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Free Gift Card Program

Posted by Alex Neir on Mon, January 07, 2013 @ 03:25 PM
Free Gift Card Program
Maxx Merchants is proud to announce a completely free* gift card program. That’s right free.

Gift cards are a proven method to enhance customer loyalty and boost sales. A typical gift card solution can cost between $250 and $500 to start and has associated monthly processing fees. Maxx Merchants wants to give your business the ability to deploy a gift card solution for free. The only cost associated with the program is the cost to order additional gift cards and we’re giving you 50 to start – free. That way if the program has benefit for your business you can order more cards. If the program doesn’t work, simply never order more cards. You will be charged nothing. It’s that easy.

Benefits of a gift card program include:

  • Build loyalty – Offering your customers more options enhances their experience and builds trust in your brand.
  • Increase sales – Plastic gift cards generate 2 to 10 times more sales than paper certificates.
  • Enjoy float or slippage – On average 10% to 15% of all gift cards are never redeemed
  • Rewards – Reward loyal customers with a free gift card
  • Ease of use – Gift card program utilizes the equipment you are already using to process credit cards.
  • Build you customer database – Gift card users volunteer their contact information that can be used to build marketing programs.

Maxx’s free gift card solution includes:

  1. Free 24/7 technical support
  2. Hundreds of card design choices to choose from or submit your custom artwork – free. No artwork set up fee.
  3. Front and back of cards are printed and customizable – free.
  4. Free electronic card proof prior to print
  5. The first 50 cards – free
  6. Free marketing package which includes
    Free Gift Cards
    1. 4” x 6” Acrylic Table Tent
    2. 5” x 7” Acrylic Display with Card Holder
    3. Acrylic Display Insert
    4. 2 ½” Round Stickers
    5. 3” x 5” Vertical Sticker Pack
    6. Single Card Holders or Envelopes

 

 Free Gift Card Sign Up

*Free program is available to merchants with a Maxx Merchant's processing account.

Tags: GIft Cards, Accepting Credit Cards, All in One Message Marketing

6 Reasons Your Business Should Offer Gift Cards

Posted by Alex Neir on Tue, December 14, 2010 @ 03:29 PM
Gift Card Acceptance
The National Retail Federation (NFR) has recently released a new study that indicates gift card interest among consumers continues to rise. The study reports that consumers will purchase more gift cards this year as compared to 2009. The average amount spent this year is up 4% to $41.48 and it is estimated that 77.3% of all American shoppers will purchase at least one gift card this holiday season.  

Gift cards continue to be one of the most popular and most requested items. With such popularity it is surprising that more merchants don’t offer gift cards at their businesses. This may be a function of the perception of many merchants that only large retailers or big box stores can offer gift cards. This is not true as it is very easy and inexpensive to implement a gift card solution.

So what are the benefits of offering gift cards?

  1. Money Upfront: Money is received upfront with product and service fulfillment at a letter time.
  2. Customer Loyalty: Gift cards ensure repeat business as the patron will likely return to redeem the card.
  3. Increased Customer Base: Most gift cards will be given to friends, family, colleagues or acquaintances, furthering business brand awareness.  Additional patrons give you the ability to build on these relationships and forge future business.
  4. Word-of-Mouth Marketing: Gift card purchases represent an endorsement of your products and services. Most customers that purchase a gift card are excited about the product an service and want others to experience it.
  5. Purchases Above Face Value of the Card: Studies show that customers typically spent more than the face value of the gift card.
  6. Lack of Redemption: Not all gift cards get redeemed which results in more revenue toward your bottom line.

Interested in getting a gift card program started? Let us show you how.

Tags: Merchant Account, GIft Cards, Payment Processing