(ATLANTA–June 03, 2015)–Sionic Mobile, a mobile commerce leader, today announced it is more than doubling the number of merchant locations where its ION Rewards app users can earn IONs at every checkout and spend them like cash at any time on anything at any ION merchant. This recent surge in merchant locations comes just weeks before the company releases the highly anticipated, fourth generation ION Rewards app on June 15th.
“Retailers realize the importance of mobile, and recognize the growing consumer awareness of mobile payments and loyalty,” said Ronald Herman, CEO and founder of Sionic Mobile. “We’ve made it easy for mobile-savvy consumers to earn 2% rewards at every checkout, on top of the rewards they get from their bank or credit card provider. By doubling the ION merchant locations and adding thousands of coffee shops, restaurants and other merchant types, we are making it practical to earn and spend IONs every day.”
Sionic Mobile has partnered with CashStar, the industry-leading provider of prepaid commerce solutions, to provide CashStar-powered digital gift cards for a large, diverse roster of leading restaurants and retailers.
“Simply downloading an app is not enough; consumers must have motivation and opportunity to use the app at a wide variety of merchants on a daily basis,” Herman said. “We reward consumers instantly at every checkout. Our app users not only have the convenience of paying for purchases with their smartphones, but also have the peace of mind that each transaction is secure and free of fraud. We removed the restrictions typical of other loyalty programs and as a result, ION Rewards is quickly becoming one of the go-to apps used by consumers as a part of their daily routine.”
To learn more about ION Rewards and retailers where the app may be used, please visit http://IONrewards.com.
About Sionic Mobile
Midtown Atlanta-based Sionic Mobile helps small-medium business merchants get and keep mobile savvy customers by uniting mobile ads, loyalty rewards, eGift cards, and mobile payments in a simple, affordable service and provides nonprofit organizations an always-on mobile fundraising tool. The Company’s free ION RewardsⓇ and Shop2GiveⓇ apps for iOS and Android make mobile payments at more than 100,000 locations nationwide simple, secure and rewarding for consumers and supporters alike.