Businesses are offering mobile gift cards, loaded onto smart phones, making shopping more convenient. New research shows that both retail and gift card industries are shifting towards favoring mobile platforms.
Mobile gift cards are delivered to mobiles phones via SMS messages and phone applications including iPhone applications allowing users to carry only their cell phones. Benefits include tying them to a particular phone number and ease of distribution through email. Virtual gift cards are delivered via e-mail to their recipient, the benefits being that they cannot be lost and that the consumer does not have to drive to the bricks and mortar location to purchase a gift card.
Moreover By 2015, there will be Almost 2 Billion Mobile Internet Users and more than 400 Million people on the Indian Sub-Continent buying digital goods via mobile. So Mobile Gift Cards can be an easy way to generate new customers, and increase business sales. Gift cards eliminate the need of worries on thinking whether the receivers would like the gift or not. A consumer can choose from three different cards. They are Store-specific gift cards, restaurant gift cards and general purpose gift cards.
Gift cards mean a better sales experience for both you and your customer. But most importantly, they provide a real return on investment. A popular twist on the gift card concept is prepaid or stored value cards. With stored value cards, your customers pre-pay for multiple products or services in exchange for a discount.
Gift card services can be beneficial for you and your customers….
Paper, or Plastic? These days, consumers prefer plastic. So fulfill your customer’s demand, and replace those old-fashioned, paper gift certificates with Mobile gift cards today!
Already throughout the retail industry, merchants are issuing their customers gift cards, and to keep your business competitive, you should do the same.
Benefits to Business
Grow mobile sales and new customer traffic!
Surprise someone with gift of love and joy!