DCKAP Implements Gift Cards In GIRO

Jan 12, 2016, 08:57 ET from DCKAP

FREMONT, Calif., Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- All the world over, Gift Cards are the fastest growing mode of gifting. According to giftcard.com – over $100 billion is spent on gift cards annually and online gift card sales are growing at 29% per year.

GIRO, a leader in sports products, was keen on offering customers more gifting options through the use of gift cards. Partnering with Clutch, a leading provider of online shopping solutions, GIRO planned to implement both physical and e-gift cards.

To make the gift card promotions work seamlessly needed integration between Magento Enterprise and the Clutch platform. The existing Clutch solution supported the Community version of Magento, but needed to be customized for Magento Enterprise Edition.

This translates into a complex set of business and technology challenges and opportunities for GIRO. DCKAP provided a seamless solution for integrating Magento Enterprise, SAP and Clutch.

"When we received the green light to implement the Gift Card program, it was imperative to the project's success to use a development firm who could handle working with multiple vendor teams while at the same time focusing on the task at hand," comments Ezra Shaffer, GIRO, Senior Manager, Digital Marketing & Commerce, "Not only did DCKAP play this difficult role, the project launch was near perfect."

The successful implementation by DCKAP enabled GIRO customers to email an eGift or mail a physical card to their recipient. The solution helps to figure out who receives the gift cards and whether they get used. Due in part to the extensible nature of Magento, the total customization and implementation took well under months from start to go live.

"DCKAP was instrumental in helping to develop a seamless integration between our platform and Magento Enterprise. This was a key component in delivering Giro's custom gift card solution," explained Kristen Colvell, Senior Project Manager at Clutch. "The DCKAP team was fantastic to work with and was an excellent partner throughout the process."

DCKAP is an e-Commerce solutions provider specializing in Magento. Along with Magento, DCKAP works in open source platforms such as Drupal, Joomla and WordPress. DCKAP builds, maintains, and optimizes eCommerce platforms enabling clients to become a best-in-class player.

Headquartered out of Fremont, CA, DCKAP is a partner of Magento and works with leading US brands like GIRO, Charming Charlie, Vizio, Financial Times, and Comcast.