With a 24/7 shopping cycle and an increasing number of digital channels at their disposal, consumers are more empowered than ever before and forcing businesses to adapt to their wants and needs. Yesterday, Shirley Zhao, Content Marketer, and Melanie Clark, Retail Partner Manager presented a webinar, “Loyalty matters: How better data drives more loyalty and more revenue.” The webinar covered loyalty program statistics, the importance of cleansing and deduplication technology, and one key way to increase the success of your loyalty or customer engagement program.
In late 2014, we did a research study in the U.S. to look at current approaches to data quality. We had 200 respondents and they were in fields like marketing, data management, sales and finance across industries.
Here are a few interesting facts that we learned about loyalty programs:
Implement cleansing and deduplication technologies
When kicking off a loyalty program, it’s necessary to start with an accurate, consolidated and accessible database. Everything from removing duplicates or inaccurate information, and validating customer contact information such as email, phone and addresses will help improve your data for a top-notch loyalty program.
And the #1 way to improve your loyalty programs: Know your customer
In order to increase your loyalty or customer engagement program's success, it’s essential that you know who your customers are—where they're from, how and what they buy and what they want to receive from you. Once you know that you can start to enrich that data, enhance your campaigns and targeting, as well as optimize your loyalty program.
You can watch the full webinar recording here, or the slide deck is available below.
For more information on improving the quality of the email addresses you are collecting as part of your loyalty program, check out our email verification solutions.