algorithms automatically find the meaning of the written text and use that to make the conversational response. As the meaning of conversations is analyzed and documented in real time, it is possible for us to enhance traditional reporting with this information. +MORE

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Crowdsourced Picking&Delivery for eCommerce

ReadyCart.co

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Crowdsourced Picking&Delivery Technology for retailer's eCommerce solution - laser focused around maximizing customer satisfaction and retailer profitability. ReadyCart Crowdsourced Picking&Delivery Technology Crowdsourced network build and eCommerce integration Retailer specific training collaboration and creation Network onboarding and ecosystem to handle training, scheduling, payment etc. Crowdsourced Picking&Delivery Technology  Picking&Delivery App Delivery Analytics Portal +MORE

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Darius™ for Retail

Darius Technologies

Darius for Retail is a fully integrated, cloud based shopper engagement platform. Darius delivers proven and measurable return on investment, by allowing retailers to put their shoppers at the center of everything and making it easy to engage and influence them pre-store, in-store, and post-store. Darius allows retailers to design, manage, develop and, measure interactions with their customers throughout the entire shopper journey.  The ‘tech’ bit: Darius™ is a modular ‘ecosystem’ retail technology platform that is designed to integrate and allow interaction with any existing retail systems and solutions such as Beacons, WiFi, dynamic shelf illumination, or e-coupons, and so on, to make continuous engagement with shoppers possible, wherever they are on the path to purchase. The customer experience bit: Darius™ allows retailers to put their shoppers at the center of everything by making it easy to engage and influence them pre-store, in-store, and post-store. The business bit: Darius™ delivers proven and measurable return on investment. That means more shoppers in-store, more often. It means attracting new and hard to engage shopper types. And it means bigger baskets and the increased spends that comes with that. It makes marketing budgets and, where they may already exist, retail tech investments work so much harder. +MORE

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Freshop

Freshop

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Freshop provides a friendly, powerful shopping destination that will make your customers happy and loyal. Online commerce sales are increasing every year and consumers are more and more comfortable ordering produce and other perishables online. To compete grocery stores must become destinations and Freshop makes your digital presence a strong destination to complement your in-store experience. Our team has worked with some of the top minds in grocery and we have layered those experiences with our unsurpassed knowledge and skills in the digital world. Web, social, search, commerce and analytics are what we live and breathe. Freshop is easy to use on any device. Web visitors can explore all of your products and services and quickly plan their meals and shopping. Your mobile customers will have the full power of the system with streamlined experiences to exceed their expectations, driving more business to your stores.   +MORE

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Shopper Media Network

PlaceWise Media

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With the rapid rise of digital and mobile technologies, the shift of power to consumers has forever changed how advertisers, retailers and brands get their messages across. Bringing them all together through its proprietary digital platform is the charge of PlaceWise Media, one of the largest shopper media networks in the U.S. PlaceWise’s shopper media network includes more than 1,400 grocery retailers and nearly 700 shopping and lifestyle centers, with more than 10 million total monthly visitors. Through its unique, first-party data, PlaceWise can extend beyond its network in real time to reach millions of other relevant shoppers. The company also provides digital marketing services to hundreds of malls and lifestyle centers across North America.  Shopper access; shopper insight; real time. PlaceWise Media’s network allows brands to offer shoppers engaging content and special offers along the path to purchase, delivering on its promise to them to reach “Just who you want. Right when they are ready®”. +MORE

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Mobile Checkout

FutureProof Retail

The Mobile Checkout retail platform digitizes brick and mortar stores, bringing the convenience and personalization of eCommerce to physical retailers and their customers. Mobile Checkout Eliminates the Lines Mobile Checkout is a brandable iOS and Android app, a better system than self-checkout for the complete shopping experience from scan to payment. Private White-label Retailers deepen the customer relationship and own the install by deploying the platform as their own-brand staff and shopper apps. Scan Products Customers scan and bag while shopping. Mobile Payment Pay securely with credit card or mobile wallet directly through the app. Skip the Line Customers never wait in line to check out. Customize to your needs Expand the system with functionality like loyalty programs or counter service mobile ordering.     +MORE

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GrocerKey

GrocerKey

GrocerKey is a white label end-to-end technology solution for grocery stores. Included is a branded web site featuring an online store. GrocerKey has created a faster and more desirable ordering process than any other e-commerce grocery platform on the market. The GrocerKey admin allows you to update store settings in real time, stay on top of your stores performance with real time analytics, and prepare your store for pickup, scheduled delivery, and on-demand delivery. The GrocerKey back-end operations app provides your staff with the tools they need to run an efficient and successful operation. +MORE

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SYNQY Brand Engagement Platform

SYNQY Corporation

SYNQY uses cloud-based technology to transform manufacturers’ brand experiences across their reseller networks. We combine a network of intelligent touch points called SYNQYs (pronounced sync-ee) with a SaaS Brand Engagement Platform that makes it easy to create and manage these SYNQYs. SYNQY’s patent-pending matchmaking technology dynamically associates high impact, manufacturer-provided content with their corresponding products – without the need for custom coding by the retailer. With a single line of code inserted through a retailer's tag management platform, SYNQY solutions automatically identifies which products get rich-media, persuasive content and adds that content next to the correct product at the point of sale. As a result, retailers can roll out the solution in minutes and shoppers will have access to the information they are seeking to make better product purchase decisions. We have proven evidence this works in both low-involvement purchases such as grocery and high involvement products such as generators, stereo equipment and even semiconductors.  SYNQY can be used on dynamically-driven ecommerce retail sites. It can also be used across dealer networks, blogger sites, factory-direct retail sites and public relations.  The SYNQY Brand Engagement Platform is the underlying technology that allows SYNQY to run many retailer/application-specific offerings.  SYNQY has launched SYNQY | PROMOTE, which is an application that delivers rich media promotional content onto loyalty/coupon pages, product listings, product detail pages and independent dealer networks.  SYNQY recently launched SYNQY | SMARTLABEL retailer solution that automatically identifies which products have associated SmartLabel content and adds that content next to the correct product at the point of sale. As a result, retailers can roll out the solution in minutes and shoppers will have access to 350 product attributes, including GMO information and allergens on thousands of products. +MORE

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Social and Mobile Referrals Platform

Everfave

Each of your customers have 100+ friends. Do you want them to be your customers as well? See how our social and mobile referrals platform can work for your business! +MORE

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Pirc

Pirc

Pirc is reinventing one of the most important, if not the most important, pre-shop experiences for consumers of household/grocery goods – the weekly sales circular ($15B spend, 290B prints/yr). With 95% of all US commerce transactions occurring in-store, and the weekly circular driving a core % of those transactions, the circular has unbelievably received little to no real innovation – until now. While digital circulars are not new, Pirc is uniquely positioned to personalize and aggregate multi-store circulars and coupons, and ultimately create a Big Data brand engagement and promotion platform that scales. Today, Pirc delivers to consumers a weekly “Pircular”, or personalized circular, full of all the in-store weekly sales and coupons they actually want. At scale, we will have a database of consumers and their favorite brands which will give us a platform on which to build a more efficient, innovative marketing channel; also helping to displace the 70% of total marketing budget retailers spend on circulars today. We plan to monetize this service at scale primarily via an AdWords-type model, starting with native ad placements by brands and retailers. +MORE

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Social Marketing Management

Unified Grocers

Social Marketing Management  Like it or not, we are living a world that depends of the internet. Currently, 3 Billion people on earth have access to the internet and 2.1 Billion people are active on social media networks. With 78% of the US adult population on, at least, 1 social media platform, it is safe to say that social media is an excellent way to reach consumers. The fascinating thing about social media marketing is that retailers are no longer the sole creator of content for their stores; user reviews, photos and comments have become more important to other consumers. Customers are deeply influenced by what other people write online about their shopping experiences.  Eighty-­five percent of shoppers say that they read online reviews for local businesses. Whether on a large review site, a social media platform or a niche site, people are talking about your store. It’s vital that your business listens in on this conversation so you can respond appropriately, when necessary. Unified Grocers wants to help you take full control of your social media presence, in order to reap the most benefits. +MORE

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Digital Presence Management

Yext

Location Manager: Today, people are on the go, on their smart phones, on social networks, constantly seeking up-to-the-second information to make local purchasing decisions. The velocity of technology keeps accelerating, and its scope expanding—which is why it's critical to be able to efficiently edit important location-based content across digital properties. With Yext Location Manager, you can seamlessly customize and update content for each and every one of your locations—whether you have 2 or 2,000—across all your digital channels. Social: The cloud. It's street level too. And so is social. Sharing is the heart of social media, so it figures that a great deal of what people share is their local activity. The reality is your brand is already in the ether: Across the globe, people are creating local profiles, checking in, and posting and commenting every day. Yext allows you to reclaim your brand in the social sphere—especially at the local level. Yext instantaneously syncs and updates invaluable content—like store hours, a new address, or an important status update—to whichever social networks your brand engages with. Pages: You want your website and your paid media to drive not just brand-level awareness, but foot traffic in your local stores. Bridge your marketing and your local presence with unique web pages and campaign landing pages for each of your locations—created without IT support. When customers visit your website, direct them to the most relevant of your locations based on where they are and what they want. The Yext Location Manager is completely integrated with listings and social, so managing all your digital locations at once is a breeze. And, since all pages from Yext are powered by cutting-edge technology and built-in SEO, you'll be up and running in no time. Listings: In today's competitive marketplace, when it comes to information, people expect nothing less than precision—but that can be elusive when information about your brand appears in so many discrete destinations. What if you could not only ensure that info is consistent and up-to-date, but also utilize every place your brand appears online—even places you don't own—to create new opportunities for marketing and customer engagement? With patented technology and real-time update architecture, Yext analyzes, identifies, and claims your existing business listings across our unique publisher network, so all of your content is locked, synced, enhanced, and updatable across every digital channel. Analytics: Access to proprietary metrics for Listings, Social and Pages - available only with Yext. Gain a holistic view of your business, your customers, and ripe opportunities via data. Isolate and break down select metrics to tap valuable patterns with the comprehensive toolset. With Yext, you can track, assess, and adjust for increased reach and impact. +MORE

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Analytics

The Smart Cube

The Smart Cube delivers specialized analytics services to global corporations and professional services firms alike, with the goal of leveraging data to drive strategic insights and tangible performance improvement.   Our strength lies in our ability to integrate sophisticated statistical analysis of proprietary client data with rigorous, in-depth primary and secondary research to derive fundamental insights into our clients' most pressing issues.  We don't simply deliver information, we deliver actionable, data-driven intelligence. Our specialist analyst team integrates industry, functional, and technical capabilities with local-market knowledge to generate critical insights that enhance our clients’ strategic performance.  Underlying this approach is a quality ethic that is reflected in every aspect of the client experience – from engagement design to execution and delivery. +MORE

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Analytical and Direct Marketing Data Solutions

Speedeon

Reverse Append: Whether your goal is to increase revenue, improve customer engagement, or decrease costs - you need accurate contact or marketing data for your customers or prospects. From a ten digit phone number, Speedeon Data’s Reverse Phone Append solution provides your contact center, POS network or marketing team with most up-to-date name, address, email or demographic data - in real time or in batch mode.  Movers: If your goal is to reach customers or prospects when they are most receptive to your brand and responsive to your offers, Speedeon Data offers premover and new mover solutions that enable you to target relevant, timely and measurable communications throughout the lucrative mover cycle.    Optimization: Whether you need to improve direct mail ROI, increase email delivery rates, or improve contact center KPI’s, Data Optimization facilitates more effective utilization of data, resulting in improved top-line results and reduced costs. Demographic and modeled data overlays are available to further enhance insight and data utilization. Data Append: When it comes to your direct marketing programs - greater insight, increased engagement, and better results, begin with current and accurate contact and marketing data. For the data you need but don’t have, data append solutions provide the most up-to-date name, mail and email address, telephone and demographic data on your customers and prospects.    Data Hygiene: Monthly data decay rates average 2.5% and can have a negative impact the effectiveness of your direct marketing programs. Not only does poor data quality decrease top line results and increase bottom line costs, incorrect and out-of-date customer data diminishes customer engagement and satisfaction, it ultimately decreases customer retention and lifetime value. The cornerstone of an effective strategy to achieve and maintain high quality contact data is the adherence to on-going data hygiene. Speedeon Data offers industry-leading data hygiene solutions that enable your company to significantly improve its contact data quality.   Data Modeling: An effective data modeling strategy is your road map to greater customer insight and actionable marketing strategies. A data-driven marketing plan will keep your programs on the road to increased top-line performance and reduced bottom line costs. The most effective data models are those whose design, implementation and outcome uniquely address your specific objectives. Whether you want to improve response rates, increase cart size, reduce costs, acquire more customers, or have some other goal in mind, Speedeon Data will work with you to clearly define your objectives, develop an appropriate data model, and ensure that your model results are data driven. +MORE

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Retale™

Bonial Enterprises North America Inc.

Retale is a technology company that develops mobile-first shopping experiences. Our portfolio of location-based products connects millions of consumers with their favorite brands and retailers. We make shopping easy and convenient by serving promotional content and store details when a shopper is actively looking for product information and inspiration, meeting shoppers’ needs at every stage of the customer journey. Our core product, the Retale app, is an intuitive interface that lets shoppers discover localized deals and product information as they plan their next shopping trip. Retailers and brands can display their promotional content in a mobile-optimized medium, and enhance that content with coupon inclusion, video integration, ecommerce connection, dynamic content and more. Stay top-of mind for shoppers with sponsored push notifications and in-app banners. Retale also provides robust reporting, tracking shopper engagements and incremental foot traffic.  Retale's parent company, Bonial, is headquartered in Berlin, operating in 11 countries worldwide.  +MORE

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Digital Marketing Products

Mspark

EXPAND THE REACH of your coupons with social coupon promotions and ad campaigns!  We can help you get the word out on your business and amplify your promotion across the web and social media. +MORE

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Marketing Services and Customer Interaction Experts

Harte Hanks

From getting into the hearts and minds of consumers to delivering award-winning creative campaigns, we offer a full spectrum of multichannel marketing services that turn browsers into buyers and customers into brand advocates. We’re driven by data, focused on results and dedicated to helping you make customers smile—while boosting your bottom line. +MORE

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Acxiom Impact

Acxiom

Acxiom Impact combines the global scale of our Acxiom heritage with unmatched service and technology to deliver innovative solutions across email, mobile, social, websites, and display advertising. +MORE

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LiveRamp Connect

Acxiom

Onboard your data and unleash new possibilities. Data Onboarding with LiveRamp Connect brings your CRM, sales, and other customer data into the digital marketing applications and media platforms you use every day. When your data is activated for use in online marketing campaigns, so much more is possible. LiveRamp Connect anonymizes and then matches your anonymized CRM and purchase data to online devices and digital IDs through a secure, automated process that protects consumer privacy. Data segments are then distributed to your preferred marketing and media platforms for measurement, targeting, and anonymous reach, one-to-one marketing. +MORE

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Social Marketing

inStream

PERSONALIZED TARGETED SOCIAL MARKETING. Social media followers are among your most engaged customers. We provide digital marketing campaign content to drive your fans to bricks & mortar, eCommerce, and mobile. +MORE

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Dynamic Shopper Intelligence

DS-IQ

The DS-IQ Marketing System™ Supercharged digital marketing powered by context to anticipate shopper needs. ShopperGraph™: Discover and predict the best shopper, store, event, and product that match your needs. Our ShopperGraph™ framework uses predictive analytics to correlate and leverage thousands of historical and situational data variables that affect shopping patterns at any given moment. Relevance Engine: Add personalization and localization to your digital marketing ecosystem. Deliver contextually relevant messages via any channel: email, social, online, mobile or in-store signage network. Our system seamlessly integrates into your existing applications via APIs. Campaign Manager: Activate automation and machine learning for message optimization across digital media channels. Smarter campaigns get smarter as DS-IQ programmatically instructs and adjusts in real-time for what’s working best. Holistic reporting provides a clear picture of results. +MORE

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Advanced Content Personalization Technology

LimeSpot Solutions Inc.

LimeSpot solves the choice-overload problem for consumers by providing them with fewer choices but ones that are highly relevant and personalized. LimeSpot's patent-pending technology uses linguistic analysis and machine learning to understand content and target it intelligently. We combine information about consumer demographics and interests (from social networks, customer profiles or elsewhere), with analysis of browsing/purchase behavior and history, to instantly make highly relevant content recommendations that are most likely to appeal to the consumer. Whether the customer experience is online (e.g. website, mobile app) or offline (e.g. point of sale, kiosks) LimeSpot technology can be used to serve multiple channels at the same time to ensure that customers are shown the most appropriate content. Businesses can use LimeSpot's open API platform to bring personalization to their website or consult LimeSpot directly for complete solutions.   +MORE

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Ibotta

Ibotta, Inc.

Ibotta is a technology company that builds tools to empower consumers and simplify their daily lives. Instead of taking the same, tired old coupon format and just transitioning it onto a mobile device, Ibotta completely reimagined the way that consumers learn about and interact with their favorite brands. The result is a mobile experience that replaces couponing with a fun series of game-like interactions that give consumers what they actually want: personalized offers that can be redeemed in all the major retailers, and real cash rewards instead of credits or points. +MORE

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Digital Signage Solutions

Tebo Store Fixtures

Tebo Store Fixtures, after years of listening to America’s Independent Grocer, have developed a Digital Menu Board System designed to drive sales at a very affordable price. Once installed, your marketing team can control screens in single and multiple stores from a central point, and store personnel can make on the fly changes from any web enabled device. The complete system includes one commercial grade LG screen (49", 55" or 65"), PingHD signage player, 3 year warranty, two 1 hour training classes, and 24/7 technical support.  +MORE

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Kitchology

Kitchology

Kitchology is the first company to create an integrated social cooking platform for the 160 million people dealing with special diets and the suppliers who sell to them $500B in groceries every year. It is available on the web and as free app. Consumer find a recipe of interest? Using machine learning, we substitute ingredients creating a set of better new recipes taking predicted pantry stockings into account. A recipe can be modified typically  to up 15,000 variations to accommodate diets. Consumers plan to shop? We prepopulate shopping lists, suggest additional ingredients to buy, and make product recommendations. We stay with the cook during the cooking process and use a social graph to connect them with others. Suppliers use Kitchology for access to unique analytics used for marketing and product design. They also publish content and present offers on the platform while the consumer is doing meal planning and shopping. Kitchology is big data for special diets.  +MORE

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Solutions for Retailers

MyWebGrocer

Online Grocery Shopping: MyWebGrocer provides the most technologically advanced grocery solutions today. Our offerings include planning & shopping platforms, mobile & social tools, along with digital circulars, recipes, shopping lists, coupons, and store location services. Planning Tools: Seamless mobile and online integration links together interactive store locators, digital circulars, online recipes, coupons and shopping lists. Our planning tools help customers shop, plan and save money wherever they are, whenever they want. Marketing Services: Having a great online destination is just one piece of the puzzle - engaging with your customers and getting them to your site is another. Marketing Services complements the Planning and Shopping Environments with a suite of tools and services to broadcast your content and promotions across the web through mutiple digital channels, build interactive destination pages, and keep the conversation alive with personalized messaging.  Professional Services: MyWebGrocer offers a suite of Professional Services that builds on and expands our digital capabilities to deliver IT enabled solutions to the retailer in the grocery store marketplace.  Ad Platform: Reach consumers at the point of decision and put your brand in front of the largest audience 100% focused on groceries. My WebGrocer works with 130 retailers, representing 10,000+ stores. Advertisers on our network recognize and benefit from the ability to influence consumers in planning and purchase mode.  +MORE

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Solutions for Brands

MyWebGrocer

MyWebGrocer Media: Reach consumers at the point of decision and put your brand in front of the largest digital audience 100% focused on groceries.  Marketing Solutions: Our native content and tools, weekly sales information, diverse grocery audiences, and valuable data about online grocery shopping habits is what makes us stand out. Marketing solutions help your brand stand out on grocery retailer sites, and many of these approaches can be applied across the web when you need additional reach and want to support broader shopper marketing initiatives.  Data & Insights: We help our advertisers to understand the value of reaching digitall engaged shoppers, and learn about online behavior that can inform media strategy. MWG offers a variety of studies to gauge campaign impact, provider a 360 degree view of consumer behavior.  Audience Extension: Identify preferred geographic, demographic or purcahse intent user segments, and MyWebGrocer's media optimization team will target consumers across the web to drive retailer engagement and product awareness. Leverage the full complement of MWG dynamic ads, circulars content, brand destinations and audience data & insights. Maximum reach, maximum awareness and measurable impact to in-store sales.  +MORE

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ZStore

Cashklick

Cashklick’s Zstore allows retailers to provide a unique experience to each individual shopper.  Retailers can enter items once and publish to multiple channels like web, Facebook, email, and mobile.  The retailer can select each item so that it can be promoted specifically to an individual based on shopping behaviors, demographic or geographic attributes.  Retailers can even specify price changes for certain geographic areas and allow for digital coupons. Zstore also connects to your POS so that your brick and mortar and online presence are always in sync.  Zstore is part of the Zsuite of applications provided by Cashklick and works seamlessly with Rewardz and Pointz loyalty applications as well as Circularz, Specialz, Sweepz, Pagz, and Calendarz. +MORE

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Circularz

Cashklick

Circularz provides an easy way to market your weekly, daily, or monthly specials to shoppers.  Retailers can enter products once and publish them to multiple media channels like web-, Facebook-, email-, and mobile. Circularz also allows retailers to customize each shopper’s individual experience by targeting shopper behavior, demographic, or geographic attributes.  Additional tools like loyalty, clubs, and couponing allow for simple shopper savings.  Circularz also allows for promotional price tracking so that retailers can provide price matching. Ad space is also available and can be targeted to an individual as well making it easy to work with brands to provide promotions or promote private label offerings. +MORE

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