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Amaten Poised to Become Global Leader in Digital Gift Cards Following A Striking $100 Million in Sales

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Leading Japan with 60% market share, Amaten to become the next Amazon in the gift card industry, estimated to reach $2.7 Trillion in value by 2027

 

TOKYO, JAPAN – Media OutReach – 11 August 2020 – Japan’s largest digital gift card marketplace “Amaten” has announced plans to globalize its brand across the world, after record sale that reached $100 million USD. The company has reinvented the digital gift card solutions to create “win-win” situation for both consumers and shops, shooting to a resounding growth in recent years. Today, Amaten has set up its first overseas operations in Dubai, UAE.

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Since 2019, the gift card market generated profits worth $617 billion, this number is projected to reach a revised size of $2.7 Trillion by 2027 as demand for going cashless is accelerating during the Covid-19 era. It is a market that is rarely talked about yet, its current technology is completely obsolete into today’s digital world.

 

Retailers increasingly refer to adoption of digital gift cards, yet they struggle with technical errors that make their cards easily compromised to be used multiple times, causing financial losses, in addition to more common issues, where gift cards have limited purchasing options and tight expiry dates.

 

This is where Amaten comes to the rescue, the massive success the fintech company has brought in Japan comes from the revolutionary makeovers that it created in digital gift card industry.

 

At first glance, Amaten is engineering their digital gift cards with blockchain integration. It is taking the gift card and putting on a smart contract making it truly digital thus, illuminating all the structural short coming of the current technology. This provides a great advantage for merchants and consumers from security standpoint, as they’ll be able to trace gift cards ensuring that it’s not compromised, as Blockchain will ensure highest level of data encryption.

 

This advanced integration makes Amaten the most secure gift card issuer on the internet, thus tackling the “Gift Card Error” issue that is commonly seen among other suppliers. A long-awaited paradigm shift in this fintech industry.

 

Apart from accepting gift card purchases using cash, Amaten was among the first marketplaces worldwide to accept Bitcoin. Conversely, users can redeem unwanted gift cards to cash, hence tackling the issue of unused cards that counts $1 Billion in losses globally every year.

 

The Amaten platform currently list the top 25 global merchants gift cards, the likes of Amazon, Apple, Rakuten and Google within the Japanese market.

 

Soon, Amaten will allow any merchant to issue gift cards, thus encouraging buyers to purchase them for potential shopping in the foreseeable future, thus keeping businesses under financial support during slow economic activity.

 

The inspiration for Amaten’s innovation comes from one of Japan’s IT industry leaders, Mr. Tom Kanazawa, who played a major role to backing and funding IT ventures in Japan since 1998, he is currently the Chairman of Amaten.

 

Commenting on the opportunities that Amaten has for investors, Mr. Tom Kanazawa said “Amaten has the potential of becoming a monopolistic enterprise and change the gift card for good, because we are solving the last mile problem between cash and the legacy gift card,  Until recently, it was deemed impossible for the industry to reinvent itself, but as for Amaten, using our blockchain solution built on Aelf, we tackled those structural issues and will ensure a seamless experience for our users and merchants, finally building a true fintech digital product and expanding the industry and its market ‘size even further. This is a true use case for blockchain technology that can be applied right away!”

Mr. Kanazawa added, “We also have seen quite some interest for white label solutions that can be provided to hotel chains for example or enterprise incentive programs to create a truly digital and seamless ecosystem.

 

We invite everyone interested in AMA to join our telegram channel, or to visit our website amaten.io, me and the team will be happy to cater to your questions and we’ll be here to help!”.

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Singaporean omnichannel e-tailer Iuiga to enhance user engagement and retention with Netcore Personalization

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– Iuiga is a leading direct-to-consumer Singapore homeware brand focusing on lifestyle products.

– Netcore to enable personalized omnichannel user experience across multiple channels and platforms for Iuiga

– Netcore’s AI-powered platform has already powered GoBear, Hermo, Sendo, Hnam, and Mapan

SINGAPORE, Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Leading customer engagement and retention platform Netcore today announced the onboarding of one of South East Asia’s largest omnichannel e-tailer Iuiga to enable personalized user experience across platforms and channels.

Launched in 2017, IUIGA is known for its direct-to-consumer affordable, minimalist lifestyle products ranging from home and kitchen to apparels and electronics. Iuiga will leverage Netcore’s platform to enable a dynamically optimized, AI-powered personalized experience.

Jaslyn Chan, Founding Member and Chief Growth Officer, IUIGA: "We saw the Netcore platform and were impressed by the capabilities. Their deep expertise in the industry with some marquee names instilled us with the confidence we needed. I believe their proprietary AI-based personalization platform will be instrumental for the enhanced user experience and engagement we envision for our customers."

Netcore’s AI-powered platform has been the customer engagement and retention platform of choice for some of the biggest brands across the globe including GoBear, Hermo, Sendo, Hnam mobile, and Mapan (GoJek).

Kalpit Jain, Group CEO, Netcore Solutions said, "Iuiga is one of the most loved brands in SEA. It stands for quality and enhanced customer experience which resonated with the core philosophy of Netcore. Iuiga is redefining omnichannel retail in the region and we are excited to help drive the customer engagement fueled growth for them through dynamic and personalized experiences through our platform."

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Delta Capita: Reinventing Data Sourcing for Chinese Entities – Karbon 8

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LONDON, Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Now is the time to Reinvent. As we continue to navigate through the transformational changes taking place globally companies can take the opportunity to make positive, innovative changes to how business is being conducted today that will lead to long term benefits for both your teams and clients.

Karbon 8 is the latest proprietary technology solutions Delta Capita has brought to market, reinventing how we source and access KYC data for China entities. Learn more on how Delta Capita can partner and work with you in “reinventing” your value chain. Let’s Reinvent.
Karbon 8 is the latest proprietary technology solutions Delta Capita has brought to market, reinventing how we source and access KYC data for China entities. Learn more on how Delta Capita can partner and work with you in “reinventing” your value chain. Let’s Reinvent.

Karbon 8 is the latest proprietary technology solutions Delta Capita has brought to market, reinventing how we source and access KYC data for China entities. Launched earlier this year, Karbon 8 provides a comprehensive and real time data source for all Chinese client information.

Reinvention is about making improvements to something by looking at it in a different or a new way. At Delta Capita we work with our financial services clients to recognise the possibilities available for reinventing their existing operating models and how they can deliver it in a new way. Partnering with our clients, we work together to reinvent their value chain and consider the ways value is added along the chain, both to the products and services they offer, and what Delta Capita can perform on their behalf.

Through Karbon 8 clients can implement a cost-efficient operating model by automating and mutualizing the KYC data collection for Chinese entities. Karbon 8 aggregates and conducts initial analysis and comparisons of the sourced data in Chinese and then translates it into English as the final step, minimising the number of data discounting needed to be conducted. The data is sourced in real time, directly from the data sources in minutes, regardless of where the KYC analyst is located.

Delta Capita is a global provider of managed services, technology solutions and consulting. Delta Capita have a unique combination of experience in Financial Services and technology innovation capability, supported by an eco-system of proprietary technology solutions. Headquartered in London with offices around the world, Delta Capita work with the world’s top financial institutions to help them comply with regulations, simplify operations, reduce costs, and innovate their business models.

Learn more by visiting our website on how Delta Capita can partner and work with you in reinventing your value chain. Let’s Reinvent.

Media Enquiries: 
Leeya Hendricks 
CMO Delta Capita 
+44 (0)20 3890 4803 
[email protected]

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Centrapay Partners with Verifone to Launch New NZ Payment Service

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  • Centrapay to be available throughout New Zealand
  • No more per-transaction merchant fees for contactless payments
  • Partnership enables businesses to engage at the point of sale

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Centrapay is partnering with Verifone to deliver a new contactless payment platform that removes the per transaction fee businesses in New Zealand typically pay.


Centrapay and Verifone have combined multiple technologies to allow traditional and new financial applications to work together. The technology is centred on personalising the merchant and consumer payment experience.

Consumers and merchants can now – in real time – process contactless NZD payments, Giftstation Gift cards, accept digital assets, redeem Grab One vouchers, provide product and service feedback, offset carbon, utilise loyalty programmes, send or participate in surveys, and use digital identity solutions. And it all happens with an app and a QR code on any enabled Verifone payment device.  

Leveraging Verifone’s payment APIs, applications will be deployed to retailers remotely so that they can easily enable these new payment options. These applications use QR codes and/or NFC to communicate with Centrapay-supported mobile wallets, such as the Sylo Smart Wallet. This allows merchants to take payment in a range of new digital assets, gift cards, loyalty points, vouchers or NZD. It also leverages existing point of sale system investments, without the need to replace hardware or carry out bespoke and costly upgrades.

"If a customer and the merchant have a Centrapay-powered QR code or application, the two can now interact and engage in richer and more meaningful ways. Now customers can not only pay securely and easily but they can also now access a range of on-device options like providing feedback on a service or product, or offsetting the carbon footprint of their purchase," says Jerome Faury, CEO of Centrapay.   

Pete Hansen, GM at Verifone NZ says that the company has around 50 percent market share of payment devices deployed in New Zealand. It is committed to leading innovation for its merchants and focused on collaborating with companies like Centrapay to provide more flexibility and enhanced payment experiences for merchants and consumers.

The partnership also lets product producers or retailers offer value-added services to customers like the ability to pay with GrabOne vouchers, www.carbonclick.com or use Yabble to earn rewards or support offsetting your carbon footprint. 

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About Centrapay

Centrapay is about empowering merchants and enabling them to better connect and serve consumers with personalised payment experiences. Centrapay has unique capability for brands and businesses to easily create, distribute and transact Digital; where consumers, brands and businesses can engage and transact directly with each other without a third party taking a disproportionate cut. Centrapay focuses on unlocking value for merchants, whilst increasing compliance, efficiency and experience.

About Verifone

Verifone is transforming everyday transactions into new and engaging opportunities for merchants and consumers. Powered by a growing footprint of more than 35 million devices in more than 150 countries, our people are trusted experts working with the world’s best-known retail brands, financial institutions and payment providers. Verifone is connecting more products to an integrated solutions platform to better meet the evolving needs of our clients and partners. Built on a 39-year history of uncompromised security, we are committed to consistently solving the most complex payment challenges. More information at www.verifone.com

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