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Shopkick’s parent company, Trax, secures $640M in series E funding from visionary investors

Today, we’re excited to share that our parent company, Trax, has secured $640 million in a Series E financing round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and technology-focused funds managed by Trax’s existing investor BlackRock, Inc.    Trax acquired Shopkick in 2019 to accelerate its mission to drive the future of retail, where the physical […]Read more

Retail Refined Podcast: Strengthening Customer Loyalty with Data

When supply chain issues and panic buying left grocery shelves empty for weeks, shoppers had to consider alternative options when their go-to brands weren’t available. In fact, in the height of the pandemic, 85% of consumers said brand names no longer mattered, and 69% said they would purchase a different brand if their preferred brand […]Read more

Super Bowl Ads Fell Short on Influencing Purchase Decisions

Shopkick survey uncovers why consumers were not swayed to spend, and which brands came out on top Brands may have dished out upwards of $5 million each to place an ad during this year’s Super Bowl, but for most Americans, these sought-after slots didn’t drive purchases. It turns out, only eight percent of consumers actually […]Read more

Secrets of the path to purchase that drive consumer behavior—and sales

How does a consumer move from complete unawareness to the recognition of need, choice of product, and decision of a particular brand? Marketers have pondered this question since the dawn of advertising. The classic sales funnel was once a useful model for understanding the process, breaking it all down to: Awareness, Interest, Decision, and Action. […]Read more

Despite Vaccinations, Americans Still Expect Safety Precautions When Shopping In-store

Shopkick survey uncovers consumer sentiment toward COVID-19 vaccines and how it will impact current shopping habits For some, widespread vaccinations offer a glimmer of hope that life will soon return to normal. However, with many Americans (44 percent) planning not to receive the vaccine, consumers say vaccinations will hardly change their current shopping behaviors. In […]Read more

Which customer loyalty marketing variables are most influential for repeat engagement?

Customer loyalty involves an ongoing, positive relationship between a customer and a brand or retailer. Loyal customers are invaluable, especially since 80% of a company’s revenue comes from 20% of their existing customer base. They also have a higher conversion rate—the probability of selling to an existing customer is 60% to 70%, while selling to […]Read more

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