How Far Can Your $10 Gift Card Go?

Whether you are looking for a little pick-me-up treat to transition into the busy holiday season, or you are starting to get your stocking stuffers all lined up … now is the time go Give.Get.Swych. and grab those awesome beauty deals. And don’t forget to SEND a Sephora gift card to your BFFs, so they can join in the fun, too.

1. rosebud perfume co. rosebud salve

This is described as a cult favorite and for good reason! This stuff will work magic on your chapped lips when the cold weather comes to town! (Find it here)

2. Sephora Collection Enchanted Sky Eyeshadow Palette

This eyeshadow palette is a must for the holiday season. It is full of beautiful neutral shimmery shades perfect for all those holiday parties that are sure to come. $10 ( Find it here )

3. First Aid Beauty Clean Canyon

The last thing you need to worry about as we get closer to the holidays is your skin. This set, perfect for someone on the go, will cleanse and hydrate your skin, and it’s just the right size to pack for all your travels over the river and through the woods … this holiday season. $10 (Find it here)

4. Sephora Collection Sleeping Masks

At just $4 each, you can grab a couple for $10 and help refresh your skin while you sleep. Each mask has different ingredients to give you just the right refreshing benefits. $4 (Find it here)

5. Sephora Collection Color Hit Nail Polish

Grab two of these for the holiday season! This long-lasting nail polish comes in 17 colors that will make sure you’ve nailed that look for the season! $5 (Find it here)

6. Sephora Collection Foot Mask

While sandal season may be over, don’t neglect those feet — think of all that fancy footwear your feet will be rocking this holiday season! These almond foot masks will help hydrate and avoid cracking dry skin during these cold months. $5 (Find it here)

7. Sephora Collection - Long Lasting Kohl Pencil

Sephora's Long Lasting Kohl Pencil is the perfect eyeliner for the holiday season! It will give you a bold look and last throughout those holiday parties! (Find it here)

8. Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask mini

Need a good hair day? In as little as five minutes, this mask—good for all hair types —can restore essential hydration to your hair. It is recommended to use weekly. $9 (Find it here)

9. Makeup Forever Pro Finish Sponge Refill

This reusable makeup sponge works with either dry or wet makeup. Some even claim it is better than the beauty blender! $5 (Find it here)

10. Sephora Collection Cleansing and Exfoliating Wipes in Greentea

Grab these wipes to help take away all the makeup from the day. These are made with natural green tea extract and are easy to throw in your bag and use anywhere. $7.50 (Find it here)

Pre-eminent gifting solution, accepted at more than two million retail outlets, now available to a larger base of corporates; targeting the $65 million Indian B2B gifting industry

MUMBAI, November 2, 2018Sodexo BRS India, the leader in digital employee benefit solutions, has partnered with digital gift card platform, Swych Gift Cards India, to extend its gifting offerings to their B2B clients. Sodexo Premium Pass has been the gifting solution of choice for companies across India to reward employees with a tax-saving gift card, accepted at more than two million retail outlets nationwide & 90,000+ online portals.

Trusted by over 11,000 corporate clients in India, across 1,500+ cities and servicing more than 3 million daily consumers, Sodexo offers both public and private sector employers with state-of-the-art solutions to reward and motivate their employees. Employees of large companies as well as SMEs can use their gift card in retail stores as well as via a next-generation mobile app. The company also offers a virtual gift card that can be sent by companies instantly to their employees.

Stephane Michelin, CEO, Sodexo BRS India said, “Sodexo BRS is constantly developing solutions to suit the needs of the millennial workforce. This festive season, owing to the growing demand in regional (Tier 2 and Tier 3) cities, we have introduced India's first-ever limited-edition festive gift cards, a new addition to Sodexo’s employee gifting basket. We appreciate the collaborative approach of Swych Gift Cards India to enable Sodexo reach out to a wider corporate base during festivals and to efficiently manage instant delivery of Premium Pass to locations far and wide.”

Firoz Khan, CEO of GiftCardsIndia said, “Sodexo BRS is the market leader in employee benefit solutions. Their list of partnered retailers and outlets is extremely extensive and we’re proud to now be able to offer up that level of freedom and variety to thousands of corporates across India.  As the digital gifting industry grows, it’s important to us that GiftCardsIndia users maintain the maximum amount of choice possible and partnering with Sodexo achieves just that.”

For more information, please visit http://www.goswych.com. To purchase a Sodexo gift card, please log on to https://www.giftcardsindia.in.

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About Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services, India:

The Sodexo group works towards improving the quality of daily life for employees, partners and customers across the world. Sodexo BRS, India's No.1 Employee Motivation & Benefits Services provider is a partner to over 11,000+ HR Leaders. Our fully-compliant Multi-Benefit Digital Solutions are customized to meet specific needs of organizations and help them develop their best motivated workforce.

Sodexo BRS offers a range of 100% Digital Employee Benefit Solutions. The meal benefit offerings include Meal Cards, & Cafeteria Cards. The company’s fully-digital Gifting & Recognition offerings include the Premium Pass range of solutions that include the Premium Pass Celebrations for festive gifting & Premium Pass Rewards for ongoing Reward & Recognition programs. The company also has a revolutionary virtual B2B gifting solution, Sodexo Premium Pass – Virtual Card. Sodexo reaches out to over 3 million daily consumers in India across 1,500+ cities nationally including tier 3 & tier 4 cities making it India’s largest Digital Meal Benefit Network with over 100,000 unique points of acceptance.

For more information regarding our services, please call our toll-free numbers: 1800 267 3030 or visit our website www.sodexobenefitsindia.com

For media related queries, please write to sharon.batliwalla@sodexo.com: or call 0224321 4321

About Swych: 

Swych’s patent pending mobile gifting platform enables users to send “swychable” gifts from their mobile device that can be instantly redeemed for electronic gift cards from more than 600+ popular brands. Swych users can instantly buy, send, re-gift, upload, “swych” and redeem gift cards conveniently from their mobile device. Swych is a private company funded by seasoned angel investors from banking, financial services, payments, gifting, telecom and enterprise computing space.

The Swych app is available for download on iOS and Android. For more information, please visit http://www.goswych.com. For Gift Cards India, please visit http://giftcardsindia.com and http://www.giftcardsindia.in.

About GiftCardsIndia:

GiftCardsIndia, recently acquired by Swych, provides consumers and businesses with a reliable, efficient and high-quality source of the widest selection of gift products from the top brands in India. GCI has successfully operated a robust aggregation and distribution network for gift cards and has been serving millions of consumers, enterprises, loyalty platforms and wallet operators in the Indian market.

Leading Digital Gifting Platform Swych Partners with Leading Cross-Border Financial Services

Firm Travelex to Introduce ‘Travelex Pay’, a WeChat Pay Powered Service

Strategic partnership between Travelex and Swych brings cashless shopping at hundreds of U.S. retailers to WeChat’s one billion monthly users, targeting over 800 million WeChat Pay users

Dallas, TEXAS, October 16, 2018 — Travelex Pay, a unique new service within leading global mobile messaging app WeChat, launched today in the U.S. market. Travelex Pay is powered by the global digital gifting platform Swych and distributed by the leading cross-border financial services firm Travelex. Aimed at simplifying cashless spending, Travelex Pay is available now to travellers from mainland China who are visiting the United States. The program enables WeChat users to utilize digital gift cards offered by Swych to easily spend at U.S. retailers directly within the WeChat app and use funding methods available inside users’ WeChat Pay account.

Powered by Swych, which has more than 700 major retail partners globally, Travelex Pay seamlessly, securely, and instantly debits a traveller’s WeChat Pay account while simultaneously providing a digital gift card of the equivalent desired amount to be used as a payment method at checkout. This is equally advantageous for retailers who benefit from accepting a new payment method at checkout that extends coverage to more than 3 million Chinese travelers that come to the U.S. annually. In 2016, tourists from mainland China are reported to have spent $30 billion in the U.S. which is expected to double to $60 billion by 2020. Travelex Pay will simplify shopping for Chinese travellers by offering a convenient shopping experience that is instant, digital and within their favourite mobile app that they regularly open multiple times a day.

Travelex Pay provides a smart digital checkout experience within the Wechat app. For completing the purchase of goods at a participating Swych retailer in the USA, an electronic gift card is generated through WeChat Pay app by the user, and the user’s WeChat Pay wallet account is instantly debited in their home currency. The cashier then scans the barcode or enters the number at checkout and the retailer gets paid instantly in USD. Gift cards can be created by the user either while at the checkout or at any point before purchase.

Swych’s retailer network covers all popular shopping categories including the luxury segment, department stores, big box, dining, fashion, entertainment, sports, electronics and travel. Swych’s advanced payment processing, fraud management and strong anti-money laundering controls further makes the solution a perfect fit for solving this large pain point for Chinese shoppers in the US.

CEO and Founder of Swych, Deepak Jain, said “Chinese tourism in the U.S. is increasing – both in number of people and the amount of money spent. With more than 90 percent of Chinese tourists expressing interest in using mobile payments overseas if given the choice, Swych, Travelex, with WeChat Pay, have combined service offerings to fill the demand for a frictionless and zero-fee payment option. This is yet another innovation aimed at furthering cross border commerce and making Swych the most advanced digital gifting platform in the market.”

“Swych and Travelex Pay are making cross-border shopping more seamless for Chinese WeChat customers who visit the US and use Travelex Pay. We are excited about this partnership and to provide Chinese consumers a cutting edge, digital payments experience.” said James Hewitt, Travelex CEO for North America.

With over 800 million WeChat Pay active users and over 1 billion overall active users, WeChat Pay’s performance capabilities range from communication, to finance, to retail, to social, making this a seamless solution to an integrated app that is already part of the consumer’s everyday lives.

Travelex Pay eliminates many of the common headaches involved with overseas travel by allowing for direct currency conversion and zero added fees right in the palm of the consumer’s hand. The program is available now through WeChat, which can be downloaded on iOS and Android.

About Swych:

Swych is a global digital gifting platform for consumers and enterprises. Swych’s patent pending mobile gifting platform enables users to send “swychable” gifts from their mobile device that can be instantly redeemed for electronic gift cards from more than 700+ popular brands. Swych users can instantly buy, send, re-gift, upload, “swych” and redeem gift cards conveniently from their mobile device. Swych is a private company funded by seasoned angel investors from banking, financial services, payments, gifting, telecom and enterprise computing space.

About Travelex:

Headquartered in London, Travelex has a rich heritage in foreign currency, pioneering the travellers’ cheques of the past and the digital payments of the future. With a presence in over 27 countries, and over 1,200 stores at both on-airport and off-airport locations around the world, Travelex has distilled its expertise and experience into a platform that reinvents physical and digital cross-border money movement globally to ensure its clients remain one step ahead of the competition. The platform provides financial institutions with a trusted, efficient and accurate international money payments service, plus secure and reliable banknote delivery of both major and exotic currencies.

A category leading independent foreign exchange specialist, the business covers the entire value chain of the retail foreign exchange industry. Travelex Group is also active in the remittances and payments space enabling physical and digital cross-border money movement for consumers and financial institutions.

Travelex is part of the Finablr network of companies. These category-leading financial services brands meet the needs of consumers through deep regulatory know-how, relentless focus on technological innovation and a global network of retail stores, business partners and digital channels.

About WeChat:

Launched in 2011, Weixin/WeChat has been enhancing the lives of hundreds of millions users with its innovative features. The most widely used Chinese social media platform integrates instant messaging and social entertainment, bringing about a mobile digital lifestyle on an easy to use app. Users get to engage in real-time communications via free text and multimedia messages, make voice/video calls or share photos on their “Moments.” Other lifestyle recreational features include “Games,” “Sticker Gallery,” and other functions. Continuously evolving around users’ needs, Weixin/WeChat also offers enterprises “Official Accounts” to create original consumer experiences through its open platform and extended services such as Weixin/WeChat Pay for a truly mobile digital lifestyle. Weixin/WeChat reached more than 1.06 billion monthly active user accounts as of June 2018. Weixin/WeChat has evolved into a connector and open platform across industries, connecting users with one another, with smart devices and with business services.

Tired of having the gifts you’ve given met with sarcasm or an ungrateful stare or shrug? You spend all that precious time at the mall or online trying to find the perfect gift to give to your friend, family member or bae, only to later realize that it wasn’t, in fact, what they really wanted. Which means all your time and efforts were rendered futile.

If you’re a novice at gifting and aim for gift perfection every time you select a gift for a loved one, we’re here to help you out! Here are 4 simple hacks to help you select the perfect gift and get your gifting game spot on!

What’s The Occasion?

Picking the perfect gift for someone would first and foremost depend on the occasion. Is it a birthday, an anniversary, a congratulatory gift for an achievement, Father’s/Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day or a return/thank you gift? Depending on the occasion, the gift should be selected accordingly.

Birthday gifts should spark content and happiness, making the person feel younger and evergreen on their special day. Select shopping vouchers for mothers and sisters from their favourite clothing brand outlet such as Pantaloons, Myntra or Shoppers Stop; gift cards for electronics and sports goods for dads and bros. These make for great gifts for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day too.

Anniversary gifts should invoke a more romantic, warm feeling, bringing back to both partners, happy feelings of their wedding day, reminiscing old memories. Great examples include jewellery for her and a fancy watch for him. Congratulatory gifts for a great achievement could include gift vouchers treating the person to an afternoon at their favourite coffee shop followed by the latest movie flick, or books by their favourite author.

The Customer is the King

Or in this case, the receiver of the gift. Who are you gifting? Your mom, dad, brother, sister, girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, wife … the list goes on. Depending on the receiver of the gift, great care and thought has to go into the gift selection process.

You don’t want to gift your aged dad a pair of loud Nike sneakers, but instead a set of golf clubs to help him improve his swing on the course. You wouldn’t want to gift your teenage sister an outdated pair of boyfriend jeans but something more age-relevant like a Sephora makeup kit or gift vouchers to her favourite in-trend clothing store. Beauty products for your sisters and the latest electronic gadgets for your brothers work well, too. Keeping the receiver in mind, make sure your gift selection is age, gender and personality-appropriate to nail the art of perfect gifting.

It’s the Thought That Counts

What do you want your gift to convey? Feelings of happiness, romance, gratitude, surprise? Whatever the feeling you wish to invoke, keep the same feeling in mind while picking out the gift. A birthday gift like cards, chocolates, flowers or other gift should invoke happy, warm feelings. Anniversary presents like roses, perfume, jewellery for him and her should convey romantic feelings of love, belonging and appreciation.

While picking out the perfect gift, keep in mind the thought or feeling that you want to emanate from the receiver of the gift. If your thoughts, feelings and emotions are the same that radiate from the receiver, then you’ve got your gifting game on point.

The Exchange Factor

By now, with our spot-on gifting advice, you should have mastered the art of selecting the perfect gift. But, if your gift still receives the cold shoulder, you should make sure that the receiver is able to exchange it for something that he or she would prefer. Make sure that the gifts you give are returnable/exchangeable so that your money doesn’t go to waste and more importantly the receiver can switch it for something they really need or really want.

Follow these 4 simple tips to get your gifting game on point. You can find attractive gift cards from over 1000+ retail brands in India that include people’s favourites such as Nike, Myntra and much more at Swych. Visit www.giftcardsindia.com to find the perfect gift to give to your loved one and get your gifting game spot on! Enjoy hassle-free, instant, online gifting with Swych.

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