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Prepare Now for Holiday Gift Card Shoppers

gift_card_web.jpgWith the holiday shopping season just around the corner, now is the time to make sure you're prepared to offer guests the most popular gift of the season: gift cards. It's not surprising gift cards are popular—to the tune of billions in sales each year. They have many benefits for both business owners and consumers

Here are a few tips to help you claim your share of holiday gift card benefits for your business.

Supported Providers

To avoid the hassle and slowdowns caused by re-entering payment information, process gift and other payment cards directly through your SpeedLine POS. SpeedLine integrates with many gift card solutions.

Your gift options with SpeedLine depend on your choice of payment processor.

Gift Options for Vantiv Integrated Payments Users

Vantiv Integrated Payments (formerly Mercury Payments) offers the full-featured StoreCard™: a combination mobile gift, rewards, and mobile payment solution that replaces MercuryGift cards.

If you are already set up for MercuryGift, you can move to StoreCard without changing your POS settings. StoreCards use the same numbering scheme as the older MercuryGift cards, and can be swiped or keyed into SpeedLine like gift cards. 

But StoreCard offers more capabilities beyond gift transactions:


  • Like MercuryGift, StoreCard transactions are free and unlimited if you already process credit cards with Vantiv Integrated Payments.
  • Mobile rewards: You determine the reward amount, and every time guests use the StoreCard, they receive cash back loaded onto the card.
  • Scan from a phone: Guests who dislike carrying cards in their wallets can scan the StoreCard as a QR code on their phones. Then you can redeem the card and apply rewards simply by scanning the code on the phone with a bar code reader.
  • Mobile payment: Your guests can use their smartphones to pay for purchases and redeem rewards.
  • Automatic reloading: Guests can link a StoreCard to a credit card for automatic reloads.
  • Add value online: Guests can add value to StoreCards online, saving time and encouraging them to use their cards over and over again.
  • Loss protection: Guests can register the card online to protect the balance in case of loss or theft; Vantiv will replace lost card balances via eGift.

Contact SpeedLine for more information on StoreCard or Vantiv Integrated Payments.

Gift Card Choices for Monetra Users

If you currently process payment cards through Monetra, you can use gift cards with any of the processors listed below. Gift program details and pricing will vary by provider.

  • Paytronix gift and loyalty solutions*
  • Chase Paymentech
  • Chockstone (Heartland)
  • Elavon DirectNet
  • Givex
  • RBS WorldPay
  • Smart Transactions (SMTS)
  • Stored Value Systems (SVS)
  • ValueLink
  • Valutec
  • Vantiv (Fifth-Third Bank)

*Your guests can use the same card for Paytronix loyalty and gift functions.