-- Real Time Gift Cards now available through Edenred Employee Benefit Programs
WHITELEY, England, Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InComm, a leading provider of integrated point-of-sale (POS) technology solutions to retailers, is pleased to announce a partnership with Edenred UK. Edenred is one of the leading providers of employee benefits and incentive solutions, improving the efficiency of organisations and making employees' lives easier.
Many well-known and popular gift cards, including Currys PC World, can be purchased through Edenred's Instant Savings eGift Card Platform, both on desktop and on mobiles. Providing new gifting and self-use options for their clients' employees, the launch of this platform enables employees to purchase gift cards online and via their mobiles for instant delivery and use in-store or online.
"The new eGift cards enable employees to save on purchases instantly on the go," Andy Philpott, Marketing Director at Edenred UK, said. "For employers, this will significantly increase employee participation with their benefit programmes."
Edenred is one of the first Employee Benefits providers in the UK to offer this product to its customers. InComm's extensive experience and historical success in delivering gift cards via online solutions in other countries is fully expected to be replicated through Edenred.
"With the demand from employees to have gift cards delivered instantly stronger than ever, our recent launch with Edenred is set to change the way in which employees purchase gift cards within the employee benefits market in the UK," said Frank Monaco, Executive Vice President of International, InComm. "It is a pleasure to work with forward-thinking companies such as Edenred. We are confident the digital delivery platform we have integrated with them will become a key and valuable route to market in the UK and look forward to supporting them further in additional countries in the near future."
Leveraging deep integrations into retailers' point-of-sale systems, InComm provides connectivity to a variety of service providers that allow consumers to conduct everyday business at more than 450,000 points of retail distribution worldwide. Whether those consumers are activating prepaid products, paying bills, enjoying real-time discounts through a membership card, purchasing digital goods in-store or adding funds to an online account, InComm is there to provide unique gift-gifting opportunities, cater to on-the-go shoppers, deliver added value through loyalty programs and serve cash-based consumers. With 186 global patents, InComm is headquartered in Atlanta with a presence in over 30 countries in North and South America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Learn more at www.incomm.com or connect with us on www.twitter.com/incomm, www.facebook.com/incomm, www.linkedin.com/company/incomm or www.incomm.com/blog.
Edenred, which invented the Ticket Restaurant® meal voucher and is the world leader in prepaid corporate services, designs and manages solutions that improve the efficiency of organizations and purchasing power to individuals.
By ensuring that allocated funds are used specifically as intended, these solutions enable companies to more effectively manage their:
- Employee benefits (Ticket Restaurant®, Ticket Alimentacion, Ticket CESU, Childcare Vouchers, etc.)
- Expense management process (Ticket Car, Ticket Clean Way, Repom, etc.)
- Incentive and rewards programs (Ticket Compliments, Ticket Kadeos, etc.)
The Group also supports public institutions in managing their social programs.
Listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris stock exchange, Edenred operates in 41 countries, with more than 6,000 employees, nearly 640,000 companies and public sector clients, 1.4 million affiliated merchants and 40 million beneficiaries. In 2013, total issue volume amounted to €17.1 billion, of which almost 60% was generated in emerging markets.
Ticket Restaurant® and all other trade names of Edenred products and services are registered trademarks of Edenred SA.