ATLANTA--Sionic Mobile, the leading provider of cloud-based connected commerce and loyalty gateway services, today announced it has enhanced its platform so consumers can interact with their favorite brands featured in their vehicle infotainment screen, mobile wallet or shopping and rewards app with a single account. Prior to universal linking, consumers were required to download food, parking, hotel, store and other mobile apps, store a credit card in each app, then link each account separately.
“We’re not suggesting consumers stop downloading apps for their go-to places,” said Ronald Herman, CEO and founder of Sionic Mobile. “We believe customers having already downloaded a mobile wallet or shopping and rewards app prefer to use those apps -- along with in-vehicle marketplace apps -- to reorder recent or favorite meals and enjoy curbside pickup or skip-the-line takeout. Either way, retailers win with greater reach and increased sales.”
Once linked, consumers use secure, central payments and loyalty rewards to pay for parking, fuel, food, hotel rooms and other frequent purchases, all within the comfort of their vehicle or preferred mobile app.
“One of the biggest obstacles preventing consumer adoption of mobile wallets and rewards applications is the cumbersome user experience,” continued Herman. “Our latest enhancement will radically change the way consumers interact with their favorite brands. Simplifying the sign-on procedure not only streamlines the process, but also provides a new incentive to use these mobile tools regularly – a shift to must-have, daily reliance to conduct nearly every aspect of their lives from either a mobile device or their connected car.”
Atlanta-based Sionic Mobile is a leading provider of connected commerce services, leveraging retail clients’ investments in online ordering, parking and hotel reservation technologies and partners’ substantial base of consumers. The Company’s ULink™ universal account linking service helps augment brands’ technology investments by delivering convenience services to consumers without the need to download multiple apps: buy food for skip-the-line takeout or delivery; buy fuel; pay for parking; and, book hotel rooms. The services work with the Waze® mobile app and Google® messaging chatbot agents. Retailers pay a small marketing fee when customers pay using their ULink profile. Visit www.sionic.io