When it came to building the push notification feature for the SmartSpending™ app, we had to tread a fine line – keep employees up to date on the latest savings so they can save as much as possible without bugging them with so many notifications that they become disengaged with the offering altogether.
We feel we've achieved this with the following push notifications:
This notification is sent every Monday morning when the new set of top offers become available. The push notification employees will see is below:
'Check out this week's new selection of Top Offers!
Favorite Retailer on promotion
If an employee has favorited a specific retailer which has a promotional offer, the employee will receive a push notification as soon as the promotion starts. Tapping on the notification opens that retailers page within the app. The push notification employees will see is below:
'[Retailer] is on promotion today. Don't miss out!
How do employees opt-in/out from receiving notifications?
Employees are free to switch alerts on and off at any time.
When first installing the app, we ask them if they're happy to receive push notifications.
If they wish to turn on/off push notifications after this step, they are able to from the 'My Account' section of the app. Within there, they will see an 'Allow Notifications' setting with the option to toggle on/off – shown in the red box on the screenshot below. If the employee has the app installed on more than one device, the notification setting choice will apply to all devices.
Those who already have a blanket choice not to receive any push notifications on their device through the operating system's main settings will not receive a push notification from the app regardless of whether this is set to on/off within the My Account section.