The wait is over and shoppers in Drogheda can now shop and save with local retailers using Tapit Rewards app. Officially launching on July 23rd, Tapit app is now available for download on the Android Play Store and Apple’s App Store.
Tapit, is a new app designed to reward shoppers with cash back for shopping local and Drogheda shoppers are the first to benefit from the service. A video, available on their website (www.tapit.ie) describes very simply how it all works. In short, a shopper simply downloads the app and links their VISA debit or credit card, or both, to the app. They then pay in store as normal and when they are finished, they’ll get a notification informing how much cash has been earned. Once €25 is reached, it can be deposited straight back into your bank account.
Tapit is the brainchild of two young entrepreneurs, Garrett Gunn and Gavin Duffy from Cavan. Having worked in IT, they designed a simple way for retailers to market their business locally while at the same time rewarding customers.
“It’s fantastic to have launched Tapit Rewards in Drogheda, feedback from local retailers has been really positive to date, as retailers want to promote themselves effectively to their local audience and Tapit is an ideal means to do that” said Garrett Gunn, Co-Founder of Tapit. “We also wanted to make it rewarding for retailers. There’s no additional training with this initiative. Retailers have another platform to advertise on, one they don’t pay for until a transaction is made. It’s win-win for everyone, especially as we begin the recovery and look to rebuild retailer-consumer confidence.”
With many retailers in Drogheda slowly recovering after the lockdown this is an innovative approach to encourage shoppers back to retailers and to reward them for their purchases. Commenting on the great news of the launch, Miriam Simon, Vice President of Drogheda & District Chamber congratulated the duo on their new product, “Choosing Drogheda for the launch was a really wise move and both businesses and consumers alike will enjoy this new innovative way to shop. The app is slick and very user friendly. The team at Drogheda & District Chamber is proud to have assisted them and we wish the Tapit team the best of luck as they roll out the product in Drogheda and beyond”.
The shops around Drogheda Town Centre that will start on the app on launch date include Scholars Townhouse Hotel, The Design Gallery, Five Good Things (at the Highlanes), Tuites Butchers, The Crafty Fox, West End Salon, The Golf Bag, Peter Street Pharmacy, Kierans’ Deli, Kevin McAllister Electrical and Brian Reynolds Mazda & Fiat.
As the programme rolls out, more retailers are expected to join.
This is an app aimed at supporting retailers to help market their business in a new way. “Our goal is to help businesses of all sizes with marketing to mobile users – Tapit App works effectively for businesses with their marketing budgets as they can exactly qualify their marketing spend as it’s a Pay on Transaction service. No other marketing channel can offer that at present” said Gavin Duffy, Co-Founder of Tapit.
Drogheda is the first town in Ireland to use the app, with Dundalk launching a week later. Talks are underway with other major towns around Ireland.
Shoppers in Drogheda are encouraged to visit their website, www.tapit.ie and download the app on Android and Apple App Stores. Follow them on social media, @TapitCashBack on Facebook, @tapit_ie on Twitter for the most recent information leading up the launch of the Tapit App.
Those who register early are in with a chance to win one of three EUR50 vouchers to be spent in participating retailers. To qualify, simply download the app, link your VISA bank cards and spend in participating retailers. Shoppers have until August 6th to qualify for the draw which will take place on that same evening