FiveStars has attracted the interest (and funding) of Menlo Ventures as it tries to sell its bare-bones loyalty program into small businesses across the U.S. and Canada.
Belly’s smartphone-based loyalty program is picking up a lot of traction with big chains like 7-Eleven, but Belly corporate success might be coming at the expense of its original small business customers.
Square’s retail finance ambitions led it to create its own prototype credit card, but the company killed the project off, according to Fast Company.
Verizon Smart Rewards launches on Thursday, giving customers points for common activities like viewing and paying bills online. Customers can then trade those points for merchandise discounts and dining and travel deals.
Belly is offering a bunch of new tools to small businesses to help them amp up their loyalty programs and market to new customers.
Belly introduces the free sample to its local-business loyalty and rewards program. Through the Belly app, businesses can offer free goods and services to lure customers into their stores.