Flowcode creator spotlights showcases the talents and skills from our community. Today, get to know the team from BikeInsure to understand how they make affordable insurance accessible to cyclists across the nation with seamless connections. We spoke with founder and CEO, Buzzy Cohn, who highlighted how their "bike shop partners love our use of a Flowcode because it easily enables customers to secure 'peace of mind' bicycle insurance". Read on for more learnings with the BikeInsure team!
BikeInsure is an insurtech company specializing in bicycle insurance for cyclists in the United States. The original standardized bike insurance company aims to afford each bicycle and eBike owner across America comprehensive bicycle coverage at a reasonable price. BikeInsure seeks to meet each cyclist where they desire to procure their favorite cycling products or services.
BikeInsure was inspired by the first-hand experience of a cycling accident that lead to a damaged road bike. As a cyclist navigating the costly environment of bike protection, there was an evident lack of a standalone insurance protection product that was accessible and reasonably priced. BikeInsure was born with the hope of providing fellow cyclists with the ability to protect their equipment in an effective and efficient way -- anyone can sign up and get protected from their phones in just a couple minutes.
A main strategy for making BikeInsure discoverable to cyclists is marketing presence and collateral in brick and mortar stores, from business cards to banners. Cyclists can discover the product in a moment that is relevant to them and discover which plan they would like to adopt for their own coverage. QR codes add another layer to this, making our website and product itself easily available from any marketing collateral placed in these storefronts.
"As we drive business development with each BikeInsure Partnership Integration, our Flowcode collaboration will result in a frictionless offline to online engagement for each bicycle or eBike brand, Independent Bike Shop Dealer, or cycling organization partnership customer that will be referred directly to BikeInsure via a secure mobile scan of a unique QR code," said Buzzy. "The instant consumer engagement will enable a cyclist to obtain bike coverage with optional theft protection for a bicycle as easily as it was to get for your smartphone in just a few minutes".
BikeInsure chose Flowcode for customized and unique QR codes because the requirements were:
Similarly, at BikeInsure, we have a fiduciary responsibility to our clients as an insurance provider to select business partners who protect the interest of customers. For example, the secure BikeInsure.com payment gateway service for electronic credit card payments is certified to the highest compliance PCI Service Provider Level 1 standards. PCI Level 1 is the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry.
To align with the BikeInsure standards, we selected Flowcode because it is the leading U.S.-based privacy complaint and secure direct-to-consumer platform. Flowcode is trusted by over 70% of Fortune 1000 companies and platform security was an important feature to BikeInsure.
Another point to add is that BikeInsure finds Flowcode's trust guarantee is a vital benefit to highlight to customers. Although BikeInsure prefers white-label solutions to avoid confusion, the dynamic QR codes we utilize must reflect the gold standard brand name of Flowcode along with the privacy.flowcode.com policy to authenticate and legitimize our customers' engagement with our website. As such, the Flowcode remains on every BikeInsure custom Flowcode.
With an appreciation that the unique BikeInsure QR codes were required to be a focal point with prominent placements in each application of our partnership marketing campaigns. We also recognize that not all consumers are familiar with using QR code, so our design needed to have the following attributes to build trust a successful seamless experience when engaging with them:
* Since FLOWCODE provides QR to many organizations in the sports and entertainment industries, along with over 70% of Fortune 1000 companies, the marketplace is beginning to identify the ROUND QR with credible business establishments. So, BikeInsure believes this will become another variable for consumer authentication.
Bikeinsure places Flowcodes an all in-store collateral for our partnered cycle retailers across the country. These displays range from business cards at checkout, tabletop banners, and even large banners highlighting the BikeInsure story and product. Each of these uses a Flowcode to directly point customers to an instant purchase and checkout experience with one scan and a few clicks.
BikeInsure's most creative presentation of a Flowcode is on a polo. Placing a Flowcode on merchandise like this enables customers to instantly get to the BikeInsure website when they see me as a passerby, in a storefront, or at a tradeshow or networking event. Printing a QR code onto our clothing is an unexpected and great way to power connections instantly and from anywhere.
BikeInsure is a bicycle insurance integration partner of SmartEtailing. SmartEtailing provides website, marketing, and data solutions to help approximately 1,100 independent bicycle retailers and suppliers sell more products in-store and online. BikeInsure utilizes the Flowocde Pro account subscription to configure the custom-designed BikeInsure QR code for each Bike Shop partnership omnichannel application, and brick-and-mortar retail bike shops also receive custom BikeInsure branded QR code-enabled point-of-sale marketing materials. With the unique QR code that, with a secure smartphone scan, takes the in-store customer offline to the bike shop's online website co-branded BikeInsure information page where the customer may learn more about bike coverage and optional bicycle theft protection, and at a click of a button, quickly sign-up for a BikeInsure plan.
Bike Shop partners love our use of a Flowcode because it easily enables customers to secure 'peace of mind' bicycle insurance. When the unexpected happens, the bike shop customer will return to their store with a check to repair or replace their bike.
Within the BikeInsure Flowcode 'codes overview' panel, BikeInsure can configure, manage, and audit the code analytics in real time. As a result, Flowcode is enabling BikeInsure to execute a nationwide solution for countless commercial partnership engagements while fulfilling the objective of the optimized and efficient offline-to-online user experience.