Webinar Archive: Gift Card Fulfillment Trends & How to Deliver a Positive Experience Every Time

Travel Tags’ 2015 Gift Card Fulfillment Study observed the online gift card presence and fulfillment of 100+ merchants across 14 industries. An archive of the webinar is now available for you to view. We hope you find it valuable information as you develop and review your own gift card fulfillment. As mentioned during the webinar, 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 high-level infographic, CLICK HERE.

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



Key Highlights:

  • Card design
  • Holiday promotions
  • Digital and mobile gift cards
  • Carriers and giftability
  • Shipping costs and timing
  • Ordering process
  • YOY comparisons
  • Fulfillment packaging


651 554 8533

TAGS:   card fulfillment, card manufacturing, card services, holidays, trends, Webinar


Prepaid Card Popularity Up Among the Unbanked

General purpose reloadable (GPR) cards are seeing increased use by consumers, especially among “unbanked” cardholders who tend to use those cards like checking accounts.

That’s among the findings of the Pew Charitable Trusts, which released a report Tuesday (June 30) titled “Banking on Prepaid,” in which research showed that 23 million adults regularly use GPR prepaid cards nationwide. Those cards let holders load funds using either cash or direct deposit activity as their source. Then the cards can be used at ATMs or at retail locations to make direct purchases.

Those surveyed by Pew totaled 587 respondents who use those cards at least once per month. The respondents were questioned late last year on various attitudes towards, and use of, the cards.

Pew said its findings reflect an increased use of prepaid cards, with a 50 percent jump logged between 2012 and 2014. Key drivers came from a growing use of the cards among those respondents with bank accounts; they tended to get their prepaid cards at either banks or credit unions. Demographically speaking, Pew noted, these users had higher incomes than did unbanked prepaid cardholders.

The survey found that unbanked users tend to treat their cards virtually as traditional checking accounts — and check their balances more frequently than their banked brethren. Of the unbanked, statistics from the survey showed that more than eight out of 10 cardholders have annual household incomes lower than $50,000 and roughly one-third of that number have incomes below $15,000. These users treat cards as a budgeting aid, with an eye on controlled spending and avoiding debt.

Pew’s report also states that a majority of prepaid card users do not in fact know if their cards have protections in place, such as an arbitration clause, or whether the funds tied to the cards are FDIC insured. Yet Pew’s research shows that roughly three quarters of cards do actually have such a clause, though many cardholders do not know if they are covered by liability protection; however, the cards must be registered for the clause to be in effect.

Noting that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau had proposed a number of safeguards to boost consumer protection on prepaid cards, Pew stated that those rules should be finalized quickly.



651 554 8533

TAGS:   card services, Education, prepaid cards, trends


Travel Tags at the IMA Executive Summit 2015

The IMA Executive Summit is right around the corner, and we're hoping to see you in Nashville! To spark conversation, we'd like to introduce our latest software addition that makes customizing and ordering small volume cards easier for you! 

Interested in learning more? Contact a Travel Tags' representative to grab a drink at the IMA Executive Summit and discuss how we can make your day-to-day a little less stressful.

651 334 5875 

TAGS:   card manufacturing, card services, IMA, IMA Executive Summit 2015