When you sign up for Gift Cards Local your business will get more than just a unique storefront on GiftCards.com. Once your page is set up, you will receive our starter kit to help promote your online gift card in your store or restaurant. Keep in mind that many consumers do the majority of their holiday and gift shopping online. So don’t miss out customers who visit your business but aren’t ready to buy your gift card today. Promote your online gift card program to your loyal customers.
In late 2011 we realized the local merchants were at a significant disadvantage to national retailers. Going into our local grocery store we see the same 50 merchant gift cards year over year. We thought, “why can’t we offer a local merchant gift card, branded on GiftCards.com – and be the Internets’ gift card End Cap?”
In researching this question we found that no one had been able to do this with success. We had the idea to partner with Discover and use the Discover Network to find and track transactions. We had already built our own on-demand gift card printing facility that is Discover certified. So we combined the two and became the industry’s first to provide local merchants a custom on-demand gift card program using the Discover Network, fully branded for local businesses.
Prior to launching we conducted 3 separate focus groups with a variety of local business owners. Based on their feedback, we settled on a fair pricing model and launched in August 2012. We now have hundreds of sales representatives across the country whose goal is to help local merchants get on equal footing with national retailers.
Below is a sample of the GiftCards.com Local product. Claim your page today and let us sell your gift cards.