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Likelihood to Recommend

Kahuna

Well suited to boost customer engagement, to push for promotions, to send notifications, to do general customer relationship management, to analyze engagement patter, and to test for the best times to engage users to perform specific actions. It is not a CRM tool, so it cannot do in-depth customer relationship management. If users did not perform the required/intended action, it is not possible to see where the user deviated to. It is not a traffic or user behavior tracker, so it is not the most analytical tool to get detailed user behavior insights.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Punchh

We launched the program quickly and on schedule, Punchh has continued to evolve and enhance to adapt to our changing business needs, importantly developing integrations with other key partners —Olo, PAR Brink POS. I think it's ideal for a brand of our size with under 200 locations, perhaps for a chain of more than 2,000 locations, it could be worth considering building an in-house solution as a potential cost saving.
Will Hanrahan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Kahuna

  • Easy UI to create messages.
  • Intelligence (machine learning models) to send messages at the right time and to test different samples/cohorts.
  • Very responsive sales and customer service.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Punchh

  • Reward-based App material. Punchh is great platform for reward tracking and fulfillment. I have not found one that does a better job at customer loyalty.
Chandler Elmore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Kahuna

  • Additional reporting and analytics were introduced later but as a premium service.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Punchh

  • Look carefully into the integrations, find out exactly what is possible. We launched when we had Monkey Media as our online ordering tool, although it was integrated, we ended up having to move to Olo just because it was such a stronger integration.
  • I would re-think having Facebook as an option to allow registration and signup to our app. This was recommended by Punchh, but we ended up getting so many out of date email addresses in our system that were associated with the Facebook account.
  • One thing we wanted to launch with was a gift card integration, but due to Punchh not being PCI compliant, and due to other technological limitations, that's not something we've been able to bring into our loyalty app, which would be nice to have.
Will Hanrahan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Kahuna

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Punchh

Punchh 8.8
Based on 3 answers
The customer success people are not as invested as it seems they should be in their clients' business, at least not for the amount of money the platform costs. I am always looking for best practices to be provided or at least discussed with my AM, and she doesn't ever seem to care about what others are doing in my industry.
Chandler Elmore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Kahuna

These are the few names that I remember, but there were also a few smaller players. Kahuna offered the required features at the best pricing, their team is also very responsive in terms of reaching out, answering questions and resolving issues. The others were either too expensive or carried too many other features that we did not require.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Punchh

We were looking for a partner who would help us get a loyalty program and a mobile app launched quickly, Punchh delivered our app on-time, the cost was very competitive and Punchh was being used by similarly sized brands in the restaurant industry. The integrations were in place and Punchh offered the Product functionality and performance we were looking for.
Will Hanrahan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Kahuna

  • Achieve 36x uplift in the number of buyers and sellers who returned.
  • Hit 42% conversion rate.
  • Got an additional 10% of monthly active users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Punchh

  • We brought in over $7M from the app use alone in Q1 & Q2 of 2019.
  • It costs a ton to keep up, especially the more modules you subscribe to. Our (not so fancy price tier) price was about $100K for 2019.
Chandler Elmore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Kahuna

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Punchh

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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