ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sionic Mobile, a mobile payments and loyalty leader, today announced it has added Visa Checkout as a safe and convenient payment option to its ION Rewards® application for smartphones and tablets. ION Rewards enables consumers to link their preferred payment, pay for in-store and online purchases with the app and earn IONs instantly at every checkout. IONs never expire and can be used like cash at more than 30,000 retail locations and online stores, including GameStop, Lowe’s, Papa John’s Pizza, Staples and many other big brands.
“Consumers are faced with an overwhelming number of mobile apps promising loyalty rewards and payment options,” said Ronald Herman, CEO and founder of Sionic Mobile. “The problem is the majority of these apps are based upon upside-down business models that do not have consumers’ best interests in mind, resulting in a subpar user experience and low adoption rates. Our goal has always been to provide ION Rewards users with a fast, intuitive and rewarding checkout experience. Adding new, convenient payment options like Visa Checkout is another example of our commitment to continually enhance that experience whether shopping in-store or online.”
Visa Checkout is a digital payment service designed to simplify the checkout experience using secure, single sign-on across channels and devices using a customer's preferred payment method. ION Rewards users can complete a full mobile checkout in seconds using the Visa Checkout feature and instantly receive IONs on every purchase. All transactions are extensively monitored for fraud using Visa’s advanced real-time security tools, including device fingerprinting and Visa Dynamic Network Analytics scoring.
About Sionic Mobile
Midtown Atlanta-based Sionic Mobile markets to smartphone consumers and rewards them for every mobile checkout. The mCommerce company utilizes mobile devices, Bluetooth® beacons and the cloud to connect merchants with nearby, ready-to-spend consumers. The company is the maker and provider of ION -- the first, fully digital mobile promotions, gift cards, payments and rewards apps for phones and tablets. Merchants use ION Loyalty® to increase traffic, sales & margins, reduce credit card fees and get good customers back more often. Consumers use ION Rewards® to earn IONs at every checkout, then spend them like cash on anything at any time at over 30,000 retail locations nationwide. The free apps support iOS and most Android devices.