REFER-A-FRIEND 'HOW IT WORKS' VIDEO

Acquiring new customers is tough. But imagine if 20% of them could be acquired as the result of an intro from an existing customer. That’s the kind of result being achieved by companies using Buyapowa’s introduce-a-friend platform.

It plugs seamlessly into your existing website or app. Simply turn it on and it incentivises and equips existing customers to engage, to share and to acquire new ones for your business. Again and again and again. Here’s the leading online beauty retailer FeelUnique, use Buyapowa’s platform to get their existing shoppers recruiting their friends. Enjoy the video

 

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Referral... but not as you know it

Think you know what referral’s all about? It's a given that you want your existing online customers to get their friends shopping. That's referral 101.

But the Buyapowa platform is capable of much, much more than just basic referrals. Here are six convention-defying ways in which it's being used by these forward-thinking brands.

Sky: building lists of prospects

Referral is a powerful way of acquiring new, paying customers (in fact, it's more effective than both digital advertising and social marketing). But, when your product's more of a considered purchase, it's also the best way to grow your list of potential customers so you can gradually tip them closer towards converting over time. Leading brands like Sky are using the Buyapowa platform to do exactly that: getting existing customers and prospects to introduce their friends - if enough of them sign up, everyone benefits from a great offer.

Mondrian London hotel: a world first

Every business is different, and every business has its own challenges. The hospitality sector, for example, tends to be bound by legacy technology - especially when it comes to hotel bookings, which are often processed manually. That makes common-or-garden digital referral programmes impossible, even at state-of-the-art,


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It's the final(ist) countdown

We're delighted to announce that PrettyLittleThing.com's hugely popular referral programme, powered by Buyapowa, has been named as a finalist in this year's Drapers Awards.

Celebrating the best of the best in fashion retailing, the Drapers Awards are the most highly-respected industry awards, and we're especially honoured to be nominated in one of the most hotly-contested categories - Best Innovation in Fashion Retail - recognising that our unique twist on referral marketing is breaking new ground.

When you're selling a passion product like fashion, it makes perfect sense to try and harness all the excitement and social buzz around your brand and turn that into actual sales. Particularly when your customers are fashion-forward females aged 12 to 25 years old: perhaps the most socially savvy and connected customer generation of all time.

But, having carefully developed a distinct colourful and edgy brand personality, PrettyLittleThing.com couldn't just serve up a staid cookie-cutter referral scheme. And that's why they came to Buyapowa, taking advantage of the unrivalled depth of experience within our team, and our cutting-edge white label platform with its unique advanced sharing, smart-rewarding and gamification tools.

We'll be honest: it was brave of PrettyLittleThing to apply technology and innovation


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Buyapowa Showreel October 2015

Covering five of the key sectors in which we work - retail & ecommerce, style & fashion, mobile networks, online gaming and premium & luxury - we take a look at how some of the world’s biggest brands and retailers are using the Buyapowa platform to drive and track word-of-mouth sales. Enjoy the video

If you'd like to see some case studies, or if you fancy a full demo of our platform, we'd love to hear from you. Just email us at hello@buyapowa.com.

Let's Talk Referral Marketing

Whether you are new to to referral marketing or are 'an expert' having already implemented or built your own scheme, then drop us a line as we would love to share what we have learned working with over 100 of the World's leading brands and retailers!


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HOW TO: drive shoppers into physical stores using social

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Do you work in retail? Does the word 'multichannel' feature in your title or your job spec? Then you probably spend every working hour figuring out how to harmonise your online and offline offerings: developing strategies, finding synergies and delivering sales across channels.

But I bet you've ignored social - especially when it comes to using social to deliver sales instore.

Don't worry. It's not too late to start, and we're going to give you some fuss-free ideas any retailer can implement which are guaranteed to make a real difference. Sounds good? Then, let's go...

We’ve all seen how social can dramatically expand reach, decrease acquisition costs and drive sales (just flick through this blog for 1001 examples). And social is, essentially, a digital medium - so it makes a certain amount of sense that it should be used to guide potential customers to digital destinations. But only using social to power e-commerce is like only using your car to drive to streets beginning with vowels: a massive underuse of available resources.

Of course, if you do want to use social to help your physical offering, you need to focus on footfall. Footfall is everything in the world of


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