Gift Card Programs2020-11-23T19:37:35-04:00

All Gift Card Programs

Attract, retain & grow your customer base with the Ackroo Gift Card Programs.

Digital Gift Cards

Physical Gift Cards

Gift Card Distribution Ackroo

Gift Card Distribution

digital gift card

key features

  • Integration to your point-of-sale
  • Link for your website to have customers register, check, transfer and/or add to their balances online
  • Easy to use, self-serve program console to track, measure and administer your program
  • On-demand reporting & analytics
  • Carousel of designs, delayed delivery, emailed and barcoded digital gift cards
  • Time-based promo options ( buy $50 gift card get $10 promo) and more…

benefits

  • No extra hardware needed.  Works within your POS environment
  • Easy to use customer-facing application for your customers via your website and/or mobile app
  • Control of all of your program settings and data
  • Increased insight into customer spending to drive marketing & business initiatives
  • Maintain and enhance your brand image
  • Supports brick and mortar and online businesses
  • Increase revenues and margins with gift card sales

our partners

some of our clients

Frequently asked questions

Can customers reload a digital gift card?2020-05-01T01:30:02-04:00

Yes, the Ackroo digital gift card program allows for reloads.

Can my customers customize the $ amount of a gift card purchase?2020-05-01T01:29:55-04:00

We will work with you to create common denominations to offer eGift card purchase thresholds. If you require a custom amount we can accommodate.

Can I change my eGift card art?2020-05-01T01:30:33-04:00

Yes! You can change it as often as you’d like. You can submit your original card art to us or have one of our talented graphic designers work with you to create a fresh image.

How do I get the funds after a customer makes an eGift card purchase?2020-05-01T01:25:43-04:00

You will set up a payment gateway (we partner with PayPal & Bambora) where your funds will be automatically directly deposited into your bank account. Ackroo does not hold any funds in a digital wallet.

Can customers redeem their gift cards online?2020-08-11T14:06:03-04:00

Customers can currently purchase eGifts online and redeem them in-store. Online redemption may be available; please inquire for more details.

How do customers check their balances?2020-05-01T01:24:51-04:00

Customers are able to check their balances online in the custom branded portal we create for your store. This portal will live on your website if you have one or as a standalone page to allow customers to access to register their cards and check their balances. This is where you will collect customer data to manage your gift card program.

Physical Gift cards

key features

  • Integration to your point-of-sale
  • Link for your website to have customers register, check, transfer and/or add to their balances online
  • Easy to use, self-serve program console to track, measure and administer your program
  • On-demand reporting & analytics
  • Custom printing and designs
  • Time-based promo options ( buy $50 gift card get $10 promo for 30 days) and more…

benefits

  • No extra hardware needed.  Works within your POS environment
  • Easy to use customer-facing application for your customers via your website and/or mobile app
  • Control of all of your program settings and data
  • Increased insight into customer spending to drive marketing & business initiatives
  • Maintain and enhance your brand image
  • Increase revenues and margins with gift card sales

some of our clients

Frequently asked questions

Why should I choose Ackroo over the competitors?2020-08-11T14:06:51-04:00

Ackroo is an amazing self serve one-stop-shop platform for all your merchant needs. We help merchants consolidate their reports and drive engagement using our custom suite of software tools. We are a product first services company and are continuing to expand our breadth of offering across all things loyalty marketing, gift cards, and payments. We work hard to make your program a success to make a difference to your bottom line.

How do I let my customers know I have gift cards?2020-05-26T15:01:32-04:00

Use Ackroo’s marketing services to help get the word out about your new gift card program! We offer in-store display options including posters & brochures, customized emails, and direct mail to incentivize customers to “buy into” your gift card program. Explore our marketing SHOP to see what we have to offer!

What file type should my card art and logo be?2020-08-11T14:03:13-04:00

You can send us images that are .jpegs, .png, .ai or .pdf. We prefer logos as .png or .eps. We have talented graphic designers on staff who can take anything and make it work, however the better quality up front, the better quality at the end.

What types of finishes can you provide for your gift cards?2020-08-11T14:00:28-04:00

The sky’s the limit! Options include:

  • Matte, gloss or pearl finish
  • Full-colour front and back
  • Spot UV
  • Metal or plastic
  • … and many more options! Tell us about your vision and we’ll do our best to make it a reality.
Can my gift card perform double duty as both a gift & loyalty card in one?2020-08-11T14:04:55-04:00

It sure can! Don’t let your customers throw those gift cards away! Repurpose them as your customer loyalty cards. We can design a card image that will let customers know it is a gift & loyalty card! If you’d prefer to keep your programs separate, we can do that too.

I only need card envelopes or card sleeves. Can I order those separately?2020-05-01T01:19:59-04:00

Yes, we sell card envelopes and card backers separate from gift cards.

Do you sell Gift card sleeves or card backers?2020-05-01T01:19:29-04:00

Yes! We have many options for card envelopes and card backers that can be custom designed if necessary.

Does it cost extra to have a barcoded card?2020-05-01T01:18:58-04:00

No. There is no extra cost for adding a barcode to your card.

How long will it take to receive my gift cards?2020-08-11T14:08:33-04:00

The sooner we get your art and design approval, the sooner you will receive your cards. Standard turnaround time 1-2 weeks + shipping. Any non-standard or custom orders you can expect a 4-6 week turn around + shipping.

Can I see my gift card before I commit?2020-05-01T01:17:51-04:00

Yes.  We always offer digital proofs and can provide samples if needed before final production.

What is the minimum amount of cards I can order?2020-08-11T14:01:11-04:00

Minimum plastic card orders consist of  250 cards.  We are able to print lower quantities on a case-by-case basis.

gift card distribution

key features

  • Partner with popular in-store & online retailers
  • Sell gift cards in bulk
  • Offer special promotions
  • Hangtag marketing opportunities on card backers

benefits

  • Attract new customers by getting your gift cards in front of larger audiences
  • Increase revenues with upfront payment from vendors
  • Experience increased brand sentiment by aligning your product at recognized and trusted retailers

our partners

Frequently asked questions

Can I create special cards for specific retailers?2020-04-30T23:40:50-04:00

Yes! Our team of talented design & marketing specialists will help create the perfect card for this opportunity.

Will I get into every Costco Wholesale store across Canada?2020-04-30T23:40:24-04:00

Most likely no. Our clients tend to get accepted into regional locations. All contracts are specialized to the client.

How hard is it to get into Costco?2020-04-30T23:39:52-04:00

We have strong relationships with Costco Wholesalers across Canada and work very hard to get our clients into their stores. Having us on your side will help get the conversation started.

How does it work?2020-04-30T23:39:23-04:00
  • Get approved by an Ackroo in-store/online distribution partner
  • Agree to a commission for the partner to receive
  • If applicable agree to a discount for customers to receive
  • Add a reporting location in Ackroo to track
  • Order cards & collateral through Ackroo
  • Reconcile with the retailers based on sales

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