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LocalGiftCards.com Launches LGC Free for 3 Program to Support SMBs During COVID-19

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Three-Month Program Allows Businesses to Easily Sell Email, Mobile, and Physical Gift Cards Via Their Websites for Free

Boulder, CO (March 18, 2020) — Supporting small businesses as they face COVID-19, LocalGiftCards.com (LGC) today announced its “LGC Free for 3” program assisting locally owned small businesses (SMBs). The service will be free to any business that is at least 51 percent locally owned until July 1, 2020.

With the program, LGC makes it very easy for any SMB owner to sell their gift cards — email, mobile and physical — on their web site as well as LGC’s website.

After signing up for the free program, business owners are provided with a custom link to add to their existing website directing customers where to purchase gift cards. Businesses can also sell gift cards on their company Facebook page with the LocalGiftCards.com Facebook app.

“We are pleased to do our part in helping the local business community by making our service free to SMBs for three months. Our goals is to help businesses get through the COVID-19 closures by selling their gift cards online,” said Ray Clopton, CEO of LocalGiftCards.com. “We hope to make it easy for consumers to support their favorite locally owned restaurants and other businesses that have been forced to close.”

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Consumers can easily purchase email or mobile gift cards. They can also have a physical (plastic) gift card mailed out.

“Unlike other providers doing similar promotions, LocalGiftCards.com has waived all fees to SMB merchants,” added Clopton.

LocalGiftCards.com is one of the Smart Transaction Systems brands, which includes Wilbur Rewards. Wilbur is also designed for SMBs and it is an ideal way for SMBs to build customer loyalty to help them get through the likely economic downturn.

LGC has been in operation since 2012. All cards sold through our service do not have expiration dates or dormancy fees.

About LocalGiftCards.com

LocalGiftCards.com was created to help small businesses enter the online gift card market and provide consumers with a convenient way to purchase gift cards online while supporting local businesses. LocalGiftCards.com provides small merchants with the same or better technology than what the big box and national chains stores are using. The web site is owned and operated by Smart Transaction Systems, Inc. in Boulder, Colorado. Since its founding in 1998, Smart Transaction Systems has provided thousands of small businesses with a variety of advanced technologies that would normally require a large IT investment. To learn more about Smart Transaction Systems, visit SmartTransactions.com.

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