Rye Brook, NY - November 23, 2010 - Sixty-nine percent of consumers plan to purchase at least one gift card for the holidays this year. eBillme™, a safe and secure way to pay with cash online using online banking and walk-in locations, welcomes new retailers to the growing list of gift cards now being sold with eBillme. All gift cards processed by eBillme can be paid for with cash, allowing retailers to attract the growing number of shoppers who prefer cash over credit. The latest retailers now selling gift cards with eBillme include:
- Bass Pro Shops
- Champs Sports
- Circuit City
- Foot Locker
- Omaha Steaks
- The Home Depot
- Tiger Direct
“We are excited to have our Tiger Direct and Circuit City branded Gift Cards available for purchase in time for the holidays,” says Gilbert Fiorentino, Chief Executive of Systemax Inc.’s (NYSE: SYX) Technology Products Group, which includes TigerDirect and Circuit City. “We wanted to give our customers more options when it comes to purchasing this popular item. eBillme is helping us deliver an easy and secure checkout experience for those shoppers who prefer to pay with cash. It’s an opportunity for us to reach new customers and give more shoppers access to our gift cards.”
Gift cards can be purchased in denominations of $5-$5,000 from eBillme directly without releasing any financial information. All gift cards purchased using eBillme are also eligible for the eBillme cash-back program, which offers shoppers up to 10 percent cash back on their online gift card purchases.
“As the popularity of gift cards increases year over year, we saw an opportunity to give retailers an outlet to reach the growing number of consumers who pay with cash,” says Marwan Forzley, President and CEO of eBillme. “The eBillme Debt-Free Mall has truly become a one-stop shop for holiday shopping without credit cards. Now with the addition of these gift cards, shoppers can find great products and deals from premier online retail brands without the interest and debt of credit cards.”
eBillme is the most secure way to pay online. When shoppers choose the 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 over 75,000 walk-in locations. Every purchase made using eBillme offers buyer protection features, including satisfaction guarantee, best price, and fraud protection.
eBillme™ is the most secure way to pay online and the only online payment solution that extends the convenience of online banking to the merchant’s checkout process. The service enhances security for online shoppers, and enables merchants to increase sales while reducing transaction costs. No financial data is exposed and the payment transaction is securely transferred from the customer’s bank to the retailer’s bank. Consumers can shop online, by catalog or through call centers, and pay for their purchases at their bank, credit union, or bill pay portal using the security and convenience of online banking or by paying the bill at over 75,000 walk-in locations. For more information, please visit www.eBillme.com, eBillme’s Online Debt-Free Shopping Mall or the eBillme blog.
About Systemax Inc.
Systemax Inc. (http://www.systemax.com), a Fortune 1000 company, sells personal computers, computer supplies, consumer electronics and industrial products through a system of branded ecommerce web sites, direct mail catalogs, relationship marketers and retail stores in North America and Europe. It also manufacturers and sells personal computers under the SYX and Ultra brands.