July 28, 2015

A new survey details what methods Americans are using to pay for good and services — and which ones are gaining steam.

July 24, 2015

The increasingly crowded digital payment field will soon have a new player.

July 22, 2015

Neiman Marcus shoppers who want to get a gift card can now give a little something to receive one.

June 22, 2015

Smart retailers have ramped up their gift card offerings both in the store and online; and from the recipients’ point of view, we know from our consumer research that gift cards rank as the No. 1 preferred holiday gift, and have done so for the last eight years — above and beyond any other gift — because they offer customers unlimited selection, pure convenience and personal choice.

June 5, 2015

Most retailers will never recoup the expense that EMV imposes, according to research from IHL Group, and the study says there is a much better approach to protecting retailers and consumers.

May 19, 2015

Summertime is almost here, and consumers are planning to give the easy and convenient present of a gift card.

April 27, 2015

Whether it’s on jewelry or apparel, gift cards or brunch, families this year are expected to spend more for Mother’s Day than they have in the last decade or more.  And the largest portion of that spending will be at U.S. department stores.

April 14, 2015

Nordstrom announced it is donating one percent of every gift card sale to local nonprofits in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada.

March 11, 2015

GameStop customers can now sell select gift cards at any GameStop retail location, as well as online.

March 11, 2015

Sephora has achieved an eight-times faster growth rate with its digital gifting revenue since deploying a prepaid commerce solution from CashStar.

March 4, 2015

Blackhawk Network Inc., a prepaid and payments network, has expanded its digital services platform.

January 6, 2015

Gamers whose friends and family mistakenly gave them holiday gift cards for retailers that do not sell video games have a new option.

December 29, 2014

Wal-Mart is offering an online gift card exchange called CardCash.com that will offer consumers up to 97% of the face value of another retailer’s gift card in the form of a Wal-Mart e-gift card. 

December 23, 2014

Spend on prepaid gift cards is on the rise this holiday season, as a significant majority (70%) of shoppers plan to purchase gift cards this season, according to an interim holiday spending report released by Stored Value Solutions, a provider of gift cards and stored value services.

December 17, 2014

Starbucks Corp. anticipates record purchases of Starbucks gift cards on Dec. 24, citing the trend for customers to push their gift card purchases later and later. 

December 16, 2014

The top holiday purchase items this year range from the less personal to the very personal. 

December 12, 2014

Consumers view the “right” payment method, (accessing points, discounts, and special offers,) as a critical part of the purchase process – good news for branded private label cards which allow retailers to cultivate loyalty, improve operating results, and gain sustainable competitive advantage. 

December 10, 2014

Gift cards will surpass $124 billion in sales in 2014, up 5% from 2013. 

December 10, 2014

Gift cards will surpass $124 billion in sales in 2014, up 5% from 2013. 

December 3, 2014

Ever wonder what to do with all those unused loyalty points you probably have floating around?

November 24, 2014

Starting this month, social media users and others can send each other beers, cocktails and food items as gifts via a growing number of gift card options and features from Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar.

November 20, 2014

Seven in 10 (71%) consumers intend to purchase at least one gift card  from an online website or mobile website/app during the upcoming holiday season, while 74% will buy at least one digital gift card. 

November 13, 2014

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

November 12, 2014

A large number of holiday shoppers are taking their time when it comes to starting the task of making holiday purchases.