What are Physical Gift Cards, Large Cards, Gift Vouchers & Ecodes?

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In our previous post, the meaning of gift cards was explained, you can check it out here. We will be nothing the difference between, physical cards, large cards, gift vouchers, and ecodes respectively.

Gift Vouchers / Gift Certificates

Whilst many businesses do prefer to offer gift vouchers, they have a tendency to belabor heavily compared to new gift cards and eCodes.

Gift Vouchers are typically sent or purchased in paper formats and have an authorized signature from the business issuing them, and no electronic checks in situ. If ordered online, personalization can also be available. For the presentation to be more special, they’ll be issued in a gift wallet – typically this is often a thick card envelope with a differentiating graphic design (e.g. ‘Happy Birthday’)

Physical Cards

A gift card is one of the digital assets that looks like a credit card, they are rectangular-shaped plastic cards. They have their own number or unique identifier, but they aren’t usually personalized to a person’s name like a gift voucher. Physical cards range between 10 – 400 in value. You can buy Gift Cards in a retail store, or online at a retailer’s website.

Large Cards

On the other hand, large cards are very much the same as a physical card, but the value range between 400 and above. These cards are used to purchase large items in stores. They have their own number or unique identifier, but they aren’t usually personalized to a person’s name like a gift voucher. You can buy Gift Cards in a retail store, or online at a retailer’s website.

Branded Gift Cards

As well as the big retailers who sell Gift cards for their own wares, there are many businesses that choose to offer their own staff rewards or loyalty cards in the form of personalized, branded gift cards, for example, Justrite Gift cards, Spars Gift cards, etc. These will typically be printed with an employee’s name on them, as well as a unique identifier. This makes rewarding and incentivizing much more personal and these are usually very successful for businesses who want to reward on an ongoing basis.

eCodes

eCodes are simply gift cards that will be delivered to mobile phones via SMS messages, email addresses, or through specific apps. These are incredibly fashionable with ‘Gen Z’ and millennial demographic groups who are keen to access goods on the move and at speed. The proliferation of free Wi-Fi and better mobile data/ roaming has enhanced this. Sometimes called virtual gift cards, eCodes are most ordinarily delivered via e-mail to a recipient, often with a personalized and branded message.

These eCodes are typically 16-digit numbers or a PIN code that are entered at checkout or on a selected website and are exchanged for goods within the same way a Mastercard would be used.

You can redeem all the gift cards mentioned below and many more for cash here

  • iTunes, Steam, Google, Visa
  • Amazon, Sephora, Nordstrom, Nike
  • Walmart, Nike, Amex, Roblox
  • eBay, Best-Buy, Home Depot
  • Apple Store, Macy, Vanilla, Target.

Learn more about the above gift card prices with our gift card rate to find out the best gift card rate in Nigeria.

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