InComm Ready for Gift Card Explosion
The nation's largest provider prepares for Holiday sales boom.
ATLANTA, Sept. 25 (www.AllPayNews.com) -- InComm, the nation's largest provider of third party gift cards and other prepaid products, anticipates the greatest demand in history for its products and services this Holiday shopping season.
"We've never seen demand so high," said Brooks Smith, InComm President and CEO. "We have a unique perspective in that we see the increased demand and resulting sales across all retail channels. We expect our gift card sales to at least triple last year's numbers, and our retail partners and their customers will benefit from expanded offerings at more convenient shopping locations."
InComm is enabling retailers to provide their customers with one-stop shopping destinations to find the perfect gifts for all their friends and loved ones. Gift cards are available for not only leading retail and restaurant locations, but also downloadable music for mp3 players, mobile phone games and ring tones and more. Prepaid wireless handsets also make great gifts, and for the gift recipient who already has a prepaid phone, InComm offers prepaid airtime cards for all of the nation's leading wireless providers.
"Gift recipients love gift cards because of the freedom they offer, and gift buyers love them as well because they are an easy shopping decision," said Smith. "As more retail partners sell gift cards, everyone benefits. It increases awareness when consumers see gift cards repetitively at different locations, and the increased awareness helps all retailers sell more gift cards."
The gift card explosion is not limited to birthdays and Christmas gifts. Many corporations are turning to gift cards as a way to provide employee incentives and prepaid debit cards as a means of controlling and tracking expenses. InComm can provide companies with bulk purchase solutions for financial gift cards that companies can use as incentives, bonuses or rewards for a job well done.
"InComm has been driving technology and product innovations for 15 years, helping retailers remain on the forefront of the emerging product categories that their customers want," said Smith. "Since we're partnered with virtually all of the leading retailers in the categories we serve, we are committed to not only providing our partners with the products and services that are popular today, but also keeping them in touch with what customers will want next year and the year after."
InComm's technology enables leading retailers to offer a number of products ideal for gift giving, including popular gift cards for restaurants, clothing stores, movies and entertainment, electronics, sporting goods and more. InComm also features financial gift cards that can be used anywhere major credit cards are accepted.
All these products and more are available for sale at many of the locations among InComm's retail distribution network of 145,000 stores, featuring top retailers in many categories including:
- Three of the four largest grocery store chains
- Four largest big box retailers
- Fourteen of the top 20 chain drug stores
- Ten of the top 15 convenience store chains
- Four largest electronics superstores
- Three largest office supply chains
- Three of the largest dollar store chains
Learn more about InComm's industry-leading product suite and technology capabilities at this year's Motivation Show Sept. 26-28 in Chicago, Booth #3480. InComm will be showcasing its products and services at the largest booth in the pavilion featuring six plasma screens, a retail store and a technology tunnel with a flash presentation highlighting the company's innovative technology and product offering. The booth is the largest in the company's history and includes a retail store with product samples, second- floor observation deck and a bistro with coffee and drinks for InComm guests. Members of InComm's Executive Team, Gift Card Team and Sales Team will be on hand to meet with visitors and answer questions, and great prizes will be available for a number of planned special events. InComm is also hosting a gift card industry summit at the House of Blues where industry leaders will have an opportunity to collaborate and discuss best practices. Special gifts will be provided for all invitees.
InComm is an innovator in prepaid products and point-of-sale technology specializing in retail prepaid services, subscriber services and payment solutions that are changing the way consumers purchase. InComm provides the most robust product portfolio in the industry including wireless airtime, financial debit cards, gift cards, music downloads, ring tones, games, long- distance cards, online games, broadband, digital television as well as bill payment solutions. InComm partners with consumer brand leaders around the world to provide more than 145,000 retail locations the products and services their customers demand. Since 1992, InComm's patented technology has made the buying process easier for consumers while streamlining the selling process for product and retail partners. To learn more about InComm, visit www.incomm.com or call 1.800.352.3084. InComm is headquartered in Atlanta with offices in Canada, Colorado, Texas, Florida, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.