Society Organizations

Easy, automated membership management for communities, organizations, and clubs

Membership cards issued solely for internal use do not offer enough advantages for their owners to carry and use them regularly on a daily basis. Offering additional benefits to members might seem like a solution, but the limited user group benefits might not be motivating enough for merchants. However, a membership card equipped with a bercode can provide more discounts than the membership fee itself, thereby increasing member satisfaction and numbers.

Nowadays, like many other organizations, numerous associations, chambers, and unions strive to offer their members as many services as possible in exchange for the membership fee.

One well-proven tool for this is the membership card, which has been issued by several chambers, associations, and unions over the past years. While these organization-branded cards entirely reflect the organization's identity, they don't offer much advantage to cardholders in a broader sense. As a result, they often end up tucked away in drawers since they're not used daily. They struggle to compete effectively with multifunctional cards (ID cards, driver's licenses, bank cards, etc.) to be kept in wallets or to remain there.

As a solution, several organizations have started to engage external accepting partners. However, the lack of expertise and the fact that a few (tens of) thousands of cardholders might not represent significant purchasing power for (especially network) retailers quickly becomes problematic.

The solution lies in placing bercodes, offering discounted purchasing opportunities, primarily on digitally issued cards. While maintaining its core function, this enables the card to provide discounts nationally at thousands of retailers and service providers, potentially offering annual savings of hundreds or thousands of dollars to their members.

Direct returns: Companies/organizations issuing bercoded cards receive turnover commissions for card usage at premium accepting locations. Hence, with the issuance of thousands of cards, the direct revenue might exceed (multiple times) the invested amount in the card project. The leaders of card-issuing entities can view their current financial balance and the previous day's turnover in automatically generated daily reports every morning at 8 am.

Communities may also choose to offer discounted purchasing opportunities not only to their members but also to their supporters, providing various discounts or even traffic-boosting services through a "thank-you card" equipped with a bercode. Our system provides this possibility, even in a fully automated form.

The Bercode Platform offers its Issuing Partners a web-based administration system accessible by multiple leading and administrative personnel at different authorization levels for ordering their cards, tracking the production/logistics process of plastic-based cards, as well as detailed insights into the discounts achieved with their bercodes and the generated commissions.

The price of bercodes granting discounts per card - depending on the number issued and validity period - is only a few hundred (or even just tens of) dollars annually, but these fees can be further reduced with multi-year settlements. Additionally, the cost only incurs in card production for plastic cards if virtual card production and distribution are not feasible.

If you are interested and are considering issuing bercode cards, please register on our platform! This registration does not entail any obligation, and 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.