Sionic Mobile, the mobile marketing and customer loyalty company, has announced immediate availability of its ION Rewards for Apple Watch at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco. Users can earn IONs to spend like cash when they check-out on mobile through partnering retailers and business merchants.
Sionic Mobile rolls out ION Rewards for Apple Watch
ION Rewards for Apple Watch are based on Sionic Mobile’s three-digit checkout process that makes it easier, faster and more secure to make a mobile payment. It uses iBeacons to engage with consumers.
Ronald Herman, CEO and founder, Sionic Mobile, says:
“We’re continuing the one-tap precedent set by Apple Pay now available in many large retailers. Unlike Apple Pay, however, smaller merchants process ION mobile payments and rewards using their smartphone or tablet, so there is no new equipment to buy or manage. And in late July, we will begin providing complimentary iBeacons to all of our small business merchants, making mobile checkouts even faster.”
ION Rewards work with any credit or debit card, on Android or iOS mobile devices and also offer low-cost payments through JP Morgan Chase. ION marchants can make use of the lower credit card fees and do not require additional hardware to be purchased, but instead get to tap into unlimited mobile advertising and branded eGift Card options.
Adding ION Rewards to the Apple Watch makes it even faster to checkout securely on mobile.