Mocapay has hired Chris Munz as director of business development to lead Mocapay’s strategic partnerships and growth. A digital marketing technology expert who has implemented strategies for top-tier companies across various industries for more than a decade, Chris will focus on building strategic partnerships and alliances for Mocapay. Prior to joining the Mocapay team, Chris was a director of sales communication/sales engineer at Fishbowl, Inc. in Alexandria, VA. While at Fishbowl Inc. Chris was also the director of sales and marketing at Quotient Marketing, a company that was acquired by Fishbowl in 2007.
Transaction Wireless digital gift card solutions achieved PCI Level 1 Certification, among the first digital gift card providers to do so. Transaction Wireless is the first digital gifting platform to be certified on PCI DSS v2.0. The latest standard was created in order to provide greater clarity on requirements, better manage evolving threats, improve merchant flexibility and keep pace with recent changes in industry best practices. Transaction Wireless’ patented digital gifting platform offers B2C and B2B turnkey solutions for retailers and partners with a variety of gift card services including electronic, mobile, social and even traditional plastic.
Transaction Wireless multi-channel digital gift card and integrated marketing solutions has been granted a United States patent for its innovative social gifting technology built on Facebook Platform. The new patent protects the unique Transaction Wireless technology which combines social sharing and gift card purchases with delivery via Facebook, mobile devices, and email. The patent protects gift card purchasing within Facebook, gift card personalization, scheduled delivery, and customer loyalty. Transaction Wireless provides retailers and partners with a vehicle for purchasing and delivering digital gift cards and offering loyalty and marketing programs on the popular Facebook Platform and branded gift card storefronts on retailer Facebook Pages where people can purchase digital gift cards and add a personal touch with a photo and text, audio, and video messages.
Transaction Wireless multi-channel digital gift card and integrated marketing solutions launched its global B2B digital gift card platform with SpaFinder spa and wellness resource at the International Gift Card Summit. The Transaction Wireless B2B “wCentive” solution reduces operating costs while improving resale and co-branding opportunities by providing merchants and incentive houses with a single, comprehensive system to manage and support multiple B2B accounts, suppliers, and brands. The “wCentive” platform empowers clients to order digital gift cards in bulk with immediate inventory delivery including: single and multiple card distribution, e-code programs, and email and mobile delivery.
Transaction Wireless “B2B wCentive” multi-channel digital gift card and integrated marketing solutions has expanded into the international market at the 2011 Prepaid Conference and Expo, which can now be customized and localized in many Euro-regions and languages. Meanwhile, SVM gift card program management solutions for retailers and distribution channel partners is using the Transaction Wireless gift card platform to offer digital gift card solutions internationally. The “B2B wCentive” solution reduces operating costs while improving resale and co-branding opportunities by providing merchants and incentive houses with a comprehensive system to manage and support multiple B2B accounts, suppliers, and brands.
Doug Schneider has been appointed President and CEO with Transaction Wireless(TW) virtual and mobile gift cards. Bringing with him more than 20 years’ business experience to his new role, Schneider was most recently CEO of Genea where he transformed a legacy building control system integration business into a leading, software-as-a-service (SaaS) smart building company, after having served as president of the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Hosting Business Unit at publicly traded Verio. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Applebee’s has introduced its Digital Gift Cards to allow holiday shoppers to buy and send personalized
electronic gift cards 24/7 online via Applebees.com and Applebee’s Facebook Fan Page. Applebee’s Digital
Gift Cards allow gift givers to personalize the card with everything from a photo to a personally recorded
message. They can be bought and sent instantly to a mobile device or email. The cards also feature 24/7
365 purchase availability; can be set up for timed/future delivery; lets the recipient know right away or when you want them to through text messaging; charge no fees, have no expirations, no shipping, handling, and works same as a plastic card.
Blackhawk Network prepaid and financial payments products for consumers and businesses announced its Gift Card Mall has been awarded the PTPA Winner’s Seal of Approval. Gift Card Mall was among many entries from across North America competing to earn the PTPAâ¢ Seal. Because independent parent volunteers evaluate these products in their own homes, PTPA winners are chosen based on merit and consumer experience — not on commercial considerations. As a result, the PTPA Mediaâ¢ Seal has quickly gained recognition as an international leader in certifying consumer products for quality, effectiveness and value. Gift Card Mall reaches more than 165 million consumers each week and features a variety of gift cards across a number of categories including sports, entertainment, restaurants and fashion.
Applebee’s has introduced its Digital Gift Cards allowing people to buy and send electronic gift cards online via Applebees.com : http://www.applebees.com and Applebee’s Facebook Fan Page : http://www.facebook.com/#!/applebees?ref=ts . Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, the world’s largest casual dining restaurant chain, is the first in its industry to make digital gift cards available on Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/#!/applebees?ref=ts as well as its own Web site : http://www.applebees.com/. Digital Gift Cards includes Buy and send online instantly, 24/7; Record personalized voice or video message; Send to mobile device and to e-mail address; Post on Facebook; Customize with photos and personal messages; Text notifications and receipts; and the Ability to purchase for future delivery.
Third-party gift card provider Blackhawk Network
announced its “Gift Card Mall” is now available on Amazon.com.
Gift cards for over 50 retailers — including popular brands such as
Applebee’s, Justice Brands, Regal Entertainment Group Theatres, Sephora,
Subway Restaurants and The Home Depot — are currently available on
Amazon.com/giftcardmall. Gift Card Mall will offer free standard shipping
throughout the month of December for gift cards purchased on Amazon.com.
CA-based Blackhawk Network develops unique products in easy-to-use
formats and delivers them to consumers through an exclusive retail
network of leading grocery, mass, convenience, drug and specialty
retailers. The network reaches more than 165 million consumers each
week. Blackhawk Network is a subsidiary of Safeway Inc.
Safeway’s Blackhawk Network announced that their “Rewards Visa Gift
Card” will now be offered to businesses through Blackhawk Networkâs
“Incentives and Rewards” business-to-business program. Companies can
tailor their gift card program to fit their clientâs needs, via print on
demand technology, customization, personalization and robust reporting
options. With Blackhawkâs remote activation capabilities, individual
recipients can activate their gift cards on demand. Blackhawk Networkâs
“Incentives and Rewards Program” offers a variety of prepaid products
including the retail partners: Applebeeâs, Bass Pro Shops, Chili’s Grill
& Bar, The Home Depot, iTunes, Regal Entertainment Group, SpaFinder,
Travelocity, and others. Blackhawk Network includes more than 80,000
storefronts and reaches more than 165 million consumers each week.
TX-based HotSchedules has partnered with Digital Dining to integrate POS
platforms with labor management solutions. Digital Dining provides
restaurant POS software and handheld
POS solutions for all types of hospitality verticals with a flexible
XML-based POS software interface and non-proprietary hardware platform.
HotSchedulesâ secure and cost-effective on-demand restaurant scheduling
solution interface includes tools to easily create schedules, print
reports and evaluate
staff availability and integrates with most major POS
solutions as well as time and attendance systems to allow for robust
reporting and advanced forecasting for substantial labor cost savings.