What is it?
Tribe rewards is a digital wallet to store your loyalty and rewards cards on your phone. Created in South Africa for South Africans and free to use, the app helps keep your wallet a little lighter and clean up your phone so you don’t need an app for every loyalty card/rewards program you join.
How does it add value to the market?
There are a lot of loyalty and rewards cards out there. A lot of organizations are taking too long to go digital and for many, having to download yet another app for a digital card you rarely use is not very practical. Tribe lets you scan in your physical cards or capture custom digital ones into your phone. This can then be presented at the till, no more having to do the loyalty card shuffle trying to find the right card at the till. This can also be used to scan in your vouchers that use a barcode.
Are there other apps like this?
Yep, the most popular is probably Stocard. Stocard is great but its focus is shifting towards payments in the European market and US market. While these options won’t be available in the SA market, it means the app’s focus does not serve the local landscape. Tribe is purely focused on the local market and thus has a much faster experience compared to apps with features that you will not use. Besides this, Tribe’s user experience can go toe-to-toe with these larger brands and it doesn’t hurt to support local. How else will we get the hero’s of the SA tech scene if we don’t start supporting them?
Where is the app available?
How can this community help support the product?
One way is by using the app. If the app is adding value to you then it’s likely to add value for others, so share the app and get others to use it. Don’t be afraid to try local products, there is a lot out there to be proud of.