At qiibee, our mission is to establish a loyalty ecosystem for hundreds of brands that service thousands of customers. Through qiibee’s plug and play protocol, brands can easily connect to our ecosystem, launch their own loyalty token, remove outstanding point liabilities, reduce their costs and security risks, and profit from higher customer engagement and lifetime value. And, apart from providing a robust blockchain-agnostic protocol, qiibee streamlines the integration experience for brands by offering a software development kit, which has a direct impact on brands’ time and resources. Brands therefore do not face a cost intensive integration and maintain full control.
In this sense, consolidating the loyalty market means creating a loyalty ecosystem that is based on the same foundation and enabling different loyalty program owners to either move their existing loyalty programs from off- to on-chain or create their own loyalty tokens and reward their loyal customers.
Customers, on the other hand, earn real-valued loyalty tokens which can be exchanged for other loyalty tokens, crypto or even FIAT.
Thereby we not only make the loyalty landscape more efficient and user-friendly for both brands and customers, but also bring blockchain and crypto to everyone.
— Gabriele Giancola, Sales & Partnerships
qiibee: qiibee’s token economics are designed so that brands can easily issue their own tokens with the LoyaltyToken Protocol. To do so, they first need to specify their own loyalty tokens suited to their needs. After defining these parameters, the brands can then go to the public market, buy the respective amount of QBX needed, freeze these QBX in the smart contract and create their own branded loyalty tokens. The brand receives the own branded loyalty tokens on corporate wallet, meanwhile all loyalty tokens remain backed by QBX in the smart contract. Now the brand is ready to start their loyalty program on the blockchain as desired.
Customers can now get loyalty tokens via different ways in different loyalty programs, hold on to them, redeem, send to friends or even exchange into other cryptos or FIAT.
And, by structuring the use cases and lifecycle of QBX as described above, the demand from agencies & loyalty system providers reselling the QBX to their brand portfolio, brands & merchants buying QBX to create their own loyalty token and customers to use loyalty tokens is directly translated into demand for QBX on public exchanges.
qiibee: According to Reuters & Affinity Capital Exchange (2017), an estimated $500 billion USD in points are left unredeemed by members. This figure clearly shows that brands have to make their programs more effective to really drive customer behavior. While loyalty programs have become fairly common, at the same time, customers increasingly expect more personalized and shared interactions across brands’ loyalty programs, which makes it essential for brands to rethink their loyalty strategies.
Loyalty is a tricky game for brands:
Loyal customers have a hard time today as well:
qiibee is therefore based on the blockchain for numerous reasons:
qiibee: To spur the adoption, qiibee is currently working with five marketing agencies, which make the loyalty programs part of their own portfolio, provides them with their marketing expertise and offer them to their existing brand clients. This approach has three main advantages: it allows for strong partnerships with interests that are aligned between the parties involved, fast scaling of sales pipeline via multiplicators and improving of the product offering based on bundled sales feedback from agencies.
qiibee already signed contracts with three big brands and already have eight additional confirmed token launches:
qiibee: Most brands, in fact, do not want to have any volatility risk in their balance sheet. Therefore, we created different mechanisms which satisfy the specific needs of each brand. Brands can, for example, choose to issue their loyalty tokens just-in-time so that they never actually hold loyalty or qiibee tokens by themselves.
For customers, on the other hand is the volatility one of the main attractions of a blockchain-based loyalty program. Even if the initial reward is just marginal, it can increase in value and potentially give the customers a reward, which is worth their loyalty. In the case that the customer does not want that volatility, he can still just cash out his loyalty tokens and reward himself with small amounts of FIAT money.
qiibee: We are getting awesome feedback from retail and community about our qiibee Wallet. People love the idea to actually have all their loyalty awards as an overview in one app, as well as being able to exchange these awards for each other. Based on the first campaign we did with Lattesso, we saw more then 10,000 Wallets being opened in around 1.5 months. If we keep adding more companies and growing at this pace, we will reach one million wallets in the next 12 months.
qiibee: As described above, qiibee is working with five major marketing agencies which include qiibee in their portfolio and push loyalty on the blockchain across their brand clients. Four of these five marketing agencies are located in the DACH region, which is consequently also the market we target first. Through our Asia roadshow and the contacts knitted, we already established partnerships there and have a contract with a marketing agency based in Indonesia. The next step is to focus on the expansion to Asia and following the the global market.
qiibee: The qiibee team currently consists of 19 full time employees working in product and tech (7), business development (7) and marketing (5). 70% of the team has been part of the foundation of a company before joining qiibee, including a loyalty company which has been built, developed and sold. Six developers with combined 41+ years of experience in tech provide sound blockchain experience (10+ years). The team is geographically diversified and offers insight from former working experience of the likes of BCG, CERN, FinLeap, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Amazon, Bloomberg and many more.
As a non-qiibee question, we like to ask for unique predictions for the ICO and cryptocurrency space in the future. Where do you see both in the next 3–5 years
qiibee: As we have seen in the last 12 months, a lot of maturity came into the space. Going from the Wild West to more traditional approaches. We believe the next few years will be the same for both areas, ICOs and cryptocurrency. On the one side, you will see more professionalism going into ICOs, treating them more like an IPO, from a projects and an investors side. On the other side you will see more stability in the price development of major currencies and maybe a completely new Top 10 list.
The ICO is currently live and will run for four weeks until October 24, 2018. The softcap of $3,000,000 has been surpassed, with an $11,250,000 hardcap currently in place.
1 ETH = 10,000 QBX token (5% bonus in first week)
“We’ve reached $6.75 million USD worth of QBX from the total hardcap of $11.25 million USD. Even more exciting, over 37,500 people have already registered for our Crowd Sale.”
The total maximum contribution amount is set at $11,250,000 with individual minimum ($200) and maximum ($10,000) contributions amounts set.
Multiple cryptocurrencies are accepted during sale including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin.
From qiibee Blog Post:
“In addition, most QBX will not be circulating right at the beginning but locked up for a different time period and released monthly until the lock up period is over. This is to protect the contributors and enable a sustainable growth and expansion for qiibee.
While Crowd Sale participants do not face a lockup period, 70% of all Pre-Sale QBX will be locked for six months reducing the circulating supply at the beginning by 436,800,000 QBX. The same lock up period is also applied to the QBX allocated for advisor to ensure long term thinking and aligned visions. Last but not least, all team and ecosystem tokens will be locked for 36 months reducing the circulating supply by more than 600,000,000 QBX.”
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