• Saturday , 10 December 2016

Cashback News – Oct 2: RetailMeNot, Shoes.ca, VW Canada, NatWest & RBS, Shopify, China apps burnout…

This just in… Zacks upgrades shares of RetailMeNot from a sell to a hold rating, an indicator of market interest in this global coupon company leader. Shoes.ca unveils two-hour delivery of your shoes orders in Vancouver and Toronto. VW Canada uses cashback to woo buyers after its recent auto environmental PR crisis. In the UK, NatWest and RBS banks are offering cashback on your cookies and household bills.

Ever wanted to sell on Twitter? Shopify is the first to make it possible.

RetailMeNot Upgraded at Zacks

RetailMeNot logoZacks upgraded shares of RetailMeNot (NASDAQ:SALE) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Friday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. According to Zacks, “RetailMeNot, Inc. operates as a digital coupon marketplace that connects consumers with retailers and brands. It offers online deal information that enables users to purchase goods and services at a discount. The company’s portfolio of coupon and deal websites includes www.RetailMeNot.com, www.RetailMeNot.ca, www.VoucherCodes.co.uk, www.Deals.com, www.Actiepagina.nl, Bons-de-Reduction.com, www.ma-Reduc.com, www.Poulpeo.com and www.Deals2Buy.com. RetailMeNot, Inc. is headquartered in Austin, Texas. “ Via wkrb13.com

SHOES.com Brings Two-Hour Delivery to Canada

Shoes.caCanadian Footwear and apparel retailer SHOES.COM announces a 2-hour delivery service on select footwear products. The first online retailer to offer on-demand delivery in Canada, SHOES.COM is elevating the Canadian e-commerce sector by bringing Canadians a level of service that’s among the fastest in the world.

Customers can now order select footwear products on SHOES.COM’s Canadian website, SHOEme.ca, and have them delivered directly to their home or office in 2 hours or less. Among other benefits, this new service will enable a growing group of local fulfilment centres to benefit from SHOES.COM’s technology, operations, and marketing without the costly overhead that comes with running a successful e-commerce business. Via risnews.edgl.com

VW Canada offering incentives to woo buyers back

Until Nov. 2, Volkswagen says it is offering a choice of lower finance rates, lower lease rates and cash incentives on select vehicles. That figure is now lower, as all sales since have been of gasoline powered cars, Volkswagen Canada said Friday. Alternatively, customers can opt for lease rates as low as 0.9 per cent for up to 48 months, depending on the model, or up to $6,000 cashback. Via globalnews.ca

NatWest and RBS account offers cashback on household bills

NatWest and RBS offer cash back on household billsNatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland is attempting to stem the flow of customers to rival banks by launching a current account that gives people cashback on their household bills. The account, available from 12 October, is the latest to reward customers for their loyalty, and is likely to be seen by many as an attempt to copy Santanders hugely popular 123 current account. This has been the No 1 deal for those switching from one bank to another, though it may suffer a dip in popularity after it emerged recently that the monthly fee is to rise from £2 to £5. Via theguardian.com

Twitter Buy Now Button

ShopifyToday, were adding Twitter to that list, making Shopify the first and only ecommerce platform to allow merchants to sell across all three major social networks. Twitter and Shopify have partnered to make Buy Now buttons available to Shopify merchants, making it easier for them to get their products into their followers’ hands. Today, they’re opening it up to small and medium-sized businesses through Shopify. Via shopify.com

Chinese Consumer Apps Burn Out in Price War

map of ChinaFor several months this year, Chinese smartphone app Car8 delivered car wash services to users in Beijing for the low price of 10 yuan ($1.57), a hefty discount on the usual 20 yuan to 30 yuan price. The cost to Car8 for each car wash was 17 yuan, but the hope was to build a base of loyal customers and then to be able to phase out the discounts…. Now, scores of ‘online-to-offline’ apps are folding after running out of cash and failing to raise more.  Via wsj.com

That’s it for Cashback News this week. Enjoy your weekend and will be back Monday with more cashback news you can use.

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