POPcodes Named a Finalist in Retail Council of Canada’s ReBoot Challenge

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Retail fulfillment solution recognized for its ability to bridge the $1 trillion gap between online and in store.

POPcodes, an online to in-store promotion tracking and purchase fulfillment solution, has been named a finalist for the Retail Council of Canada’s ReBoot Challenge. The finalists will be showcased at STORE 2015, Canada’s largest retail conference, held June 2-3 at the Toronto Congress Center in Toronto.

POPcodes is one of only 10 Canadian start-ups selected to present their solutions to retailers from across Canada. The finalists, judged by a panel of retail industry leaders, were determined based on the strength and creativity of the application and potential to transform the retail experience. The top four, which have yet to be determined, will present on the main stage to an audience of nearly 2,000 retail industry leaders.

“It is a great honor to be named a finalist in RCC’s ReBoot Challenge,” said Gregg Aamoth, CEO of POPcodes. “POPcodes fills an important need in omnichannel retail, bridging the $1 trillion gap created as consumers start their path to purchase online and then complete it in their local stores. We are thrilled to be recognized as a disruptor in the industry, while providing both a customer-centric and merchant-friendly application.”

POPcodes will be demonstrating real-world examples of how to create a seamless and frictionless shopping experience, broadcasting offers through iSIGN Media’s patented Smart Antenna to invite attendees to redeem them at their booth. This will serve as a live demonstration of how POPcodes and iSIGN can combine to close the loop on promotions delivered to mobile devices, from offer through to redemption.

“The POPcodes solution offers something the industry has been chasing for years—real-time confirmation of consumers’ actions,” explains Aamoth. “We enable tracking and control of the redemption of omnichannel promotions and fulfilment of online purchases at the point of sale – down to the last metre, not just the last mile.”

To learn more about POPcodes, visit booth 823 in “Disruption Alley” on the show room floor, or go to http://www.popcodes.com.

About POPcodes
POPcodes allows for simple, secure redemption of promotions, purchases, and loyalty points. Merchants and marketers have clear, real-time visibility into who, when and how their promotions are redeemed in store. Success in the connected and competitive world of retail is created by delivering an exceptional experience from online to in store. Merchants can facilitate promotion redemption and in-store pickup, not only from their own ecommerce sites, but from manufacturers and loyalty platforms too. The POPcodes redemption app is designed to run on existing in-store hardware, allowing POPcodes to be redeemed in aisle, at checkout, or through digital kiosks. Wherever there is an opportunity to connect customers from clicks to bricks, POPcodes can make it happen!

For more information, visit POPcodes.com.

About iSIGN Media
iSIGN Media, based in Toronto, is a data-focused, software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that is a pioneering leader in gathering point-of-sale data and mobile shopper preferences to generate actionable data and reveal valuable consumer insights. Creators of the Smart suite of products, a patented interactive proximity marketing technology, iSIGN enables brands to deliver targeted messaging, personalized offers and loyalty perks to consumers' mobile devices in proximity and with real-time proof of redemption. iSIGN's data gathering capabilities provide analytics on price points, typical purchases, in-store dwell time and other shopper metrics that identify emerging consumer behaviors. These insights enable smarter business decisions and provide increased ROI metrics for more transparent marketing. iSIGN delivers relevant, timely messages on an opt-in basis at no charge to consumers, transmitting rich media to consumer mobile devices via Bluetooth® and WiFi connectivity in complete privacy as opposed to iBeacons, apps, downloads and required surrendering of personal information. Proven to increase brand engagement and customer loyalty, iSIGN generates preference-based, predictive "clean data" without compromising consumer privacy. Partners include: IBM, Keyser Retail Solutions, Baylor University, Verizon Wireless, TELUS and AOpen America Inc., with solution distribution by Graphic Media, Inc.

About STORE 2015
STORE, hosted by Retail Council of Canada, is Canada’s largest retail conference. With an agenda and networking opportunities targeted to the unique needs of the dynamic retail industry in Canada, the conference attracts over 2,000 leaders from the retail, supplier and consumer products community. STORE 2015 will be held on June 2-3 at the Toronto Congress Center in Toronto, ON. To learn more about STORE 2015, visit http://www.storeconference.ca/

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