In a traditional brick and mortar store, one can often find change drop off boxes at checkout. There, customers are able to give a few cents to charitable causes. These drop-off boxes can serve as an important source of funding for many charities. When a person comes in and uses a credit card, or a newer mobile payment system, they aren’t left with the change to drop off, cutting out a source of funding for charities. Sionic Mobile, a mCommerce company, has begun to attempt to change this within their own services.
Sionic Mobile provides businesses and customers with access to their ION service. Companies are able to sign up with ION to allow customers to pay for products using an app that is connected to their favorite payment programs like Google (News - Alert) Wallet. Businesses can use ION to receive digital payments, and reward customers. Those who use ION to pay for services will receive IONs, digital credits that can be used as cash with ION businesses.
The Give option will be added to the app both as a general option and as a button during check out.
As part of the launch for the “Give, Get Back, Pay it Forward” campaign, Sionic Mobile is partnering with Center Helping Obesity in Children End Successfully, Inc, or C.H.O.I.C.E.S., based in Atlanta, Georgia.
"C.H.O.I.C.E.S. is honored to be the first non-profit to be featured inside the ION Rewards app,” said Vanetta Keyes, founder and executive director of C.H.O.I.C.E.S. “Our ability to grow, educate children and parents on the importance of healthy choices and create awareness within the community is directly tied to donor contributions. Providing donors the ability to contribute conveniently from their smartphones helps ensure these goals are achieved, and allows us to reach a new audience that may not be aware of our organization.”
Edited by Stefania Viscusi
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