CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill., Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- National Gift Card (NGC) was recently selected as the gift card agency to support business to business gift card sales and fulfillment for Hotels.com®, a leading online accommodation booking website.
NGC's agency services include but are not limited to:
- Direct B2B sales outreach to loyalty, rewards and incentive program buyers
- Bulk and individual fulfillment sales support of the Hotels.com physical gift card product
- Digital sales support and distribution of the Hotels.com eGift card product
- Industry leading sales vetting techniques on new buyer leads interested in the Hotels.com gift card products
- Hosting and support of custom landing page for B2B leads coming through the Hotels.com website - https://www.ngc-group.com/buy-hotelscom-giftcards
- Design, build-out, hosting and support of the corporate B2B white label ordering portal for Hotels.com, a move that will help the company manage its B2B customer base using NGC's gift card ordering platform.
More than a dozen gift card agency service categories are now incorporated in NGC's portfolio for brands looking for support as their gift card sales grow.
According to NGC President Eric Thiegs, "the expanded Hotels.com relationship is exciting news for our gift card team, especially as it represents the continued validation of the reputation NGC has earned as a valued, independent gift card sales and fulfillment partner for merchants across the globe."
NGC currently helps over 500 global brands reach more than 2,000 global corporate customers who use NGC as the gift card source and distributor of millions of physical and digital gift cards using customized carriers and emails in hundreds of loyalty, rewards, employee and incentive programs.
"The explosive growth of our gift card program, especially in the B2B arena, warranted agency partner expertise and support. With NGC's support and the endless possibilities hundreds of thousands of places to stay in more than 200 countries and territories provides recipients, Hotels.com is well positioned to become the leading travel-related gift card choice for incentive programs," said Todd Tomlin, Global Head of Gift Cards for Hotels.com.
In North America, NGC is integrated with the major merchant processors, a technical piece that is key in NGC's ability to house inactive cards or pull eGift cards in real-time as needed, making it one of the world's most secure and quality-based distribution and sales hubs for national and international brands.
"We are delighted that Hotels.com took the time to evaluate our capabilities when it comes to B2B gift card sales and fulfillment," said Thiegs. "Our team of nearly 30 sales directors, account managers and agency staff, coupled with our operational and IT fulfillment experts, gives us over 105 staff who are ready to help grow and support the Hotels.com brand and their gift card strategy moving into 2018."
NGC continues to look towards its global expansion in 2018 as the largest, exclusive B2B gift card sales agency and distribution hub in North America and beyond.
About National Gift Card Corp.: NGC operates across the U.S. and Canada. NGC also operates in the United Kingdom and across Europe as NGC Corp. Europe, Ltd. NGC is headquartered in Illinois. To learn more about NGC, visit http://www.ngc-group.com or call +1.888.472.8747.
Hotels.com L.P. operates Hotels.com, a leading online accommodation site. We're passionate about travel. Every day we inspire and reach millions of travelers across 90 localized websites in 41 languages. When it comes to booking the perfect place to stay, we provide incomparable choice with hundreds of thousands of properties including hotels, vacation rentals, resorts, bed & breakfasts, or even treehouses in 200-plus countries and territories. What's more, our site is fun and easy to use and we offer innovative online tools and award-winning mobile apps.
CONTACT : Sue Voyles – Logos Communications
SOURCE National Gift Card (NGC)