GCN webinar features TTi - Gift Card Fulfillment Best Practices


Join The Gift Card Network and Travel Tags, Inc. on May 18, 2016 for a joint webinar highlighting best practices and industry secrets when it comes to Gift Card Fulfillment. Sue Hanson from Travel Tags, Inc - Card Fulfillment Services joins as a member of the Fulfillment Committee to give her expert advice after 10+ years in the fulfillment industry.

To register, follow this link to The Gift Card Network website:

The Educational webinars are a Free Benefit for Gift Card Network paying members. Affiliate Merchant Members and Non-Members may attend for a fee:

Affiliate Members - $89 per webinar
Non-Member - $99 per webinar

Webinar details and payment links will be sent via email upon registration. 

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Retailers in for a Very Digital Holiday Season, according to NRF survey

Top findings of consumers surveyed:


  • Average spending per person reaches $805.65, comparable with spending in 2014 holiday season ($802.45).
  • Spending on gifts for family members will total $462.95, up from $458.75 last year, and a survey high.
  • Almost half of holiday shopping, consisting of browsing and buying, will be done online: average consumers say 46 percent of their shopping (both browsing and buying) this holiday season will be conducted online, up from 44 percent last year.
  • 21.4 percent of smartphone owners will use their device to purchase holiday merchandise this year, the highest seen since NRF first asked in 2011.
  • Nearly half (46.7%) said free shipping/shipping promotions are important factors in their decision on where to shop.
  • 55.8 percent of holiday shoppers will splurge on themselves and/or others for non-gift items, and will spend an average of $131.59, up from $126.37 last year. ​


Gift cards maintain their spot at top of wish lists!

Those struggling with finding the perfect gift this year should look no further than a retailer’s gift card section. According to the survey, nearly six in 10 (58.8%) consumers celebrating the holidays say they would like to receive gift cards as a gift, making this the ninth year in a row that gift cards have topped the list of most requested gift items. Close behind is clothing or clothing accessories (52.2%) and books, CDs, DVDs and video games (40.5%) — though the latter is the lowest percentage seen since NRF started asking.

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Source: National Retail Federation

Article by Kathy Grannis Allen, NRF

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2015 Gift Card Fulfillment Trends - Now Available!

CLICK HERE to view the entire Infographic

Travel Tags’ 2015 Gift Card Fulfillment Study observed the online gift card presence and fulfillment of 100+ merchants across 14 industries. A high-level infographic is now available for you to view. We hope you find it valuable information as you develop and review your own gift card fulfillment. We encourage you to schedule a FREE consultation session to review your current fulfillment program and develop ideas on how to increase Giftability and decrease lost-in-mail rate.

To truly garner the most from this study, we encourage you to conduct a self-audit with the help of Travel Tags’ Design Team. Contact your Travel Tag Sales Representative to discuss opportunities on delivering the best every single time.

For a look at YOY data and product images, WATCH THE WEBINAR.

For a comprehensive look at the research method and results, REQUEST THE WHITE PAPER.


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TAGS:   card fulfillment, card services, holidays, trends