Alpha Card Services Selects SparkBase to Power Loyalty and Gift Card Programs
Alpha Card Services selected SparkBase to power the gift and loyalty card programs they make available to their merchant clients. Included in the technology agreement is the ability for Alpha Card Services to provide Sparkbase's new Paycloud mobile wallet app to thousands of merchants nationwide.
Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) August 24, 2011
SparkBase (sparkbase.com), a leading loyalty and gift card network for financial services providers, announced today that Alpha Card Services selected SparkBase to power the loyalty and gift card programs they make available to their merchant clients.
Alpha Card Services (alphacardservices.com) is a comprehensive business solutions provider that enables cost effective payment solutions for thousands of businesses across the United States, processing over $2 billion annually.
“We selected SparkBase to provide our loyalty, gift card, and mobile marketing solutions because of their robust technology platform and commitment to their ISO partners,” said Lazaros Kalemis, CEO of Alpha Card Services. “Our goal is to provide our merchants with a turnkey program that includes Alpha Card produced, custom-branded cards; promotions delivered by card, email and text messaging, and mobile coupons that will help them grow their business. Our commitment to servicing and engaging our customers remains stronger than ever; coupled with our unique ability to deliver targeted and branded solutions to our merchants, while utilizing Sparkbase’s powerful stored value technology platform.”
Alpha Card Services also plans to offer SparkBase’s new Paycloud mobile loyalty and marketing component that transforms iPhones and Android smartphones into mobile wallets that enable loyalty rewards and deliver merchant coupons and promotions directly to the consumer’s phone.
Doug Hardman, CEO of SparkBase, commented, “By selecting the SparkBase technology platform to power its loyalty and gift card programs Alpha Card Services can offer its merchants cutting-edge reward, gift card and mobile marketing functionality. They can leverage our core strengths in developing and supporting the technology that delivers world-class loyalty and marketing programs that small and mid-sized businesses need while focusing on their core strengths of innovation and support.”
About SparkBase – SparkBase entered the stored-value industry in early 2004 as the first truly independent gift and loyalty processing network. SparkBase continues to lead in innovation with its proprietary gateway, using patent pending technologies for processing stored value transactions with traditional cards, and new mobile payments methods. Developed in house at their headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, SparkBase is a leader in gift and reward processing. For more information, visit sparkbase.com.
About Alpha Card Services – Alpha Card Services was founded in 2000 as an agent- and merchant-friendly ISO. Within ten years the company has expanded its operations in both Pennsylvania and California, maintained zero hold times for over 4 years, and increased its product portfolio to credit and debit card processing, gift and loyalty cards, POS systems, merchant cash advances, ATM services, check guarantee services and will be introducing many additional new products and programs throughout 2011. For more information, visit alphacardservices.com.
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