Network Commerce Inc., the global technology infrastructure and services company, announced a joint agreement between their GO Software division and Givex USA Corporation, a subsidiary of Givex Corporation, North America’s premier gift certificate solution provider.
Under this agreement, Givex Corporation will provide Network Commerce with the technology to launch the company’s first gift certificate management tool. Givex’s technology will be integrated with PCCharge products and enable merchants to sell and redeem gift certificates in real time directly through their point-of-sale systems. The Givex technology provides merchants with a single solution for tracking and managing every form of gift certificate — including gift cards and e-gift certificates.
“We are pleased to be able to offer a gift card solution as an option to our customers,” said Tony Abruzzio, vice president and general manager of Network Commerce. “This relationship was driven by our existing customer base, especially point-of-sale software developers who were asking for an easy way to integrate gift card solutions into their software.”
Pete Catoe, president of ECR Software Corporation said, “Our customers have been asking for a payment processing solution that has gift card capabilities. Now, with PCCharge we can provide a seamless solution to our Catapult dealer channel.” ECR’s Catapult Retail Enterprise Automation product is a point-of-sale solution that uses PCCharge Payment Server to process electronic transactions.
“The alliance combines the strengths of two powerhouse organizations,” said Don Gray, chairman and chief executive officer of Givex USA Corporation. “This partnership will optimize user experience and provide the real-time gift card solution PCCharge customers have been asking for.” Givex gift certificate technology will be available in PC Charge Pro, PC Charge Express and as an integrated solution in PCCharge Payment Server.
About Network Commerce Inc.
Established in 1994, Network Commerce Inc. ([http://www.networkcommerce.com]) is the global technology infrastructure and services company. Network Commerce provides a comprehensive technology and services platform including domain registration services, hosting services, e-commerce services, business services, one-to-one marketing services, wireless technology, and online marketplaces. Network Commerce’s technology and services platform operates on the infrastructure of four data centers, over 500 servers, and bandwidth of 50 megabits per second. Network Commerce is headquartered in Seattle. In 1999 Network Commerce acquired GO Software, the creator of PCCharge and RiTA software.
About Givex Corporation
Givex Corporation ([www.givex.com]) is North America’s premier gift certificate solution provider for the retail and hospitality sectors. Givex seamlessly integrates point-of-sale (POS) devices — LAN-based registers, credit card terminals, kiosks and the telephone — with the Internet to create a secure real-time gift certificate management system. Givex technology provides merchants with a single solution for tracking and managing every form of gift certificates across multiple sales channels. Current customers include Cadillac Fairview Shopping Centers, Kelsey’s Restaurants and Montana’s Saloon, Play-it-again Sports, Playdium and Faces Cosmetics. Givex currently has over 6,000 points of presence across North America. Patents are pending for the Givex technology in Canada and the United States.