03/25/2013 (press release: sheiladanzig) // Terry Brandfass
HERO$CARD Worldwide is a revolutionary loyalty card program that benefits consumers, merchants, local communities, and charities. With no registration fees, processing costs, or monthly fees involved, merchants see a boost in both sales and customer loyalty, while consumers enjoy a wealth of guaranteed discounts through HERO$CARD’s growing number of businesses. HERO$CARD charges a 10 percent marketing fee on the net sales made by HERO$CARD merchants—HERO$CARD contributes 25 percent of this marketing fee to local charities and/or worthwhile causes and consumers receive 25 percent in the form of a rebate to further gain loyalty to the merchant.
HERO$CARD Worldwide is the brainchild of founder Terry Brandfass, who became fed up with the stack of loyalty cards stuffed inside her wallet. With more than 30 years of experience in alternative commerce, she and her husband Lee set out to do something about it. They created a single universal card widely accepted with unique advantages: it benefits not just the user and the merchant, but also local communities and charities.
“We believe in coopetition,” Terry explains, “where competition mixes with cooperation for the greater good.” That would appear to be the case, with a growing number of customers and businesses eagerly signing up. “Customers like the idea of donating to their community, while being rewarded by fair, 24/7 discounts and rebates. And everyone loves the convenience.”
The benefits are not only geared toward consumers and charitable organizations. Member businesses do not need to track usage, like they do with individual programs, or obtain additional equipment in order to participate. The non-financial cards allow for anyone of any age to use them with ease. It is simple for the merchant to process a transaction through HERO$CARD’s proprietary web terminal or through smartphone apps. HERO$CARD keeps track of each cardholder’s usage, providing cardmembers and merchants online statements and a variety of reports. HERO$CARD also distributes customer rebates and manages the charitable contributions.
“Businesses work together philanthropically to boost their local economy and support worthy causes by attracting community-minded consumers, which, in turn, boosts their own sales, so everybody wins,” Terry explains. HERO$CARD also provides business owners a variety of tools to help them grow, such as the Bonus Rewards Tool, Rate a Merchant Tool, Email, and Text Marketing, and will soon launch a CRM module. All of these tools are furnished free of charge to the merchant.
When one reviews the numbers, it is easy to see why this program has become popular. Businesses featuring customer rewards programs typically see their current customers twice as often. Those same customers spend up to an average of four times the amount of those who do not participate in reward programs.
“We are still in a tough economic climate,” Lee says. “Businesses may lose an average of 10 to 30 percent of their customers every year. What many don’t realize is that, by reducing that loss by a mere 5 percent, a business can increase its annual profits by an impressive 25 to 80 percent. It’s also a lot easier and less expensive to keep your current customers happy than to try to find new ones.”
For more information on HERO$CARD, check out its website, www.heroscardww.com. Business owners and consumers can log on to read more about its benefits and join, risk-free. Charitable organizations, from startups to national nonprofits to charter schools and even school districts, wanting to participate in the HERO$CARD program to receive contributions can submit their application online.
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