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Exciting News: Yiftee’s Collaboration with Facebook to Provide eGift Cards To Support Local Businesses!

by yiftee on June 3, 2020

On April 16, 2020, Yiftee, Inc officially announced that they were chosen by Facebook, Inc to make 2,000+ local business and community eGift cards easily purchasable on Facebook and Instagram as a new simple way to support local businesses!

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to support local businesses. Even if you are not currently able to use the services of your favorite movie theater or nail salon, buying a Yiftee is a simple way to show your appreciation for them while their current revenue sources are limited. Yiftee’s relationship with Facebook and Instagram brings your favorite local take-out spots, spas, and salons right to your fingertips in the Facebook and Instagram apps.

While we are all taking steps as a community to embrace social-distancing policies and to help flatten the curve, you can send an eGift card without even leaving the couch. During this period of uncertainty and prolonged isolation, Yiftee makes it easier to show the special people in your life that you are thinking about them and supporting their local shops and restaurants.

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There are three ways to buy eGifts on Facebook and the FB app

1) Find eGift Cards Listed in Your Area!

FB uses your zip code to find local eGift cards, but you can also adjust the radius and change the location if you want to send an eGift to a friend in another city

Facebook can now inform you of eGift Cards you can buy for nearby businesses, based on your zip code! You may see a featured post of these local Gift Card options, OR you can find eGift Cards by going to Facebook’s new Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Center–> How You Can Help–> Support Local Businesses–> Buy Gift Cards

2) Explore the eGift cards listed on Yiftee’s FB page!

There are two new ways to find a Yiftee-eGift Card on Facebook! First, check out the SHOP feature on Yiftee’s FB page to see a comprehensive listing of our merchants.

Find something you like? Click the link to find the business’ details. You also have the option to tag a friend, save the post for later, and share it!

Finally, the Check Out on Website feature will allow you to purchase a Yiftee eGift card for the amount of your choosing which you can easily send to your friends, family, and co-workers to show your appreciation!

3) Buy an eGift card directly on the company’s FB page!

Already know where you want to buy an eGift Card? Go directly to the company’s FB page and check out the Gift Cards feature. That’s it!

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Find us on your favorite company’s profile, bio, or story!

Instagram has enhanced their features to enable local businesses to promote themselves during this period of ambiguity, adding a “Gift Card” button so customers can purchase eGift cards in just a few clicks!

Here’s a link on how to do it: https://help.instagram.com/225148872171072?helpref=uf_permalink&amp%3Bfbclid=IwAR3VPbGTgpg7s10uPlF8U3UPfHfgTb7on0SVLn4X5HAN-za3X34V_-OPvdU

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Know a deserving grad? Want to thank an employee? – Send a Yiftee!

Have a business? – Set up an eGift Card in minutes. It’s easy!

About Yiftee

Yiftee is a simple, secure, PoS-independent way to sell eGift Cards online and send them by email, text or print anywhere in the U.S. Self-sign-up takes just minutes to set up a custom-branded card with a unique URL for proactive local marketing outreach, plus access through Facebook, Instagram and other eGift Card Marketplaces. Yiftee serves thousands of local businesses and has been doing so since 2012. 

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Yiftee Fuels On Demand Ride Service

by yiftee on March 13, 2017

Yiftee gets fresh & saavy! (3) 
eGifting and Promotions Platform Drives Revenue & Captures New Riders

MENLO PARK, Calif. – February 22, 2017 – Yiftee, a leading provider of data-driven mobile promotions and gifting solutions for services, retailers and restaurants, has brought mobile eGifting to the increasingly competitive on demand ride service business, giving these companies an additional edge as they battle for market share. Yiftee’s mobile eGifts are a perfect addition to these app-based service companies where business is conducted entirely from the users’ mobile phones.

Included on the roster of companies that have signed on with Yiftee is Via, an on demand transit app serving New York City, Chicago, and Washington DC, among others. Deals with additional on demand ride services are in the works as these companies fight it out for “butts in car seats” with new ways to differentiate themselves from the competition.

via egift card“One of the biggest requests we were receiving from our members in the lead up to the holidays was an ability to give the gift of Via. In order to get a program in place, we needed a partner to help set us up a quick and effective gift card program,” says to Asaf Segev, Growth Principal for Via, “In a space characterized with long lead times, high setup costs, and over-complicated solutions, we found Yiftee to be responsive, flexible and well priced.”

“Yiftee is a uniquely suited solution for on demand ride services, because our gifts are sent directly to mobile phones, so they are always with the rider, ready to be used.” says Yiftee CEO Donna Novitsky, “On demand gifts are a great complement to the on demand economy.” The opportunity to add an additional revenue stream and a way to reach new customers has become more and more a necessity for survival to the many players in the on demand ride service segment.

On demand ride services have become ubiquitous in the past several years, because they provide a convenient solution for a variety of transportation challenges. Have a brutal commute? Consumed a few too many drinks during a night on the town? Purchased too many grocery bags to carry home? Pull out your phone, and a ride is just minutes away. These ride services eliminate the need for planning and the hassle and cost of parking. The price is known up front, and the cars are generally quick to arrive, comfortable and clean. Because of this, the on demand ride service arena has become fiercely competitive in the short time that it’s been in existence. As the market has become more congested, several of these services, including Sidecar and Shuddle, have been forced out of business. Thus, any opportunity to increase revenue and ridership, such as what Yiftee offers will give the players in this market the edge.

About Yiftee™ Yiftee is a Data-Driven Mobile Promotions & Gifting company serving multi-location restaurants, retailers, services and other partners. Yiftee helps its clients increase revenue by acquiring new customers and driving frequency. In addition to selling custom-branded eGift cards for clients’ websites and Facebook pages, merchants can use Yiftee for BOGO, SMS, email and Twitter campaigns, and Birthday Club promotions, as well as incorporate Yiftee into their Loyalty rewards and customer recovery programs. Yiftee delivers greater value and better results than physical gift cards or coupons with promotions that typically bring 20% – 85% of promotion recipients in store. Yiftee requires no technology or POS integration, protects clients from fraudulent transactions, and can be up and running in no time. To learn why more than 56,000 businesses use Yiftee, please visit yiftee.com Twitter: @Yiftee, Facebook: facebook.com/yiftee/ or contact 650-564-4438 or info@yiftee.com – See more at: http://www.free-press-release.com/news-yiftee-fuels-on-demand-ride-service-growth-1489021019.html#sthash.nworIZYa.dpuf

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Yiftee & Savvy Travelers Partner to Keep Ladies On-The-Go Fresh From Head to Toe

by yiftee on February 16, 2017

Yiftee gets fresh & saavy! (2)
Yiftee adds the convenience of mobile gifting to Savvy Travelers beauty wipes

MENLO PARK, Calif. – February 16, 2017 – Yiftee, a leading provider of data-driven mobile promotions and gifting solutions for ecommerce, retailers and restaurants, has partnered with Savvy Travelers, the crafty creator of beauty wipes for women on-the-go, to enable mobile gifting of their luxe, eco-friendly and convenient wipes. With humorous packaging and clever names like “Bottomz Up Sensually Refreshing Booty Bidet Wipes,” “Lift Offz Incredibly Instant Nail Polish Remover Wipes” and “No Sweat Positively Powerful Antiperspirant and Deodorant Wipes,” Savvy Travelers cosmetic wipes make a gift that every woman can use. saavy travelers yiftee

“We were seeking a partner to create a fast and effective mobile gifting card program,” says to Margarita Floris, Co-Founder and President of Savvy Travelers, “Yiftee’s mobile gifting solution aligns perfectly with our product. Giving and receiving a gift via mobile phone is fast, easy and convenient – the same advantages that Savvy Travelers offer.” She continues, “Yiftee is a forward-thinking company that continues to innovate, developing new ways to drive sales for its partners, and making purchasing simple and accessible for it’s customers.”

Yiftee Co-Founder, adds, “Women who use Savvy Travelers individually wrapped beauty wipes are on-the-go, making them the ideal target for mobile gifting. Everything is done through a few taps on their mobile phone. Furthermore, Yiftee eGifts provide Savvy Travelers with the opportunity to add an additional revenue stream and a way to reach new customers.”

Whether she’s rushing off an airplane for a meeting, heading from the gym to work, stuck in a car during a road trip, or has been through a TSA pat down and had to throw away her expensive beauty products, Savvy Travelers designer beauty wipes are a convenient way to save the day. Individually wrapped or packaged in convenient kits (like the “Jet Set” kit) make it a popular gift – Because every woman is on the go regardless of what they do or where they live.

About Yiftee™
Yiftee is a Data-Driven Mobile Promotions & Gifting company serving multi-location restaurants, retailers, services and other partners. Yiftee helps its clients increase revenue by acquiring new customers and driving frequency. In addition to selling custom-branded eGift cards for clients’ websites and Facebook pages, merchants can use Yiftee for BOGO, SMS, email and Twitter campaigns, and Birthday Club promotions, as well as incorporate Yiftee into their Loyalty rewards and customer recovery programs. Yiftee delivers greater value and better results than physical gift cards or coupons with promotions that typically bring 20% – 85% of promotion recipients in store. Yiftee requires no technology or POS integration, protects clients from fraudulent transactions, and can be up and running in no time. To learn why more than 56,000 businesses use Yiftee, please visit yiftee.com Twitter: @Yiftee, Facebook: facebook.com/yiftee/ or contact 650-564-4438 or info@yiftee.com

About Savvy Travelers (www.savvytravelers.com/wipes): The Savvy Travelers collection of designer beauty wipes are curated for the sophisticated on-the-go travelista. Savvy Travelers keep ladies fresh and fabulous from head to toe, one swipe at a time, offering products in convenient kits and single-use packets that are disposable, eco-friendly and made in California!  No Water? No Problem! Follow @Savvy_Travelers on social media and like us on Facebook.

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Yiftee Delivers Mobile Marketing Platform For Franchise Businesses

by yiftee on November 17, 2016

YIFTEE™ DELIVERS MOBILE MARKETING PLATFORM FOR FRANCHISE BUSINESSES

 Optimizes Marketing Spend and Customer Acquisition at National, Regional & Local Levels

MENLO PARK, Calif. – November 17, 2016 – Today Yiftee, Inc. announced its new Franchisee Portal, enabling local, regional and national franchise operators to work together to define, optimize and implement marketing programs that bring new customers in stores and old customers back. This helps to meet a critical requirement most franchise businesses have for local marketing spend that heretofore has been difficult if not impossible to track. With the Yiftee Franchisee Portal, headquarters can define simple programs that local franchise operators can roll out in their markets in minutes, or franchisees can create their own programs and headquarters has the visibility to know they are in compliance without cumbersome reporting.

One of the biggest challenges franchisors face is developing cohesive, effective marketing programs that drive sales and satisfy both the franchisor and franchisee. When a company is made up of numerous owners, each with different opinions, many with different goals, often with different equipment in store, and each with its own balance sheet, marketing can be a challenge.

Enter Yiftee, a data-driven mobile promotions & gifting company with unique digital solutions. Yiftee enables franchisors to launch seamless eGift card programs and offer interactive email, social, print, TV, radio, billboard and SMS promotions, sports and entertainment event marketing, and other promotions at national, regional and local levels. Franchisees as well as headquarters can use these programs for customer acquisition, loyalty rewards, brand awareness, grand openings, new product announcements, guest recovery, holidays, limited time offers, birthday or email clubs and more.

National, Regional, and Local Promotions in a Snap

Yiftee provides a robust system through which franchise-wide mobile promotions can be implemented and tracked. Additionally the Franchisee Portal allows franchisees with one or more locations to run their own regional and local promotions, and track their metrics through Yiftee’s analytics dashboard. This empowers franchisees to succeed, while the franchisor can monitor the franchisees’ spending and analytics.

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Local Customer Analytics. Franchisees can see at a glance how customers are engaging with promotions and which are effective at bringing business in stores.

Franchisee resistance to corporate marketing programs often revolves around the ROI of proposed programs. Franchisees, as owners, have little patience for campaigns that cannot be directly link to sales results. Yiftee’s promotions not only provide real-time analytics, that can be monitored on both corporate and franchisee accounts, they can be paired with traditional advertising to make it measureable. According to Robbie Sprechman, CFO of 157-unit Retro Fitness, “When we added a text-back message to an existing TV ad with an offer of a $50 eGift on a new membership, we were able to see the direct impact of the ad. And, we also generated an impressive 25% redemption of people who came in for annual health club subscriptions, in addition to capturing new member data for future promotions.”

Promotions based on eGift Cards and zGift Cards

Yiftee promotions are delivered via eGift Cards and “zGift Cards,” which are zero-dollar value gifts similar to coupons, creating a sense of “surprise and delight” for recipients. Through a partnership with MasterCard®, Yiftee’s unique eGift Cards work just like credit cards. Any business that accepts MasterCard can accept an eGift Card powered by Yiftee. There is absolutely no POS integration required and, like a credit card, the merchant is paid at the point of redemption. Thus, there is no complex accounting nor revenue allocation as there is with traditional gift cards. Moreover, there is no production or inventory cost like there is with plastic gift cards. eGift and zGift Cards are sent directly to the recipients’ mobile phone, so the eGift or zGift is always with them, and through customized automated reminders, the franchise is able to reinforce its brand through mobile messages.

According to Connie Alexakos, VP of Product Marketing and Development for 23-unit Bad Ass Coffee, “Yiftee’s program has not only enabled us to sell gift cards as a franchised operation, it has enabled us to reach our guests where their attention is, on their mobile phones.”

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Mobile promotions. Franchise headquarters can define simple promotions that franchisees can implement locally in minutes using their Yiftee Franchisee Portal. This allows franchisees to generate new business and meet local marketing spend reporting requirements in no time.

Yiftee’s eGifts are simple to implement. A 100-location restaurant or retailer can be up and running with their own eGift Card program in a matter of days. Yiftee provides customer support for both merchants and consumers who require assistance. And while fraudulent purchases are becoming a more frequent nuisance with gift cards, especially with eGift Cards, Yiftee stands behind all eGift Cards issued, protecting its customers from fraud.

About Yiftee

Yiftee is a Data-Driven Mobile Promotions & Gifting company serving multi-location restaurants, retailers and other partners. Yiftee helps its clients increase revenue by acquiring new customers and driving frequency. In addition to selling custom-branded eGift cards for clients’ websites and Facebook pages, merchants can use Yiftee for BOGO, SMS, email and Twitter campaigns, and Birthday Club promotions, as well as incorporate Yiftee into their Loyalty rewards and customer recovery programs. Yiftee delivers greater value and better results than physical gift cards or coupons with promotions that typically garner 20% – 85% redemption rates. Yiftee requires no technology or POS integration, protects clients from fraudulent transactions, and can be up and running in no time. To learn why more than 55,000 businesses use Yiftee, please visit yiftee.com Twitter: @Yiftee, Facebook: facebook.com/yiftee/ or contact 650-564-4438 or info@yiftee.com

 

 

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Perkville and Yiftee Offer Health & Fitness Clubs Better, More Enticing Loyalty Rewards via Yiftee Partnership

by yiftee on November 7, 2016

New Integrated System Saves Health Clubs Money While Enhancing Rewards Offerings

 

Menlo Park and Oakland, Calif., Yiftee-Perkville are excited to announce the latest update to their partnership and integration. Now, all 1050+ current transacting Perkville customers – and any new ones who sign up – can integrate Yiftee into their rewards opportunities in time for the January health club rush.

This integration enables members to cash in their Perkville points for Yiftee eGifts, which can be used at their own stores or at any of Yiftee’s 55,000 active businesses, including restaurants, spas, boutiques, entertainment, health and fitness establishments, and more.

yiftee-perkvillePerkville’s rewards programs drive referrals, increase spend per member and generate social media buzz by awarding points for attendance, social media posts, purchases and more.

The Perkville and Yiftee integration is currently live at over 150 Retro Fitness Clubs across the U.S. By partnering with Yiftee, Perkville clients can reward their customers with eGifts, which are digital and always with members on their mobile phones. Additionally, Yiftee’s unique eGift system includes “mobile reminders,” which provide Perkville customers with an additional opportunity to reinforce their brand to members.
“The integration of Perkville (our reward system) and Yiftee (our reward provider) has resulted in some very happy customers. The same great system that allows our members to track and redeem their points for good behavior and spending is now partnered with Yiftee’s eGift cards which not only give our members instant gratification with the prize they really want (gift cards), but they also benefit our franchisees, enhance reporting and act as a huge improvement to our brand.” says Robbie Sprechman, CFO of Retro Fitness Clubs.

“WYiftee-Perkvillee are thrilled to integrate Yiftee’s technology with Perkville’s reward system,” says Co-Founder of Yiftee. “The Perkville integration will give Retro Fitness and other Perkville clients’ members a greater rewards selection while saving Perkville clients valuable time and costly inventory and handling fees from their prior rewards offerings.”

About Perkville: Perkville is the #1 customer loyalty program in the health and fitness space, offering point-based rewards that drive referrals, improve retention and increase spend per member. Perkville operates an open platform with extensive API integration, helping your rewards program grow with your business and partners.

About Yiftee: Yiftee is a Data-Driven Mobile Promotions & Gifting company serving multi-location restaurants, retailers and other partners. Yiftee helps its clients increase revenue by acquiring new customers and driving frequency. In addition to integrating with Rewards and Loyalty programs, Yiftee sells custom-branded eGift cards for clients’ websites and Facebook pages. Merchants can use Yiftee for BOGO, SMS, email and Twitter campaigns, Birthday Club promotions, and customer recovery programs. To learn why more than 55,000 businesses use Yiftee, please visit Yiftee.com or contact 650-564-4438 or info@yiftee.com.

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