If you’re one of those who shop a lot, or at least supposed to shop a lot, you will be familiar with loyalty programs and loyalty cards! Despite the fact that these cards provide you a noticeable amount of discount and other privileges while shopping, keeping different loyalty cards for different stores is a tiresome task, at least when you expect a slim wallet than a bulky one. A tech firm has come up with an excellent solution to this problem of bulkiness — Cardberry — and this all-in-one card will do the job of multiple loyalty cards, to your surprise. Here, in this post, we like to have a detailed review of Cardberry, particularly from the user’s point of view.
Cardberry — an Overview
Put in simpler words, Cardberry is a single, neat, easy-to-handle card that combines various loyalty cards of yours! In addition to being a debit-card-like card, it’s an electronic device that keeps a connection with your smartphone that has stored information about all your loyalty cards. Alternatively, we can say that Cardberry is a compact electronic device that resembles credit cards in shape. If you check out the working process of Cardberry, you can know deeply about its use in daily life. So, in order to let you know, we shall have a glance on working process of Cardberry and we hope it will be helpful enough.
In the simplest manner, we can classify the whole functioning of Cardberry into three constituents — the Android OR iOS smartphone that you use for storing data about variety of loyalty cards, the card reader that is used to read your magnetic loyalty cards and store that information in your smartphone and finally the Cardberry card that seems to be quite similar to your typical magnetic cards but has enough circuitries within, to make your life easier. So, this pretty much sums up the concept of Cardberry!
Once you have installed the corresponding Cardberry application from Google Play or App Store, you’ve to utilize the given card reader to input information about different loyalty cards of yours. In addition, the same swiping device can be used to charge your electronic Cardberry card. To do that, you have to swipe cards just as you do when you are at a store, and the app will grab necessary information from that card to do its job —well, as you know, discounts. Once you have swiped the cards you want, the app will be your key to purchases. Once you’ve reached a store and want to utilize a loyalty card, a tap on the smartphone app will send desired card into magnetic Cardberry card and everything else will go on as if it is a normal loyalty card. We hope the working process is simple enough to understand. And, if you prefer visual to text, you can check out this YouTube video to understand that way Cardberry works.
Apart from having a slimmer wallet with you, Cardberry has some superb features to offer!
One of such features of Cardberry is the ability to share your loyalty cards with your friends so that they too can use them to have discounts. You can have access to one of your friend’s loyalty card for a time period of 24 hours if he or she is using Cardberry application in his Android or iOS smartphone. However, to do this, your smartphone has to be connected to internet.
Also, there is an option to share your purchases so that you can let your friends know about great deals out there in market.
In addition, as you might be interested in loosing less energy, Cardberry will not disappoint you, as it makes use of an impressive technology called Bluetooth Low Energy. Bluetooth LE is known for reduced power consumption as well as powerful connection between devices — your smartphone and Cardberry card, in this case.
With around 4000 preorders done so far, Cardberry is available for pre-order through its official website. Cardberry is expecting that they can bring this wonderful solution to anticipated users by March 2015. In addition, when talking about pricing, Cardberry is available at a rate of $100, which is quite reasonable with respect to features it offers.
In addition, if you make use of a secret code, named TechLila, you can have a discount of 25% during pre-order! We hope it’s a strong-enough reason to go for this revolutionary card that does job of different cards.
It’s just awesome — this is what we have to say about Cardberry! Well, what do you think about this solution for all shoppers out there? We are eager to know.