Gift Cards – You Still Have Time!

Gift Cards – You Still Have Time!

How can you sell more this season?

Gift cards continue to be the #1 gift given and also the #1 gift most people want to receive.  E-gift cards and Mobile Gift cards are becoming more popular than ever and you can begin selling these cards today! Especially with so many people using their mobile devices for everything these days.  Not only e-gift cards are easy to buy and send, but they are also instantly delivered or they can be ordered ahead of time.

3 Quick Tips to sell more gift cards this year

Add Value
Offer an additional bonus gift card with a large purchase or in addition to a $50-$100 gift card purchase. This is another great way to acquire new customers. A mere $10 or $20 free gift card is an inexpensive way to increase your customer base since most people give the free card away to friends or family. There is a reason the big box stores have huge banners up this time of year!
Creating Impulse Gifts
Give your customers a “grab and go” option at check-out with your cards in a basket or simple gift bag.  A bottle of wine and pasta in a basket or maybe some chocolates with a plate on display will appeal to your customers. Get creative, and have fun with it!  You have a captive audience and visualization always sells more gift cards.  Customers love the time savings of not having to wrap it themselves or think of items to add. Your gift cards fly off the shelves and your sales will skyrocket!  Not to mention the new business you will gain from the recipients of these gift cards.
Advertise e-Gift Cards Everywhere
Use banners outside or notices on your doors, and a fun display at your check out counter.  Also, don’t forget social media…with a simple QR code directing them to your website to order e-gift cards, mobile or plastic gift cards online!
We are all pressed for time these days and just by making it easy for your customers to order with gift ideas or different methods of delivery, you will create the “WOW” factor and be remembered!  Last year Statista reported retail sales were projected to amount to $6.03 trillion in 2022!
The TRUTH About Gift Cards

The TRUTH About Gift Cards

The TRUTH About Gift Cards

If you have ever thought about getting gift cards for your business, there has never been a better time now!   The Holidays are just around the corner and will be here before you know it. The deadline for ordering those gift cards is NOW if you want to reap the rewards this season.  Fortunately, you have another option.  You can deploy gift cards “virtually” through your website, in a requested email link or on your social media site today.   Here’s another great way to market to your last minute customers.

The reason I say there has never been a better time is that, of all the changes that have taken place in the gift card arena. Not only has the cost come down considerably on plastic cards but there is a whole new approach to accepting gift cards in your business. Online sales which will become break sales records again this season.  There are so many wonderful things gift cards can do to build your business.

The advantages:

  • Statistics show that people spend approximately 61% more when using a gift card (Consider your own spending patterns when using a gift card)
  • Gift cards are the #1 gift given during the Holidays
  • Gift cards build brand awareness
  • Gift cards increase cash flow by collecting money upfront for future delivery.
  • Gift cards reduce fraud experienced with paper gift certificates
  • Gift cards can create a great marketing strategy to get someone in your store that normally wouldn’t shop there
  • Gift cards can design a loyalty program for your business, getting your customers to come back time and time again for those perks you offer (Investing in your existing customers is much more cost effective than reaching out for new ones)
  • Sell and send gift cards from your store, mail, text, your website, email or even your Facebook page.  It’s never been easier

Now the disadvantages:

  • There are none

Don’t let this opportunity to increase your sales this Holiday Season pass you by. Invest in your business’s future today!