RealTime Shredding Adds Magnetic Strip, Smart Card Options to The Self-Service Shredder

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'Shred cards' help businesses extend branding, loyalty benefits.

RealTime Shredding, Inc., is introducing magnetic strip and smart card software on its self-service shredding kiosk, giving businesses the ability to provide "shred cards" to their customers and partners.

The new offerings for The Self-Service Shredderâ„¢ come in response to retailers' and other business' growing interest in non-cash-based systems, while meeting demands for innovative ways to brand and provide loyalty benefits to customers.

The magnetic strip card is ideal for businesses with a single kiosk, according to Amanda Verrie, RealTime Shredding's president. A business can provide cards with a set number of shredding minutes and/or sessions to customers, partners, and others. Non-profit organizations can even sell shred cards for fundraising, says Verrie. With a shredding rate of up to 200 sheets of paper a minute on The Self-Service Shredder, a business could offer substantial use with just a few minutes of time on a card.

Smart cards are good options for repeat users and for businesses with multiple kiosks, adds Verrie, including retailers and businesses with several branches, such as banks. For the individual user, she explains, the ability to use The Self-Service Shredder at any of the business' locations makes it easier and more convenient to keep up with shredding on a regular basis. "The business benefits significantly from a customer's increased visits to their location."

The new software offer key branding opportunities for kiosk owners, says Verrie. RealTime Shredding can customize shred cards with a business' logo, photo, and contact information. For businesses that do not own The Self-Service Shredder, but still want to help fight identity theft, the software provides the ability to provide shred cards for use in a local kiosk. RealTime Shredding also now offers The Self-Service Shredder kiosk in custom colors, providing additional branding opportunities.

About RealTime Shredding, Inc.
RealTime Shredding, Inc. (http://www.realtimeshredding.com/) manufactures and markets The Self-Service Shredder, the first self-service shredding kiosk designed specifically for business and consumer use. The patented, UL-approved Self-Service Shredder, the first to offer shredding on a public-use basis, provides a safe, fast, convenient, inexpensive way to shred confidential documents and other materials. The industrial-strength shredder cross-cut shreds paper, cardboard, credit cards, paper clips, staples, CDs, DVDs, and floppy disks at a rate of up to 200 sheets of paper a minute.

Installations include banks, professional service firms, business and shipping centers, schools, retail stores, and public/government facilities. Small and mid-sized businesses rely on The Self-Service Shredder to help assure compliance with HIPAA and FACTA document destruction requirements. Based in Colorado Springs, the woman-owned and -operated company offers The Self-Service Shredder with multiple options, and through purchase and lease plans.

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