The Gift Card Centre partners with Coinstar........

Thursday, 6 November 2008  |  Admin

Coinstar and today announce a partnership that allows shoppers, for the first time, to purchase a selection of popular gift cards on - line. A broad range of gift cards are now available to purchase with the click of a button, from the comfort of your own home, or even from your office desk. Consumers will now be able to purchase an even wider selection of gift cards from the UK’s most highly acclaimed retailers.

Popular UK Merchants featured at include Debenhams, iTunes, Red Letter Days, Virgin Experience Days, Laura Ashley, B&Q, Argos, Comet, Habitat, New Look, Rugby Football Union, Next, Spafinder, Buy-a-Gift, Gift Days Out, Homebase, Prepaid Mastercard, the Arcadia Group (Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Evans, Miss Selfridge, Outfit and Wallis), WHSmith and Pizza Express with many more cards anticipated to join the scheme by Christmas.

This extensive variety of leading UK gift cards is now available for UK shoppers and companies looking to incentivise their staff. Coinstar enables the electronic activation of gift cards via their industry-leading, real-time processing solution allowing cards to be dispatched in the post immediately.

Chris Grace of Coinstar E-Payments (UK) Ltd said that, ‘This exciting new venture really launches the Gift Card Programme into the 21st Century. In an age that is becoming increasingly more reliant on web technology, Coinstar is making sure it keeps up with consumer demands.’

Keith Brand, Director of Marketing for The Gift Card Centre Ltd commented ‘We are excited to have chosen Coinstar as our activation and development partner. Our partnership with Coinstar has allowed us to get to market quickly with a robust consumer and B2B offering, while also giving to gift card issuers a turn-key online gift card activation and distribution solution.”

About Coinstar

Coinstar E-Payment Services Limited (CEPSL) is the UK’s leading gift card programme enabler providing gift card services across many retail channels including, grocery, high street and convenience sectors. CESPSL have a broad range of issuer relationships with many partners including, iTunes, Debenhams, Ticketmaster, as well as a number of prepaid open loop gift cards. CEPSL has also been chosen by PayPoint plc to fulfil their retailer’s requirements for gift card services. CEPFL is an officiate of Coinstar Limited. 

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