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Retail Gift Card Trends in the United States: 2015 in Review

出版商 Mercator Advisory Group, Inc. 商品編碼 367481
出版日期 內容資訊 英文 17 Pages
商品交期: 最快1-2個工作天內
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美國的零售點數卡趨勢 Retail Gift Card Trends in the United States: 2015 in Review
出版日期: 2016年08月24日 內容資訊: 英文 17 Pages



  • 封閉迴路型、商店專用區分:約2位成長後降低
  • 員工、合作夥伴的獎勵用的部門成長
  • 消費者的獎勵部門:由於獎勵的焦點轉移,收費額降低
  • 發行業者利用的通路
    • 零售業者:從卡片商城、B2B、自家公司網站得到穩定的收費額
  • 虛擬卡的收費額:在封閉迴路型、零售業者發行卡片的整體收費額的市場佔有率擴大
  • 整體收費額的再收費額的比例:維持10%以上

Closed-loop gift card loads fell in 2015 as shoppers favored merchandise

New research from Mercator Advisory Group finds U.S. retail gift card loads fell 9% in 2015, in part due to a slow holiday season

Mercator Advisory Group's new research report, ‘Retail Gift Card Trends in the United States: 2015 in Review ’, documents the dollars loaded in 2015 onto closed-loop prepaid cards or prepaid account access devices issued by retailers. The double-digit gift card load growth in 2014 was not sustained as retailers focused on convincing shoppers to favor merchandise with discounts and sales.

In the past, Mercator Advisory Group published distribution information for prepaid cards as a separate report. The new report includes distribution information along with load information for retailer-issued cards. All the charts and tables in this report represent the average reported percentage of total loads, whether the cards were issued for direct-from-consumer loads or as incentives or other business-to-business purposes.

“Closed-loop gift cards continue to be popular for retailers and their customers, but retailers have steered customers toward buying goods,” said Ben Jackson , the Director of Mercator Advisory Group's Prepaid Advisory Service and author of the report. “Despite downward pressure in 2015, the closed-loop gift card market has opportunities to rebound as retailers learn new ways to make use of their branded currencies.”

This report contains 17 pages and 12 exhibits.

Highlights of the report include:

  • The closed-loop, In-Store gift segment declined in 2015 after seeing near double-digit growth through 2014.
  • Issuers reported growth in the Employee and Partner Incentives segment, since that was the only retailer-issued segment that saw growth in 2015.
  • Loads in the Consumer Incentives segment declined in 2015 as the emphasis seemed to shift in the incentives market.
  • This report also includes information on the distribution channels used by issuers. Retailers continue to see steady load volumes through card malls, business-to-business, and their own websites.
  • Reported virtual card load volumes continue to take an increased share of the total dollars loaded onto closed-loop, retailer-issued cards.
  • Reloads as a percentage of total volume remain above 10%.
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