Rye Brook, NY—February 16, 2011— eBillme™, a safe and secure way to pay with cash online using online banking and walk-in locations, today announced that it has partnered with the digital gifting and incentives company, CashStar, to bring secure cash payments to online retailers offering eGift cards. Through this partnership, CashStar now offers a new gift card channel to retailers through eBillme by offering cash payments online.
"We are excited to work with eBillme to give our retail clients access to a secure and innovative payment alternative,” commented David Stone, co-founder and CEO of CashStar. “Furthermore, as the market leader in digital gifting, we are developing relationships with online partners like eBillme so that our 100 retail brands partners can benefit from popular destination sites where they can sell more eGift cards.”
eBillme is the most secure way to pay with cash online. When shoppers choose the eBillme option at checkout, their order is confirmed with a bill sent to their e-mail address. Consumers simply pay the bill the same way they pay utilities, loans, insurance and other bills, either through their online bank account or at one of more than 75,000 walk-in locations. Every purchase made using eBillme offers buyer protection features, including satisfaction guarantee, best price, and fraud protection in addition to a cash-back rewards program for shoppers to earn up to 5 percent cash-back on purchases.
“Consumers are embracing cash again and eBillme helps online retailers attract the cash spenders,” says Marwan Forzley, President and CEO of eBillme. “Our partnership with CashStar will bring cash checkout to more leading gift card brands. Gift cards have become very profitable for retailers. In fact, our Online Spending Index for this quarter shows 18 percent of shoppers planned to buy a gift card for Valentine’s Day. CashStar’s innovative digital gifting platform helps retailers maximize their gift card sales. And now eBillme will enable retailers, supported by CashStar, to accept cash payments for gift cards, creating more revenue opportunities.”
About CashStar, Inc.
CashStar is the preferred digital gifting and incentives partner for retailers nationwide. Its powerful platform delivers retailers high-margin sales, promotes online and in-store traffic and encourages customer loyalty by providing consumers with the most personal,compelling and convenient gifting experiences available. CashStar is the only company to successfully combine an on-demand digital gifting and incentives platform with innovative multichannel marketing strategies.
More than 100 brands are successfully partnering with CashStar to drive incremental sales, increase retention and boost profitability including Gap, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, west elm, Chili’s Bar and Grill, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Old Navy Hot Topic, The Container Store, CVS/pharmacy, The Home Depot, Landry’s Restaurants, Pizza Hut, Regal Cinema, Staples, Coach and Travelocity. To learn moreabout how CashStar is constantly innovating the way businesses deliver personalized gifting experiences to consumers and partners in the digital world, please visit www.cashstar.com or e-mail
eBillme™ is the most secure way to shop online and pay with cash. It brings the security and convenience of online banking to the eCommerce checkout every time. Consumers can shop online, by catalog or through call centers, and pay for their purchases using online banking or by paying the bill at over 75,000 walk-in locations. No financial data is exposed and the payment transaction is securely transferred from the customer’s bank to the retailer’s bank. eBillme helps retailers increase sales while lowering transaction fees and offers consumers a debt-free shopping experience with buyer protection, cash-back rewards and an online Debt-Free Shopping Mall offering a wide selection of products and leading gift card brands. For more information, please visit www.eBillme.com, eBillme’s Online Gift Cards Mall or the eBillme blog.