Tapingo Rolls Out the Southern Hospitality at UAB, LSU and VSU Mobile shopping app charms students and merchants alike Business Wire SAN FRANCISCO -- November 12, 2013 Tapingo, an app that streamlines the everyday shopping experience for on-the-go consumers, today announced the successful launch of service at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Louisiana State University (LSU) and Valdosta State University (VSU). The three schools represent a combined footprint of more than 60,000 students, a great many of whom have readily adopted the Tapingo lifestyle. Tapingo is the only location-aware shopping app that focuses on immediate order fulfillment for busy consumers in dense retail environments. To date, Tapingo has focused on university deployments because campuses offer perfect clusters of users and storefronts. “Tapingo is sweeping campuses across the nation,” said Daniel Almog, CEO of Tapingo. “Once students get a taste of the time savings, variety of supporting venues and the high degree of personalization, they’re hooked. Tapingo also helps drive business for campus restaurants while simultaneously making life easier for operations staff. We’re greatly encouraged by the early adopters at UAB, LSU and VSU who have reaffirmed what great potential Tapingo has at universities and beyond.” Tapingo became entrenched in everyday UAB student life during construction on the new student center, when management company Sodexo brought in food trucks that only accepted Tapingo for dining plans and flex funds. The app became so popular that students wanted to see it expanded to new locations. In addition to a number of on-campus dining locations, Tapingo now supports ten local dining venues, including Hungry Howie’s, with other popular eateries slated to launch in the very near future. On average at UAB, Tapingo processes more than 1,000 orders per day. “Tapingo has been incredibly popular with our students, faculty and staff here at UAB,” said Katelyn Armstrong, unit marketing coordinator for UAB Campus Restaurants. “Tapingo has allowed us to keep up with our students’ demands for a faster, more efficient way of ordering food on campus.” At LSU and VSU, cafes and restaurants have benefitted by increased ticket sales and strong student support since launching Tapingo. Not only have students reported wanting to use Tapingo at more venues, high engagement and repeat usage indicates campus staff is handily managing and delivering orders. “We’ve been very impressed by Tapingo’s ease of integration and student uptake,” said Lynn Darsey, VSU’s marketing manager for auxiliary services. “Students absolutely love having the ability to order their food and reduce their time waiting in lines. We have seen an increase in business at some of our longer prep-time locations. With the help of added promotions that we have offered, we've seen an increase in sales at some of our declining locations.” For more information, visit www.tapingo.com. About Tapingo Tapingo is a contextual shopping app that processes on-the-go orders and makes items available for pickup within minutes. The Tapingo lifestyle allows consumers to discover and browse nearby items from the comfort and space of their own mobile device and remembers personalized choices (hold the mayo) for one-tap reordering. For merchants, Tapingo offers the simplest infrastructure for processing orders and helps drive customer acquisition and average ticket value. Tapingo is funded by Carmel Ventures and headquartered in San Francisco and Tel Aviv. For more information, please visit www.tapingo.com. Download Tapingo from the Apple iTunes App Store and Google Play Store. Contact: For Tapingo Ty Sheppard, 415-249-6775 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tapingo Rolls Out the Southern Hospitality at UAB, LSU and VSU
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