Ackroo Launches 250th Gift Card & Loyalty Customer Location

OTTAWA, Jan. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Ackroo Inc. (TSX-V: AKR), a loyalty and rewards technology provider, announced it has launched its 250th customer location - John's Deli, a local independent grocer in Kingston, Ontario.

Ackroo's web-based loyalty and rewards software platform enables small- to medium-sized merchants to launch their own gift card and loyalty program, allowing them to compete with their big box competitors' programs at a fraction of the cost.

John's Deli is a local independent grocer with a focus on providing local and organic produce from suppliers in and around the Kingston area. This is the first gift card and loyalty program for the small grocer.

"I like that it's flexible and it works with my business," said Gib Grant, owner of John's Deli. "We initially launched it as a gift card program and we have the ability to turn on the loyalty program feature when we're ready. It works on all our payment terminals, so we didn't have to install anything new. It's a simple system that's easy for our cashiers and our customers. That's key."

Eamonn Garry, chief operations officer at Ackroo commented, "We're glad to welcome John's Deli into the Ackroo family and we're excited to have reached this 250th customer location milestone so early in the new year. It's great to be able to offer independent merchants like John's Deli the opportunity to launch an affordable loyalty program. It's what Ackroo is all about."

About Ackroo
Ackroo enables small to medium sized businesses, independent merchants and business networks to increase profitability and build long-term customer relationships through customized loyalty and rewards programs. Their web-based solutions provide the power of a massively scalable software platform in a lightweight online tool that works with existing point-of-sale equipment, making it easy and affordable for businesses of any size to design and launch their own five-star loyalty program. Ackroo is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. For more information, visit: www.ackroo.com.

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SOURCE: Ackroo Inc.

For further information:

John Chapman
Chief Financial Officer | Ackroo
Tel: 613-599-2396
Email: jchapman@ackroo.com

Jennifer Nelson
Vice President, Marketing | Ackroo
Tel: 613‐599‐2396 x705
Email: jnelson@ackroo.com