Source: Smart Card Marketing Systems
Smart Card Marketing Systems Inc. (Other OTC:SMKG.PK) (Frankfurt:QYH.F), a leading provider of prepaid cards, value smart storage cards and payment transaction management services, announced today that they have signed NCSC New Card Secured Canada, Inc. to an additional prepaid card agreement.
Last month, Smart Card signed NCSC to a distribution agreement for five thousand (5,000) co-branded MasterCard secured cards for the Canadian market and one thousand (1,000) cards for the US market. NCSC has signed an additional agreement for fifteen thousand (15,000) co-branded prepaid MasterCard exclusively for the Canadian market. This brings the first year commitment to twenty-one thousand (21,000) co-brand cards, giving NCSC the full suite of co-brand prepaid products for North America. According to industry standards this translates into revenues of between $945,000 and $1,575,000 per year ($45 to $75 per card per year). This figure does not include revenue from the initial purchase or from activation fees for the US cards which is split 65/35 with the distributor.
Smart Card CEO, Massimo Barone, stated, "Smart Card is well prepared to compete for the prepaid co-brand market in the North American marketplace. Our merchant client list is prominently growing and gaining individual customer retention in their respective offerings."
Additionally, Smart Card is preparing for the US Intele-Card prepaid show and Optical show both in Vegas in the same week, for which Smart Card has an introduction of services to unveil for prospective new merchants to expand their prepaid capabilities.