Airlift 'Shoutouts' Have Everyone Saying 'Thank You!'
June 13, 2016 Business News(PRLEAP.COM) June 13, 2016 - Building on their successful April national launch with an iPad-based kiosk for office micro markets, Airlift launches the Shoutouts feature across its markets today. Employees can purchase Airlift Shoutouts to gift Airlift funds and send an email including a personal message and a QR code to a recipient. Airlift account holders purchasing Shoutouts can also broadcast a short message on the Airlift kiosks, company-wide. Recipients use the funds by scanning the QR code when they checkout at their Airlift market and always enjoy favorable Airlift account pricing, even if they are not account holders.
Timely rewards and sharing recognition stories drives company culture and boosts employee performance. Modern performance recognition programs are social instead of top-down, and the $46B market for employee recognition is adapting.
"With Shoutouts, we can shift significant employee recognition spending into Airlift markets," says Airlift Founder, Sandeep Phadke. "By adding company dollars to employee spending, Airlift becomes a revenue-generating platform, not just a cost-savings kiosk."
Companies Add Fuel to Market Revenues
Airlift office customers get credit for defining the problem that Shoutouts solve. "In feedback sessions, HR leaders and employees we interviewed all mention gaps for more informal rewards and recognition," remarks Airlift Co-founder, Minda Brusse. "Unlike store gift cards, Shoutouts are personal and immediate. The opportunity to share a recognition message on the kiosk adds that social element." Beyond increasing sales, Shoutouts engage more employees with the Airlift market, growing the number of Airlift pre-paid account holders and repeat visitors.
Seamless Platform Updates Reduce Operator Costs
Steady Airlift feature releases and upgrades come without fees or costly site visits for Airlift operators. "We're releasing new features every month, and updates are pushed remotely through our cloud-based infrastructure." says Phadke. "Airlift's innovation and technology makes it possible and profitable to serve smaller offices with micro markets."
Founded in Bellevue, Washington in 2014, Airlift has built the most office friendly micro-market platform, to date. Airlift actively seeks experienced Office Coffee Service (OCS) providers and vending operators across the US to partner with us and offer Airlift at their office accounts. Founder and CEO Sandeep Phadke held senior technology and management roles at Microsoft and Amazon before founding Airlift. Co-founder Minda Brusse began her career at Accenture as a high-tech industry consultant before becoming involved with start-up tech companies. She brings experience in retail management, program management, and software product development.