|[January 30, 2013]
GiftWise Gift Card Kiosk Named Winner in Seventh Annual Paybefore Awards
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. --(Business Wire)--
Paybefore has chosen Self-Service Networks GiftWise Gift Card Kiosk as a
2013 Paybefore Awards winner in the Best Retail Merchandising category.
Paybefore Awards, now in its seventh year, is the most prestigious
recognition of excellence in the worldwide prepaid and emerging payments
industry. The awards are presented annually by Paybefore, whose
publications are the leading source of industry information for
alternative payments executives.
"We are thrilled to have the Paybefore Awards recognize how GiftWise is
helping our shopping center clients grow gift card sales and execute
unique shopper marketing programs." stated Self-Service Networks CEO,
GiftWise Gift Card Kiosk was selected by a panel of five industry
experts who served as judges for this year's competition, which-once
again-included a record number of entries from around the world.
"Paybefore Awards were created to honor the companies and individuals
that are at the forefront of innovation as well as successful market
implementation across the globe," said Loraine DeBonis, Paybefore
editor-in-chief and chair of the judging panel.
"It's a dynamic time in electronic payments as companies like
Self-Service Networks continue to innovate to solve payments problems,"
she continued. "We are proud to recognize its contributions to advancing
the prepaid and emerging payments industry."
"As the world changes, so do the payment and money management needs of
individuals, businesses and government agencies," added Marilyn
Bochicchio, Paybefore's CEO. "Paybefore Awards recognizes the
organizations that use financial services to make people's lives etter,
which is why it is so exciting for us to honor those who champion
innovation and excellence."
Deployed in over 120 malls, lifestyle centers, outlet centers and local
communities, the GiftWise kiosks enable 24/7 prepaid card sales in every
type of environment. Additionally, GiftWise can be utilized to capture
customer information, dispense coupons, display advertising and other
functions that help shopping centers drive shoppers to their properties.
To learn more about GiftWise visit www.self-servicenetworks.com/giftwise.
GiftWise Gift Card Kiosk now will vie for Best-in-Category distinction,
which will be announced during the Paybefore Awards ceremony on March 4
at the Prepaid Expo (www.prepaidexpousa.com).
And for the first time in Paybefore Awards history, visitors to
Paybefore.com will have a chance to vote on Best in Category. The
outcome of this vote (counted as one-sixth of the total) will be
combined with the five judges' picks to determine Best-in-Category
About Self-Service Networks: Self-Service Networks is the
leading provider of turnkey self-service transaction solutions. Since
1996, we have helped a diverse range of clients improve overall
performance and profitability by delivering engaging interaction
experiences. We have helped clients like PepsiCo Inc., Thule, Inc., and
Universal Studios by creating solutions customized to their sales and
communications goals - all while lowering operating costs. Let us show
you how to empower your customers™. For more information, visit www.self-servicenetworks.com
or call 888.666.8346.
About Paybefore: Paybefore is the leading information provider
to prepaid and emerging payments industry professionals, offering the
latest news, commentary and analysis. Paybefore's family of industry
publications includes: Paybefore.com; Paybefore News; Paybefore Mobile™;
Paybefore News International™; Paybefore Update™; Paybefore Legal™;
Paybefore Magazine™, a biannual print publication featuring in-depth
articles on the opportunities, challenges and trends in the global
prepaid and emerging payment industry; and the only industry directory,
Paybefore Buyer's Guide Connections™, available online and in print.
Visit us at www.paybefore.com.
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