R.H. Smith Dist. Co. Adds Applause Media System

“Being able to personalize the fueling experience and serve relevant, meaningful promotions differentiates us from our competitors and helps drive customer loyalty and additional sales,” says R.H. Smith spokesperson.

R.H. Smith Dist. Co. Inc., of Grandview, Wash., is among the leading retailers to launch Gilbarco Veeder-Root’s Applause with Loyalty, a new enhancement to the industry’s premier digital forecourt media system that enables integration with third-party loyalty programs.

“We are excited to build on the Applause Media System to bring a richer loyalty experience to our customers,” said Brad Smith, regional IT manager for R.H. Smith Dist. Co. Inc.  “Being able to personalize the fueling experience and serve relevant, meaningful promotions differentiates us from our competitors and helps drive customer loyalty and additional sales.”

Applause is the first and only forecourt media system with robust audio/video and couponing to provide loyalty integration, featuring customized, customer-centric promotions at the pump.  In May, Gilbarco Veeder-Root certified Kickback Rewards   as part of the Applause with Loyalty rollout, and is currently working to add more loyalty providers.

“Our customers’ most important objectives are to grow their customer base and drive in-store sales,” said Travis Bouck, vice president of marketing North America for Gilbarco Veeder-Root.  “To that end, Applause with Loyalty is our latest in a line of industry-first innovations-personalizing the fueling experience, targeting relevant promotions, and bringing customers back again and again.”

“Customers are simply more compelled to visit the store when they are presented with offers that speak directly to them,” Smith added.

Applause with Loyalty, available for Applause TV with Outcast and self-managed Applause systems, enhances the value of both Applause and the retailer’s third-party loyalty program. Learn more about Applause with Loyalty by visiting the Gilbarco Veeder-Root booth, Kickback Rewards booth, and the Cool New Products Preview Room at the NACS Show, Oct. 8-10, 2012, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

 

 

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