ATLANTA, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sionic Mobile today announced the opening of its U.S. million-dollar HotList fund covering more than 30,000 shops, restaurants and service providers nationwide. The Pioneer feature lets ION Rewards® app users sign up their favorite places from the HotList and get paid a bonus on top of the rewards paid every time ION offers are used there.
"Rather than paying a dedicated sales staff to knock on merchants' doors," stated Ronald Herman, CEO, "we are paying our ION users a one-time bonus and ongoing, instant rewards for every ION purchase."
There are no special codes or complex referrals. To invite a business owner or manager, ION users simply tap the HotList merchant name and enter an email address. ION automates the email message then tracks when the merchant signs up. That merchant becomes the ION user's rewards provider for life. No matter when any ION customer spends at that merchant using the app, the Pioneer gets rewarded.
Pioneers are rewarded in either cash or IONs. For ION users linking a commercial Dwolla account, all bonus and ongoing rewards are paid bimonthly in cash. All other Pioneers are rewarded instantly with IONs that they can spend like cash for anything at any ION merchant.
ION uses next-gen Dwolla payments so consumers can earn IONs by paying with their phone at any ION merchant, leaving their wallet in their handbag or pocket. With ION and Dwolla, there is no special chip or extra device required by either consumer or merchant and mobile payments are instant.
A true, greenfield opportunity, the ION marketplace is completely untapped and free for the taking. Visit www.ionrewards.com/pioneers.php or search ION Rewards in your favorite app store.
ION is the first, fully digital mobile payment and social loyalty app combining merchant offers, customer rewards and card-less payments in simple apps for phones and tablets. ION Loyalty® pays merchants for customer rewards and helps neighborhood retailers and restaurants increase sales and cut credit card fees. ION Rewards® pays consumers for buying things they already buy, paying with their phones, connecting with friends and signing up favorite places. The free apps support iOS and Android devices. Visit www.ionRewards.com or www.ionLoyalty.com.
SOURCE Sionic Mobile