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Posted by Brandon Carter on Oct 9, 2013 7:13:00 AM

The battle is on for the local merchant.

Daily deals are calling them. Coupon marketers are calling them. Online marketers. Advertising agencies. Solution providers.

Everyone wants to get in with these merchants because people actually spend money there. It isn't hard to get a deal from a national .com brand, but over 90% of discretionary dollars are spent in-store at places within 20 miles of home. Get enough local places on your discount program and people will use it. Get places like those to accept your mobile wallet and you'll see adoption rise.

As our own Kelly Passey said in a Loyalty360 article earlier this year, merchants are the kingmakers. Where the merchants go, so goes the people who spend their money with them every day.

Posted by Brandon Carter on Oct 16, 2012 4:59:34 AM

Why are we called Access Development? It’s okay to ask. And no, we’re not a software creation firm, or a land management company.

We sat down with Larry Maxfield, Founder of Access Development, to discuss the origin of the Access name and its relevance to the company’s products and the discount/loyalty industry at the time it was created. We also got to talk with Access President Casey Kleinman, and Executive Vice President of Business and Product Development Kelly Passey. They were able to give us a heads up on what “access” and “development” mean to the company, and whether the concept is relevant today.

Posted by Brandon Carter on Oct 3, 2012 5:25:00 AM

The nation’s largest private discount network continues to get bigger and better. We're excited to announce that the Access Instant Savings network has reached more than 300,000 merchant locations. Our network proudly features regional, in-store offers in 100% of the top 366 metropolitan areas, 100% of the top 576 micropolitan areas, and 94% of all American counties. The good news? In total, 99.6% of people live within a ten mile radius of a great Access deal.

While online spending continues to grow, consumers have shown time and time again that local, in-store content is what moves them - 80% of their disposable dollars are spent within 20 miles of home. We've built our network to fit those consumer needs, and our clients are the ones reaping the benefits.

Thanks go out to our team here at Access, our clients and of course, the 300,000+ merchants who help make it all happen.

Posted by Brandon Carter on Sep 7, 2012 5:13:56 AM

A weekly round-up of noteworthy articles that crossed our desks, from the worlds of loyalty & rewards programs, discount programs, mobile marketing and more.

Posted by Brandon Carter on Mar 16, 2011 2:22:47 AM

We’ve been whispering about it for months, but now we can finally share the news with the world: Access has built the nation’s largest collection of “show your phone” discounts. A year ago Access set out to create the biggest, baddest mobile deal network in existence, and we think we’ve done that.