Press Release – Omni Prepaid Moves into New Headquarters
Omni Prepaid, LLC and GiftCards.com, LLC have officially moved into their new headquarters in Green Tree, PA. Previously residing in an office building in Foster Plaza, also in Green Tree, GiftCards.com has moved into its new 20,000 square foot home very close to its former location. However, moving to the new building opens the doors for business expansion that CEO Jason Wolfe has been working on since day one. Wolfe remarked, “We are excited to be all together in our new facility. Now, we are working with the Green Tree Borough to get the necessary zoning approvals to operate as a Visa secured facility. We think this will happen in the coming weeks. Thereafter we will be building out the fulfillment center and the customer service center within the facility. These are the next steps our company’s evolution.”
The move will lead to several changes within GiftCards.com, all which will allow the company to deliver more choices for its customers. Moving GiftCards.com to a building that is 20,000 square feet will make room for a fulfillment center where GiftCards.com will begin to fulfill all gift card orders in-house later this year allowing turnaround times to be lightning fast, as well as enabling print-on-demand capabilities. “Our state-of-the-art in-house fulfillment center will allow us to produce and ship gift cards to our corporate and consumer customers quickly and efficiently,” says Jeff Lininger, President of GiftCards.com. “Additionally, our best-in-class card personalization and customization solutions will offer our customers an easy way to create, personalize and customize their gift cards.”
Many changes have occurred in the last few short months, but most importantly, GiftCards.com experienced the increase of gift card sales in the final quarter of 2007. Nationally, gift card sales rose 5.6% from 2006 totaling $40.5 billion dollars according to Packaged Facts. Almost two-thirds of Americans now purchase at least one gift card per year and GiftCards.com offers the most universal gift card available on the market today, a Visa gift card that can be used anywhere in the world Visa is accepted. With GiftCards.com rolling out new services to both everyday consumers as well as its large corporate audience, 2008 will be the year the industry keeps its eyes on GiftCards.com to see what the future will bring.
Corporate business is responsible for most of GiftCards.com’s business. More than one in three companies use incentives to motivate employees according to the Incentive Federation. Gift cards have been the number one corporate incentive for the last six years, so adding a personalization option will really give Omni Prepaid Group an edge in the huge corporate gifts industry. “Build-A-Card was created in response to our customers’ requests,” states Jason Wolfe, Omni’s CEO, “Prepaid gift cards are such a popular gift, but our customers have been asking for a way to make them more personal and unique. That’s exactly what we did by creating Build-A-Card.”
About GiftCards.com, LLC
GiftCards.com is a leading provider of prepaid Visa debit cards to consumers and corporations to expend as gifts, rewards, or incentives. GiftCards.com currently services thousands of corporations for their gift card needs including 25% of the Fortune 1,000. GiftCards.com was founded in 1999 as a division of Direct Response Technologies, Inc. In January 2006, Direct Response Technologies, Inc. was sold to Digital River (NASDAQ: DRIV) and GiftCards.com was purchased by Direct Sites, Inc. GiftCards.com, LLC is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.