In News by Sonja von Harden

WISHCARD continues to ride the wave of success it’s enjoyed since far exceeding expectations in 2017. 2018 is expected to see three-figure growth.

Gift vouchers now most popular gift in Germany Germans were very much in a buying mood during the 2017 Christmas shopping season. On average, they planned to spend 266 euros on gifts. This is what the study „Christmas Gifts 2017“ by Ernst & Young reported. According to the survey, gift vouchers are becoming more and more popular. The WISHCARD has found its way into the market at just the right time. By the end of 2018, the WISHCARD will be available at all large, well-known retail outlets in Germany, and when sales are at their highest during the Christmas season, special holiday-themed displays will be placed in the lucrative spot near the checkout.

On course for expansion with new productsMake gift giving easier than ever with gift vouchers for every occasion: Special ideas like fashion or gaming gifts, available exclusively at the top-class redeeming partners, can sweeten your girlfriend’s shopping trip or give your grandson the starting capital he needs to buy the latest PlayStation game.

 Opening up new areas of business: The WISHCARD for corporate customers and the Tax Savings Card as an incentive for employees Digital Wishes GmbH offers the perfect solution for companies looking for gifts for their clients and employees: A WISHCARD with your company’s own logo and theme strengthens personal bonds and allows the receiver to pick out whatever he or she wants.

We also offer our corporate customers the chance to have SteuersparCard AG – the Tax Savings Card – integrated into your company group. In cooperation with SteuersparCard AG, Digital Wishes GmbH offers the perfect incentive for your employees with our Employee Voucher, valued at 44 euros – little gifts like this can increase motivation and productivity up to 30%. On top of this, employers also have the option to use SteuersparCard AG to pay employees a portion of their income in tax-free benefits in kind (exemption currently limited to 44 euros). When using the Tax Savings Card, employees are paid each month by their employer into a „collection box“, giving employees the opportunity to convert their credit into WISHCARDS and redeem them at any time.

About Wishcard Technologies:
The Wishcard Technologies Group operates a technology platform and develops, distributes, and sells voucher products with flexible redemption options on their platform’s own online portals. Wishcard Technologies covers the entire value chain, developing products and getting retail partners involved (including digital infrastructure), from in-house production to sales, both online and in-store. The resulting logistics infrastructure allows Wishcard Technologies to respond dynamically and flexibly to the needs of both individual and corporate clients in the shortest possible time.

Wishcard Technologies operates a digital voucher platform that partners with over 500 industry leaders, including Amazon, Google, Apple, IKEA, Zalando, and Facebook.

Digital Wishes GmbH was founded in late 2014 to implement the WISHCARD business model. The company’s headquarters in Brilon houses the finance, legal, HR, sales, and production departments, while the Düsseldorf office team consists of technology, marketing, and customer service.

WISHCARD is a gift product designed as a combination greeting card and gift card (gift voucher). The WISHCARD universal gift voucher may be redeemed at more than 500 different partners. The card may be redeemed at a number of top retail outlets including Amazon, Zalando, H&M, Google Play, IKEA, iTunes, C&A, MEDIAMARKT, and many more. The WISHCARD voucher is sold both in stores and online, and among others is advertised as part of TV ad campaigns on major channels like Pro7, Sat1, RTL, VOX, Kabel1, SIXX, and DMAX.