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December 2020

DECEMBER 2020 NEWSLETTER

QwikBytes - Dazzling December

Christmas waves a magic wand over the world. It is that vacay time of the year when everything seems like a beautiful fable and you dream of bringing all your wishes to life.
For years now, we have played Santa for you, making your wishes come true and enabling sending love to the people you care about wherever they are in the world. Facing turbulent times all through this year, it is now time to make merry, more than ever. With our digital cards, the joy of Christmas comes wrapped in simple moments of love and appreciation!
It gives us immense joy to share the gift card launches we have in store for you this month, with some of the leading national and international names.
We also would like to take this opportunity to wish you a wonderful festival season ahead! Wish you a very Merry Christmas and fabulous New Year ahead!

INTERNATIONAL LAUNCHES

TANGS Singapore - Gift Card Program is Live - via NETS Partnership

Singapore has new gifting slangs with Gift cards from TANGS. Corporate gifting just got easy with TANGS, Singapore’s iconic shopping destination. From customer rewards to commemorative gifts and bespoke hampers and now even Gift cards, powered by Qwikcilver, TANGS’ dedicated Corporate team has everything it takes to meet your needs for your valued clients or employees. TANGS’ physical gift card program is quite a popular choice for holidays, and corporate gifting in Singapore, a gift to delight one and all - make an impression by adding your company logo or personalized message. Top it up with the cash value of your choice, for a present anyone can enjoy! As part of Qwikcilver's partnership with NETS, Qwikcilver has successfully migrated and gone live with the TANGS Gift Card program in Singapore, with our solution riding on NETS EDC terminals deployed across TANGS outlets. TANGS is one of the iconic departmental store chains, homegrown, and is known as Singapore's retail industry leader. Find out more about the TANGS physical gift card program here. Qwik bit about the brand TANGS An icon of Singapore, TANGS is a leading player in the retail industry with its fingers constantly on the pulse of the ever-changing consumer wants and trends. With the flagship TANGS at Tang Plaza's transformation completed, Singapore's most distinctive and beloved shopping destination raises the bar in retail, stepping up its role as a curator of a spectrum of exciting Asian and international brands and redefining the shopping experience with a refreshed store concept. TANGS is located at TANGS at Tang Plaza and TANGS VivoCity. NETS NETS is Singapore's largest electronic payment network and merchant acquirer which operates Singapore’s national debit scheme enabling customers of DBS Bank/POSB, HSBC, Maybank, OCBC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, and UOB to make payments using their ATM cards or mobile devices at more than 120,000 acceptance points in the country as well as online payments.

TUMI Gift Card is Live in Malaysia

Gift style and functionality from a range of TUMI travel kits, with their gift cards now available in Malaysia. Hey, Globetrotters from Malaysia! Constantly hopping on a plane to a new destination? Here is something to make your loaded travel packing stylishly effortless. Whether you decide to treat yourself or are looking for an extraordinary gift over the routine travel pillow, here is a world packed in a Gift Card from TUMI, powered by Qwikcilver, for all you wandering souls. Pick, pack, and wander in style with the TUMI’s travel range from an everyday bag to a full luggage set. The TUMI Gift Cards are now available in physical form and will soon be available in digital form. The card is redeemable across all the TUMI stores in Malaysia and is soon to be launched in Singapore and Australia. Qwik bit about the Brand: Founded in 1975, TUMI takes its name from a Peruvian icon known to its founder from his Peace Corps days in South America. During the 1980s, TUMI’s innovative introduction of soft, ultra-functional, black-on-black ballistic nylon travel bags catapulted its current leadership position. Quality and assortment have made TUMI the leading international business, lifestyle, and accessory brand that travelers depend on. With designs inspired by you, experience the unparalleled TUMI Difference.

Caltex StarCash Fuel Card

Tank up and throttle hard with Caltex StarCash Fuel Card. Go cashless while you spin around Singapore. Get the perfect prepaid fuel card with Caltex StarCash, powered by Qwikcilver — a convenient cashless choice for yourself or a gift for someone you care about. After a successful migration of Chevron Caltex’s StarCash (Fuel Prepaid) program, Qwikcilver has now gone live with this program in Singapore. It is one of the substantial merchants who migrated from the NETS platform to Qwikcilver with our solution riding on NETS EDC terminals deployed across various merchant outlets. This is the first of its kind program for the SEA region, i.e., EDC terminal-based acceptance plus the first Fuel Prepaid card. The StarCash program is accepted across 26 Caltex fuel stations spread across Singapore. You can find out more about the Caltex StarCash program on their website. With this successful launch, Qwikcilver is looking forward to leveraging this opportunity to onboard other such merchants on the NETS terminal rails in no time. Qwik bit about the brand Chevron / Caltex Chevron is one of the world’s largest energy companies and at Rank 36 in the Fortune 500 list. Caltex is the petroleum brand of Chevron. Singapore is the regional hub and headquarters for the Caltex brand, where all marketing strategies are developed for the rest of Asia. Caltex has 26 fuel stations across Singapore. NETS NETS is Singapore's largest electronic payment network and merchant acquirer which operates Singapore’s national debit scheme enabling customers of DBS Bank/POSB, HSBC, Maybank, OCBC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, and UOB to make payments using their ATM cards or mobile devices at more than 120,000 acceptance points in the country as well as online payments.

Launch of Marley Spoon and Dinnerly eGift Voucher Program in Australia With Woolworths Gift Card Store

Cooking goes effortlessly with gift cards from Marley Spoon and Dinnerly. Australia & New Zealand’s best value meal kit mainstays. We believe cooking is a pleasurable art; however, it can be challenging with our busy, extended schedules. That is where our super exciting new launch comes in as a blessing. With the Marley Spoon and Dinnerly eGift Vouchers, bring out the secret chef in your loved ones. This holiday season, pave time for togetherness by making weeknights easier and dinners more delicious. This is the first gift card program launched by Qwikcilver in the Australia & New Zealand markets in partnership with Woolworths as part of a Strategic Alliance. In Phase 01, Qwikcilver launched Marley Spoon and Dinnerly as a semi-integrated procured model. The distribution of voucher codes is enabled via Woolworths Gift Card Store, powered by Qwikcilver Technology Suite. Qwik bit about the brand About Marley Spoon: Marley Spoon home delivers premium meal kits with fresh, local ingredients already prepped to make cooking at home a breeze. There are 27 chef recipes to choose from every week that are easy and delicious using seasonal Australian produce, free-range chicken, and sustainably farmed seafood. It is home cooking at its best. Click Here for more information. About Dinnerly: Dinnerly is the perfect helping hand at dinnertime. Affordable meal kits are home-delivered with great quality ingredients prepped and ready to go to make cooking of tasty meals at home easy and enjoyable. There is a range of 20 delicious recipes to choose from every week. Click Here for more information.

INDIAN LAUNCHES

Launch of Marriott Hotels India Gift Card Program

A day at the spa, a culinary experience, or a weekend away, Marriott gift cards can be used for more than just a stay. What is a good trip for you? For us, it is a travel plan with extraordinary hotel brands and endless experiences. Now share the joy of traveling again across blissful destinations with your loved ones with the launch of the Marriott Gift Card program on the Qwikcilver platform. This is the first time that Marriott is working with an external partner for its Gift Card Program. Qwikcilver is proud to announce the launch of Marriott Hotels Digital Gift Card Program. This is a semi closed-loop program where Qwikcilver is the Issuer and Master Distributor of Marriott Hotels Gift Cards in India across participating 88 properties. The Digital Gift Card is listed on woohoo.in & our B2B channels. You will find the listing on different reseller channels, marketplaces, and gift card stores in due course. Qwik bit about the Brand: Marriott Hotels offers the most robust portfolio in the industry with over 30 brands and 7,000+ properties across 131 countries and territories, giving people more ways to connect, experience, and expand their world. Renaissance Hotels, The Ritz Carlton, Le Meridien, Westin, Courtyard, Four Points, Fairfield are some of the famous brands within the Marriott Hotels Portfolio. Check out Marriott Hotel Gift Cards here.

Cafe Coffee Day Launch

A Lot can happen over coffee, so let the moments sway with gift cards from Cafe Coffee Day. Keep those hot cups of coffee and warm conversations going. Cafe Coffee Day gift cards are here to give you the perfect taste of handpicked coffee anytime, anywhere. Sipping that irresistible coffee should not be worth a pretty penny. That is why we bring you the gift vouchers and gift cards to make the hot and cold beverages more affordable for you. Lots can happen over coffee, and you know it. So, send Cafe Coffee Day e-gift cards to your near and dear ones to make their cafe hopping more enjoyable, or just order yourself a coffee online from your cozy space to spark conversations! The e-gift cards are being distributed on Qwikcilver channels and will be accepted across 600 CCD cafes, and before long, it will be accepted on their website and app as well. The gift cards will soon be issued at their cafes and on CCD’s B2B channels. The Gift card is available for purchase at Woohoo.in. Qwik bit about the brand Café Coffee Day, a part of Coffee Day Global Limited, is India’s favorite hangout for coffee and conversations. Popularly known as CCD, They strive to provide the best experience to their guests. CCD coffees are sourced from thousands of small coffee planters. CCD opened their first cafe in 1996 at Brigade Road in Bangalore – the youth and the young at heart immediately took to the cafe, and it continues to be one of the most happening places in the city. CCD to the youth is a “hangout” spot where they meet people, make conversations, and have a lot of fun over steaming cups of great coffee. It seems like an exciting journey since then to becoming the country’s largest organized retail cafe chain. CCD is also present in Austria, Czech Republic, and Malaysia, so if your travel takes you there, do stop by their outlets to get a taste from back home! Check out Cafe Coffee Day Gift Cards here.

Launch of Gift Card Program for BESTSELLER India

Gift stellar lifestyle fashion with gift cards from BESTSELLER. This Christmas enjoy splurging on your favorite online clothing and accessory brands with just one gift card. We are super excited, not only for us but for the customers, as we announce the launch of the Gift Card program for Bestseller India, one of the largest affordable online fashion stores for women, men, and kids with a range of more than 20 individual fashion brands, from clothing to accessories. Qwikcilver operates five distinct gift card programs for each of the Brands under five different legal entities. These can be bought directly from their stores. In due course- these brands will also be listed on our Distribution Channels. The redemption & issuance will happen via SPOS. Integration discussions with their POS have been initiated and will be looked at in the near future. Qwik bit about the brand The company was founded in 1975 by Troels Holch Povlsen in Brande, Denmark. Originally its focus was on women's fashion. It introduced children's clothing in 1986 and menswear in 1988. Bestseller is family-owned, and the company employs around 17,000 people globally. Internationally, Products are marketed and sold under various brands such as JACK & JONES, JUNAROSE, JACQUELINE DE YONG, MAMALICIOUS, NAME IT, NOISY MAY, OBJECT COLLECTORS ITEM, ONLY, ONLY & SONS, PIECES, SELECTED, VERO MODA, VILA CLOTHES, and Y.A.S. ONLY, VERO MODA, JACK & JONES, SELECTED HOMME and MULTI BRAND OUTLET are the well-known brands that come under the Bestseller Portfolio in India, spanning across 200 stores in India intending to provide Sustainable Fashion for Everyone.

Tata Sky Subscription Card Program

Tata Sky, keeping you hooked with Jingalala entertainment! After almost a good part of the year spent at home, social distancing oneself from others, swapping between digital entertainment apps became the only escape from work or studying and being stuck at home. It is time you up the ante of your entertainment and enjoy the content, be it a scoop of drama or a dollop of action, indulge in the many flavors of entertainment without switching between apps. Subscribe to big entertainment days with the Tata Sky Subscription Card, powered by Qwikcilver. As a part of Qwikcilver’s foray into the broader world beyond traditional gift cards, here we have a brand-new addition of the Tata Sky Subscription Card Program, powered by Qwikcilver, to the list. In phase 01 of the program, the subscription cards will be listed and distributed through all Qwikcilver channels. In phase 02, it is expected to be made available through the brand's channels, including corporates. Purchasing a Tata Sky Subscription Card will allow the user to avail of a Tata Sky connection, including a set-top box (STB) and a starter pack. There are two variants of the product available, with fixed denominations:   • Tata Sky HD Subscription Card (HD STB + starter pack)   • Tata Sky Binge+ Subscription Card (Binge+ STB + starter pack) These cards have a 90-day validity and can be redeemed with just one missed call and easily avail of the respective connection. Qwik bit about the brand Tata Sky India’s preferred DTH service provider with 17+ million connections and growing. With the Tata Sky subscription, users can enjoy Tata Sky's DTH service with over 600+ channels, apart also recording and watching their favorite shows anytime in HD, with Dolby quality sound. Check out Tata Sky Gift Cards here here.

Retail distribution team launch at Cashify store

When you want a physical Gift Card, just walk into a Cashify store next door. Attn: Everyone living in & around Bengaluru! Qwikcilver recently launched Retail Distribution of Physical gift cards and is currently piloting the program at Cashify Store (HSR Layout, Bangalore). Post the successful PILOT, this program would be replicated across Cashify’s 39 outlets, PAN INDIA. It was a challenging yet exciting task for Qwikcilver to enable Amazon SCLP Card activation on Pine Labs devices deployed specially for this program, which required a lot of effort to put together. Qwik bit about the brand Cashify's mission is to transform the way people sell their old or used gadgets. They offer an online platform that enables customers to unlock the best price for their old/used gadgets. Through their localized network of professional buyers across the country, they make sure that the customers can sell their gadgets "Fast & Easy". They have also simplified the selling process for customers through their app “Cashify”, which makes the selling of old gadgets online more feasible, convenient, fast, easy & secure for the users. Giving an instant price quote within a fraction of seconds, Cashify automatically begins to “diagnose the device” and checks their phone’s health.

In the Media

"Regular Diwali sweets are passe, digital festive gifts now a norm" -Business Today The article by Business Today quoted the Co-founder of Qwikcilver, Pratap TP, as he talks about how digital gifting has been clocking healthy growth over the last three years, but this year has been phenomenal. The report also mentioned how firms and individuals are opting for digital gifts ensuring safety of others. The handing over of regular Diwali sweets or a chocolate hamper personally is passe and responsible gifting has become a norm. “Immunity and health are the themes for Diwali corporate gifts in 2020”. -ETNOWNEWS.COM. Qwikcilver got another mention in this article that focuses on an interesting trend shift towards gifts that help make life easier and how, according to Qwikcilver, gift cards of newer categories like insurance, digital entertainment, self-learning & health & wellness are seeing many takers. Read more here. "How is India celebrating digital Diwali?" -WorklifeIndia, BBC The co-founder of Qwikcilver, Pratap TP was also a part of the latest edition of WorklifeIndia, a show by BBC, for discussing how digital is the new shining light for India’s Diwali this year. Diwali being the important time for retailers in India to do brisk business but as the pandemic year drags on, the country has been grappling with Covid-19 cases while enduring one of the longest and strictest lockdowns, so brands are now placing their bets on Diwali. The festival is considered an auspicious time to make purchases, but is that convincing shoppers to return to the stores amid a health scare? And how has digital added the new spark to Diwali shopping? Recent studies estimate online sales to grow more than 34% to $6.5bn in India this Diwali. Is the auspicious season-to-spend witnessing a virtual avatar? To know more listen to the podcast here.

Woohoo News

Woohoo won a spot on Google Pay's SPOT Platform. Now Google Pay users in India can purchase and send digital gift cards in real-time. Qwikcilver partnered with Google Pay and listed Woohoo on Google Pay's Spot Platform. This update on Google Pay allows customers to choose digital gift cards from over 150 brands that can be used in offline stores across 1,500 cities and major online portals. It offers various brand cards, including the Amazon Pay Gift Card, Flipkart Gift Card, Uber E-Gift, and Google Play Gift Code, among others. You can access the Woohoo virtual gift card store on the Spot Platform to purchase and send digital gift cards using Google Pay. The virtual gift card store is accessible under the Business tab of the payments app, or you can find it by searching for "Woohoo" on the Google Pay app. As an introductory offer, Woohoo is also offering up to Rs. 500 cashback for customers purchasing new gift cards through Google Pay.

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