Buyapowa: as seen on ASOS

ASOS

When ASOS was set up in the year 2000, just about everyone said that selling fashion online simply couldn't be done. "Ha!" they sneered, while waiting for their dial-up modems to download 'Who Let the Dogs Out' on Napster.

Well, those people are still probably working off their blushes, while ASOS go from strength to strength as the most-searched fashion retailer on Google, selling over 100,000 branded and own-brand products to 13.4 million active customers across the globe. Including eight men's t-shirts and 30 dresses every single minute.

They've achieved that massive success via relentless innovation. As ASOS put it themselves, "we still take risks to this day. We back new trends, brands, platforms and people we believe in, and always go for them full throttle."

As of today, that exciting mix includes the Buyapowa platform, which ASOS have selected to power referral programmes around the world - starting in Russia. This follows our ground-breaking work with other leading fashion retailers including New Look, River Island, Nelly and PrettyLittleThing.

ASOS Russia

Stay tuned for more details and, if you'd like to learn more about our platform and the exciting work we're doing in the world of fashion, just get in


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Addison Lee: you think it's all Uber. It isn't now.

We're delighted to announce the brand new referral programme for Addison Lee, London’s most trusted business-class car service. Launching today, the programme will equip and incentivise an enviable customer-base of over 10 million passengers to get their friends experiencing first class service in one of Addison Lee's 5,000-strong fleet of luxury cars.

Addison Lee's mission statement marks them out as an ideal partner for Buyapowa: "By allying the latest technologies with traditional customer service values, we can not only disrupt the industry, we can revolutionise it." Perhaps surprisingly, though, this is the brand's first venture into referral marketing - the very technology that famous propelled their competitor, Uber, to staggering success. That's because Addison Lee's passion for technology is predicated less on what's shiny and new and more on the real-world benefits and value that technology can deliver their customers.

To put it bluntly: until they discovered our award-winning platform, nothing was good enough.

That's why, together, our intention isn't simply to replicate Uber's referral programme - and you can read our in-depth critique of that programme here - but dramatically to improve upon it. Stay tuned for more on Addison Lee's exciting new programme but, in the


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Lyko's beautiful new referral scheme

Buyapowa are the market leaders in powering world-class referral programmes for the beauty sector, so we’re delighted to announce our new partnership with Lyko - the celebrated Scandinavian beauty and haircare retailer.

With over 40 stores across Sweden and Norway, Lyko stock over 35,000 items from 500 brands, and their new referral programme will enable them to equip and incentivise their huge family of happy customers to get their friends shopping, too. From today, each customer who successfully refers a friend will earn 50 SKR against their next purchase of hair or beauty products. And the referred friend will receive 100 SKR credit to spend with the retailer.

Gideon Lask, Founder and CEO of Buyapowa said "Lyko partnered with Buyapowa for their first referral programme because of our extensive experience working with beauty brands and retailers including FeelUnique, Space NK, L'Oréal, Glossybox and Treatwell.

"As well as accessing our state-of-the-art referral marketing technology - which allows customers to refer across email, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, SMS or any social network - they wanted to partner with the world’s beauty referral experts. Our client services team will be working closely with everyone at Lyko to ensure that their new


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One referral good. Many referrals better.

Get your customers referring again & again

Most referral platforms regard one referral per participant as a success but, here at Buyapowa, some of our clients regularly see 10, 20, even hundreds of paying referrals generated by their most active super-advocates. In fact, across our entire range of clients, one in every 50 referrers is responsible for almost 20% of all referrals. Find these people, equip, incentivise and nurture them, and the rewards can be immense.

In the slides below, we examine some great examples and unveil the tools and tactics you need to get your customers bringing in more friends than ever before. Some of them make use of technology, others lean on psychology, but they can all make a massive difference to the success of your referral programme.


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If you have a referral scheme and would like to know how to get your customers referring more of their friends - or even if you're thinking about setting up your very first scheme and want to get ahead of the curve - we'd love to chat with you


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Referral marketing: fashion's hottest trend for SS17

We’re extremely proud and humbled to announce new partnerships with two of fashion’s best-loved and most recognisable brands: New Look and River Island.

With a combined total of well over 1,000 stores thoughout the UK, Europe and Asia, both brands are famed for their passionate embrace of everything new - which makes them a perfect for Buyapowa’s innovate take on referral marketing.

We’re especially excited that both these celebrated brands will be able to take advantage of the Buyapowa platform’s unique international and omnichannel features, helping them acquire huge numbers of new customers anywhere in the world - be that online, on mobile or even in store.

Watch this space over the coming weeks for further previews of their cutting-edge programmes and, if you’d like to find out more about the referral platform that’s taking over fashion, just get in touch.

New Look and River Island are just two of the many leading fashion brands and retailers that have placed their trust in Buyapowa to power their referral marketing. If you would like to chat about how we can help supercharge referrals for your brand, then get in touch.

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