Sionic Mobile adds Visa Checkout to ION Rewards

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.