Companies, blogs and brands can use PunchTab to reward people for visiting your sites. Customers are awarded points for sharing information about your product or services, for purchasing from you, and more. They can accumulate points in an online reward program and win awards. The point of the app is to increase traffic to your sites, increase your business, and build a more loyal user base.Show more screenshots »
In 2011, PunchTab was launched by CEO Ranjith Kumaran after raising more than $4 million in funding. Within months, PunchTab had signed major clients that include eBay, Arby's and more. The immediate buzz about the company and its novel market attracted widespread positive media coverage. PunchTab has been well received in TechCrunch, CNET, Inc Magazine and elsewhere.
The main difference between PunchTab and other apps is the target market. PunchTab was the first app to develop an easy platform to help both large and small companies launch large online rewards programs for customers. The technology is just as suitable to small companies as large ones, giving it a broad but very specific potential user base.
The app is surprisingly simple to use. It's mainly a matter of downloading the basic software and installing some code on your web site, blog or other internet site so you can start tracking traffic. You then can create a series of rewards for loyal users in a form that requires you name the reward and set limits to the number of users and outline the actions you would like them to take. Your users then are awarded points for taking certain actions and can redeem them for the prizes offered.
The basic registration process is conducted either through a Facebook account or a private e-mail account and a URL. From there, you have to download the software and install some code on your blog, web site or other internet platform. After this process, you will be allowed to use the free version of PunchTab, which allows up to 10,000 users but is limited in customization and other aspects.
The application comes in a free version that limits you to a maximum of 10,000 users. It also requires users to log in through Facebook, limits the branding customization you can do, and allows only basic awards and badges for users. For the paid version, you must contact the company through the online contact form on the pricing page. Te paid version can come with unlimited users, full customization and other features.
The application is great for companies and bloggers who make use of social media. The rewards, bonuses and badges can add plenty of exposure to a web site. The bigger the reward the company offers, though, the greater the exposure is likely to be. The price for the paid version depends on the company that plans to use it, so each company must make an individual assessment as to whether the price is worth it.