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Wonder is the First App that Lets You Give Gift Cards Your Friends Really Want Without the Awkward Redemption Experience

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Why Wait for a Special Occasion? Create Wonder and Give the Unexpected Gift Card When They Least Expect It

SILICON VALLEY and LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting today, the new Wonder app is available for consumers to give the e-gift cards their friends and family really want instantly from the convenience of their smartphone. With Wonder, finally the digital gift card experience is personal for both the gift giver and those they want to treat for big holidays or small moments.

"We are excited to introduce Wonder as the most innovative gift card marketplace out there," said Gerry Goldstein, CEO and Co-Founder of Wonder Technologies, Inc., www.gowonder.com. "Wonder connects gift card buyers and recipients in a more thoughtful and meaningful way and offers the best redemption experience by simply swiping your credit card. Only with Wonder can consumers conveniently give e-gift cards from any merchant in the U.S., whether it's a favorite local boutique or a national brand."

Wonder gives consumers the best choice, convenience and personalization available in the gift card marketplace today. Wonder's patent-pending technology allows users to effortlessly and discreetly redeem e-gift cards at any merchant by paying as usual with their credit card while never losing or forgetting a gift card again.

Give the Gift of Wonder Throughout the Year

Whether you're traveling on your loved one's Birthday, a parent miles away from your college-age child, or you miss your "Bestie" in another city, e-gift cards on occasions throughout the year are perfect for people separated by distance to express their affection and make their thought count. In fact, 60% of consumers said they preferred gift cards to physical gifts for the holidays (National Retail Federation, 2013). 

The free Wonder app, available today in the iTunes App store, is easy to use and delivers e-gifts to anyone with an email address or mobile phone number. Pick a restaurant for date night, a massage at a local spa, or a shopping spree at a favorite boutique. Then select the amount you want to give, add a personal note, and send.  

With Wonder, you can be confident you are giving a great experience. The recipient receives the Wonder e-gift card instantly, and can accept the gift and send a thank you note immediately from their smartphone or computer. The Wonder e-gift card never expires. Once accepted, the recipient can redeem the gift when they want. Even if your e-gift card is sent last minute, your thoughtfulness and generosity will be appreciated long afterwards. 

Wonder App Features?

Wonder gift cards are "green" so you can ditch the plastic of traditional gift cards. They get used because they can't be lost or forgotten. The Wonder e-gift card is simply linked to any credit card via the Wonder app or website so they are always present. Balances are visible on the app, and GPS reminders tell you when you're nearby the merchant for easy redemption. Browse friend's favorites, select from curated picks, or choose a local hip hangout and give gifts you know they will love. Make the gift extra special by inviting others to contribute and use Wonder's group gifting feature to easily coordinate a friend's, a teacher's or a coach's group gift.

Wonder e-gift cards are stored securely in the Cloud and linked to any credit card via the Wonder app or website.

Merchants Benefit ?

For U.S. merchants, Wonder offers a closed loop, e-gifting solution for the 21st century. Wonder provides merchants with greater consumer reach, delivers an attractive consumer demographic to the store, and requires no staff training, changes to Point of Sale (POS) software, or hardware upgrades for e-gift redemption. With its patent-pending technology, Wonder can redeem e-gifts using existing payment systems, enabling merchants of all sizes to participate and have access to advanced market data. Wonder targets brick-and-mortar businesses in the Restaurant, Health & Beauty, Activity & Events, Shopping, and Hospitality categories.

The $140 billion gift card industry isn't slowing down. E-gifting, through digital and mobile channels, has taken hold and will deliver $4 billion in spending in the U.S., a 8-fold increase over 2012 (CEB Tower Group, 2013).

About Wonder Technologies, Inc.? Based in the Silicon Valley and Laguna Beach, Wonder was founded in March 2013 by a small team of dedicated technologists and passionate "e-gifters" determined to leverage mobile and payments technology to help businesses of all sizes; and improve the e-gift card experience so it is convenient and personal for consumers. With the Wonder Gift Card App, the company's first product, Wonder created a revolutionary marketplace where consumers can discover and instantly purchase e-gift cards from national retailers and local merchants in the U.S. And merchants have the opportunity to easily broaden their consumer reach and gain valuable customer insights. Please visit www.gowonder.com for more information.

Contact:
Carolyn Miller McCusker
Media Relations, Wonder Technologies, Inc. 
carolyn@gowonder.com 
Cell: (650) 291-0992

 

Give Great Gifts With Wonder! Download the Wonder App today!

 

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