goCharge, the nation's leading manufacturer and distributor of Mobile Device Charging Kiosks, has announced a partnership with Patron Spirits. Through this alliance, Patron will gain high-profile exposure within goCharge's 50 location NYC Bar Network with exclusive branding for their Patron XO Café and Ultimat Vodka ultra-premium spirits.
Each of the 50 Patron XO Café and Ultimat-branded goCharge kiosks feature a large digital touchscreen that entertains customers with brand specific content as they recharge their mobile phones. The goCharge kiosks can simultaneously charge up to 16 mobile devices, including nearly all models of cell phones, smartphones and mp3s. All goCharge kiosks incorporate its patent-pending charging technology, which provides the fastest charging speed available in the market.
"We are very excited to partner with Patron Spirits, a recognized leader in the global drinks industry. The NYC Bar Network has been up and running since the beginning of the year, and the reaction from bar customers and bar staff has been exceptional," said Paul King, founder of goCharge. "Specifically tailored to address today's mobile lifestyle, our goCharge kiosks offer a new and innovative platform to market to consumers, while also providing a much-needed service."
"Not only do we pride ourselves on creating high-quaity luxury spirits, equally important is that we're relevant and engaging to our consumers," added Jennifer Long, Brand Director at Patron Spirits. "Through innovative initiatives like this with goCharge, we're helping to bring a useful service to people while they enjoy Patron and Ultimat cocktails."
Due to the draw of goCharge units, bars are benefitting from the increased "dwell time" of customers, who are purchasing additional beverages and food while their phones are charging.
Steve Stadmeyer, Owner of Faces and Names, said, "The goCharge kiosks have been great for business. Our bartenders are no longer distracted by customers requesting a wall charger for their phones, as they are now directed to the goCharge kiosk. So now we can serve more drinks and food than before. It's a big hit for business people who are on the go; they stop by, use our wifi hotspot, have a drink, stay connected, and thank us for the hospitality. We are heroes to our customers, since they don't have to worry about a draining cell phone battery. We receive tons of compliments about having the kiosks in our bar; it's truly a win-win!"
You can now locate a goCharge kiosk with your iPhone. All bar network participants are highlighted in the goCharge iPhone app, which lists all of the bars, and through GPS, tells users where the closest participating bar is relative to their current location. goCharge is also providing substantial social media marketing for all Bar Network participants.