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New line of phone charging stations incorporates card scanner feature allowing retailers to offer complimentary phone charging exclusively for loyalty members
PHILADELPHIA, December 2, 2015 – ChargeItSpot, the leading provider of phone charging stations for retailers, has announced a new line of kiosks that support its retail partners’ customer loyalty programs.
The charging stations feature a built-in card scanner that enables complimentary phone charging as an exclusive benefit for loyalty card members. The technology also enables clients to collect and append opt-in data – like email addresses and phone numbers – from loyalty members.
Retailers and mall operators aren’t the only ones able to benefit from this next generation of charging kiosk. Casinos, stadiums, and any brand with a loyalty or membership program are prime targets for this new technology. The kiosks can also help drive new loyalty sign-ups. If a customer is not an existing loyalty member, the touchscreen will direct them to the nearest on-site location where they can sign up to become a member, and then get a free phone charge.
Beyond delighting members with this exclusive complimentary amenity, the charging kiosks also enable partners to append their loyalty program database with valuable data which consumers opt-in to provide when they use the kiosk. This can include a combination of mobile number, email address, and responses to an onscreen survey or poll. “We are constantly looking at new ways to deliver added value to our clients,” saidDoug Baldasare, founder and CEO of ChargeItSpot. “Knowing how important loyalty members are to a broad range of companies like casinos, department stores, specialty retailers and malls, we came up with a technology that enhances their program benefits while creating a platform for increased interaction between an organization and its best customers.” The kiosks with a card reader are different than ChargeItSpot’s existing kiosks where users type a 10-digit mobile number to gain entry to a charging locker.
“The loyalty or membership ID can be any number of digits, and reading those digits from a card scan versus manually entering them eliminates typing errors resulting in highly accurate customer identification,” explains Sheri Tate, SVP of Product Strategy at ChargeItSpot. “At the same time, ChargeItSpot does not collect or use any financial data and will never ask for a credit card number. Our customers love it because it’s easy and there is no risk of compromising private financial information.”
Loyalty club and marketing managers or others seeking more information about ChargeItSpot phone charging stations, can contact [email protected] or call 267-388-3818.
Based in Philadelphia, and founded by Wharton graduate Douglas Baldasare, ChargeItSpot creates elegantly designed, fully customizable mobile phone charging kiosks. Built for retail, the stations feature an intuitive, user-friendly touchscreen interface, highly secure locking capability, promotional opportunities, customizable on-screen messages, and robust data tracking and reporting. ChargeItSpot also offers a mobile app that alerts users when their cell phone battery is running low and points them to the nearest ChargeItSpot kiosk. Clientsinclude Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Under Armour, Bloomingdales, Westfield Malls, PREIT and others. Visit ChargeItSpot.com for more info or download the mobile app for kiosk locations.
Richard Anderson/Bennie Sham
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