Shopping Malls To Deploy Gift Card Vending Machines

General Growth Properties GGP will deploy GiftWise, the gift card vending solution from Self-Service Networks, at their properties prior to the 2011 holiday shopping season. GiftWise gives shopping centers a low cost way to present their gift card programs to shoppers.

Kim Fuhrman, vice president of marketing and gifting for General Growth Properties, said in a prepared statement, "Our goal is to provide our shoppers with an added amenity, convenience, and above all, a great product. We want our shoppers to walk away knowing they just experienced the best shopping experience possible. A gift card vending kiosk is a great service, especially this time of year when we're all trying to fit in holiday and birthday parties during our busy schedules. A gift card is a quick, easy, and thoughtful gift idea."

Rick Wessels, executive vice president for Self-Service Networks, said, "GGP's decision to adopt the GiftWise solution coincides with the release of several significant product enhancements. We have added a broad range of security, marketing and advertising features to GiftWise. It truly is a comprehensive solution for any organization that desires a low-cost prepaid card selling solution."

Available in outdoor, thru-wall and indoor configurations, the GiftWise kiosks enable 24/7 prepaid card sales in every type of environment. Additionally, GiftWise can be utilized to capture customer information, dispense coupons, display advertising and other functions that help shopping centers drive shoppers to their properties. To learn more about GiftWise visit