Published on Friday, 09 February 2018 00:00
Written by Cheryl Teo Kai Lin
The sweet, spicy aroma of crimson red roses and the warm, comforting scent of freshly baked cookies have filled the air during this month where we usher in the season of love and Lunar New Year festivities. Advocado – an ingenious loyalty program – hops into this spirited fray of romance and prosperity with passionate and fortuitous benefits for both savvy consumers and business owners.
You may have unwittingly even registered for an Advocado membership with some restaurants, gyms, beauty salons, and retail outlets in order to reap additional rewards for patronizing them. Rewards differ for each store that opts for the Advocado cloud loyalty CRM software, but are super awesome nonetheless, especially if you’re always on the hunt for secret deals.
Advocado was founded in May 2016, filling the gaping demand for fuss-free loyalty programs. It is a multi-award winning cloud loyalty CRM software which generates real cash flow for business owners, big and small.
The valuable loyalty program allows consumers and merchants to actively establish a firm retail camaraderie with innovative bespoke rewards crafted specifically for each merchant to best target its consumers. Advocado emphasizes the ease and flexibility of enrolling a customer within mere seconds, without the need of issuing physical cards or even getting consumers to download cumbersome apps. This immediately removes the hassle faced by most businesses to coordinate pesky logistics just to engage and retain customers.
With such friction removed for consumers, they can just rely on something they always have - their mobile phone number. This streamlines the consumer engagement process for merchants since they no longer need to keep track of loyalty coupons and cards but can just access one cloud database throughout.
Advocado’s CEO, Mr Eric Chia, envisioned Advocado as an ecosystem where merchants can move away from cumbersome and inefficient ways of retaining and capturing their customer base. Under Eric’s guidance, Advocado is set to take the retail world by storm by optimizing existing resources and providing merchants with additional revenue streams to grow their businesses proactively.
If you are a consumer, just look out for Advocado’s eye-catching green logo that is exponentially popping up all over Singapore (and even in Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Hong Kong) and ask a staff for assistance to sign up with the program. Membership is completely free, and there is no need to install any cumbersome mobile apps that will clutter your phone, as it is just linked to your phone number and a 4-digit pin number that they will ask you to key into their iPad whenever you wish to claim a reward or a discount.
Some astute establishments that are employing Advocado’s loyalty programs are Play Made, Chefy Bakehouse, Lemuel Chocolate, The Flower Factory, Wala Wala Cafe Bar, A Juicery, Lowercase, SuperCuts, and a whole list of more than 600 merchants that is rapidly growing by the day.
The Flower Factory
The Flower Factory
With 5 years of florist expertise under their belt, The Flower Factory deals with everything flower-related, from traditional flower bouquets to flower stands, and from wreaths to wedding floral arrangements.
The Flower Factory has launched a special flower bouquet that comes with an integrated portable vase made of cardboard that keeps the flowers fresh, dewy and fragrant. The floral fragrance of the bouquet hits the olfactory system before you even lay eyes on the delicate and velvety petals. The flowers are individually handpicked and inspected to ensure that they are of optimal freshness without any hints of wilting.
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Delicious, nutritious and refreshing pick-me-ups are available at A Juicery, conveniently bottled and sealed. A Juicery is best know for its cold pressed juices made with regionally sourced fruits and vegetables. They have diligently played around with various recipes to arrive at 16 unique concoctions of juices, each targeting different areas of concern with your health with a multitude of benefits.
Out of the 16 varieties, we had the Longan Loco, Citrus Ninja, and Pyrotechnics. Longan Loco is creamy, milky, sweet, and fragrant with hints of nuttiness – it is a blend consisting of longan, cashew, vanilla, coconut water and filtered water that assists in relieving insomnia, calming nerves, and maintaining a healthy heart. Citrus Ninja packs a punch of zest and tang with a little spicy kick that cuts through the sour fruitiness – it is an amalgamation of apple, orange, grapefruit, turmeric, lemon and cayenne pepper that helps in neutralizing the acid in the body, fighting against viral strains, and boosting the metabolism. Pyrotechnics is sweet, sour, minty, light and extremely refreshing – it is a fusion of pineapple, watermelon, lime and mint that supports restoration of cells, prevents inflammation and wards off disease.
Lemuel Chocolate is a relatively new bean-to-bar chocolatier in Singapore that just set up shop last year. Dedicated to the art of chocolate-making, Lemuel Chocolate literally transforms quality cacao beans into a variety of luxurious chocolates in-house as they strongly believe that this painstaking method can truly bring out the full potential of the cocoa's divine flavors.
Lemuel Chocolate's chocolates are nothing short of phenomenal. The meticulous attention to detail of each tiny morsel of chocolate makes them exquisite pieces of miniature edible art. They come in all shapes, sizes and colors, from multi-hued dome truffles to 3D white chocolate kois. Each chocolate is simply sublime, it melts in your mouth with an indescribable bitter-sweet richness and a velvety texture.
Handmade with recipes invented by Chef Chan, who has a whooping 36 years of experience as a pastry chef, Chefy Bakehouse is dedicated to fresh pastries lovingly baked by real people. Hand crafted pastries are irrevocably superior to those made by machines as the passion to baking can be tasted in every bite. Chefy Bakehouse’s biscuits are delicately piped or hand-rolled and baked to perfection, then sealed in air-tight glass jars to retain its freshness and full flavor.
Chefy Bakehouse’s special Chinese New Year pineapple tarts are adorably designed to resemble miniature oranges with an individual clove stuck into the top of each pale yellow orb. The outer pastry is tenderly patted down onto the pineapple filling before being slow-baked. The clove adds an aromatic warming flavor to the sweet, buttery and crumbly tart that disintegrates in your mouth, revealing the syrupy-sweet and tangy pineapple filling.
Wala Wala Cafe Bar
Wala Wala Cafe Bar is a veteran of the F&B scene in Holland Village since 1993, and has established itself as a reliable go-to watering hole for revelers of the night. The laid-back vibes and sophisticated setting of the two-storey Wala Wala Cafe Bar is usually buzzing with the chatter of merrymakers reuniting with friends over the eclectic array of Western fare and the diverse range of beers, liquors, cocktails, and shots.
Quench your thirst with a light and easy pint of San Miguel paired with Wala Wala’s earthy and creamy mushroom soup, crunchy and savory whitebait, juicy sausages and hearty hotdog.
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Advocado is a multiple award-winning cloud loyalty CRM software which generates real cash ﬂow for business owners, big and small. Explore more of this revolutionary app here: www.advocadoapp.com