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10 Awesome Tips For Using
Gift Cards To Boost Your Holiday Sales


Whether you own a retail store, beauty salon, restaurant, housecleaning service or other local business, gift cards can be a great way to spark new holiday sales. Gift cards aren’t just for big, national chains anymore; in fact, a new study reports, half of U.S. consumers are very open to buying gift cards from small, independent retailers. And more than one-third admit they frequently buy gift cards for themselves.
Here are 10 tips for using gift cards to increase your holiday sales.

1.
Offer both plastic gift cards and e-gift cards.
These days, it’s all about giving shoppers options, right? While three-fourths of shoppers say they plan to buy plastic gift cards this year, compared to one-fourth who plan to buy e-gift cards, e-gift cards are gaining ground. They also have several advantages compared to plastic gift cards:

You can easily implement an e-gift card program on your business website in just hours, compared to ordering and waiting for plastic gift cards.
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Increase Your Average Transaction Size And Make More Money
When you think of possible ways to increase sales revenue, what do you think of first?

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TED: How Great Leaders Inspire Action
Consider security the top priority to protect your customers valuable information.
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10 Ways To Keep Your Mobile Devices (And The Data On Them) More Secure
Mobile devices pose heightened security risks.
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7 Powerful Ways To Empower Your Employees
The success of your company depends on the success of your team.

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Richard Branson: The Key To Success Is Intention
“A day without intention is a day wasted.”
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5 Simple Ways To Get Better At Delegating
As your business grows, you will likely find your free time shrinking.
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The (Literally) Most Challenging Interview Question You Can Ask A Job Candidate
Challenging? Absolutely. But also not for the faint of heart.
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What Every Sales Leader Can Learn From Steve Jobs, Richard Branson And Matthew McConaughey
Three quotes from three amazing leaders that will help sales leaders prepare for 2017.
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