Award-winning mobile payments and rewards app now even faster with
ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sionic Mobile:
Sionic Mobile, in conjunction with the opening day of the annual Apple®
Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco, today announced
that ION Rewards for Apple Watch is available for immediate free
download in the App Store. For each mobile checkout, users instantly
earn IONs that spend like cash and can be used at more than 100,000
merchant locations nationwide, including big-brand retailers and a
fast-growing number of small business merchants.
See it in action: ION Rewards for Apple Watch
Click here to watch a brief video demonstration:
Sionic Mobile’s ION Rewards for Apple Watch leverages the company’s
proprietary, three-digit checkout process resulting in faster, easier
and more secure mobile payments. Through iBeacons, users are digitally
greeted and invited to check-in on their Apple Watch at ION Rewards
small business merchants. When it is time to pay, users simply tap PAY
on their Apple Watch then show the code to the cashier.
Ronald Herman, CEO and founder of Sionic Mobile, said, “We’re continuing
the one-tap precedent set by Apple Pay™ now available in many large
retailers. Unlike Apple Pay, however, smaller merchants process ION
mobile payments and rewards using their smartphone or tablet, so there
is no new equipment to buy or manage. And in late July, we will begin
providing complimentary iBeacons to all of our small business merchants,
making mobile checkouts even faster.”
The ION solution works with any credit or debit card, any Android or iOS
mobile device and offers lower-cost payments exclusively through J.P.
Morgan Chase. In addition to the cost savings gained from lower credit
card fees, and requiring no additional hardware to be purchased, small
business owners gain unlimited mobile advertising and a self-branded
eGift Card as an ION merchant. These owners can now provide
exceptionally fast, secure mobile checkouts to Apple Watch users, while
instantly rewarding them for every purchase.
ION Rewards users earn IONs – on top of credit card points – every time
they checkout. It is the only rewards program allowing consumers to earn
and spend rewards like cash with zero restrictions at any merchant in
the ION marketplace.
About Sionic Mobile
Midtown Atlanta-based Sionic Mobile provides low-cost payments bundled
with mobile marketing and customer loyalty to businesses and instant
rewards to consumers at checkout. The Company’s universal rewards,
called IONs, help merchants keep good customers coming back more often
and are awarded in addition to customers’ credit card points. Consumers
may spend IONs (1,000 IONs = $1.00) at any merchant in the ION
Marketplace on anything at any time. Businesses use ION LoyaltyⓇ
securely online, on mobile devices or through their POS system,
eliminating the need for new equipment. Consumers use the free ION
RewardsⓇ app for iOS and Android for in-store checkouts.
For Sionic Mobile
Anna Stanley, 678-781-3072