PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2013) - Perka Inc., which offers a mobile loyalty solution for local merchants and retail businesses, is celebrating two years of helping business owners build stronger customer engagement and increase sales. Since launching in 2011, the company's service that replaces old-fashioned loyalty cards has been used for more than one million retail purchases letting loyal customers earn more than 100,000 incentive rewards for their repetitive business.
Perka celebrated the anniversary with fellow Portlandbased companies YoChoice Yogurt and Dannon YoCream in a Celebrating PortlandLocal Businesses event last week. Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz joined company executives and community members in celebrating some of the city's thriving local businesses.
"Perka is proud to be celebrating two years of helping local businesses worldwide build their customer engagement programs that have proven to drive sales and customer retention," said Robert Coury, chief revenue officer of Perka. "We provide a mobile marketing platform that can reinvigorate the local economy by helping small business owners engage customers and gain sophisticated business intelligence, on a limited budget."
Accolades and International Expansion
Earlier this year, Perka was recognized by Fast Company as one this year's ten most innovative companies for local businesses. The magazine's annual list highlights businesses whose innovations have made the greatest impacts across their respective industries, including robotics, healthcare and retail. Perka shared the 2013 honors with American Express, Foursquare, Target, and Yelp.
Everyday customers love Perka as much as merchants. "Now that I use the Perka mobile app, I don't need to keep as many loyalty cards in my wallet," said Kama Simonds, who participates in dozens of merchant loyalty programs in Portland, Oregon. "I'm able to keep track of all my points and rewards on my mobile phone, receive special offers and search for other local shops that offer a rewards program."
Because the Perka value proposition is equally strong with customers and merchants, Perka has expanded quickly to the international level. The company's mobile loyalty platform is now used by hundreds of cafes, retail shops and small businesses across the U.S. and worldwide, including Canada, the U.K., Latin America and Australia. Most recently, Perka signed on retailers in Uganda and South Africa.
About Perka, Inc.
Perka is a mobile marketing and loyalty platform that connects retail businesses to their customers using locationbased smartphone apps. With Perka, merchants maintain profitable, longterm relationships with regular customers and leverage an enterpriseclass retail information system to offer sustainable and highly personal marketing and incentive programs. Perka is based in Portland, Oregon and New York City. To learn more about Perka, visit www.getperka.com.