Plastic Gift Cards To Reach $70 Billion in 2006; Many Retailers Turn to Tele-Pak, Inc.

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Gift cards are becoming an extremely popular gift item, especially during the holiday season. Recent industry estimates suggest that consumers will purchase over $70 billion in gift cards this year. Along with this boom, comes a need for retailers and other organizations to select a quality card printing company.

Sales of gift cards are exploding, from about $1 billion US when they were first introduced in the United States in 1995 to an astonishing $70 billion by the end of 2006.

Along with the huge boom in gift cards comes the necessity for retailers, restaurants and other service companies to find a gift card printer that can provide high quality, attractive cards in an efficient and economical manner and supply a program to manage the data. Many retailers turn to Tele-Pak, Inc. a leader in the plastic gift card printing industry.

“We work with our clients to design a gift card program that coincides with their marketing and branding efforts. We have a strong reputation for providing creative design services, high quality cards, and excellent customer service as well as easy to use, low costing software and hardware to process the card’s information. We recognize that gift card printing is integral to an organization’s success and we work hard to satisfy our clients,” comments David Geyra from Tele-Pak, Inc.

Consumers prefer the convenience of gift cards and a large survey conducted by the National Retail Federation found that 75.5% of respondents planned to buy at least one gift card, and 52.3% hoped to receive gift cards during the last holiday season.

“I love giving gift cards to everyone on my holiday list. It allows the recipient to purchase something they really need, and I don’t stress about whether I’ve chosen just the right gift,” states Nancy Hurst from Des Moines, Iowa.

Gift cards also help consumers avoid stricter return policies implemented by retailers in recent years.

With the incredible boom in gift cards due to consumers enjoying the convenience, recipients appreciating the ability to purchase something they need and retailers embracing this payment method, the use of gift card printing services, like those provided by Tele-Pak, Inc. will continue to rise as well.


Tele-Pak, Inc. and its online ordering division Card Printing US. is an international innovator in plastic and plastic coated card printing and packaging. Offering complete services from design to printing, clients benefit from experience, reliability and pricing that only Card Printing US and Tele-Pak Card Printing, Inc. can provide.

Card Printing US and Tele-Pak, Inc. produces the finest quality plastic and laminated cards from one color to full color printing (4 color process) with die cut rounded corners for a brilliant finish. Their new gift card division now supplies easy to use software and hardware for gift card programs that eliminates processing fees.

Card Printing US and Tele-Pak, Inc. are proud to serve large and small companies at the same level of service whether ordering 500 plastic membership cards or 500,000 phone or gift cards.


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