Sending global rewards is hard. If you handle international surveys or marketing campaigns then you have already experienced the challenges of delivering rewards to global participants. Sending physical gifts or checks is slow,
What is an international virtual Visa Prepaid Card?
Sending international virtual Visa cards online is a great way to incentivize or reward recipients across the world. Delivering a Virtual Visa rewards card is easy. As the name suggests, it’s a ‘virtual’ Visa that can be delivered instantly anywhere in the world by email, SMS or within a mobile app. The Visa is issued in major currencies like USD, CAD, GBP
For example, a research project manager can purchase $50 USD Visa cards and send them to survey respondents in Spain, China
Electronic delivery and wide acceptance
Global rewards for market research and marketing campaigns
Similarly, it is also common to run marketing campaigns with a global scope. For example, your company may have a referral program to thank customers for recommending your products to friends and colleagues.
Limitations of checks, PayPal and
eGift cards for international rewards
Sending out checks or physical gifts to distant countries or certain parts of the world can be very complicated because of address or data errors. Regardless, delivery can take several days and rush delivery options are too costly when you are dealing with hundreds of participants.
PayPal can be used to deliver cash rewards fast but usually requires setting up each payment individually. It also suffers from the limitation that only a small percentage of the world’s population has a PayPal account.
eGift Cards from companies like Starbucks and Amazon are also an option for international rewards but come with their own limitations. For example, Starbucks US gift cards are only accepted in a handful of countries (U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Ireland, Australia, and Hong Kong). In fact, most retailers’ gift cards are accepted only in the countries where they were issued. For example, an Amazon.com gift card cannot be used on Amazon’s German website (Amazon.de). You must buy separate Amazon gift cards for each country they are issued in and they are currently only available in a little over half a dozen countries (US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China
With virtual Visa, the exact same card can be used across multiple countries. This is a huge benefit for multi-country surveys and campaigns as it makes it possible to reward global recipients without the hassle.
How the international virtual Visa works
Virtual Visa Prepaid Cards can be purchased directly from your
- Load your recipient list and email addresses into
Rybbon. Rybbondelivers the Visa by email.
Rybbonto Marketo or HubSpot. The Visa can now be added to a Marketo or HubSpot email and sent via campaigns and workflows.
Rybbonto SurveyMonkey and Rybbonwill automatically email the Visa when a respondent completes your survey.
The recipient receives a Visa promo code and link to create a Visa account, redeems the promo code, and instantly receives a ready-to-use Visa Prepaid Card number. Here’s a 1-minute video that shows how the virtual Visa is delivered.
Note: Although virtual Visa Prepaid Cards provide unprecedented flexibility for global rewards, they do come with expiration dates. The expiration dates are typically several months, which is plenty of time for recipients to use the reward.
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