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Summer Promos to Grab at ZAP Deals!

Summer is just around the corner and there is no better way to treat yourself this season than with ZAP’s latest deals and promos! 

Whether you are planning to eat out with your family, planning a road trip with your friends, or pampering yourself this summertime, ZAP Deals is here to offer great deals that will make your summer budget-friendly and unforgettable.

Enjoy up to 50% off on food, accommodation, fitness, and more from these trusted brands. Get your summer OOTDs ready and don’t miss out on these exciting deals just for you!

30% off at Estacio Uno Boracay

Experience your ultimate Boracay escape in luxury and comfort at Estacio Uno Boracay. Book a 3-day, 2-night stay and enjoy a 30% discount! Enjoy the pristine waters and white sand beaches in the area, take a dip at the infinity pool and try the numerous activities with your loved ones.  If you are planning that well-deserved summer trip with your friends or family, this place is surely a wonderful destination to relax and rewind. 

30% off at Bohol Shores

Get an amazing 30% off your 3-day, 2-night stay at this luxurious resort in Panglao, Bohol. Relax and enjoy the mesmerizing view while having the comfort like no other at Bohol Shores. Savor the refreshing breeze while lounging by the outdoor pool or indulge in the variety of tasty and filling food in their restaurant and cafe.

20% off on Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Craving a refreshing drink for hot summer days? We have a cup of good news for you! Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is offering 20% off on vouchers for all your favorite drinks and pastries. Don’t let the blazing heat ruin the fun this summer, keep cool and take a sip of CBTL’s refreshing and delicious drinks!

30% off on The Plant-Based Project

Spice up your summer with The Plant-Based Project’s 30% discounted vouchers! This cafe offers many options of vegan dishes for you to bring to your summer picnics, parties, and outings this season! Enjoy healthy, meatless meals all summer long at the Plant-Based Project. Don’t walk- run to their cafe now and try their mouthwatering dishes!

30% off Scuba Diving Lesson

Check scuba diving off of your bucket list because this discounted voucher will let you explore marine life in Boracay. Enjoy 30% off for a 3-hour diving lesson accompanied by a master scuba diver. What an amazing deal to level up your summer right?

Inclusions: Diving Equipment, Diving Instructor, Photo and Video Underwater, Certification, Towel, and Drinking Water, Monitored by our very own PADI Director Peter Tay.

32% off 3-Month Membership at Pretty Huge Obstacles

Summer is the perfect time to achieve your fitness goals. Luckily for you, Pretty Huge Obstacles is offering a 32% off 3-Month membership and access to world-class facilities including basketball, futsal, volleyball, an obstacle course, and more. Members will also receive exclusive deals such as discounts on products, merchandise, and services from Pretty Huge partners.

This summer, you deserve to have the time of your life with your family, friends, and yourself. Grab a bite, take a sip, and chill. From hotel accommodations to fun activities and dining vouchers, we’ve got you covered. 

If you prefer to shop online, ZAP Deals has various online discounted offers  that cater to foodies and adventurers. You can find deals for travels, services, learning platforms, activities, and more. These deals allow you to enjoy your favorite food and adventure-related products and services from the comfort of your home. Explore more deals, click here.

ZAP’s E-Store and Loyalty Program: Streamline Your Business 

Through the eyes of an outsider, it may seem as though everything comes easy to run a business so smoothly, but the truth is– the stress that comes with it matches no other. Every day, we face challenges in managing various employees, trying to retain and capture customers, manage finances, all while trying to grow the business.

Wouldn’t it be easier if there was some way to alleviate some of that stress? What if there was a solution that could help you streamline your operations while providing programs that would grow your business further? 

In this article, we’ll explore how ZAP can offload some of the stress business owners experience every day by helping you manage your business more efficiently, so you can focus on what really matters: growing your business.

ZAP’s E-Store and Loyalty Program is an innovative solution that can help businesses manage their customers, streamline services, and reduce stress. 

1. Hassle-free Rewards Systems 

One way that ZAP’s Estore and Loyalty Program can help businesses reduce stress is by providing a good shopping experience for customers. With ZAP’s Loyalty Program, customers can easily earn and redeem rewards for their loyalty. This increases the likelihood of customers coming back and improves their overall satisfaction, both of which can boost revenue and profit. Having your own E-Store also allows customers to view your products online and shop anytime and anywhere! 

2. Capture The Right Audience

ZAP’s Loyalty Program can help businesses capture a segmented market of their customers in order to know their customers closely and be able to grow repeat buyers. This would ultimately help businesses make informed decisions about how to serve customers better without doing excessive efforts, but at the same time making customer’s shopping experience more fun and rewarding. 

Setting your online presence may seem daunting and complicated. Availing your very own E-Store allows you to promote all of your products and services to the right people who may need and want what you offer. With ZAP E-Store, you can provide your customers easy payment options, delivery, and easy order with just a few clicks. You’ll be notified, giving you the power to manage your business effectively! 

Say goodbye to all the stress of thinking and worrying how difficult it might be to set up your own online store and loyalty program! Talk to us!

Loyalty Program for Businesses This 2023 

Are you looking for a loyalty program that will take your business to the next level in 2023? Look no further than the ZAP Loyalty Program for Businesses. With a program that’s designed to be both effective and efficient,  ZAP is the perfect solution for businesses that want to keep their customers engaged and coming back for more. 

One of the key features of the ZAP Loyalty Program is its customization options. Whether you’re a small business or a large chain, ZAP can create a program that’s tailored to your brand and your customers. And with easy integration with your existing point-of-sale system, getting started is a breeze.

But what really sets ZAP apart is its rewards system. With their online and offline rewards options for you and your customers, it’s there to help you promote your loyalty program and reach more customers. You can also  track the success of your loyalty program and make data-driven decisions to improve it over time. It’s a win-win experience for you and your customers. 

So, how does it all work? Your customers simply sign up for your loyalty program and start earning points for their purchases. As they accumulate points, they can redeem them for rewards like discounts, free products, and experiential rewards. 

It’s an easy integration suitable for your business to increase customer retention and repeat buyers! So why wait? Sign up for ZAP Loyalty Program today and start building long-lasting relationships with your customers!

Love Brands? Become Part of The ZAP Affiliate Circle!

Are you a student looking to make some extra money or a working-class individual looking for a side hustle?  ZAP Affiliate Circle is the place to be. 

By joining our community, you’ll have access to a variety of benefits that will help you succeed in your online business. From exclusive promotions and discounts, to personalized support and training, we have everything you need to take you to the next level. We believe that together, we can achieve more and we are excited to see you grow as a part of our circle

 Here are some reasons why you need to be a part in the affiliate world of ZAP!

1. It’s Not Rocket Science. 

Joining the ZAP Affiliate Circle is simple and easy. All you have to do is sign up on the affiliate website and start promoting ZAP products through your unique affiliate link. For every sale made through your link, you will earn a commission. Plus, as a member of the affiliate circle, you will also have access to exclusive discounts and promotions to share with your audience.

2. It’s Not Demanding. 

One of the best things about being a part of the ZAP Affiliate Circle is the flexibility it offers. As a student, you can promote ZAP products on your social media accounts during your free time and earn money on the side. If you’re working full-time, you can still participate in the program by promoting ZAP products on your lunch break or during your commute

3. Enjoy a Variety of Brand Options

Another great aspect of the ZAP Affiliate Circle is the wide range of products that you can promote. Share brands that you love! From foodies who love sharing food reviews to explorers who enjoy trying out new experiences in new places, we’ve got merchants for every kind of affiliate. Dive deep and explore our partnered brands and share the love with your community! This means that there is something for everyone and you can easily find a product that aligns with your personal interests and the interests of your audience. 

4. ZAP Values You

ZAP Affiliate Circle has a great support system in place to help you succeed. You value us but we value you more! When you join, not only will you earn at least 5% commission fees and exclusive discounts, but you’ll be part of a fun and inclusive community that shares the same values as you! The team at ZAP is dedicated to helping their affiliates succeed and will provide you with all the necessary tools and resources to help you promote their products effectively. 
What are you waiting for? If you’re looking for a flexible and easy way to earn extra money, the ZAP Affiliate Circle is definitely the perfect deal for you! With a wide range of products to promote and a dedicated support team, the possibilities are endless. Sign up today and start earning money while promoting products that you love!

Why having a Loyalty Program for The F&B Industry is Important

 “People do not buy goods and services. They buy relationships, stories, and magic”- Seth Godin. A great customer loyalty program is a great way to retain and build trust with your customers. If you want to make your business thrive, you have to make sure that what you are offering is something worth it! Your business is not just to dazzle people, it’s to create relationships and trust with your customers to what you have to offer and share. You might ask “Well how is that possible?” Here are 4 key reasons why businesses of any size should consider investing in a loyalty program: 

Reward and retain customers

One major reason to create a loyalty program is to increase customer satisfaction and loyalty. Incentivizing customers through points, discounts, and gifts increases their satisfaction with their purchase and motivates them to support your business in the long run. When customers discover that they can earn and redeem points for every purchase, the first thing they will think of is that they will save more money and this will encourage them to come back to your store.

ZAP’s Loyalty Program helps merchants not just in the Food & Beverage Industry, but in every niche of business to help them create a positive customer experience and show appreciation to their customers. It is the perfect chance to create deeper and meaningful connections with your customers. Let us set up your Loyalty Program today

Boost sales

Offering rewards and discounts to your customers motivates new and existing customers to try out different products and services.The promos and discounts can persuade them to make larger purchases than they otherwise would have, and even better- encourage them to make referrals that will help grow your revenue! Through consistent rewards, your customers are more likely to spread a good word about your business.

Reduce costs

A loyalty program not only encourages customer loyalty, but also reduces the costs of acquiring new customers. The cost of acquiring new customers is five times more expensive than retaining existing ones. While attracting new customers is important in increasing sales, it is more cost-effective to retain customers and build a long-term customer relationship with them. With a loyalty program, you will save a lot of time and money.

Solid brand awareness

Creating a loyalty program allows you to form a solid brand presence through the support of your strong base of loyal clients who are actively engaged with your business and helping you generate more revenue through word-of-mouth marketing. Apart from optimizing your social media marketing strategy, customers who are satisfied with what you’re offering can help increase brand awareness with the support that they give.

Customers may think that they may save money by choosing your business over another thanks to a loyalty program. This will encourage them to promote your business in their own platforms which enables you to establish a strong brand.

In an industry that is highly competitive, a great loyalty program will supercharge your sales, boost customer loyalty, and increase brand relevance. If you are interested in creating a loyalty program for your food and beverage business, ZAP can do an excellent job. ZAP’s Loyalty Program allows businesses to keep track and reach out to your loyal customers and tell them about the great products and services you offer. We also provide a hassle-free shopping experience to your customers by setting up your Loyalty Program and even your  own E-Store. Want to turn your first-time customers into long-term ones? Talk to us now.

E-Store for Business:  Why Do We Need a Website?

In 2021, around 2 billion people in the world were already doing their shopping digitally. In the same year, global e-commerce retail sales reached 4.9 trillion dollars which is also expected to increase by 50% in the next four years. This just shows how big of an impact a website can have on the growth and sales of your business.

Worldwide Reach

Unlike a physical store, an online store operates 24/7. This gives your customer the convenience of scanning your products whenever and however they want. Wherever they are in the world or what device they’re using, they will have access to your business. It also helps you introduce your business to the international market and increase your sales. You can make your business go global from the comfort of your home. Once you have established your online presence, anyone from anywhere can become a prospective customer.

Brand Credibility

Consider your website as the digital frontline of your business. An all-in-one digital store where you can post information, updates and announcements relevant to your audience that will catch their attention and spark their interest in buying your products. This is where they can get to know you and contact you. An online presence also builds your customer’s trust and assures them of your brand’s credibility since most shoppers start their product research by looking it up on the internet. They base their trust and judgment of your business according to your online information.


Websites are flexible and affordable. The online store saves you the cost of leasing a space for your business, unlike the traditional brick-and-mortar store. You can create and customize it anytime. Try different designs and styles without having to spend money and time buying displays. You also won’t have to stress about hiring different people to manage your online store since you can simply manage it all on your own.


Starting your own website and online store can be overwhelming. But with the right e-commerce platform, creating one can be worry-free. Shopify is one of the most trusted platforms of business owners to jump-start their online journey. Kickstart your website with Shopify and ZAP now and have your business be part of the growing community of successful business owners. 

Grow Your Home Food Business for 2023!

It’s that time of year again! For many businesses, the holiday season is a particularly lucrative time of year – sales tend to increase significantly over the rest of the year, and this can have a serious positive impact on the bottom line of your business. So what can you do to help ensure that your business is able to take full advantage of this opportunity?

Well, one of the most effective things you can do is to start selling online via an online store and if you have one already… it’s not too late to step up and find more ways to make your marketing initiatives to better perform and grow efficiently! Inspired by ZAP’s webinar called: Grow Your Home Food Business- here’s our tips for you to run a successful year ahead!

1.) Start Your E-Store:

Starting an E-Store is a great way to grow your business and gain new customers in the festive period and beyond. By having an online shop, you can reach people all around the world, and sell your products or services to customers in your area as well as those further afield. Start your e-store with ZAP. 

2.) Set Up Your Loyalty Program:

A loyalty program offers a number of benefits to you and your customers. It can help to increase sales and build stronger relationships with your customers, while also encouraging repeat business by offering special discounts to loyal customers. Setting up a loyalty program doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive – there are a number of options out there that allow you to set up a loyalty program quickly and easily. Set up Your Loyalty Program. 

3.)SMS Marketing Campaigns:

SMS marketing is an underrated marketing strategy and can easily be overlooked in favor of more ‘flashy’ tactics such as social media and email marketing campaigns. ZAP Fetch– our latest marketing precision tool offers an effective way of getting your message out there and engaging with customers. You can promote your customized discount codes for a particular product/ service  and announcements and be able to target specific markets according to your campaigns.

You can also use text messages to encourage customer testimonials, which can help you to build up a following of loyal customers who are likely to recommend you to their friends and family.

WEBINAR: Grow Your Home Food Business

If your starting your culinary empire from home, view our Webinar: Growing your Home Food Business to learn the best way to grow your business from home, and take your store online. Utilizing ZAP’s E-Store, problems such as manual orders, payment verification, and delivery integration become a thing of the past.

#UnpopularOpinion: Your Favorite Small Business Might Not Be Making Money

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and here’s why:

Supporting local businesses has been a widespread movement for Filipinos since the pandemic started, with #LoveLocal and #SupportLocal hashtags trending on most platforms. However, despite the support, a significant portion of the revenue generated for these small businesses don’t actually go to the business itself! 

Small food businesses lose 20-30% of their revenue to third party platforms

When the pandemic hit, a lot of food businesses were faced with a giant problem: Hhow can they sell on a digital space without losing a chunk of their revenue to third party platforms like GrabFood or Foodpanda?

When a local or small food business joins a third party platform, chances are they’ll need to pay commission fees amounting to 20-30% of their profits, with most micro businesses on the higher end. Why? Because only larger merchants are given the advantage of negotiating these fees down, in exchange for bringing in a certain volume of orders to the platform in question.

Kaloka, ‘di ba? Let’s run the numbers.

Our sample merchant, Alfredo Bakery, is a small home-based business. They wanted to scale up and opted to sell on Foodpanda. The commission fee they were given was 25%. That means, for an order worth P500, Foodpanda immediately gets a commission of P125, leaving the business with only P375.

However, there are other costs to take into account: food cost, which can be anywhere from 30-50% of revenue, staff salary, and location rent, to name the major operational expenses. If Alfredo Bakery had a monthly revenue of P100,000, a total of P25,000 would be lost to platform fees alone.

Alfredo Bakery’s Monthly Profit Margins & Operational Expenses

Despite the increase in food delivery orders, can a small business actually survive with these costs?

The solution most small business owners turned to was to start with accepting orders using Facebook or Instagram. Other business owners set up their own ordering website on easy-to-use platforms like Shopify. 

Unfortunately, the accessibility and user-friendly interface of the Grab app or Foodpanda still have customers turning to them first before ordering directly from the business, leaving them with tighter margins.

Photo credits: Photo by Hanako

As compared to sales on platforms with high commission fees, sales from direct channels (even with promos) give merchants higher margins. To encourage ordering directly from merchants businesses opt to run these win-win campaigns to promote such channels. As Abi Dinaya, Hanako’s Marketing Associate shares, We try to match the discounts offered on 3rd party platforms on our own [direct] channels [and] another inevitable tactic was to mark-up our prices on [third party] platforms and match their low delivery rates.”

Thankfully, Abi says that Hanako’s sales are growing by the month, with the help of their consistent promotions. Check out for exclusive website promos!

As a consumer, how can I effectively support small local food businesses?

The answer is simple: spare a quick minute to search for your favorite local food businesses’ direct selling channels – be it on Facebook, Instagram. e-commerce ordering websites, like Shopify, also provide a more convenient experience for both customers and business owners, since products and their prices are immediately displayed, and payment can be done online as well without manual processing.

“As a local brand, we appreciate [your] continuous patronage for a local Japanese restaurant like ours! We look forward to [continuing] to satisfy [your] authentic cravings. 💚”

– Abi Dinaya, Hanako
Photo credits: Photo by Hanako

Many small businesses are trying their best to survive and push past the many hurdles from the pandemic; however, small mindful changes in our buying habits may just give them a fighting chance to thrive.

Do you have a food business, but don’t have the time to set up an ecommerce store on your own? Let ZAP help you! Visit our website at!