November 13, 2014

During the 2014 holiday season, spending on tiny plastic or digital gift cards will top all previous records.

November 5, 2014

Six in 10 (59%) gift cards are now offered electronically, up 18 percentage points from 2010. According to a new Bankrate.com study, part of the reason may be that Millennials are more than twice as likely to lose traditional plastic gift cards than older adults.

September 26, 2014

By Breton Leone-Quick and Steve Ganis

August 27, 2014

While gift cards are still made of plastic, digitally formatted gifts cards are increasing in popularity. (According to research by payments giant First Data, electronic gift card sales grew 71% from 2012 to 2013.) Consumers particularly like the customization options — including video and audio in some instances — that some retailers offer with digital cards. Another popular option: the ability to load a digital card onto a mobile device

Here are a few other unique benefits digital gift cards offer:

August 11, 2014

What are you currently doing about unredeemed balances on your company’s gift cards? Are these amounts being tracked, reported and paid over to your state of incorporation? If the answer to these questions is no, you could be at risk for significant liability, depending on the outcome of a case currently pending in Delaware.

July 21, 2014

GameStop customers can now exchange gift cards online for a GameStop e-gift card.

July 8, 2014

According to a survey of more than 1,100 U.S. consumers from the Retail Gift Card Association (RGCA), 77% of consumers have given a gift card in the past year and 90% have received at least one in the past year.

May 7, 2014

More than two-thirds of U.S. shoppers will buy gift cards during the spring and summer seasons, according to a just-released survey by the Retail Gift Card Association.

February 12, 2014

The Retail Gift Card Association (RGCA), a trade association of closed loop gift card retailers committed to promoting and protecting the use of gift cards, has appointed Mary Donovan, account director Kellen Company as the new executive director.

January 30, 2014

Fifty-seven percent of consumers purchased digital gift cards in December 2013 and 43% purchased physical cards.

January 2, 2014

Target Corp. said a “small percentage” of its gift cards were not properly activated and, as a result, are not working properly when customers try to redeem them.

December 18, 2013

Nine-in-10 (89%) Millennnials want gift cards for the holidays, while 73% prefer receiving a gift card from a favorite store as opposed to receiving a specific gift.

December 4, 2013

Research conducted by InComm found that 67% of consumers surveyed have previously bought a gift card from an online website or mobile website/app, while 33% have not.

November 21, 2013

Seventy-four percent of shoppers plan to give one or more gift cards this holiday season, and nearly 30% planned on giving five or more gift cards, according to a study by the Retail Gift Card Association (RGCA).

November 18, 2013

More than half of Americans (53%) prefer general purpose gift cards as opposed to branded gift cards.

November 13, 2013

Eight-in-10 (80.6%) shoppers will purchase gift cards this holiday season, according to the National Retail Federation’s Gift Card Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics.

October 1, 2013

The Home Depot comes in first in a new ranking of retail digital gift card offerings.

July 26, 2013

By combining offers with other retailers or entities, retailers can avoid being victimized by the “adverse selection” of consumers who simply look for the largest discount they can find at a given time, Alex Rampell, CEO and co-founder of offer-based payment platform TrialPay, told attendees at the recent Retailer Roundtable event sponsored by digital gifting platform CashStar.

June 18, 2013

The vast majority (91.4%) of American consumers plan to give up to three retail gift cards as gifts over the next three months, according to survey results released Tuesday by the Retail Gift Card Association.

January 7, 2013

Brixmor Property Group announced the recent openings of a 34,103-sq.-ft. Save-A-Lot and a 1,000-sq.-ft. Maison De Macarons at Eisenhower Square, located in Savannah, Ga.

November 26, 2012

By Randy Frischer and Patricia Brandstetter

November 14, 2012

The National Retail Federation’s 2012 holiday consumer spending survey conducted by BIGinsight showed that 81.1% of shoppers will purchase at least one gift card and will spend an average of $156.86 on gift cards, the highest amount in the survey’s 10-year history.

October 22, 2012

Digital gift card provider Giftango Corp. announced a partnership with Burger King Worldwide to launch the BK digital gift card program, which will allow customers to redeem BK Crown Cards from web-enabled mobile devices, including iOS 6 and Android phones, at participating U.S. Burger King restaurants.

September 4, 2012

Whole Foods Market said that it has launched two new eco-friendly gift cards, with plans to replace the recycled plastic cards that will be phased out over time.