loyalty app comparison

loyalty
programs

The CLA App (Customer Loyalty Accelerator) and Smile.io are two feature-rich modern customer loyalty programs, but each appeals to different customers with very different needs. Which one is best for your retail business? CLA or Smile?

the cla app

The CLA app offers a new, easier, and faster way to differentiate your loyalty program, gain the loyalty of your prospects and innovatively generate revenue through leading-edge features that quickly inspire customers to spend more with you, more often.

Roll with a faster loyalty program.

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smile.io

Smile.io's goal is to motivate customers to make repeat purchases with traditional point building, VIP perks and tiers, and friend referrals. Allows you to customize with font types, font colors, and your logo. 

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3 ways each loyalty app wins.

1.

CLA

Instant
Rewards

WIN!
If you want it simple and speedy, this is for you. Earn loyalty faster with CLA instant rewards. Your customers will love the instant gratification of earning instant rewards they can spend right away.

SMILE

Instant
Rewards

NOT AVAILABLE at Smile.

2.

CLA

store
credits

WIN!
Why track points when you can kick back and let your customers earn spend-based instantly redeemable store credits and spend even more with you? It's easy! Today's customers want it now.

SMILE

store
credits

NOT AVAILABLE at Smile.

3.

CLA

INVENTORY
incentive

WIN!
Need to promote or exclude select merchandise in your rewards program? Use CLA's new Inventory Incentive tool to increase rewards or even turn them off. Your inventory ROI will love you for it.

SMILE

inventory
incentive

NOT AVAILABLE at Smile.

1.

smile

Points
program

WIN!
If you want a traditional points-based loyalty program that you build and manage yourself, consider using Smile.io's tools. While it takes effort to manage and time to build points, points are familiar to many, which means you’ll be in good company with 100,000 businesses that already reward with Smile.

cla

points
program

NOT AVAILABLE at CLA.

2.

smile

VIP
Program

WIN!
Smile’s VIP program is another traditional program that lets you create multiple tiers to motivate your customers to buy from you with the promise of future VIP status and perks. The more your customers spend, the more they inch their way up to the next tier where rewards gradually increase, until they finally reach the highest VIP tier of all.

cla

vip
program

NOT AVAILABLE at CLA.

3.

smile

design
tools

WIN!
Smile.io gives you, the store owner or loyalty program manager, flexible design control of Smile's customer rewards panel, allowing you to customize the colors, icons and text descriptions as often as you want. You can also build your email rewards updates and brand them with your company logo or even a simple icon.

cla

design
tools

NOT AVAILABLE at CLA.

conclusion.

 If you want the traditional points building + loyalty solution with bells and whistles and have the time and money to invest in customizing your user tools, planning customer engagement and email marketing, go with Smile. 

If you want a simple, nuts and bolts loyalty program with state-of-the-art modern technology and capability for instant rewards and speedy results, go with CLA. The instant benefits will differentiate you and catch the interest of your customers.