QwikCilver has recently been appointed by RAI (Retailers Association of India) as the official “Gift Card Technology Partner” at the “Retail Leadership Summit (RLS) 2013 – An invitation to innovation”. The Retail Leadership Summit-2013 will be conducted at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai on the 7th and 8th of February 2013 and would bring brands, retailers, corporate and leading pioneers on a single platform.
Mr. Kumar Rajagopalan, RLS Spokesperson & Chief Executive Officer – RAI talked further about this association. “We are pleased to have QwikCilver as the Gift Card Technology Partner at RLS. This will showcase the importance of this Prepaid segment among the organized retail sector on this big Retail”. Citing the theme of the Summit, Mr. Rajagopalan said, “Innovation and local adaptation of international retail strategies are essential elements to thrive in this market. Retail Leadership Summit aims at creating a platform for various people to connect, converse, collaborate, celebrate with others in the industry and create new strategic focus for businesses.”
Mr. T P Pratap, Co Founder & Chief Marketing Officer, QwikCilver Solutions & GiftBig.com, shed more light about this alliance. “This fantastic association with RAI for this Retail Leadership Summit-2013 is ample testimony of the recognition and growth of the Prepaid & Gift Card category in India. It is a result of QwikCilver’s sincere efforts as the preferred technology partner & pioneer among India’s leading retailers and brands. Also, GiftBig.com has grown to be the most innovative and preferred choice for gift cards fans across India. The Prepaid Category for Indian retail sector is witnessing robust growth & is slated to grow from the current size of Rs 2300 crore annually at a CAGR of 37% over the next 3 years.”
Mr. Kumar Sudarsan, Co Founder & Director, QwikCilver Solutions, talked in detail about QwikCilver’s partnership with Indian retailers and the customer reach of its gift card programs. “QwikCilver currently manages over 3 million cards across more than 100 leading retailers & brands. QwikCilver has launched and currently manages the Gift Card Programs across over 5000 premium brand outlets spread over 300 towns and cities of India – for product categories spanning Books, Music, Toys, Watches, Garments, Apparels, Restaurants, Mobile Phones, Electronics, Sportswear, Eyewear, Cinemas, e-commerce etc.
More about RAI & RLS
Every year, RAI hosts the Annual Retail Leadership Summit in order to help Indian retailers address and face their unique challenges. The Retail Leadership Summit of 2012 was attended by over 900 Indian retailers. Many notables of the Indian Retail Industry will be attending the 5th edition of the summit in February 2013, to benefit from the enormous networking and large-scale knowledge dissemination opportunity.
QwikCilver & GiftBig.com – Updates
QwikCilver Solutions has developed and launched its robust and flexible technology platform that facilitates retailers & corporates to launch and manage unique customer centric initiatives, including Customized Gift Card products, Prepaid Products and Prepaid + Loyalty products. To successfully enhance brand engagement, sales and loyalty for its customers and partners, QwikCilver provides end-to-end management of card-based interventions such as Gift Cards, Loyalty Cards, Discount Cards, Frequency Cards and more. Apart from this, QwikCilver also helps its partners to increase operational efficiencies through employee incentives and benefits card programs. QwikCilver has established long term strategic partnerships with India’s leading retailers such as Trent, Titan, Fastrack, PVR, Aditya Birla Nuvo-Madura Garments, Shoppers Stop, Reliance Brands, Cafe Coffee Day, Arvind Brands, Mahindra Retail, PUMA, TTK Prestige, Raymond, French Connection, Calvin Klein, Park Avenue, Indian Terrain, Viveks, Flipkart, Himalaya, William Penn, Gitanjali, Yepme, Hoopos, Babyoye, Peter England, Van Heusen, Planet Fashion, Hidesign, Holii, Allen Solly, Louise Philippe, Bluestone, YLG amongst others.
Giftbig.com has been launched by QwikCilver to enable consumers and brands across the world to gift to their near and dear ones in India. In just a year after launch, GiftBig.com has become the desired portal for gift cards, gift vouchers and e-gift cards from over 80 leading brands. Giftbig.com is the only portal in India for consumers to check the gift card balances in real-time for more than 50 brands, and is also the only portal that has launched virtual gift cards (e-gift cards). GiftBig.com recently developed and launched India’s First Facebook Gifting & Marketing Platform – GiftBig Friends Club. This initiative has been adopted by retailers in India to reach out to the Facebook community for building their business and walk-ins to their stores across India.