MONTREAL, Oct. 4, 2016 /CNW/ - Fundstream Inc. announced today the introduction of reloadable gift cards available to all FundScrip users. In a Canadian first, gift card fundraising users will be able to purchase plastic gift cards, view their real-time card balances, and reload their cards in their FundScrip Wallet as many times as desired. Users can choose to purchase cards from an initial list of 3 participating retailers including Esso, Cara's Ultimate Dining Card and Metro Grocery Stores in Quebec. Reloadable gift cards offer increased convenience for users who can avoid shipping fees and delivery delays. Additionally, these cards are more environmentally-friendly since a single card gets re-used many times.
"I'm very excited to announce the introduction of reloadable gift cards because it represents a very important step in the evolution of our platform." said Christopher Hill, President & CEO of Fundstream Inc. "A large number of our users buy gift cards for self-use to earn money for charitable causes, and reloadable gift cards improve their experience in some key ways, namely users only need one card per retailer moving forward; users don't need to wait anymore once they have the card; and it helps the environment by reducing our industry's dependence on plastic cards. Our users have been asking for it, and happily now we can offer it to them."
Paul Peios, Director of Business Development at Exchange Solutions Inc. (ESI), a technology provider of Imperial Oil Ltd., added "Esso is proud to be included in this innovative and forward-thinking platform. Having personally worked with Fundstream for more than 10 years, I'm impressed with their leadership, operational excellence and commitment to improving the user experience. When fueling up at Esso, customers can't wait for a new card to arrive in the mail. Real-time card loading eliminates any missed opportunities to support an important cause. It's secure, instantaneous, user friendly and purchases can be managed by the cardholder. In our commitment to innovation and strengthening the alliance, ESI and Fundstream are already working to enhance the capability with automation and the introduction of our digital gift cards."
For more details, visit the FundScrip Reloadable Gift Cards page.
About Fundstream Inc.
Fundstream Inc. is a Canadian gift card re-seller headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, that has been marketing and fulfilling prepaid financial products to consumers, businesses, and organizations across Canada since 2003. Most known for its gift card fundraising program, FundScrip, it has helped Canadians raise over $15,000,000 for a wide variety of worthy causes, including schools, sports teams, religious organizations, community and cultural groups, charities, and more.
About Exchange Solutions Inc.
Exchange Solutions designs, builds and operates Smarter Loyalty programs that improve conversion, customer lifetime value, retention and profitability. Smarter Loyalty programs use data-driven, personalized incentives to drive valuable customer behaviors, while optimizing marketing spend.
Their cloud-based platform permits rapid implementation in all channels, in real-time, customized to each client's needs. Their proprietary approach and in-market experience deliver quicker results, better ROI, and deeper customer engagement than traditional promotional or loyalty programs.
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