Councils



If you wish to issue a branded bercode town-, district-, or municipality card, please read the following information:

In recent years dozens of councils have issued district- or town cards to groups of residents they wish to support (pensioners, large families, people with special needs, etc.). Generally, the goal is to convince local commercial traders and service providers to offer some kind of discount for card holders in return for a potential increase in sales.

Furthermore, such programs often run into problems shortly after being introduced due to the lack or limited competence of human resources and the fact that a few thousand (or even some ten thousands of) card holders do not represent large enough potential purchasing power for retailers (mainly chains).

The solution: place a bercode on your card! This enables the card to retain its original function and at the same time provide an average 11.4 per cent discount for bercode holders with thousands of retailers and service providers nationwide. Daily use of the card can offer few hundreds or even a thousand plus dollars saving for its holder on a yearly basis.

If the council wishes to enable local service providers and retailers to generate extra sales with the purchases of the permanently growing number of bercode holders, these businesses can be provided with a card featuring a Business level bercode. Cards can be provided for the businesses of the municipality free of charge; or the council (or a council foundation) can help local service providers and retailers to increase sales ‒ in exchange for only several hundred dollars' support by them.

Direct return: Companies and organizations issuing bercode cards receive a turnover based commission for use at priority merchants. So, if you issue thousands of cards, direct returns may exceed the sum invested in the card project – in some cases multiple times. Card issuers’ management receive an automatically generated daily report on usage that shows the current balance and the turnover of the previous day.

 

Issuer Partners of the Bercode platform are provided with access to a web based admin system (access is granted for management and administrative employees using different access levels) to order/personalize cards, monitor the production/logistics process, and to get detailed information on the discounts and commissions generated by bercode use.

Furthermore, the admin system enables Bercode Issuers to instruct Benefit Barcode to sell any of their cards in the web shop at any time. In this case card fees are collected by Benefit Barcode. Benefit Barcode will automatically have the cards produced and sent to holders. Income will be credited automatically to the account of the bercode Issuer Partner (with manufacturing, postal etc. costs deducted). Income can be withdrawn at any time.

The price of discount bercodes is only a few dollars per card yearly ‒ depending on the number of cards issued and the validity period ‒ and these prices can be reduced further with a three-year contract. The only additional cost is the production cost of the plastic cards. Another possible one-time cost could be the graphic design of the card, unless you can have it made by an employee or your own contractor.

You might also consider investing just a bit of time to provide information in a (cost-) effective way for future card holders on discounts. The most practical solution for the council is to integrate the Benefit Barcode merchant finder in its website so that locals do not need to visit the Benefit Barcode web site.

If you are interested in this offer and you are considering issuing a bercode card or upgrading your system, please review the cost descriptions available at the link above, and read the Terms and Conditions and the Disclaimer available following the free registration!

If you would like to know more, visit our site and register! Registration is free of any obligation. You will only be charged if you order an actual service. You will receive an automatic email. Following that you can sign in to the admin interface, review the operation of our system, and upload your card graphics to place your first order!