Sionic Mobile has added complimentary iBeacons to its ION Loyalty app, enabling small businesses to monitor iBeacons. In the coming weeks, the company's consumer app, ION Rewards, along with partner apps reaching nearly 100 million mobile customers, will be updated to take advantage of the iBeacons.
Sionic Mobile selected iBeacon technology from Apple, continuing its support of in-store, one-tap checkouts using Apple Watch.
"Small businesses are the cornerstone of our economy, and we are committed to delivering sophisticated mobile solutions that meet the unique needs of these local merchants," said Ronald Herman, CEO and founder of Sionic Mobile, in a statement. "ION Loyalty is simple to use and elminates the traditional barriers, like rising costs, hardware and software requirements, or simply lack of time and resources, that up until now have prevented many small business owners from taking advantage of the mobile opportunity. In less than 10 minutes, a small business owner can be up and running on ION Loyalty, and with the new iBeacons, the customer experience is far superior to other mobile apps available today."
With ION Loyalty, merchants can process mobile payments on their phones or tablets using a proprietary, three-digit code checkout process.
"To remain competitive and relevant in today's market, small businesses must have a mobile strategy that goes beyond just payments and instead enhances the overall customer experience. We have helped thousands of small business owners nationwide go mobile with ION Loyalty. It's incredible to see how quickly these business owners begin seeing results from positive customer feedback regarding the added convenience, an uptick in repeat business because of the instant rewards, as well as an increase in general foot traffic due to the mobile marketing and advertising," Herman added.
Sionic Mobile's merchant marketplace represents more than 100,000 retail and restaurant locations nationwide. ION Rewards users earn IONs that spend like cash every time they checkout.