Sionic Mobile’s Award-Winning ION Loyalty® and ION Rewards® Apps Enhance Social Experience Between Small Businesses and Their Customers

New features include hassle-free, mobile-to-mobile checkouts, instant
rewards and reviews, merchant-branded eGift Cards and bonus IONs shared
among friends

today announced the newest releases of its ION Loyalty app
for small business merchants and ION Rewards app for consumers; both
available for free download in the App Store and Play.

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These latest releases further enhance the social experience, by cloaking
the physical payment (plastic cards stay tucked safely away), while
adding the ability to connect and share with other ION users. A simple,
one-tap rating feature (coming soon) encourages customers to rate the
experience after checkout.

“Having built the nation’s premier mobile rewards marketplace with more
than 100,000 big-brand locations where consumers can earn and spend
IONs, we’ve turned our attention to address the needs of small business
merchants,” said Ronald Herman, Sionic Mobile CEO. “We’ve made it even
easier for business owners and managers to connect with their customers
using their mobile device, creating a more intimate and social

In addition to hassle-free mobile checkouts, ION helps small businesses
attract new customers through unlimited advertising in the mobile
marketplace and by offering their own eGift Cards for customers to send
to their friends, family and coworkers – all conveniently through their

“We’ve simplified the mobile payment process, giving business owners the
ability to accept phone-to-phone payments using a simple, 3-digit code,”
said Herman. “ION Loyalty users can now side-step the confusing maze of
mobile payment offerings from Apple, Android, Samsung, PayPal and others
and focus on what they do best – serving their customers. Additionally,
customers earn instant rewards following every checkout, providing
business owners with yet another opportunity to build brand loyalty and
engage patrons.”

“This system is a catalyst for socially marketing small business
merchants in the ION marketplace, as well as driving business in the
door,” Herman explained. “Unlike ratings from Yelp or TripAdvisor, which
may not be tied to actual customer checkouts, ION customer ratings will
influence decisions of potential customers to visit that merchant based
on confirmed experiences.”

ION merchants will have access to their business’ ratings and reviews
within the ION Loyalty mobile app and in the online Small Business
Center. There, merchants will be able to evaluate their ratings to gain
valuable insight on their business operations, food and staff, and
determine ways to improve the overall customer experience and increase
social interaction.

Consumers earn IONs that spend like cash every time they checkout with
their phones, on top of credit card and other loyalty points. It is the
only universal loyalty program, allowing consumers to earn and spend
rewards with zero restrictions at any ION merchant. All mobile-to-mobile
payments are processed securely and exclusively by J.P. Morgan Chase.

A full list of retailers included in the premiere ION Merchant
Marketplace is available here:

To learn more, please visit

See it in action. Find out how it works, click here to watch the
new ION Rewards video:

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 or they may donate their IONs to a
local charity or cause. 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