Online gift card marketplace Raise is announcing the launch of their new mobile app for iOS and Android. Raise’s marketplace is home to 300 retail partners and 3,000 brands and serves approximately 2 million customers looking for discounted digital gift cards.
The new app is designed to make using digital gift cards in store and online frictionless for everyday purchases.
Upgrades include the enhanced geo-location technology that will allow the Raise mobile wallet to alert users to nearby merchants that accept their cards with “suggestions nearby” push notifications. Raise has also moved to improve and streamline its user interface, offering consumers easier and faster access to gift cards. The new app also comes built with expanded support for more types of POS systems, better balance tracking and card management capabilities.
Customers using the new app will also be able to “reserve” a gift card on the marketplace for five minutes – thus giving them time to contemplate the purchase without fear of a different customer snapping it up.
“Raise is altering the way consumers pay for everyday purchases and transforming payments in a way never before seen,” said George Bousis, founder and CEO. “Raise has helped millions of consumers save and the addition of our new mobile app allows for a seamless experience for both retailers and consumers, making it the easiest and the most valuable mobile wallet.”