Giftango is an exciting addition to the Bridge2 Solutions lineup. Their solution was clearly built with the loyalty and incentive space in mind. Our ability to add a virtual eGift card offering through a partnership with Giftango made tremendous sense.
Portland, OR (Vocus/PRWEB) April 04, 2011
Giftango Corporation, the virtual eGift card company redefining the standards of gift cards, today announced an agreement to power virtual gift card delivery for Bridge2 Solutions. Giftango fulfills virtual gift cards for 100's of regional brands and over 100 national brands through incentive and loyalty channels, which include American Airlines®, Lowe’s®, Nike®, JCPenney®, Travelocity®, Cabela’s®, Chili’s Bar and Grill®, Maggiano’s Little Italy®, Romano’s Macaroni Grill® and Papa John’s Pizza®.
As Bridge2 Solutions built out their new MarketShare Rewards® program, they looked to Giftango for virtual gift card fulfillment. The expansive MarketShare Rewards program provides a single-point integration to millions of rewards fulfilled through a vast network of world-class retailers, distributors and manufacturers. The rewards encompass merchandise, travel, tickets, activities, MP3 downloads and gift cards.
“Giftango is an exciting addition to the Bridge2 Solutions lineup. Their solution was clearly built with the loyalty and incentive space in mind. Our ability to add a virtual eGift card offering through a partnership with Giftango made tremendous sense,” said James Purdy, Executive Vice President, Bridge2 Solutions.
“Bridge2 Solutions has a reputation for innovation and they are behind many large programs in the loyalty and incentive industry. The brands we work with are excited to be issuing virtual gift cards through Bridge2 Solutions, and this partnership is sure to enhance the position of virtual eGift cards in the marketplace.” said Giftango CEO, David Nelsen.
How the Giftango Solution Works
Giftango offers the only solution in the marketplace with an Administrative interface designed specifically for channel and sales partners. It provides full control and visibility of all brand issuance, viewing and usage. It allows incentive and loyalty companies to make a onetime API connection to Giftango which then provides the customer with the option to send their gift card to an email address and/or mobile device. In addition to dramatically lowering fulfillment costs and inventory concerns, the Giftango solution brings with it a host of additional benefits including:
- Verified delivery – Cards are delivered to the consumer’s email immediately at the conclusion of the transaction. The Giftango solution tracks the receipt of the gift card and issues reminders to the consumer if they have not viewed their gift card.
- Processor connectivity – Giftango has integrated to more than a dozen gift card processors in the U.S. and Canada. These connections allow for real-time issuance of stored value, additional layers of security and a host of other consumer and program benefits.
- Brick and mortar retail acceptance– All of Giftango’s brands that have retail outlets accept the printed or mobile versions of the gift card.
- A unique consumer experience – including the ability for the consumer to re-gift the virtual card, select from numerous gift card designs, view video on the card, and display a mobile-friendly version of the gift card on their phone.
About Bridge2 Solutions
MarketShare Rewards offers a single point integration to millions of rewards fulfilled through a vast network of world class retailers, distributors and manufacturers. Encompassing merchandise, travel, tickets, activities, MP3 downloads and gift cards, MarketShare Rewards provides real-time access to the most exciting, extensive and effective reward portfolio available. Coupled with turn-key technology and servicing, Bridge2 Solutions' total reward solution gives you all the tools you need to compete, win and grow your incentive and loyalty market share.
Since 2006, Bridge2 Solutions has integrated and launched more partners and end-user catalogs than any other company in the loyalty industry. More than 500 clients have consistently been thrilled with the vast selection, rich content, dedicated service and satisfaction that our rewards application delivers. http://www.bridge2solutions.com
Giftango Corporation, founded in 2005, has redefined gifting with their innovative delivery of virtual eGift cards to email and mobile phones. Merchants utilize the Giftango platform to power e-commerce sales, a wide variety of promotions as well as distribution through 3rd parties.
Giftango's Channel Partner solutions give loyalty and incentive companies the ability to add virtual gift card fulfillment to their existing user interface for a wide variety of national brands. Giftango is integrated with more than a dozen gift card processors and has patent-pending technology. Giftango delivers virtual eGift products across more processors and brands than any competitor in the market.