As businesses across many industries temporarily reduce or cease operations to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, owners are left wondering how they’ll weather several weeks or months of supporting a staff without any source of revenue.
Gift3r App, a locally developed cloud-based application and digital marketing platform for electronic gift cards that brings people together while supporting local businesses, is one of those solutions.
Anastasios Tirkas, the founder of Gift3r App, is making his app’s platform free for any business to use, which means there are no processing fees or any cost of any kind for 90 days to help businesses of all types and sizes get through these unprecedented times.
The social media-like platform that creates a local community of givers and receivers, lowers the cost and complexity of traditional gift card programs and speeds up the payment process for companies, which can receive funds in 48 hours.
The app allows business owners to engage their customers with complimentary gift cards and promote discount special offers on gift cards. Gift3r App enables a community of consumers to search and discover local business, share their favorites via a personal wish list, and easily share eGift cards with friends, neighbors, and family members. The app increases a company’s brand reach at a time when many communities are asked by local and state governments to stay home. Studies show that when a customer shops with a gift card they spend, on average, $59 more than the value of the gift card. During these volatile economic times, that kind of upsell potential can make a big difference to small businesses struggling with reduced foot traffic.