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Back To Basics with Gift Cards

BACK TO BASICS, OCTOBER 28, 2016
“Many of the restaurants where I’ve been looking had unclear or complicated processes. Luckily…”

Gift Cards In A Post Magnetic Strip World

GIFT CARDS IN A POST MAGNETIC STRIP WORLD, MAY 4, 2015
“Today, chip based cards run about $3.50 each which adds overhead of 7% to a $50 gift card and 35% to a $10 gift card. This bites directly into the bottom line for merchants and is an up-front, non capital cost… ”

Digital Gifting Experience, Minutes vs. Millions

DIGITAL GIFTING EXPERIENCE, OCTOBER 1, 2014
“Calling a GiftRocker integration an “investment” is a little misleading in that shopkeepers can be operational, selling gift cards online in minutes, skipping the investment completely.”

Text A Last Minute Gift For Father’s Day

TEXT DAD A GIFT ON FATHER’S DAY, JUNE 13, 2014
“How about texting the old man a gift card? Better yet, schedule the text to be delivered on Father’s Day. Since 91% of all adults have their phone with them at all times and 98% of all texts get read, delivery is all but assured.”

Chefs as Rockstars II

AARON SILVERMAN ON THE FIRST WEEK FOR ROSE’S LUXURY’S ROOFTOP-IN-DEMAND, JUNE 2, 2014
“It’s booked up completely. And has been booking up pretty much immediately whenever we release new reservations.”

Chefs as Rockstars

PROGRESSIVE DINING COMES TO THE WEST END, MARCH 14, 2014
Remember quick dialing TicketMaster when Springsteen came to town? West End Wednesdays is as hot of a ticket. Stroll to four of DC’s best restaurants on the West End for a progressive dinner stopping at Blue Duck Tavern, Marcel’s, Westend Bistro and Ris.

The Briad Group Partners With GiftRocker

OFFERS DIGITAL GIFT CARDS FOR ZINBURGER AND CUPS FROZEN YOGURT – THAT’S HOT ™, DECEMBER 18, 2013
“GiftRocker specializes in providing digital gift cards and online loyalty programs for small and mid-size companies. We are pleased to offer Zinburger and CUPS customers a convenient and easy way to purchase gift cards for their family and friends.”

ARLNow’s Startup Monday Profiles GiftRocker

GIFTROCKER SEEKS TO MAKE GIFT CERTIFICATES EASIER FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES. SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
“The biggest distinguisher between GiftRocker and well-known sites that offer comparable services, like Groupon or Eventbrite, is each service is offered as an extension of the client’s brand, not GiftRocker’s”

FoodServiceMonthly: GiftRocker Helps Restaurant Stay Indispensable

IS YOUR COMPUTER INDISPENSABLE? AUGUST, 2013
“Either a computer will become an indispensable part of your business, or you will become a dispensable part of business.” Fortune Magazine.

SMBs Get Creative With Digital Currency

SMBs GET CREATIVE WITH DIGITL CURRENCY, JULY 29, 2013
“This new tender leaves off e pluribus unums and portraits of past presidents in favor of hot dog eating owners, partying patrons or summer sunsets that radiate the business’s brand.”

GiftRocker in the Washington Business Journal

RESTAURANT TECH FOR A POST DAILY DEAL WORLD, APRIL 12, 2013
“To be sure, Giftrocker didn’t invent white labeling. But for a commerce software startup in a post-daily deal world, its example — taking an intentional back seat to the customer — might represent the best path forward.”

GiftRocker Named As One Of Dwolla’s 10 Most Innovative Integrations

10 MOST INNOVATIVE INTEGRATIONS FOR SMALL BUSINESS, FEBRUARY 18, 2013
“…I’ve been amazed at how many talented individuals and companies have used Dwolla’s API to build beautiful products that help small businesses achieve more in affordable ways…”

GiftRocker Completes First Full Year

GIFTROCKER COMPLETES FIRST FULL YEAR, FEBRUARY 2, 2013
“Within these numbers you may find a few trends to help you plan for 2013.”

Spotlight: GiftRocker Is Rocking The Gift Card Industry

DWOLLA: FAVORITE STORIES, NOVEMBER 7, 2012
“Scenario: You are a small business that wants to reward your customers with loyalty and gift cards”

Holiday Stats For Online Gift Certificate Sales

HOLIDAY STATS FOR ONLINE GIFT CERTIFICATE SALES, 16 SEPTEMBER 2012
“Holiday online gift certificate sales accounted for 39.95% of yearly online gift certificate sales”

Spotlight: GiftRocker Offers Innovative Retail Solutions

ARLINGTON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: COMPANY SPOTLIGHT, AUGUST 17 2012
“GiftRocker was founded in 2011 on the not-so-mean streets of Clarendon. The company’s goal is simply to improve the customer experience when giving and receiving gift certificates.”

GiftRocker Rocks Digital Gifting Conversions

DIGITAL GIFTING CONVERSION RATES, 7 JULY 2012
“…consumers mean business when they click a gift certificate link on a shopkeeper’s site. Just about 1/3 of these folks end up making the purchase!”

Sternberg To Advise GiftRocker

STERNBERG TO ADVISE GIFTROCKER, 25 JUNE 2012
“…[Sternberg’s] experience as an award winning restaurateur and national contacts from his tenure on the National Restaurant Association board will be of great assistance as GiftRocker executes its national campaign”

GiftRocker Sponsors A Day of Foster.ly

A DAY OF FOSTER.LY, 12 MAY 2012
“If there were doubts about the vibrancy of DC entrepreneurship, A Day of Foster.ly this past weekend wiped those out…”

GiftRocker Sponsors Reading Connection’s Of Wine & Words

SUPPORTING CHILDREN’S LITERACY AT OF WINE & WORDS, 13 MARCH 2012
“The 8th annual Of Wine & Words, held Friday, March 9, 2012, raised a record-setting $61,000, an increase of $19,000 over last year! …”

Rockin’ The Gift Card!

TECH BISNOW, 16 FEBRUARY 2012
“Over $40B of gift cards may have been lost in drawers and left for dead at the bottom of purses since 2005. But Michael Scruggs and Alex Robertson may have a solution for that…”

Six in 10 Americans want a restaurant gift card as a holiday gift this year

NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION, 15 DECEMBER 2011
“58 percent prefer that gift card to be for their favorite restaurant. Twenty-nine percent would like gift cards to be for restaurants they haven’t been to before…”

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