How Electronic Gift Cards Make The Absolute Best Gifts

Gift cards are awesome! Yeah, we said it. At Divvia, we certainly don’t subscribe to the “it’s too impersonal” way of thinking. In fact, we believe the complete opposite of gift cards. We feel that when a person selects a gift card from a store that a loved one likes, he/she acknowledges that the gift recipient deserves whatever his/her heart desires.

When you buy a gift card for a loved one, you don’t have to worry about getting the wrong size, colour, brand or style. You literally can’t go wrong! Even better than traditional gift cards are electronic gift cards! The way we see it, they make the absolute best gifts!

What exactly are electronic gift cards?

They are the online equivalent of those rectangular, pocket-sized pieces of plastic. Instead of a physical plastic card, an electronic gift card is a code a recipient receives in electronic form. They’re also known as digital, virtual, mobile or simply e-gift cards.

Recipients can get their codes by e-mail, text or messaging app. Delivery of e-gift cards is often immediate but can take up to 24 hours for some retailers. Stores are able to accept codes for redemption either online or in-store. Getting an e-gift card, however, means free online shopping!

Electronic gift cards can’t be lost.

One of the best things about electronic gift cards is that, unlike the physical kinds, they can’t go missing. If a recipient doesn’t receive the code, it can always be re-sent. Sometimes, they end up being found in junk or spam folders. If the sent code is somehow misplaced, it can be retraced. On, Shelley Hunter elaborates about this benefit.

“Physical gift cards can be purchased fairly anonymously and are difficult to replace if they get lost,” she affirms, “But e-gift cards are different. These cards are typically ordered online where the buyer enters an email address, credit card number, physical address and possibly even a telephone number before completing the purchase. The recipient, who likely has to claim the code in some way, also ends up supplying contact information. With all of these identifiers, e-gift cards are easy to trace and replace if the recipient can’t find the original notification.”

Selling e-gift cards offers your store many benefits.

Firstly, they are known to increase the size of your customer base. E-gift cards that are given by loyal customers regularly entice friends and families to sample your business. The cards are ideal for promotional mailings, charitable donations, come-back rewards and other marketing programs.

Naturally, your sales and profits also increase as a result of offering electronic gift cards. Most card recipients spend 25 percent more than the value of their gift cards and there’s no cash back required. As well, when used for merchandise returns, the value stays on the cards and never leaves.

Contact Divvia today!

We proudly offer Canadian business owners the ability to take advantage of electronic gift cards. They are known to encourage repeat business, attract new customers and boost sales all year long. For more information, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-877-748-2884 or send us a message on our Contact Us page.

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