Posted by Gary Toyn on Aug 17, 2021 9:27:00 AM

For decades, the conventional wisdom has touted this stat: 80% of consumer spending occurs within 20 miles of home. We've cited that stat before, as have countless other respected sources like Forbes, Ebay, and MediaPost. All of which have quoted this statistic without attribution. The problem is, the stat is a myth. A...

Posted by Kendra Lusty on Jun 25, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Last week, we released the article Superior Customer Service: Your Loyalty Program’s Secret Weapon. In it, we discussed the importance of customer service to any business, but especially to those with loyalty programs, which rely on a positive customer experience to succeed. In part 2 of this series below, we give some...

Posted by Kendra Lusty on May 25, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Confession time. Whenever I have to call customer service, I always cringe, waiting for that dreaded phone tree before I ever get to talk to a person. I think my record is 18 selections before I got frustrated and pounded 0, which wasn’t listed but thankfully sent me to the operator anyway. I prefer to use a company’s ...

Posted by Kendra Lusty on Dec 2, 2019 8:23:00 AM

We've written previously about the power of building strong relationships with merchant partners. But to highlight our partnership marketing team at Access, let's explore the importance of valuable offers and why merchants trust their business with Access.  When it comes to merchant discounts, most consumers just want ...

Posted by Kendra Lusty on Jul 18, 2019 10:07:28 AM

I live in a small town and our only shoe store, Payless Shoes, recently went out of business. And while their liquidation sales were awesome – $2 per pair boys dress shoes? I bought one in every size! – now what? Between my elementary-aged kids’ ever changing shoe sizes, and my inability to be comfortable in anything m...