MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DataCandy capped off the summer of 2017 with 59 new merchants adopting its leading Gift Card and Loyalty platform. The company added independent restaurants including L'Gros Luxe, 3 Amigos, and Crave It to its client roster and finished the third quarter with 164% growth year over year. DataCandy’s ability to provide merchants of any size with an effective, affordable, and turn-key approach to customer retention not only gained attention from industry analysts, but proved to be a winning differentiator among North American retailers, restaurants, and petroleum companies.
DataCandy’s diverse product offering to support independent owner/operators was recognized by Forrester Research, Inc. in the August 14, 2017 report titled, Vendor Landscape: Customer Loyalty Solutions. In the report, DataCandy was named among the ‘end-to-end loyalty solutions addressing the broadest spectrum of loyalty-specific needs.’ Furthermore, the report cited DataCandy for delivering a full suite of tools, partners, and services to support the loyalty program and marketing needs of small and midsize organizations.
Additionally in Q3, DataCandy unveiled Text to Win in its July 2017 software release. The new loyalty program feature combined mobile engagement and gamification to deliver an interactive scratch and win game via text message. DataCandy modernized the classic game to help merchants engage and onboard loyalty program members on a mobile device more effectively.
“Q3 was another strong quarter of growth for DataCandy,” says Lorne Schwartz, CEO of DataCandy. “We stayed true to our ‘mobile first’ philosophy with the successful release of Text to Win, are one step closer to reaching our goal of 10,000 total locations, and gained industry recognition for our diverse service offerings. our strong pipeline has the company well positioned to close the year with record quarter.”
DataCandy is a North American leader in loyalty and gift card software solutions for the retail and hospitality sectors. The company’s platform is utilized in nearly 8,500 locations across Canada and the United States, including the Familiprix retail pharmacy chain, St. Hubert restaurants and the 40 brands that encompass the MTY Food Group. DataCandy is simple to interface, scalable for growth, secure for financial transactions and provides multichannel capabilities. To learn how unwrapping customer insights can drive customer relationships, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 514-903-DATA or visit www.datacandy.com.