As Chief Technology Evangelist of Pocketstop, one of my jobs is to evangelize our products and help potential customers and partners better understand our platforms and the infrastructure required to deliver them. Having said that, I would like to use this blog post to discuss Pocketstop’s Loyalty, Rewards & Offers Platform, running on Microsoft Azure. For more information on our Loyalty, Rewards & Offers Platform, visit this link. http://pocketstop.com/loyalty-platform-solution
Why is Pocketstop’s Loyalty, Rewards & Offers Platform different?
As a business, we all want loyal consumers and whether you have an existing card-based loyalty program or nothing at all, Pocketstop can help you do more. For card-based programs, we can offer enhancements such as sending out communications through multiple channels, adding social media activity tracking and rewards in addition to overall management. If you are starting from scratch, you can avoid the hassles of ordering and managing plastic cards by implementing a truly mobile, social and digital program. Whatever the case, Pocketstop is here to help.
Can your Loyalty, Rewards & Offers Platform integrate with my existing systems?
The short answer is yes, but as you can imagine we are not integrated with every POS system out there. We can work with any transaction file and if your POS system has an API, we can work with that too. We even provide an API, so that we can update your existing card-based system with reward activity generated from our side. The API can also be used to display activity and reward point totals in any website, mobile application or any HTTP supported platform you may have.
Can I have my own Loyalty, Rewards & Offers Platform?
Yes! Pocketstop is a Microsoft Managed Partner and a born-in-the-cloud ISV (Independent Software Vendor). The Loyalty, Rewards & Offers Platform runs as a cloud-based service in Microsoft Azure. Not only do we enjoy the benefits of state of the art application hosting, but we don’t have the operational challenge of supporting on-premises equipment, antiquated data center infrastructure or legacy computer hardware. Instead of storing your data in a multi-tenant fashion, using the same database as all customers, we implement new infrastructure and build custom solutions for your specific business need. After all, everything is hosted in the cloud, which makes it cost-effective to do so.
How can I purchase Pocketstop’s Loyalty, Rewards & Offers Platform?
Since the Loyalty, Rewards & Offers Platform is a hosted solution, there is no hardware to purchase or software expenditure. To get started, contact a Pocketstop sales representative to schedule a demo at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a Microsoft EA agreement and want to run our Loyalty, Rewards & Offers Platform using your own Microsoft Azure subscription, please contact me personally at email@example.com to discuss options. Finally, here is a link to our Loyalty, Rewards & Offers Platform on Microsoft Pinpoint.