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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Local Business Spotlight: W3GiftCards

Local Start-up Provides Neighborhood Businesses with a Platform to Offer Online Gift Cards

Small businesses looking to expand their customer reach via the Web now have the perfect tool to do so -- W3GiftCards.com. It is a web-based platform that allows local businesses to sell gift cards instantly online directly from their own websites. “Our service was designed to be easy to use and easy to integrate with our merchants’ websites”, says Brad Oyler founder and Chief Technology Officer of W3GiftCards. “We wanted to provide a way for local businesses to generate exposure and revenue online, without having to hire an expensive web-design company or marketing firm.”

W3GiftCards is an end-to-end, turn-key solution, with a simple sign-up process and user-friendly account management features. Each merchant is issued a link to their individual gift card page, which they can incorporate into their current website however they choose. Visitors to their website can then purchase gift cards on the spot and email them to their friends and family instantly. Merchants can manage their account through a simple web portal where they can easily track payouts, and review card balances.

W3GiftCards is easily accessible via mobile smart phones, so merchants can quickly redeem gift cards without a computer. They also provide a Facebook application that can be added to the merchant’s Facebook profile or Fan Page. “Your [Facebook] fans can experience a fully customizable gift card ordering process including personalized messages and a choice of several gift card designs”, says Brad Simek, Chief Marketing Officer of W3GiftCards. “This is a perfect way to engage your Social Network and monetize your online marketing efforts.”

To sum it up, W3GiftCards has created a “must-have” solution for any small business looking to generate revenue beyond their brick and mortar storefront. For a limited time, W3GiftCards is offering free account sign-up and no monthly fees or long-term commitments.

For more information and to sign up visit www.w3giftcards.com or contact sales@w3giftcards.com with any questions.

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