We believe the future of loyalty is easy.
C-StorePay is an easy-to-use payment method that guarantees customers the ultimate simplicity and convenience the next time they pay at the pump, a car wash or in store using your loyalty mobile app.
Say goodbye to excessive swipe fees! Now is the time to switch to app-based ACH payment. Switching transactions to ACH payment eliminates swipe fees and doubles the profit margin for retailers. From a customer's perspective, ACH payments deduct directly from their bank accounts, providing a nearly real-time draw of funds, saving retailers costly credit card fees and saving customers costly interest charges.
How can C-StorePay help you connect with your customers?
Motivate customers to switch to ACH and activate your loyalty mobile app
Convert your mobile fuel customers to in-store customers with instant and attractive convenience offers
Pass some of the savings to customers as rollbacks, discounts and other loyalty rewards
Monthly subscriptions to products and services are economically smart investments for retailers and customers With a recession looming and gas prices still at record-high levels, customers are tightening their grip on their wallets. But this doesn’t mean they’ll be turning their backs on convenience store purchases and there are ways you can weather the impending […]
Subscription programs for drinks and snacks encourage customers to change from impulse buyers to automatic customers Customers stop at gas stations and convenience stores to buy fuel, for beverages and snacks and to use the bathroom, essentially in that order of priority. A NACS survey of gas-buying customers found that half went into the […]
Car wash programs are revenue drivers for convenience stores and fueling stations around the globe. Making sure the process is convenient and cost-effective for customers increases traffic and drives in-store sales. United Pacific has established itself as one of the largest independent owners, operators and suppliers of gas stations and convenience stores in the western […]
Sunshine Gasoline Distributors, based in south Florida and established in 1987, supplies fuel to 536 gas stations and operates nearly 400 of those sites, earning the twentieth place on CSP’s Top 202 Convenience Store Chains in 2021. Stations operate under one of five leading fuel retail brands: Chevron, Shell, Exxon, Mobil or Marathon. As part […]
As summer nears, consumers are turning their attention towards refreshing iced beverages and iced tea is a hot seller this time of year, especially when sold with a subscription beverage program. Sweet tea might be the quintessential drink of southerners in the U.S, but the rest of the country has developed a taste for the […]
Beacon Technology and Car Wash Subscription Programs Beacon technology used in tandem with a customer-facing car wash subscription program revolutionizes the customer experience by providing a quick, convenient experience. Innovation is the key to continued growth and ensuring a frictionless customer experience should be top of mind for any retailer. Circle K’s vast global network […]
Subscription programs for car washes are a hot trend in convenience retail.
Car wash programs are revenue drivers for convenience stores and fueling stations around the globe. Making sure the process is convenient and cost-effective for customers increases traffic and drives in-store sales. Oftentimes, car wash units occupy a small corner of the lot and do not receive much attention. This is not the case for those […]
Subscription programs are the hottest new customer loyalty trend for foodservice operators and convenience retailers. While the concept of a monthly fee for goods isn’t new, it is a blazing hot concept for retail.
Amazon Prime is, by nature, a subscription under the auspice of membership. Pay an annual fee, get 2-day shipping and exclusive deals. Amazon took it one level further with “Subscribe & Save” where you can get everyday – and not so everyday – items shipped to you on a regular schedule. In the early days […]
With fountain beverage sales expected to heat up in the US market, we are today discussing the latest idea of a beverage subscription package for our favorite fountain drinks. Already, one of the world’s leading convenience store brands Circle K has launched a fountain beverage concept called “Sip and Save”, so it seems that convenience […]
Coffee subscription program? Is this really the best new trend in loyalty? For its latest innovation, R-Kiosk Estonia is announcing the launch of its “coffee pass”, a recurring subscription programme for coffee lovers available across their entire network of almost a hundred convenience stores Estonia is a charming country of just over 1.3 million people […]
Alimentation Couche‑Tard launches car wash subscription. The world leader in the convenience store and retail fuel industry, employs over 124,000 people across its network of almost 14,200 stores in 26 countries. While it’s best known internationally for its Circle K branded forecourts and stores, the company continues to operate under its original French name Couche-Tard […]
I truly love that feeling when my car is freshly washed and I drive out of the gas station feeling so proud of it, and it’s this sense of delight that is driving the extraordinary growth of the global car wash service market. And according to the “International Carwash Association“, more and more people are realising the […]
Circle K, operated by Canada’s Alimentation Couche-Tard, has become one the most widely recognized convenience store brands, known worldwide for quality products and great customer service. Circle K uses Liquid Barcodes’ subscription platform to power their Carwash subscription app program. With more than 15.000 stores around the world, Circle K operates more than 5,700 stores […]
Sunshine Gasoline Distributors, based in South Florida, was incredibly proud to rank in twentieth place on CSP’s 2020 ranking of leading convenience store retailers by store count in 2020, yet they are now even more delighted with the success of their car wash subscription program, which they launched just two months ago. As one of […]
Espresso House is the third high-profile coffee brand owned by JAB Holdings to launch a subscription service for caffeine loving consumers. Undoubtedly inspired by the spectacular success of the Panera Bread program, Espresso House is the fastest growing coffee shop brand in the Nordic region with over four hundred coffee shops in five countries; Sweden, […]
Having recently climbed to 183rd position on the prestigious Fortune Global 500 ranking, Couche-Tard is a Canadian company that is best known for its extraordinary scale across the US and international markets, where it operates gas stations, conveniences stores, and car wash services as Circle K. With more than $54 billion in sales in its […]
The word “unprecedented” has been voted as one of the most unpopular words of 2020 as Covid-challenged consumers struggle to make sense of the dramatic changes in lifestyle that affect us globally, but there’s no doubt that the hospitality sector is one of the worst affected and the damage is “unprecedented”. With a challenging road […]
This episode of “Lessons in Loyalty” discusses some background ideas that explore the psychology of human needs that can be solved by subscription services. About Us: Liquid Barcodes is a leading global loyalty and digital marketing technology company specialising in the convenience store and foodservice industries. Our proprietary cloud-based technology platform allow retailers to create […]
With an explosion of paid loyalty programmes around the world, this short video explains the principles of success and some great examples around the world we can copy with pride. About Us: Liquid Barcodes is a leading global loyalty and digital marketing technology company specialising in the convenience store and foodservice industries. Our proprietary cloud-based […]
As the world’s most valuable brand, any business strategy adopted by Amazon deserves our full attention, and while we’ve already reviewed Amazon Prime as its main loyalty solution, this is our first look at their “Subscribe & Save” strategy, which was launched in 2007, just two years after Prime. Regular readers will know, we are […]
As one of the US’s largest fuel brands, it is exciting to see RaceTrac joining other respected market leaders such as Panera Bread, Coca Cola and Cumberland Farms as another leading retail brand leveraging the power of subscriptions to drive customer loyalty. And perhaps even more exciting that RaceTrac is the first retailer we’ve seen […]
Billed as “the best deal in the history of shopping”, Amazon Prime is one of the world’s most popular subscription services and offers a powerful example how this self-confessed customer-obsessed company earns customer loyalty by first being loyal to its users, delivering compelling benefits they simply can’t resist. Originally launched in 2005 as the fastest […]
Having previously written about the principles of success in loyalty programmes, we are noticing more and more convenience consumers needs being solved by subscription services, which perhaps explains the explosion of the model in recent years. These exciting ideas have led to writing this article to help explain the “principles of subscription” that we believe […]
As a professional writer with an insatiable appetite to learn new business insights, I get great satisfaction from brands who don’t just announce new products or projects – but also explain why! This is exactly the reason I have become such a fan of Panera Bread in recent months, since I wrote my first article […]
Paying for fuel using a stored payment method through your smartphone and the store’s app is an amazingly convenient concept. Drive up, link your phone and the pump, pick your payment method, and fuel up. In under 5 minutes, your fuel tank is full and you’re on your way and you never touched a payment […]
Visa and Mastercard announced an increase in interchange fees earlier in the year and retailers are taking action and sending a message by migrating their customers to new solutions, including mobile app-based ACH payments, and in the process increasing profits by not only reducing credit card fees but also boosting loyalty via innovative app-based incentive […]
Maxol, Ireland’s largest family-owned forecourt and convenience retailer, announced it has launched a new customer loyalty app with never-before-seen features in the Irish market. After more than a century serving Irish customers, Maxol’s 240+ stores and service stations are located throughout Ireland and have enjoyed global recognition for their best-in-class operations, store design and offers. […]
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