GREENVILLE, S.C. and NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AppCard Inc., a leading customer retention and loyalty platform provider, announces that ScanSource POS & Barcode, the leading international value-added distributor of automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) and point-of-sale (POS) solutions and services and sales unit of ScanSource Inc., (NASDAQ: SCSC), has become its first distribution partner. Through this agreement, ScanSource will offer AppCard's loyalty and reporting platform that allows retailers access to more than 90 cloud-based, real-time reports. Set-up at the store does not require integration with the POS and takes less than 20 minutes. The platform is aimed at retailers that either do not have their own loyalty platform or wish to view their entire business on a single dashboard. The reports include, transaction data, customer data, products purchased, store ops and more. AppCard also bundled with Epson's OmniLink TM88V-I printer offered by ScanSource. By Offering AppCard's cloud-based customer retention and loyalty platform, resellers have a unique opportunity to help their customers, know their shoppers wants and likes, using real-time, item-level purchase data, while also optimizing their business with personalized offers, utilizing AppCard's analytical reports and business intelligence insights offering. The Partnership serves as a foundation for AppCard's forward-looking channel strategy, which includes implementing a new Partner Program and developing additional tools an benefits to better enable channel partners to sell, implement and maintain AppCard's platform. "Resellers are continuously looking for ways to measure success and enhance customer loyalty. Providing a real-time cloud solution that can help them achieve this enables them to be more productive, while also strengthening their relationship with the end-user", said Mike Burns, president, ScanSource Services Group. "We look forward to offering AppCard's solution to our reseller partners." "ScanSource POS & Barcode has a proven track record for being at the front of the technological curve, and, therefore, is a great match for AppCard, " said Yair Goldfinger, co-founder and CEO, AppCard. "The combination of AppCard's data-driven customer retention and loyalty platform with ScanSource's organizational strength and reach, enables customers to access the most advanced, yet cost-effective, solution available in today's market." About AppCard AppCard™ Customer Retention, Simplified! is changing the way merchants communicate with their customers. The AppCard smartphone and Web-based applications increase stickiness, making offers more visible to customers and driving more customers into a merchant's store again and again. Founded in 2011 by the team behind ICQ (the world's first Internet-wide instant messaging service), Dotomi (changing the way e-tailers communicate with their customers over the web), and Jajah (changing the way consumers initiate international phone calls over the web), and backed by Peter Thiel, Pay-Pal co-founder and former CEO and first investor in Facebook via Founders Fund, Eric Schmidt, Google Chairman, via Innovation endeavors and Jerry Yang, co-founder and ex-CEO of Yahoo, AppCard is changing the way merchants acquire and retain their customers. For more information, see www.appcard.com. Contact: Eran Harel, Eran@appcard.com, 1-347-440-4044 SOURCE AppCard Inc.