ORLANDO, Fla. — EngageApps.io, an Orlando software firm that developed a web-based app for businesses who use customer loyalty programs and gift cards, has joined forces with Evolis Inc., a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of plastic card printers.
Erik Paul, CEO of EngageApps.io, said the two companies are a natural fit because his firm makes Engage:Value a cost-effective and easy-to-use gift and loyalty software, and Evolis makes world renowned custom card printers.
EngageApps.io and Evolis Inc. are the first and only companies providing their customers with a truly integrated effortless customization process for gift and loyalty cards “on the spot” so users don’t have to buy bulk non-personal printed cards or a printer requiring manual data entry every time.
“Until now, retailers or businesses wanting to offer gift and loyalty cards have not had the capability to seamlessly print customized cards on site,” Paul explained.
The partnership sustains and streamlines what has already been a proven way to increase sales and generate on-going loyalty – 71 percent of respondents to a recent survey said a key driver in a brand loyalty programs is a personalized experience – and it starts by recognizing their valued customer base with the simple process of creating a customized loyalty or gift card.
The Evolis line of printers and high-quality supplies can now be purchased directly from EngageApps.io. Paul said customers who already have an Evolis printer would only need to purchase the Engage:Value app to add a seamless custom card-printing solution to their gift and loyalty card program and click one button to activate it.
EngageApps.io staff is working directly with Evolis Inc. to train and support their sales team, distributors and resellers on the value of offering the Engage:Value solution to their customers, which will enhance sales of printers and consumable supplies.
The Engage:Value software product fits into virtually any operation where funds are exchanged for products and/or services.
EngageApps.io is a Karasu Technologies company, which is a recent graduate of the UCF Business Incubation Program at Central Florida Research Park in East Orange County.
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EngageApps.io is a Karasu Technologies company, which is a graduate of the UCF Incubator program. With over 40 year of combined experience in software development and retail sales systems Engage:Value is the only web based solution on the market that does not charge swipe or discount fees for use of gift or loyalty cards, is extremely easy to use and cost effective to maintain.
Evolis, the worldwide leader, develops, manufactures and markets a complete range of card printers that provide all the options needed for graphic, magnetic and electric personalization (contact or contactless chip cards – RFID technology) of all types of cards (national ID cards, payment cards, employee badges, student cards, etc.). Evolis also markets a broad range of products and services for identifying people and goods: software for customizing cards (through the CardPresso subsidiary), a complete line of card accessories (through the Sogedex
Accessories subsidiary) as well as signature pads and support services. Based in Angers (France) with subsidiaries in Miami (United States), Mumbai (India), Singapore and Shanghai (China), Evolis is listed in Paris Stock Exchange (Alternext) and earned sales of EUR 76.8 million in 2015. The Company has more than 300 employees and is represented in 125 countries throughout the world.
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