New retail additions mean Park’s UK-leading multi-retailer gift vouchers are now accepted by more than 175 national brands and over 20,000 high street stores across the UK. Tony McDonough reports
Merseyside-based prepaid gift cards, multi-retailer gift vouchers and digital rewards services business Park Group has signed a deal with the owner of TopShop and Burton.
Arcadia Group, which also includes Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, Evan and Wallis, will now accept Birkenhead-based Park’s Love2shop multi-retailer voucher.
And, from this month, shoe giant Wynsors World of Shoes, office and home suppliers Office Outlet – formerly Staples – and online musical instrument specialists DJM Music have also signed up to accept Love2shop vouchers.
The new retail additions mean Park’s UK-leading multi-retailer gift vouchers are now accepted by more than 175 national brands and over 20,000 high street stores across the UK, including Argos, Boots, Clarks, Debenhams, HMV, Iceland, New Look, River Island, Matalan, Mothercare and Pizza Express.
Julian Coghlan, Park’s operations director, said: “Love2Shop is already the nation’s number one multi-retailer voucher, but these exciting new retail collaborations really do open up new, or strengthen existing, markets for us.
“The stable of Arcadia Group brands is visible on pretty much every UK high street or shopping centre, so this is a major new signing for our business and really boosts the opportunities for our customers and clients across the UK.
“Wyndors is also a really well-regarded brand and they have an incredibly strong footprint across the north of England in particular. Office Outlet – with its 90 plus stores across the UK – opens up more choice for customers and students.”
As well as the new Love2shop partnerships, Park has been working with fast-growing UK lifestyle clothing and accessories retailer, Fat Face, to achieve accreditation for Park’s popular e-money prepaid flexecash Gift Card.
From the summer, Fat Face will accept the card, powered by Park’s in-house IT infrastructure, which allows Park to issue and process prepaid gift cards as well as being the acquirer, in a similar way to Visa and MasterCard.