GiftWise Gift Card Kiosk Named Winner in Seventh Annual Paybefore Awards
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. -- January 30, 2013
Paybefore has chosen Self-Service Networks GiftWise Gift Card Kiosk as a 2013
Paybefore Awards winner in the Best Retail Merchandising category. Paybefore
Awards, now in its seventh year, is the most prestigious recognition of
excellence in the worldwide prepaid and emerging payments industry. The awards
are presented annually by Paybefore, whose publications are the leading source
of industry information for alternative payments executives.
“We are thrilled to have the Paybefore Awards recognize how GiftWise is
helping our shopping center clients grow gift card sales and execute unique
shopper marketing programs.” stated Self-Service Networks CEO, Thomas Smith.
GiftWise Gift Card Kiosk was selected by a panel of five industry experts who
served as judges for this year’s competition, which—once again—included a
record number of entries from around the world.
“Paybefore Awards were created to honor the companies and individuals that are
at the forefront of innovation as well as successful market implementation
across the globe,” said Loraine DeBonis, Paybefore editor-in-chief and chair
of the judging panel.
“It’s a dynamic time in electronic payments as companies like Self-Service
Networks continue to innovate to solve payments problems,” she continued. “We
are proud to recognize its contributions to advancing the prepaid and emerging
“As the world changes, so do the payment and money management needs of
individuals, businesses and government agencies,” added Marilyn Bochicchio,
Paybefore’s CEO. “Paybefore Awards recognizes the organizations that use
financial services to make people’s lives better, which is why it is so
exciting for us to honor those who champion innovation and excellence.”
Deployed in over 120 malls, lifestyle centers, outlet centers and local
communities, the GiftWise kiosks enable 24/7 prepaid card sales in every type
of environment. Additionally, GiftWise can be utilized to capture customer
information, dispense coupons, display advertising and other functions that
help shopping centers drive shoppers to their properties. To learn more about
GiftWise visit www.self-servicenetworks.com/giftwise.
GiftWise Gift Card Kiosk now will vie for Best-in-Category distinction, which
will be announced during the Paybefore Awards ceremony on March 4 at the
Prepaid Expo (www.prepaidexpousa.com). And for the first time in Paybefore
Awards history, visitors to Paybefore.com will have a chance to vote on Best
in Category. The outcome of this vote (counted as one-sixth of the total) will
be combined with the five judges’ picks to determine Best-in-Category
About Self-Service Networks: Self-Service Networks is the leading provider of
turnkey self-service transaction solutions. Since 1996, we have helped a
diverse range of clients improve overall performance and profitability by
delivering engaging interaction experiences. We have helped clients like
PepsiCo Inc., Thule, Inc., and Universal Studios by creating solutions
customized to their sales and communications goals – all while lowering
operating costs. Let us show you how to empower your customers™. For more
information, visit www.self-servicenetworks.com or call 888.666.8346.
About Paybefore: Paybefore is the leading information provider to prepaid and
emerging payments industry professionals, offering the latest news, commentary
and analysis. Paybefore’s family of industry publications includes:
Paybefore.com; Paybefore News; Paybefore Mobile™; Paybefore News
International™; Paybefore Update™; Paybefore Legal™; Paybefore Magazine™, a
biannual print publication featuring in-depth articles on the opportunities,
challenges and trends in the global prepaid and emerging payment industry; and
the only industry directory, Paybefore Buyer’s Guide Connections™, available
online and in print. Visit us at www.paybefore.com.
Erol Fikri, 888-666-8346 x1
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