TORONTO, Aug. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Moneris Solutions Corporation ("Moneris"), Canada's largest credit and
debit card processor, providing store-valued gift card and loyalty
programs to tens of thousands of merchant locations, today announced
the addition of its Virtual Gift Card solution. Medium to large size
merchants now have the ability to add customized, virtual cards to the
Gift Card program, providing more product and delivery options to their
customers. With this new offering, businesses have a seamless and
secure, end-to-end gift card solution with the convenience of having
the customer online experience, gift program management, and gift and
payment processing all handled by Moneris.
"When given the option between a physical gift card and a virtual
equivalent, customers chose the virtual option 70 per cent of the time 1", said Rob Cameron, Chief Product and Marketing Officer at Moneris. "What sets
our Virtual Gift Card solution apart is that Moneris is the single
point of contact, taking a lot of the work out of the merchant's hands.
This makes it hassle free and cost effective to deploy."
The Moneris Virtual Gift Card solution works seamlessly from the
merchant and customer perspectives. When a buyer purchases a Virtual
Gift Card and personalizes the order, the Virtual Gift Card order, gift
card activation and payment are all processed through Moneris and its
flexible interfaces. The gift card is then delivered via email to the
recipient who can then choose to store the card on email, paper
print-out, or Passbook, the popular mobile app preloaded on Apple's
iPhone and iPod Touch, which is convenient for customers and reduces
expenses for merchants. When used at the merchant's physical or online
store, the Virtual Gift Card can be processed with Moneris' gift and
payment-enabled POS solutions.
Cabela's Canada, is a leading specialty retailer, and the world's
largest direct marketer of hunting, fishing, camping and related
outdoor merchandise. Since the Company's founding in 1961, Cabela's®
has grown to become one of the most well-known outdoor recreation
brands in the world and is the first retailer to integrate Moneris'
Virtual Gift Card solution into their existing Moneris Gift Card
program. "It was incredibly easy to get started with the Virtual Gift
Card program. Not only did the Moneris team personalize the virtual
gift card online shopping interface with our brand, but Moneris
facilitated the entire integration process for us and fully serviced
the program", said Tom Hallas, Manager, Customer Service Direct.
About Moneris Solutions:
As one of North America's largest providers of payment processing
solutions, Moneris Solutions Corporation ("Moneris") offers credit,
debit, wireless and online payments services for merchants in virtually
every industry segment and processes more than three billion
transactions, annually. Moneris also offers electronic loyalty and
stored-value gift card programs. With more than 350,000 merchant
locations, Moneris provides the hardware, software and systems needed
to improve business efficiency and manage payments. For more
information, please visit www.moneris.com.
1 Business News Daily: Digital Gifting Is Trending in the Hospitality
Industry. Affinion Loyalty Group; 06/01/2013 http://www.hospitalityupgrade.com/_magazine/MagazineArticles/Digital-Gifting-Is-Trending-in-the-Hospitality-Industry.asp
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SOURCE: Moneris Solutions Corporation
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