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Schedule a Local Gift Card Now for Valentine's Day Delivery
Online shoppers can now choose to schedule a future delivery for digital gift cards.
Boulder, CO - January 24, 2013, an online gift card market catering to a buy-local audience, has launched a new feature for its merchants and their customers. Online shoppers can now choose to schedule a future delivery for digital gift cards. The new feature comes just in time for consumers looking to get their Valentine's Day shopping done early.
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Mobile gift cards can give small businesses an edge
Mobile gift cards present merchants with an opportunity to gain an edge over big box competitors.
January 22, 2013
In fact, Square (which has built its business on helping small merchants accept payments), threw its weight into the mobile gift card market in December when it announced it would allow users to "treat" their friends to experiences at local shops and eateries by sending digital gift cards via the company's mobile app.
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Gift Cards are such a lovely thing. Every year when someone asks me me what I want for my birthday or Christmas, my first answer is a gift card!
Gift Cards make the world go round. They are small, convenient, and you don't have to worry about getting the wrong gift, size, color, etc. and I know many people agree because people LOVE gift cards!
December 13, 2012
I recently learned about a new website that sells gift cards, but not just any gift cards. Their gift cards are to local, small businesses. We?ve all seen those end caps in stores with hundreds of different gift cards, but all of those are to mass retailers and big chain restaurants. While those are great, giving a gift card to a local small business is the way to go.
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5 Cool Ways to Give E-Gift Cards
The old way to give a gift card: Pluck a piece of plastic from a rack at the supermarket, wrap it and stick it under the tree. The new way to give a gift card: Surprise the recipient with a gift via text message, Facebook or a festive e-card.
December 12, 2012
Electronic gift cards have grown in popularity because they?re quick, can be purchased with a click and are delivered instantly ? a lifesaver for procrastinators. However, it used to be that the only way to give an electronic gift card was via a plain email message. That?s no longer the case. Here are five cooler ways to give electronic gift cards:
Read more Enables Independent Businesses to Sell Gift Cards From Their Facebook Pages
Businesses can now capture additional sales through innovative social networking app
Boulder, CO - September 6, 2012, a new marketplace that allows small businesses to sell gift cards online, now enables participating merchants to sell their gift cards on their company Facebook profile. The new feature helps businesses capture additional sales and benefit from social media consumer trends.
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A Local Gift Card is a Better Gift Card empowers customers to support small businesses when buying gift cards online.
BOULDER, CO - June 19, 2012
A new web site called enables customers to support small businesses when purchasing gift cards. "Consumers should be able to shop locally when they are buying gift cards online, and now they can," said Sarah Miller, Marketing Director at "We're connecting small businesses with their biggest fans."
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California Retirement Community Employs Latest Technology to Market Gift Cards Online
Sun City Lincoln Hills taps to enable residents and customers to send e-gift cards and reload existing gift cards.
March 3, 2011
Sun City Lincoln Hills, an active-adult retirement community in Lincoln, California, has created a new source of revenue by selling both physical and virtual, e-gift cards online using (GCG). GCG, a unique e-commerce service from Smart Transaction Systems, helps businesses to sell gift cards from their websites without installing e-commerce software. It is a simple, yet powerful, solution that allows retirement communities and businesses to increase revenue while creating a better consumer experience.
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Mobile Gift Cards Increase Gift Card Sales for Small Businesses
Small businesses gaining an edge with new technology.
February 24, 2011
Businesses using to sell gift cards online can now offer another choice to their customers: mobile gift cards, or m-gift cards. M-gift cards are instant gift cards sent by text message to the recipient's cell phone.
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Smart Transaction Systems Launches empowers small businesses to sell their gift cards online
August 4, 2010
Smart Transaction Systems (STS), a provider of gift card and customer loyalty programs for merchants, introduced to its gift card customers today. is a full service solution that allows a small business to start selling its gift cards online without the overhead of launching its own e-commerce site. All aspects of setup and order processing are managed for the merchant.
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