Unboxing Now: Welcome to Our New Website!

POPcodes is very excited to unveil our new website! The world is digitizing faster than ever before and an omnichannel experience is becoming an expectation. Our old website served us well, but we wanted to deliver a better experience! With easy access to more information, we want our prospective clients to imagine how POPcodes solutions … Read more

Looking Back on POPcodes History – From POPs to PBS

Northeaster Acquirers Association Catapult

We’ve had a very busy 2021! From recording both our 1,000,000th AND 2,000,000th POPcodes Push Button Services Interactions in the span of just five months to some special developments about to be announced; it’s all had us thinking about where POPcodes started and where we’re going! The POPcodes Platform originated out of an idea to … Read more

POPcodes Selected Finalist in 2018 Canadian FinTech & AI Awards

2018 Canadian FinTech & AI Awards Presentation showcasing POPcodes

POPcodes, a startup focused on improving consumer, merchant and acquirer experiences, has been selected as a finalist in the 2018 Canadian FinTech & AI Awards. The Awards are held on November 26th in Toronto and bring together over 4,000 of Canada’s top entrepreneurs to attend the formal black tie Awards Gala. 

POPcodes® selected to present Push Button Service™ solution at Atlanta’s FinTech South

POPcodes®, a startup focused on improving consumer, merchant and acquirer experiences, has been selected to showcase their unique solution to over a thousand attendees of the FinTech South conference at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia May 7 & 8, 2018.

To Save Retail, Let It Die

The store of the future will become the most powerful media channel available to a brand, offering customer experiences that are the most profitable product a retailer can sell. But to get there, retail as we know it must die.

More Than Digital Plus Traditional: A Truly Omnichannel Customer Experience

In sector after sector, companies are asking how they can adapt to the digital world—how they can build more digital capabilities, create more digital offerings, and even become “digital first” organizations.

But for institutions that have served customers for decades in person and over the phone, digital too often falls short. After the debut of a new app, for example, a jump in sales may not be as big as expected, while hoped-for operational efficiencies—such as a reduction in expensive call-center and in-store customer-support requests—hardly materialize.

Executives naturally wonder why: aren’t customers demanding digital? Without question, they are. But not to the exclusion of other channels, which remain critically important.

Study: One in four retailers feel paralyzed by Amazon

According to the study, 60% of retailers consider Amazon at least somewhat of a competitor. These companies also continue to grapple with free shipping, email communications and better access to customer data to mimic what Amazon does best: provide highly personalized and convenient experiences for customers. 
 
Specifically, 63% of retailers believe free shipping for loyalty program members is one of Amazon’s most impactful consumer-facing technology initiatives. Yet, only 10% of retailers have significantly increased investment in technology to better compete with Amazon. Meanwhile, 29% of retailers haven’t even changed their data collection and analysis processes as a result of Amazon’s influence.

Put the Rumors to Rest: 3 Myths about In-Store Pickup Dispelled

Today’s consumers expect to shop when they want and get what they need as quickly as possible, so it’s no surprise that more and more retailers are offering omnichannel options. Every retailer has different priorities, but the goal is the same – to offer consumers the most streamlined, convenient and satisfying shopping experience imaginable. This means providing a retail experience that isn’t either physical or digital anymore – but physical with digital. When it comes to fulfillment options, this means online purchase, in-store pickup.

The demand for buy online, pick up in store is higher than ever. According to Jarrett Streebin, CEO of San Francisco-based shipping firm EasyPost, in-store pickups for online purchases grew 15 percent in November, and will grow again in 2015. Unfortunately, many retailers are hesitant to implement this fulfillment model as a result of misguided perceptions. In reality, implementing in-store pickup is not nearly as expensive, complicated or narrowly-desired as they think. Here is the truth behind three common misconceptions about in-store pickup:

Retailers Embrace In-Store Pickup Amid Rising Shipping Costs

The onset of 2015 marked a huge change in shipping costs, and as a result retailers are struggling to find ways to maintain their bottom lines. As of Jan. 1, packages are now being evaluated by their “dimensional weight,” or volume, instead of determining price by weight alone. Experts say that the when combined with other annual rate hikes and surcharges, the resulting average rate increases will be as high as 30% or more.

Unfortunately, retailers are being forced to make sacrifices in the name of customer service in order to soften the blow. Some are raising free-shipping minimums, some are raising prices, and others are cutting free shipping altogether. But for the 68% of retailers already offering free delivery, cutting free shipping would take a serious toll on customer satisfaction.