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Staff Incentives; Offering the Ultimate Choice

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Organisations that recognise the importance of rewarding customer loyalty or implementing employee incentives undoubtedly already reap the benefits of doing so.

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Companies that have implemented a staff recognition, reward and incentive program into their corporate policy already know the value of these programs. Image credit:Hsi-Pei Liao/sxc.hu

But for those using store branded gift cards and vouchers as gifts or rewards for the sake of providing the recipient with choice; choice has elevated to a new level with the uChoose Gift card.

While store cards restrict recipients to spend at one store or chain, uChoose provides a gift card that can be spent worldwide anywhere Visa prepaid is accepted. Not just in store, but online as well as overseas. Now your gift card really is about giving your recipient what they really want with no restrictions.

Melbourne based company 212°F has worked with several organisations over the past 10 years helping them develop and implement successful incentive programs. The uChoose card, says managing director Joe Wojcik, provides the ultimate reward in terms of recipient choice.

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Using gift cards to reward or incentivise staff has become easier with the launch of uChoose. Image credit: 212F

“The uChoose card is a great alternative to rewarding staff and your customers with a gift card that they get to choose where and how they spend it,” says Wojcik.

“It is not restricted to a single store or chain of stores. The card is issued on the Visa platform allowing your recipients the flexibility to reward themselves anywhere Visa prepaid is accepted including shopping online as well as overseas.

“If you run promotions to encourage loyalty or reward staff for a job well done, the uChoose card is the perfect way to show them that you understand that the gift of giving should also be about choice. You choose the reward amount and they choose where and how to use it,” he adds.

The uChoose card has been specifically designed for corporates and associations who require a quick and efficient service at a more competitive rate than purchasing prepaid Visa gift cards in store. What’s more, the card can be branded with your company logo and design.

“If a company wants to maximise their brand exposure, we can deliver that by creating their very own fully branded card,” he adds. “This is our most cost effective gift card with no minimum order numbers. We will work with companies to design their own card and have it set up and ready to go.”

While most in-store prepaid Visa gift cards sell for $5.95 plus the value load, uChoose allows companies to purchase multiple denominations of gift cards to be delivered to their office for distribution for only $2.95 per card plus a bulk shipment fee.

“We have been successfully delivering Visa Prepaid cards into organisations for over 8 years with great success. Most are used for internal purposes rewarding staff and customers. Our most recognised consumer card would be the Fujitsu Air-Conditioning cash back promotion using the Visa Prepaid card as the reward which we delivered for 8 years,” says Wojcik who has seen the cards successfully promoting many brands with great success.

“Programs that utilise Visa Prepaid cards as the reward mechanism keep staff and customers engaged. We have found from many studies that have been conducted, that given the choice, people are 81 per cent more likely to redeem a Visa Prepaid gift card over gift certificates or store vouchers. Why: Choice.”

The uChoose card is ideal for internal sales incentives, annual rewards, staff recognition and milestones, corporate gifts, bonus payments and more.

Funds are loaded once onto the card and shipped to your office, they are activated on receipt and are ready to use immediately. Cards are valid for 12 months and can be used multiple times until the balance is exhausted and there are no merchant fees for the cardholder.

The uChoose cards are available by contacting 212°F on 1800 045 669 or visit www.uchoosegiftcard.com.au

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