Mobile loyalty apps have the potential to transform loyalty for small businesses. Let’s take a look at some of the best loyalty app options on the market today. One of these just might be able to help your small business craft the perfect loyalty program, and connect you with your customers like never before.

1. LoyalTap

LoyalTap is a unique concept. It’s more than just a loyalty program – it’s a loyalty program that brings communities together. As a community loyalty program, the app is a white label product that’s custom branded for any downtown, town, or community. All of the unique businesses in the town are featured on the app, and can customize their own challenges and rewards. Local users can download the app and get rewards at all of their favorite local spots.

LoyalTap uses beacon technology to record customer visits and send location-based notifications, and QR code scanning to record and track purchases. It can be integrated with any POS system.

Price: Up to $39.99/mo.

2. eGood

Instead of offering customers rewards, eGood offers customers the chance to give money to the causes they care about. Like several other apps on this lists, eGood uses an in-store iPad to allow customers to check in. Once they do that, businesses donate up to 5% of their eGood sales to the charity of their choice. eGood also provides a wealth of customer data for businesses to connect with their customers on a more personal level.

Price: $70/mo.

3. Belly

Belly is one of the bigger players in the mobile loyalty market, having recently minted deals with 7-Eleven and several other corporate players. Customers just download the free app and get access to participating Belly locations. They can rack up rewards by scanning a QR code displayed on an iPad in each store. Businesses can customize their own rewards. As funding momentum picks up, Belly may be shifting away from small businesses and into the mainstream corporate market, giving it an even larger reach.

Price: $50/mo.

4. Flok

This app’s got a lot to offer. At its core, Flok is a punch card app, offering businesses the ability to create customized digital punch cards to record customer purchases. It also offers the ability to spark customer social engagement by sharing app activity to social sites, and uses beacon to collect customer data from store visits. Finally, it also has a push notifications option, which businesses can use to send out promotions to encourage user engagement.

Price: $49.90 – $139.90/mo.

5. Punchcard

Punchcard is extremely easy to use from a business’ perspective: customers simply download the app, take photos of their receipts, and tag a business to earn a punch. Like paper punch cards, the more punches, the more rewards they get. Punchcard doesn’t let businesses choose which rewards customers get – they’re simply rewarded on the app with things like gift cards, movie tickets, or even iPads. It’s not the most customizable loyalty application, and doesn’t allow access to as much data as several others on this list, but its simplicity could be a draw.

Price: Not listed.

There you have it: five of the best loyalty apps for small businesses. If you want to learn more about cutting-edge mobile loyalty solutions, or want to get one for your business, visit our website at http://www.LoyalTap.com.