January 2017 | Business View Magazine

10 11 gift card from an exchange site. According to Cardpool, gift card buyers and sellers interested in using exchange services can follow these tips when considering their gift card exchange options: n Look for trusted exchange providers with a gift card purchase guarantee. For example, Cardpool guarantees that gift cards pur- chased from its website will be valid at the merchant for the dollar amount spec- ified on your order for up to 180 days from the date of your purchase and up to a maximum of $1,000 per cus- tomer. If you are not satisfied with a gift card purchased for any reason, you may return your unused gift card for a full refund. Additionally, Cardpool only carries cards that have no fees and no expiration dates. n Do your research before selecting your gift card exchange company. Review the RG- CA’s tips to consider when using a gift card exchange. Also, search news coverage and online reviews including the exchange com- pany’s status with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Cardpool is aligned with the RGCA best practices, has an A+ rating with the BBB and has been listed as the top gift card exchange company on several consumer review sites, including Trust Pilot, TopTenReviews.com and MoneySavingPro.com. n Choose an exchange that verifies the gift card balance. Cardpool offers a convenient way to buy and sell gift cards by carrying gift cards with no fees, no expiration dates, and free shipping via USPS. To provide customers with peace of mind, Cardpool processes every gift card transaction and verifies the balance of each gift card before the transaction is complete. Research the gift card exchange com- pany’s fraud preven- tion measures. While fraud is a very small part of what hap- pens in the market, Cardpool takes these issues very serious- ly and proactively works to identify and prevent fraud, collab- orates with organizations like the Organized Retail Crime Association and the National Retail Federation and cooperates and assists retailers and law enforcement in investigations. n Understand how the buying and sell- ing process works. Cardpool is committed to making customers happy by offering a consis- tently high level of service. Buyers and sellers don’t have to deal with the frustrations of dealing directly with the other party. Instead, buyers and sellers interact with Cardpool, which verifies the authenticity and balance of each gift card and holds on to the purchased gift card until a buyer is found. opening lines Millennials now comprise the largest percentage of the U.S. workforce, and their expectations when it comes to technology are starkly different compared to previous generations. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging and a provider of holistic solutions for businesses of all sizes, re- cently hosted a virtual panel that explored how businesses are respond- ing to the need to reprioritize their IT purchasing decisions due to the increasing numbers of Millennials joining the workforce. The panel, which featured industry experts as well as Canon dealer Dale Dupree, Vice President of Sales for North American Office Solu- tions, looked at how the customization and mobility found in today’s Canon U.S.A. Panel Explores HowMillennials are remaking the Enterprise IT Environment