MIDDLETOWN, RI (June 18, 2013) – Self-Service Networks, a leader in automated self-service technology, has introduced the first bundled gift card and automated selling application designed for shopping malls.
GiftWise+ delivers Self-Service Networks’ proprietary kiosk; mall-branded, open-loop gift card; credit card payments processing and all required back-end services including funds settlement, reconciliation and regulatory compliance in a single product. In the past, malls contracted with multiple vendors and invested significant staff time away from their core business to administer gift cards. Some shopping centers have eliminated customer service centers due to budget cuts which also eliminated or reduced labor needed to sell gift cards.
GiftWise+ is ideal for malls that want to simplify the management and complexity of their gift card programs with the added benefit of self-service technology. The platform can be launched in time to accommodate gift card sales for this year’s busy holiday season.
“GiftWise+ is a natural extension of our business as we have been serving shopping centers with self service solutions since 2007, “ said Thomas Smith, Self-Service Networks’ CEO. “Our shopping center clients have told us how difficult it is to manage a gift card program. GiftWise+ demonstrates our commitment to help our clients run their businesses more efficiently.”
Deployed in over 130 regional malls, lifestyle centers and community properties, Self-Service Networks’ kiosks enable 24/7 prepaid card sales in every kind of environment. Additionally, kiosks can be utilized to capture customer data, dispense coupons, handle promotion fulfillment, display advertising messages and other functions.
About Self-Service Networks
Self-Service Networks is the leading provider of turnkey self-service solutions for kiosk, mobile, and Web. Since 1996, we have helped a diverse range of clients improve overall performance and profitability by delivering engaging interactive experiences. Our clients include PepsiCo, General Growth Properties, Thule, Jones Lang LaSalle and Universal Studios. Earlier this year, Self-Service Networks was a 2013 Paybefore Awards winner in the Best Retail Merchandising Category, where the company was applauded for its innovation and delivery of complex prepaid technology.