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Loyalty Is Not Just For Big Business – Boutique Magazine

Loyalty Is Not Just For Big Business – Boutique Magazine

Posted: 31st May 2016

Adam Unsworth, Sales Director at Plastic Card Services® spoke with Boutique Magazine about how loyalty schemes can work for small independents and not just big businesses, read the transcript below. Loyalty schemes have been around for longer than you may think, and it’s not just large corporations that can benefit from them, but smaller independent […]

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Loyalty Schemes Through the Years

Loyalty Schemes Through the Years

Posted: 27th January 2016

For many the start of a new year offers the perfect chance to reflect at what has come and gone, as well as providing a great opportunity to plan ahead for the future. Plastic Card Services has taken a look back at how loyalty schemes have developed over the years (Click image for full size). […]

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Getting personal

Getting personal

Posted: 30th September 2015

With two major brands making the move into delivering a higher level of personalisation; Coca-Cola with its ‘share a coke’ and now Snickers changing its packaging to ‘Hunger Bars’ it appears that the personal touch is even more important than ever in a bid for brands to stand out from the crowd.

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Britain’s Biggest Spenders Prefer Traditional Approach to Loyalty

Britain’s Biggest Spenders Prefer Traditional Approach to Loyalty

Posted: 13th February 2015

Britain’s biggest spenders still prefer a traditional approach when it comes to loyalty, despite the increasing use of mobile commerce in retail. A survey of British consumers aged over 55 revealed that, despite 91 per cent claiming to own a mobile or smartphone, a huge 80 per cent said they would still prefer to have […]

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PCS Goes Green For Denmark’s Largest Retailer

PCS Goes Green For Denmark’s Largest Retailer

Posted: 1st January 2014

Card manufacturer, Plastic Card Services (PCS), has picked up a new contract with Denmark’s largest retailer, Coop Danmark, thanks to its industry-leading environmental credentials. The contract will see the Macclesfield-based company supply loyalty cards for Coop Danmark, which has over 1,200 outlets and is Denmark’s most popular loyalty card scheme, with over 1.7 million active […]

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PCS Rolls Out New Barburrito Card

PCS Rolls Out New Barburrito Card

Posted: 1st January 2014

Card manufacturer, Plastic Card Services (PCS), has secured a new contract with Barburrito. The deal will see the Macclesfield manufacturer roll out a fresh new loyalty card and key fob design for the fast food chain. Card manufacturer, Plastic Card Services (PCS), has secured a new contract with Barburrito. The deal will see the Macclesfield […]

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Shoppers Missing Out On Millions From Loyalty Cards

Shoppers Missing Out On Millions From Loyalty Cards

Posted: 14th August 2013

British shoppers are sitting on hundreds of millions of pounds worth of unused loyalty card points, according to new research. Just under £220m goes unspent annually, as five per cent of card owners – some 2.24m people – admit they never cash their points in when making a purchase. It means that, despite three decades […]

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How To… Enhance Loyalty Schemes In The Travel Industries

How To… Enhance Loyalty Schemes In The Travel Industries

Posted: 1st August 2013

Going abroad on holiday remains a popular annual pastime, with an average 7.3m Britons jetting off to the sun last August alone [1]. Many see this time away as a luxury purchase and, particularly in the current economic climate, actively aim to save money by seeking out budget airlines, package deals and online price comparison […]

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Small Scale Loyalty Reaps Big Rewards

Small Scale Loyalty Reaps Big Rewards

Posted: 1st August 2013

The loyalty market is big business in the UK. Nearly 44m people own a loyalty card, and almost 70 per cent believe being a member of a loyalty club makes them more likely to make repeat purchases. And, despite plastic loyalty cards celebrating their thirtieth anniversary last year, their popularity is still increasing with more […]

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Stena Line Stays Loyal To PCS

Stena Line Stays Loyal To PCS

Posted: 17th April 2013

Plastic Card Services (PCS) has delivered a further loyalty card order for long-standing client, Stena Line, taking the total cards produced for the ferry company to over 200,000. Macclesfield-based PCS has worked with Stena Line for over 13 years to manufacture and fulfil its Business Traveller and eXtra card schemes. Stena Line began working with […]

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