Zip Pet™ Links ION Loyalty with Dwolla to Ignite its Mobile Commerce Plan

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Retail store with local delivery is first in area to launch mobile ads, payments and rewards.

"We linked Dwolla with ION for a totally mobile customer experience" Joe Perez

Zip Pet today announced the launch of its mobile offers, payments and rewards program for its local Queens area customers. Starting today, customers can download the free ION Rewards® app to their iPhone or Android, view Zip Pet ads and offers, pay with their phone using Dwolla and earn rewards instantly for every offer purchased.

“We turned to Dwolla two months ago to help us cut credit card fees for online purchases,” said Joe, owner, “then linked it with ION for a totally mobile customer experience.” Zip Pet welcomes customers near its East Elmhurst retail location to bring their pets while they shop. Many local customers shop online and have their pet supplies delivered to their door by friendly, Zip Pet staff – usually same day but always within two days of ordering.

“We’re a tiny pet supply store,” continued Joe, “but we compete with the superstores for every customer. We selected ION Loyalty® because it supports no/low cost Dwolla payments, is easy to use, automates rewards for our good customers and makes great financial sense.”

Mobile ads are free for ION Loyalty merchants and take just seconds to create and post with their phones. Customers buying products featured in ION mobile ads (offers) are instantly rewarded with IONs on their phones. When paying with Dwolla using ION, they receive 50% more rewards automatically. Customers can spend their IONs like cash at Zip Pet or any restaurant or retail store using ION.

“Zip Pet is truly a forward-thinking retailer with its customers’ satisfaction at the forefront of everything they do,” stated Cedric Brown, Marketing Director for ION. “Using ION’s mobile-to-mobile service to reach customers with product offers, collect payment at the door or in the store and thank them instantly for their purchases is what keeps them one step ahead of the superstores.”

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About Zip Pet™
Zip Pet is the tiniest pet supply store with the biggest heart and personalized, caring service. Started in 2011, the Zip Pet retail store in East Elmhurst, NY welcomes furry friends and their owners living in Astoria, Long Island City, Jackson Heights, Flushing and other local towns and delivers pet goodies to local Queens NY residents.

About ION
ION Loyalty provides neighborhood merchants free mobile ads, no or low cost mobile payments, automated customer rewards and cash back when their ION customers spend elsewhere. ION Rewards pays consumers for shopping and dining, paying with their phones, sharing with friends and signing up their favorite places. Both apps are free and support iOS and most Android devices.

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