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Founded in November 2014 by foodie Jessica Li, entrepreneur Jonathan Weins and techie Chris, Dah Makan set out to give busy individuals a convenient and delicious option when thinking about what to eat.
In-house chefs use the freshest ingredients to prepare meals from a daily changing menu, so customers can make Dah Makan an everyday option without tiring of the menu.
Thus it's no wonder many of their customers know about the brand through word-of-mouth.
To be exact, 4 out of every 100 purchases comes from referrals!
We spoke to Jonathan Weins and asked him about their marketing challenges, improving their customers' experience, and their success using ReferralCandy.
Of course, when a friend recommends a service to you and they are using this service almost daily,this kind of personal advocacy resonates much stronger than seeing a Facebook ad with a nice food picture.
"First of all, feedback is extremely important to us.
We try to be as close as possible to our customer, in order to understand their daily life and how we fit into that.
For us, it’s all about continuously improving and understanding what people like. So, if you order today we’ll send you a feedback form or try to meet with you to really understand what you liked about the food, what you might not have liked and how we can make the experience a little bit more convenient for your next order."
"Actually, most of our customers are extremely loyal. The majority of customers orders several times per week and there are many people who order daily for lunch and for dinner, for themselves and even for their family.
If you look at our website, we have two dishes every day for lunch and dinner.
We want to create a product that you can use daily. Therefore, expectations are high in terms of quality and consistency of the experience.
Most of our customers have high spending power and are well-educated and travelled so word of mouth is and referrals the best for us. We don’t believe that customers acquired through daily deals sites like Groupon would be the most effective marketing channel for our product.
Currently, most of our customers order more than 3 times per week.
Our goal is to become your trusted meal provider from which you will order 5, 6, 7 times per week. Like your own private chef."
After trying a few others, it was clear to me that ReferralCandy is the best: It was very easy to set up and pretty clear to use, on top of that, it offers many ways to customize the communication with our customers - exactly what we need!
After the free trial, we were hooked!
We conducted a lot of customer interviews and almost everybody said, “I heard about it from my family/friend/from my spouse/from my colleague”.
So we knew word-of-mouth was very powerful and having a referral scheme was basically a way to give a small treat to people who referred us."