Power the Experience

Win shoppers’ hearts with captivating digital coupons, offers and content.

Celebrating 3+ Billion Digital Coupons Clipped by Shoppers

Passion + Innovation

YOU Technology is the industry’s largest digital coupon, offer, and specialized content network of choice. In 2007, YOU Technology paved the way for digital coupons by launching the first entirely digital, load-to-card, coupon program that integrated directly with POS. Today, YOU Technology powers a digital coupon, offer and specialized content network that engages more than 24 million users shopping at more than 10,000 retail stores with more than 3 billion digital coupon and offer clips.

Proven Results

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Retail Store Network
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Household Reach
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Platform of Choice

With each clip and shopper engagement, YOU Technology has built a wealth of actionable data and insights. With this knowledge, expertise and tenacious client focus, YOU Technology is committed to win the hearts of shoppers on behalf of its retailers with compelling digital engagements offered at the right place, in the right way, at the right time.

Self-Service Solution
Create, distribute and publish digital coupons and offers with a multi-channel reach
Content Integrity
Fight fraud and ensure quality and performance of digital coupons and engagements
Fully Integrated
Configure to meet system requirements and approval flows
Complex Offer Types
Support points-based, promotional, continuity, BXGY and several more offer types
Predictive Analytics
Take the guesswork out of campaign budgeting with data-driven prediction tools
Real-Time Management
Dynamically monitor and fine-tune coupons, offers and other engagements in real-time
Targeting & Segmentation
Personalize the right coupon to the right shopper with attribution-based optimization
Reporting
Measure key performance indicators with ad-hoc reporting and analytics
Shopper Care Center
Empower loyalty team with simple-to-use customer service tools

Secure Approach

YOU Technology’s approach to digital coupons and offers doesn’t rely on bar codes or any other external factor that can be copied during the coupon or offer’s lifecycle. Set up in advance and fully integrated with POS, shoppers must present a loyalty card or unique ID at checkout in order to redeem coupons and offers. This truly digital approach fights fraud by eliminating counterfeit coupons and unlawful redemptions, subsequently saving retailers millions of dollars.

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Experience that Wins

YOU Technology’s targeting and segmentation engine and program expertise partner with retailers to build the best shopper engagement experience for capturing loyalty. Leveraging market research, shopper behavior and transactional data, YOU Technology equips its retailers with the ability to dynamically respond and engage their shoppers along the entire shopper journey – delighting their shoppers with captivating digital coupons, offers and specialized content, how they want, where they want and when they want them, all in real-time.

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Tenacious Focus

YOU Technology’s solutions embrace the philosophy that nothing should stand between a shopper and her retailer. With a self-service, highly customizable digital distribution and publication platform plus effortless integration options, YOU Technology empowers retailers to present the best possible multi-channel shopper engagement experience while preserving a retailer-centric brand presence.

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YOU Technology Reaches 3 Billion Digital Coupon Clips
Marketwired – April 06, 2016

YOU Technology, LLC, the United States’ leading digital coupon provider behind some of the top names in grocery and retail, today announced that shoppers have clipped more than 3 billion unique digital coupons from its network since November 2009. This has saved American families upwards of $600 million through strictly paperless coupons. more

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Coupons continue to be a strong tool for retailers to use both online and offline, but in the digital space, coupon fraud is becoming a bigger problem. Kristina: How big a problem is coupon fraud? Cheryl Black, CEO of YOU Technology: We often view it as a subtle issue, but it’s a problem that’s costing U.S. retailers and manufacturers hundreds of millions of dollars in lost revenue each year. more

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Black oversees all operations, engineering, sales and finance, legal and HR functions of the company, whose systems allow digital coupons to be loaded onto frequent-shopper cards for instore redemption. She managed the transition of YOU Technology from an independently owned company to Kroger ownership, protecting YOU Technology’s other retailer clients’ privacy and confidentiality. more

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Mission

We dedicate

ourselves to building the best products for our retailers to captivate and engage their shoppers with relevant offers delivered how they want, where they want and when they want – replacing paper and saving trees.

We commit

to innovation and best-in-class execution, tenaciously.

We advocate

within and on behalf of our retailer partners, amplifying their strategy.

Meet the Team

  • Cheryl Black
    CEO

  • Ajay Amlani
    EVP Corp Development

  • Allison Mercurio
    Executive

  • Hemanga Nath
    Executive

  • Sandi Lomeli-Rose
    Executive

  • Cassie Davis
    Executive

  • Brandon Armstrong
    Executive

  • Mary Ann Galindo
    Executive

  • Carla Fuentes
    Client Services

  • Erin Taylor
    Client Services

  • Leanne Villanueva
    Accounting & Finance

  • Jennifer Pandey
    Client Services

  • Natassja Sacdalan
    Client Services

  • Helen Yu
    Client Services

  • Eamon Newton
    Client Services

  • Katrina Yap
    Client Services

  • Julie Nelson
    Engineering

  • Nicole Correia
    Client Services

  • Van Tran
    Interactive Services

  • Jacqueline Madriaga
    Client Services

  • Caroline Gee
    Client Services

  • Avinash Sridhar
    Engineering

  • Meredith Dodge
    Interactive Services

  • Bhaskar Pothireddy
    Engineering

  • Maya Mirt
    Client Services

  • Ameena Rafanan
    Product Management

  • Brian Pecko
    Product Management

  • Mary Levander
    Client Services

  • Ric Robins
    Interactive Services

  • Meggan Clark
    Client Services

  • Patricia Johnson
    Client Services

  • Mike Comb
    Engineering

  • David Cox-Espenlaub
    Interactive Services

  • Sripriya Appachar
    Engineering

  • Sukanya Karunakaran
    Engineering

  • Sudeshna Jaltar
    Engineering

  • Shanthi Maturi
    Engineering

  • Srija Bethu
    Engineering

  • Derek Shek
    Engineering

  • Mario Ledesma
    Engineering

  • Jayanti Modigunta
    Engineering

  • Jesse Spencer
    Engineering

  • Minoo Parivash
    Engineering

  • Greg Hoskin
    Interactive Services

  • Deepak Agrawal
    Engineering

  • Morris Delgado
    Engineering

  • Mohammad Alam
    Engineering

  • Glen Gerod
    Engineering

  • Srini Gundapu
    Engineering

  • Katie Franz
    Engineering

  • Johann Lynch
    Engineering

  • Alex Abarca
    Engineering

  • Zil Shah
    Engineering

  • Sarah Buecher
    Client Services

  • Ryan Kunda
    Accounting & Finance

  • Pravesh Kumar
    Engineering

  • Stewart Lin
    Product Management

  • Fabio Bullara
    Engineering

  • Kyle McGillicuddy-Penna
    Engineering

  • Earl Bingham
    Engineering

  • Michelle Yu
    Interactive Services

  • Ashish Sharma
    Engineering

  • Michael Lim
    Engineering

  • Sam Hui
    Product Management

  • Joe Wu
    Engineering

  • Subhash Pattani
    Engineering

  • Eric Chiang
    Engineering

  • Allie Rose
    Client Services

  • Oleksandr Ryzhuk
    Engineering

  • Elizabeth DiRoma
    Client Services

  • Kate Grzeca
    Client Services

  • Darren Adkinson
    Engineering

  • Shahdi Mokhtara
    Client Services

YO! We’re Looking for U!

Who’s the power behind YOU Technology? Awesome people that’s who! Without our dedicated team, there would be no YOU Technology (and more shoppers would still be killing trees with paper coupons). We embrace everyone’s brainpower (from intern to CEO) and the ideas they bring to the table. We value a culture where everyone can simply be themselves and be heard. As the old saying goes, we work hard … and play hard! We turn ideas into reality … and we never stop learning. We drink a lot of coffee and eat a lot of snacks (you should see our snack room) while brainstorming on IM, in conference rooms, at each other’s desks and on our way to the restroom. We deliver top-notch service to our retailers and make no apologies for the fun we have while doing it.

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YOU Technology, LLC.

YOU Technology’s offices are situated just south of San Francisco in Brisbane, CA overlooking the beautiful San Francisco bay.

Headquarters:
1000 Marina Blvd.
Suite 300
Brisbane, CA 94005

Phone: 650-624-3800
Fax: 650-624-3899
Email: info@you.net