If you want to boost your web presence, add a convenience for clients and bring in additional revenue, consider adding a "shopping cart" icon to your website. thegiftcardcafe.com can offer salons and spas a secure, professional shopping cart system branded with your logo. Salons can choose personalized account settings: Activate instant gift certificates clients can e-mail or print, or choose to offer physical gift cards that you ship via mail, or select to offer both.
"Within an hour of setting up the program, salons can bring in additional revenue just by adding a âshopping cart' icon to their website," says spokesperson for TheGiftCardCafe.com Staci Bender. "It's a great last-minute gift idea."
Urban Oasis (urbanoasis.biz), a massage spa in Chicago, has brought in more than $250,000 since September 2008 through the sale of gift certificates online, for a less than $400 investment through TheGiftCardCafe.com.
Geoffrey Gross, manager of Urban Oasis, says it was easy to train his front desk staff on the technology because of how user-friendly it is. "And my customers love it," Gross says, "they can purchase a gift certificate and instantly print it out or e-mail it."
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