Kabbage Collaborates with Facebook to Help Small Businesses Sell Online Gift Certificates
Kabbage Inc. is collaborating with Facebook to help local small businesses generate more revenue during the COVID-19 crisis by connecting them with local customers. With technology from Kabbage and the accessibility of Facebook, the integration gives small businesses the means to offer online gift certificates to local consumers who are seeking to support their communities through the Facebook app.
Small businesses can sign up on www.helpsmallbusiness.com to sell online gift certificates through Kabbage PaymentsTM and choose to automatically list them on Facebook. They can discover more ways to support their business through Facebook’s Business Resource Hub
Facebook will surface gift-certificate offers from participating local businesses to people on the Facebook mobile app. People can then purchase gift certificates from Kabbage’s site, www.helpsmallbusiness.com, and may redeem products or services today or later when it’s best for the business. All sales generated from gift certificate sales provided by Kabbage are deposited the next business day.*
“Now with the powerful reach of Facebook, small business owners have greater opportunity to share gift certificate offers to the communities that rely upon them,” said Kabbage CEO Rob Frohwein. “Small businesses are the most impacted in this crisis and this is one way Kabbage is applying its technology and resources to save them.”
Read more about gift cards on Facebook, here.
“This crisis has been really difficult to navigate as a cafe, but I’m glad that I learned about www.helpsmallbusiness.com from Kabbage,” said Cassandre Davilmar, owner of Lakou Cafe in Brooklyn. “It really helped my business get more cash flow. The sign-up process was simple and straightforward, and I quickly received funds from customers and friends that were excited to buy gift certificates to use at Lakou Cafe.”
“We registered our company at www.helpsmallbusiness.com, linked our bank account, added a button, wrote a blurb and there it was,” says Raymond McCrae Jones, co-owner of Creature Studio, a hair salon in Atlanta. “We immediately started to promote our gift certificate offers through an email blast and on social media — we had $1,500 on the first day.”