According to a press release, Small businesses have been looking for ways to enhance their arsenal of e-commerce products and services for many years. This is particularly significant as more and more companies engage consumers online through gift card or gift certificate sales. As of 2007, national gift card sales have exploded to nearly 97 billion dollars annually, and according to the NFR (National Federation of Retailers), nearly 18% of consumers said they purchased a gift card or certificate online which accounts for 17.2 billion dollars annually.
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Many small businesses offer in-store gift card or gift certificate sales to their consumers but have been reluctant to offer them online due to the initial investment and monthly costs associated with such a venture. The average investment, for a simple e-commerce solution, can be upwards of $1,700 over the year of implementation. That’s a pretty tough pill to swallow for a small business if they only sell a handful of gift cards online.
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