Terrible Herbst Leverages Gilbarco’s Impulse™ Platform for Children’s Toy Drive

Quick and Easy Donation System Delivers Another Record Year for Toy Drive

Terrible Herbst used Gilbarco’s Impulse countertop merchandising platform to help achieve a record-setting donation to the19th Annual 98.5 KLUC Chet Buchanan Show Toy Drive in Las Vegas. The drive started November 30 and ended December 11, 2017.

With the help of Gilbarco’s Impulse and Passport® Point-of-Sale system, donations increased 6.5 percent over 2016 levels for a total of $49,000. In 2016, customers reacted to Impulse’ donation feature (as measured by interactions) 80,000 times. The level increased to 96,642 interactions in 2017 for an increase of 21 percent!

Impulse is a basket-based, suggestive selling solution that uses sophisticated, behind-the-scenes technology to display relevant and colorful offers, games, programs (like the toy drive) and surveys to customers before, during, and after check out. It integrates seamlessly with Gilbarco's Passport Point-of-Sale system and the store’s price book to power an automated upselling feature which generates displays at the checkout counter to increase basket size and overall sales. In this case, Terrible Herbst programmed Impulse to prompt shoppers at checkout to donate $1, $2 or $5 to HELP of Southern Nevada, which helps coordinate and distribute donations for the toy drive.

Last year was the first time Terrible Herbst used Impulse to prompt and tabulate donations. It significantly increased donations, especially as patrons became accustomed to the interactive touchscreen. In prior years, cashiers had to ask customers for donations. While they continued to do so in 2017, Impulse carried more of the transactional burden, speeding up the process and allowing busy cashiers to focus more on customer interaction, especially at peak times.

“We’re finding more and more ways to use Impulse,” said Mark Walters, Terrible Herbst Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “It’s really versatile. While it helps generate incremental in-store sales, it also helps us support our civic goals by allowing us to give back to our community in a more efficient, measurable and significant way. Of course, the generosity of our customers is extraordinary. We couldn’t do it without them and the technology simply facilitates the process,” said Walters.

“Impulse helps c-stores engage with customers in a variety of ways,” said Eric Bagden, Director, Retail Solutions, Gilbarco. “In tandem with our Passport® POS system, Impulse allows c-stores to grow their business, build brand loyalty, and gain and utilize insights to customer wants and needs. Impulse gives retailers another touchpoint to reach their customers, consistently with every transaction, and we’re always pleased when businesses like Terrible Herbst use the power of Impulse to help others in its communities.”

With more than 250 lanes of Impulse installed across its network, Terrible Herbst continues to use Impulse to help enable its business strategy, increasing sales, providing a more pleasant customer experience and giving back to its local community.

Founded in 1937, Terrible Herbst is a privately-held gas station company based in Paradise, Nevada. The company operates gas stations in Nevada, California, Utah and Arizona. It sells gas, groceries, and other products, as well as car wash and oil change services. It also sells gift cards and car wash plans online.

To learn more about Gilbarco Veeder-Root’s Impulse merchandising platform or more about other upselling solutions, visit:  http://www.gilbarco.com/us/learning-center/learn-about-upselling

About Gilbarco Veeder-Root

Gilbarco Veeder-Root is the worldwide technology leader for retail and commercial fueling operations offering the broadest range of integrated solutions from the forecourt to the convenience store and head office. For over 150 years, Gilbarco has earned the trust of its customers by providing long-term partnership, uncompromising support and proven reliability. Major product lines include: fuel dispensers, pump media, point-of-sale systems, payment systems, tank gauges, software development and integration, fleet management systems, and nozzles.

For further information, contact:

Patricia Stancati, Marketing Communications Program Manager
Gilbarco Veeder-Root
Tel: (336) 547-5121
e-mail: patricia.stancati@gilbarco.com