It’s officially November – the holidays are just around the corner. There’s a lot to do to get your business ready, and with nearly 60% of consumers requesting gift cards for holiday gifts, investing in gift cards for your business should be at the top of your to-do list.
Wondering what to do first? Here’s all you need to know to get your business in the gift card game before the gift-giving season gets into full swing.
Why gift cards?
According to Deloitte, 47% of shoppers indicated that they planned on giving gift cards during the 2012 holiday season. That equates to around $28.79 billion in spending. Offer gift cards at your business to take advantage of this trend, increasing your revenue and attracting new customers.
Why gift cards through MINDBODY?
Our software treats your gift cards just like cash and we don’t charge you fees to use or redeem gift cards. Plus, you can look up lost gift cards, just in case. When you use MINDBODY with merchant account processing, you also have the opportunity to sell your gift cards online through your website.
How do I get gift cards?
In order to purchase gift cards from MINDBODY, you’ll need a MINDBODY client ID. If you’re still in the process of deciding whether to subscribe to MINDBODY, you’ll need to become a client before you can order cards.
Once you’re a MINDBODY client, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a quote. After approving the quote, you’ll need to verify your payment method and then submit artwork and text for the card.
In 2-3 days, you’ll receive an electronic proof via email. After approving the proof, it will take 7-10 business days to print your cards. After they are ordered, it will take 3-4 weeks for your cards to be delivered to your business.
How do I get my cards by Black Friday or Christmas?
You can still order gift cards with rushed production to receive them before Black Friday. Be sure to have your order complete by November 13, 2014.
The last day to order cards and receive them by Christmas is December 2, 2014.
What if I don’t want plastic cards?
No problem! Your MINDBODY system was designed to let you use paper gift certificates as well. You can print or handwrite your own certificate and still track it through our software. Essentially, as soon as you print it, you can sell it.
Have questions that we didn’t answer? Send us an email and we’ll help you with all your gift card needs.