Talking Ubamarket on talkRADIO 

This past week, not for the first time, Ubamarket took over the airwaves and entered the ears of radio listeners across the UK. Having previously appeared on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester, on Saturday our CEO Will Broome could be heard on talkRADIO – one of the country’s leading radio stations.

Appearing on the Gadget Hour, Will was asked to speak to talkRADIO about his amazing new retail app and how it is set to change the face of supermarket shopping forever. The news was met with a fantastic reaction by the team in the studio; presenters Andy Jaye and Emma Walsh both declared their love for the app and expressed their desire to see it rolled out in their local stores.

You can listen to the full 16-minute segment by clicking here!

Without wanting to toot our own horn too much, there has been further recognition of Ubamarket’s revolutionary potential of late. Globally renowned professional services firm KPMG recently published a new report on the future of retail.

Entitled ‘Robocalypse: Now? What the ‘Fourth industrial revolution’ means for retail’, the paper examines how new technologies – from AI and robots to apps and drones – are going to dramatically alter the retail sector. And within this industry-leading study, alongside the likes of UPS and Adidas, you can find Ubamarket; the new app that will combined in-store navigation with scanning, loyalty and checkout capabilities all built in. Check out the full report here (flick to page 19 to read about Ubamarket).

As interest in our app grows, it becomes clear that both retailers and shoppers are crying out for ways to improve the in-store experience and making buying items an all-together easier process. We look forward to updating you over the coming weeks and months on our upcoming roll-outs and new product features!

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Ubamarket 2.0 is Just Around the Corner!

It’s been almost a year since the curtain was pulled back, revealing Ubamarket in all its glory. And what a year it’s been – our amazing new app has taken the UK by storm, drumming up interest left, right and centre. Just take a look at this incredible list of who’s been talking about us since we launched in our first store (and this is merely the tip of the iceberg):

While all of this amazing coverage on TV, in newspapers and on the airwaves is gratefully received, what the team at Ubamarket HQ is really excited about is the next phase of our development. In a month’s time, Ubamarket will be launching the white label version of its app.

This is a hugely important moment for us; it means that any retailer – however little or large – can get their hands on our revolutionary retail app and, more importantly, can have that app branded to their exact specifications.

What’s more, with digital loyalty cards built into the app, shoppers will be able to collect points through a retailer’s chosen scheme, doing away with the need to remember that outdated piece of plastic. And if they’re not signed up to the loyalty scheme, they can do so in seconds. That’s not even mentioning the app’s other fantastic features; our supermarket Sat-Nav will guide shoppers to their items in any store and enable them to scan their products using the app and then check-out effortlessly.

Having been dubbed “the most sophisticated supermarket out there” by The Grocer, Ubamarket has established itself at the forefront of retail tech. The next iteration of the app – the white label version – will bring this revolutionary mobile solution within the reach of thousands of retailers across the UK.

Watch. This. Space.

Loyalty Schemes More Important than Ever as Supermarket Promotions Fall

It may sometimes feel that you are bombarded by offers from retailers at every turn – whether through emails, texts, app alerts, TV adverts or in-store signage, we are exposed to lots of them on a daily basis. However, despite shoppers perhaps assuming that such practices are on the rise, new data released this week has actually proven that the opposite is true.

According to a study by IRI, supermarket promotional offers have dropped to their lowest level in a decade. The result is that shoppers are finding the weekly food shop to be more and more expensive, with fewer offers available for them to sniff out bargains or buy in bulk.

Consequently, the pressure is now on consumers to shop smarter. And the team here at Ubamarket HQ are confident that our brilliant app that will help you do just that.

In particular, our Automatic Loyalty system is a sure fire way to help you cut down on the cost of your shopping. Thanks to our Automatic Loyalty feature, every item you buy through an Ubamarket-powered app, you will automatically collect loyalty points and, in turn, save yourself money through rewards. There’s no need to remember your card, while creating a loyalty account with the scheme associated with the store you’re in is dead easy.

It was recently revealed that £6 billion sits unused within loyalty programmes across the UK because people are either unaware they are sat on a mound of points or they don’t know how to cash them in. By using an app to automatically collect and store your loyalty points, not only can you track how many you have in real-time, but you can use them to great money saving effect any time you want.

Top Tips for a More Efficient Food Shop

For many of us, in-store food shopping is more hassle than it’s worth – with the constant forgetting of loyalty cards, struggles to find items, long queues, and worst of all the non-existent ‘unexpected item’ in the bagging area. Indeed, just last year we surveyed 2,000 UK shoppers and found that 66% of us are fed up with our supermarket shopping experience.

Thankfully, last year Ubamarket also began its rollout, with plans to usher in a nationwide retail revolution and end the small tyrannies we all are forced to endure when grabbing a pint of milk or doing the weekly food shop. And because we’re experts in making the whole supermarket shopping process better, we thought we would impart some of our pearls of wisdom; to save crucial time and money, Ubamarket has compiled a list of our top tips for alleviating the inevitable rage that either comes from these in-store injustices or afterwards once you realise how much you’ve spent… or worse yet, that you forgot the items you came in for!

Input all participating loyalty schemes into a handy app

Loyalty schemes are notoriously difficult to keep track of, so why not track them in real-time and take full advantage of your personal offers with an app.

Make a list

We won’t hide our disdain for our rival – the fragile and outdated paper shopping list – but keeping track of the essentials is absolutely vital. Always be sure to note down what you go in for, not only will it ensure you don’t forget anything, but it will also stop you meandering around aimless and wasting time and money.

Consider the latest loyalty offers available

The exact number of points can sometimes be tough to track but you can rack up more points and save a lot if you stock up using the latest offers. Always keep an eye on personalised deals or mass promotions for effective savings.

Use Ubamarket (obviously!)

Nothing is more expensive than a long sojourn through the aisles – especially when children (or hungry spouses) are involved! Cut down on time and accept no second best alternatives with a little help from your smartphone. Not only will Ubamarket’s supermarket sat-nav show you were all the items on your list can be found, but we will also enable you to pay through the app so you don’t have to go through the hassle of unpacking and scanning then re-packing each item all over again.

Ubamarket reveals how we like to pay

“Cash or Card?” – that’s the question…! Or is it?

Ubamarket’s latest research, which has received significant interest from the national press, revealed that shoppers up and down the country are waiting in the wings for stores to implement in-app payment technology into their stores.

Ubamarket’s latest research was covered online in the Daily Mail and Daily Express, and in the print editions of the Daily Star and the Daily Mirror. The research also attracted the interest of retail industry-leading titles Retail System and Verdict, amongst others.

With in-store supermarkets facing an ever more competitive battle to win our loyalty, the era of long payment queues simply cannot last. Our research found that shoppers are crying out for more convenient payment options, with Ubamarket ideally placed to come to the rescue!

Supermarket shopping is really changing, as we saw both in our appearance on BBC One’s Supermarket Secrets and our latest slot on Russia Today!  As every aspect of in-store shopping starts to change beyond recognition – from the heady days of long payment queues, cash tills and unidentifiable loyalty points – there really is no excuse for retailers to frustrate their customers with inconvenient practices.