Save money and lighten your wallet with Ubamarket

As the pound tumbles along and food prices rise for the more exotic and trendy food items, many of us do our best to maximise the power of our pound. Helping us to do so is the trusty supermarket loyalty card, manifesting in all manners, with multiples stored in wallets, attached to key-chains and rammed in kitchen drawers. As a nation – we love them – and rightly so; we earn around £5.7billion a year from loyalty schemes, with 86% of Brits partaking in loyalty schemes in 2017.

Even for the most organised of us, ready to go with massive wallets full of cards, it’s still a pain having to lug them around. Especially in the middle of “Supermarket Wars” when it really does pay to shop around more than ever before! Whether you’re more of a drawer ruffler or you carry a briefcase full of loyalty cards, in a world where we can hop on a train and even pay for our shopping just by tapping our phone, the loyalty points system really is in need of a tech revolution – cue Ubamarket!

Over the coming weeks and months, there will be some incredibly exciting app features that will debut their status on Ubamarket, one of which includes an automated loyalty points tracking and management system, complete with in-store discounts managed in real-time! Ubamarket is a solution that integrates into multiple store formats, meaning you are able to manage multiple loyalty accounts on one perfectly formed, watermelon shaped app. What’s more, by downloading the app, you can also incorporate existing loyalty card numbers so that your shopping and points history are never lost. By making your wallet a lot lighter and consigning sticky loyalty cards to the kitchen drawer of history, Ubamarket will allow you to stay on top of the latest points offers available at participating local supermarkets, navigating you around and back to the pay-point before you can say “where’s my card?!”.

Download Ubamarket today to be part of a smarter, faster loyalty nation.

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The World of Supermarket Shopping is Changing

Whether you like it or not, it is irrefutable that the world of supermarket shopping is changing; consumer demands and external market pressures are forcing food retailers to evolve their practices and deliver products that are better suited to the 21st century.

Take this past week as an example – on Sunday a selection of food-security specialists and doctors warned that the chemicals found in plastic packaging are potentially dangerous if consumed every day, which could cause major disruption to food manufacturers. Then, later in the week, the UK’s supermarkets joined forces to announce a renewed effort to sell imperfect produce, such as wonky carrots or bruised bananas.

Food wastage, health issues, competitive pricing and environmental concerns are just a few of the notable influences that are forcing supermarkets to re-evaluate their products. However, it’s not just the products that have to change – the way these products are sold is also evolving all the time.

We are increasingly used to seeing new technologies – from apps to virtual reality – become intertwined with the retail experience. For example, much was made of the Amazon Go concept store when it was revealed earlier this year. As this disruption continues, Ubamarket is perfectly placed to play a big part in retail’s tech revolution; dubbed ‘the most sophisticated supermarket app out there’ by The Grocer, our white-label solution can be used in any supermarket. As such, we expect 2017 to be the year when Ubamarket arrives in a supermarket near you!

If you’re still unclear on exactly what Ubamarket does, fear not – this handy video will tell you all you need to know…

Ubamarket™ – Shop Smarter from Ubamarket. Shop Smarter. on Vimeo

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Ubamarket appearing in your local supermarket!