“We are excited to be working with IMPACTorg to enable their 30,000 fuel retailer locations and nearly 250,000 pre-registered IMPACT card customers with ION Rewards,” said Paul Provenzano, VP Strategy and Development for Sionic Mobile.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 17, 2013
ImpactOrg, a consortium of 30,000 independent fuel retailers and issuer of the IMPACT prepaid card, today announced its partnership with Sionic Mobile, providers of ION mobile ads, payments and rewards. The alliance enables ImpactOrg customers with IMPACT cards to link their accounts with the free ION Rewards app, pay with their phones at every consortium member’s fuel and convenience store location and earn 1% instantly in ION Rewards. Fuel retailer brands include Shell, Gulf, Valero, BP, Marathon, Texaco, Exxon Mobil and others.
In addition to receiving 1% of every mobile checkout in IONs, IMPACT cardholders save five cents per gallon on fuel when paying with their phone or with the IMPACT card inside the store. Cardholders earn more IONs when purchasing merchant-advertised items, connecting with friends through the ION Rewards app, and for signing up their favorite places. 1,000 IONs equals US$1.00 and can always be used like cash for anything, any time at any ION merchant.
“ImpactOrg is a step ahead of MCX (merchant customer exchange), a consortium of large retailers including Walmart, Target, Sears, Lowes, CVS and others,” said Sean Kumar, Chief Strategy Officer of ImpactOrg. “By partnering with Sionic Mobile, ImpactOrg is bringing its mobile payments and rewards solution to thousands of independent fuel retailers even faster than MCX. It’s a win-win situation in our eco-system of consumer demand and merchant provision.”
The combined IMPACT card and ION Rewards mobile app benefits ImpactOrg fuel retailers by reducing card payment processing fees, depositing payments into their bank accounts faster, increasing store traffic and sales and providing a shared, low-cost customer loyalty program.
“We are excited to be working with ImpactOrg to enable their 30,000 fuel retailer locations and nearly 250,000 pre-registered IMPACT card customers with ION Rewards,” said Paul Provenzano, VP Strategy and Development for Sionic Mobile. “And, we look forward to introducing the ImpactOrg consortium benefits to our existing independent ION merchants across the country.”
ImpactOrg (Independent Merchant Promoted Advanced Commerce Technologies Organization) is a consortium of more than 30,000 small and medium retail establishments whose primary objective is to promote mobile commerce, payment services and loyalty marketing for and on behalf of independent retail merchants. ImpactOrg is creating a platform that provides a faster, more convenient shopping experience for its consumers. Visit http://www.ImpactOrg.org.
About Sionic Mobile
Sionic Mobile is the maker and provider of ION -- a fully digital mCommerce platform connecting merchants with nearby consumers via mobile ads, payments and rewards. ION Rewards™ pays consumers to pay with their phones and rewards them for buying merchant-advertised items, connecting with friends and referring their favorite places. ION Loyalty® increases high-margin sales for food & beverage, retail and service providers. The apps connect securely in the cloud for immediate and effortless checkouts. Both apps are free and support iOS and most Android devices.