Gyft integrates gift cards with Google Wallet
SAN FRANCISCO, July 18, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Gyft announced today that it has
integrated with Google Wallet's new gift card functionality. Google Wallet
users will now have the ability to upload plastic gift cards to their phones
via Gyft and Google Wallet.
Gyft is a leading digital platform that enables consumers to buy, send,
manage, and redeem gift cards via mobile devices to over 200 retailers. Gyft
is thrilled to be integrated with Google Wallet at launch. Customers can now
push gift cards from the Gyft app directly into their Google Wallet and access
everything that they need directly from one place in their phone.
Starting today, users can buy gift cards on the Gyft platform and pay with
Google Wallet. As a special incentive and for a limited time only, Gyft is
offering 5% Gyft Points back for all purchases made paying with Google Wallet.
"We will be able to offer the digital gifting experience to the masses through
this partnership," said Vinny Lingham, Co-Founder and CEO of Gyft, "We
strongly believe that this will expedite the adoption and usage rate of mobile
wallets, and will encourage users to not have to carry a physical wallet
Since Google Wallet stores loyalty cards, offers, and now, gift cards, users
are able to carry less and simply pay with their phones. Users can also send
money easily to friends with just an email address.
Google Wallet and Gyft are available for download now for both iOS and
Gyft is a digital gift card platform for consumers and retailers that lets
customers upload, buy, send, and redeem gift cards conveniently from their
mobile device. Gyft is seamlessly integrated with Facebook so users can send
gift cards to their friends around special events. Gyft is a private company
funded by Google Ventures, Karlin Ventures and Ashton Kutcher's A-grade
Investments, with offices in San Francisco. For more information, visit
www.gyft.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: CJ MacDonald, 1-203-913-9229, email@example.com
SOURCE Gyft, Inc.
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