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Do you see a Gift Card you like ?
Would you like to see Your Logo on a Gift Card?
It's like putting "Your Display Ad" in your customer's wallet.
Keep your customers coming back & generate new ones with Gift and Loyalty Cards.
Gift Card and or Loyalty Card programs are another product and profit center. Mag Card or Smart Cards, taking up less than three square inches of counter space and giving your business added exposure and credibility. Improve profitability, as customers will pay full price more often, make bigger purchases and spend more than the original card value by 65% on average. American Express is estimating gift card balances surpassing 1 billion dollars in the next few years. No more wrong size or color, equals less re-stocking and instead of returning cash or making credits the funds are debited or credited to out standing balances. Breakage, shoppers that forget, loss and don't use the full amount on the card can be as much as 15%.
Howard Davidowitz, chairman of Davidowitz & Associates of New York an investment banker estimates 40% of shoppers will buy Gift Cards this year, totaling $50 billion in sales, Houston Chronicle 12/02/03.
StarBucks restaurants reported a thirty two percent increase in business, offering gift cards. Use gift cards to increase traffic, every card sold is a potential new customer coming in. These cards can also be reloaded to fulfill the consumer's preference for using it as a type of budgeting tool. This helps to enhance customer loyalty and offers merchants additional marketing and branding opportunities.
Fatburger Restaurants is reporting there gift card sales sky rocketed in it's 60 restaurants 662% since switching from paper certificates to Gift Cards last year. 10/04 Gift cards have become extremely popular among consumers.
Consumer Insights reports: The percent of adults who purchased or received a Gift Card in the past 12 months reached 64% in August 04, up from 36% from 2001. Christmas of 2005 was 14.5% of all sales and figures for 2006 are coming in at 16 - 18% of total sales. The National Retail Federation has estimated gift card sales will hit $24.8 billion for the 2006 holiday season, up 34% over last years $18.5 billion. The International Council of Shopping Centers estimates another 15% in growth next year. Chron 12/6.
Reduce costs up to 90% over paper certificates, gift cards can be recharged countless times. Reduce losses, cards only have value when they are activated. The funds are secured and electronically tracked on a hosted database. Detailed reports save you money. Promote your retail company or restaurant with Gift Cards this Holiday Season and through out the year.
Use them for returns, instead of cash or giving bank card credits, give store credit, keep the funds in your register. Use them as value added cards, as employee incentives, benefits for services and a promotional tool. Buy $100 and get $5 in service or merchandise on your Gift or Loyalty Card. Come in for service, present this ad and receive a $5.00 gift card for instance. Gift Cards are a powerful marketing tool that will increase tour bottom line, as well as increase customer satisfaction. Know your best customers spending habits and keep them coming back with Loyalty Cards, reward each visit or purchases. Not just for Neiman Marcus any more, now the smallest retailers can offer Gift Cards as well. To handle Gift and/or Loyalty Card transactions quickly and efficiently, call Chuck below and get started today.
See the New MagIC Gift & Loyalty Card Terminal for faster transactions.
Gift Card - Smart Card Dimensions for the Design Team
The finished card is 2-1/8" X 3-3/8" with a 1/8" corner radius.
The copy limit will fall within 3/32" and bleeds will extend 1/16" beyond the finished gift card limits.
Retail Gift & Loyalty Cards
450 N. Sam Houston Parkway Ste 273
Houston, Texas 77060-3551
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These materials were prepared by Ignite Payments US an independent sales agent for Ignite Payments, LLC. All trademarks, service marks and trade names referenced in this material are the property of their respective owners. Ignite Payments, LLC. is a registered ISO of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Walnut Creek, CA. Ignite Payments, LLC is a registered ISO of Deutsche Bank, USA, New York, NY. American Express requires separate approval.