Hownd® is a proven fully-automated and effortless Foot Traffic Generation platform that generates profitable guest visits for local businesses by delivering targeted promotions to their existing and new nearby consumers. Focused on the success of local business owners, Hownd has served thousands of local merchants and more than 40 million consumers throughout North America and beyond. Unlike outdated group-buying deal sites and offer portals that can bleed merchants dry, Hownd provides quantifiable, attributable and sustainable long-term value to local businesses; reduces their effort and costs; and increases their real revenue and profit.
Describe the project or task the provider helped with:
Hownd helps us automate e-mail offers and newsletter for many of our small business clients. It allows use to also capture e-mails and send out offers on birthdays and anniversaries. It also allows us to make gift card sales directly from the email or pop up landing page. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
What do you like best?
The absolute best part of the Hound system is its ability to copy over campaigns using a URL. For example, if you create an email for one of your clients and you love the set up, you do not have to start from scratch when creating an email for a different client. You could use the preview URL and input it into the system and it duplicates it in a new email. Simply make a few changes and you're done! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
What do you dislike?
The system does hit a few snags when it comes to email delivery. They prevent more than 1 newsletter going out within 24 hours and we have also had issues with email delivery during busy times of the year like Christmas since their system gets bogged down. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
Recommendations to others considering the provider:
Hownd is a great way to reach customers. Take your time learning all of the in's and out's and special features the platform offers. Their customer service team is quick to respond, so always reach out to them with questions! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.
What problems are you solving with the provider? What benefits have you realized?
One problem that Hound solves is direct online purchasing. Via their emails, customers can directly buy gift cards since their system is connected to Stripe. So the customer opens the email, puts in their information, and they can purchase a gift card instantly which makes promotional sales very easy. They also can connect these same campaigns to the website so that they also show as a pop up where customers can instantly purchase as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.