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B&N recently unveiled its revamped membership program, unveiling a lower annual fee of just $40 that offers all purchases, both inside and outside physical stores, a 10% discount according to CEO James Daunt. This program replaces an earlier program which cost $25 annually but provided discounts in stores to 5.5 million members only.
B&N is employing a technique called priming to encourage customers to join. Posters and danglers with member benefits are displayed throughout stores to entice customers, with hopes that this small investment will result in more frequent visits and engagement with their bookstore, taking advantage of what’s known as “sunk cost effect,” where people continue an effort once they have invested money, effort or time into it.