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If you would like to issue a district or city card with your own logo and bercode, please read the following brief information:

In recent years, dozens of municipalities have issued district and city cards to the residents they wish to support. The aim has been to persuade local merchants and service providers to offer various discounts to cardholders, promising an increase in sales.

However, once such a scheme is launched, it soon becomes clear that the lack of human resources, or inadequate expertise, and the fact that a few (tens of) thousand cardholders do not represent a large enough potential customer base for merchants, especially network merchants, are problems.

The solution: placing bercodes on the cards - mainly digitally issued - to offer a discount. This will allow the card - while retaining its basic function - to offer discounts at thousands of merchants and service providers nationwide, saving their inhabitants thousands/hundreds of US dollars per year.

If the district or city authorities want local service providers and retailers to earn extra revenue from the more than one million bercode holders nationwide (50-60 thousand per county), they can issue them a Business-level bercode card. The cards can also be given free of charge - only to businesses in the city - but it is also possible for the municipality (or a foundation) to help local service providers and retailers increase sales in exchange for a grant of just a few tens/hundreds of US dollars.

Direct return: the companies/organisations issuing bercode cards receive acquisition commissions for the use of the card at the preferred acceptance (merchant) points, so the direct revenue can exceed (even several times) the amount invested in the card project, if thousands of cards are issued. Card issuers' managers can also view their current financial balance and the previous day's turnover in an automatically generated daily report at 8 a.m. each morning.

The Bercode Platform provides Issuer Partners with a web-based administration system, accessible by multiple managers and administrative staff with different levels of access rights, for ordering their cards, tracking the production/logistics of plastic cards, and itemizing the benefits and commissions generated by their issued bercodes.

Depending on the number of cards issued and their validity period, the cost of the bercodes entitling to discounts is only a few ten US dollars per card per year, which are automatically deducted from the revenue (i.e. no investment is necessarily required).

If you are interested and are considering issuing bercode cards, please register on our Platform! This registration does not entail any obligation, any payment obligation will only arise when ordering a specific service.

You can learn how to use our Platform by visiting our support page. If you get stuck at any point, we are at your disposal through the following communication channels.