MONTREAL, May 11, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Fundstream Inc. announced today that its popular FundScrip program is the first gift card fundraising program to offer eGift cards, the digital version of plastic gift cards, in Canada. Users of its FundScrip gift card fundraising program can choose from an initial list of 18 participating retailers including iTunes, GAP, Best Buy, Boston Pizza, and Cineplex. FundScrip customers will be able to redeem eGift cards in-store (using a mobile device or a printout), online, or both depending on the retailer. For FundScrip users, eGift cards represent a more convenient, environmentally-friendly, electronic version of traditional plastic gift cards. And they have the additional benefit of incurring no shipping costs.
"I'm delighted that we're now able to offer eGift cards to FundScrip customers," said Christopher Hill, President & CEO of Fundstream Inc. "This is a very important step in the evolution of Fundstream, and the FundScrip program because eGift cards are the future of gift cards. More importantly, however, it means that more people will be able to participate in FundScrip fundraisers more easily, in more situations, and with more retailers, which means that more non-profits and charities will raise even more money. And this is a good thing for all Canadians."
To make eGift cards a reality, Fundstream Inc. teamed up with Vancouver-based, Buyatab Online Inc., a leading supplier of eGift Card solutions. "It's a natural progression for leading-edge programs such as FundScrip to offer digital gift cards." Said Matias Marquez, COO of Buyatab, adding, "We are confident that once fundraisers begin using eGift cards, they won't be looking back to plastic! Buyatab is excited to be supporting FundScrip, as they help a variety of worthy organizations do so much good."
For more details, visit the FundScrip eGift cards page.
About Fundstream Inc.
Fundstream Inc. is a Canadian gift card re-seller headquarted 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 $12,000,000 for a wide variety of worthy causes, including schools, sports teams, religious organizations, community and cultural groups, charities, and more.
About Buyatab Online Inc.
Buyatab is a leading supplier of advanced eGift card online infrastructure and marketing services for medium- and large-sized businesses. With clients in the United States, Canada and Asia, Buyatab provides eGift Card services to merchants in a wide variety of sectors, including retail, hospitality, restaurant, shopping, hotels and others.
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