WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Nationwide Marketing Group has announced it is partnering with Podium, a leading interaction management platform that works with more than 65,000 businesses worldwide, to help NMG members to continue growth in e-commerce.
“Nationwide’s independent retailers are already experts at building relationships with their customers,” said Tom Hickman, NMG president and chief member advocate. “Our partnership with Podium will help them further refine their online communications, especially webchat and online reviews, to gather more leads, close more sales, share their brand message with more prospects and ultimately build more customer loyalty.”
The new partnership will allow for seamless integration for members not yet signed onto the platform. Onboarding — which used to take three to seven days — can now be completed within 24 hours. The only requirement is that the retailer’s website be managed by one of NMG’s two website provider partners, Site on Time or Retailer Web Services.
In addition, all Nationwide members will receive a 20% discount on Podium tools, including members who were already Podium customers before the partnership was announced.