PPS (PPS), subsidiary of Edenred, the world’s leading corporate payments organisation, is partnering with Matalan to launch the fashion and homeware retailer’s first ever gift card solution in the UK.
Launching today across all of Matalan’s 228 UK stores, the gift card solution, powered by PPS, supports the retailer’s three core growing lines of sales; in-store, online, and it’s B2B offering. Meanwhile its new refund solution will support the retail giant to streamline its operations.
For Matalan, implementing gift and refund cards is a more cost-efficient alternative to its previous, voucher-based system, eliminating much of the manual processes and extra administration that traditional, paper-based voucher schemes require.
While this is the first time that PPS has worked with Matalan, the partnership has already proven to be complimentary to both parties, and the teams have built a strong relationship in developing Matalan’s new solution. The two companies are already planning future announcements to extend and enhance the existing gift card system over the coming years.
Ray Brash, CEO at PPS, commented: “We’re absolutely delighted to power Matalan’s new gift card and refund card system, and believe this is a great leverage of our retail technology. It opens up a world of possibilities for Matalan, and I’m very proud of our team for putting in place such a strong roadmap for future development.”
Martin Donnelly, Senior Manager Retail Operations, Matalan, said: “Even though it’s a challenging time for the retail industry at the moment, the launch of Matalan’s gift card and refund card system in the UK shows that there’s still a strong demand for not only our own products, but retail as a whole.
“PPS’ solution is helping us increase our efficiency as well as our sales, all while delivering a retail experience that delights customers. And already there are some exciting future developments in the pipeline that we’ll be able to talk about soon.”