The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce invites area businesses to be part of the FanSaves Helps Gift Certificate Program.
We hope you and yours are staying safe and healthy during the current Covid-19 pandemic.
We know that these unprecedented times have many local businesses worried, so we have secured an account with FanSaves and our members can take advantage of their gift certificate program at no cost if you so desire.
The FanSaves Helps Gift Certificate Program allows people to buy gift certificates from local businesses that are currently closed or offering limited services, which they can use in the future once things get back to normal or regular operations.
All you have to do to sign up is fill out this online form:
How it works: Once a gift certificate is purchased through the FanSaves Helps website, the buyer will receive a digital gift certificate with a unique code that will be tracked for you in a spreadsheet (which you will have access to). Any money received on your behalf will then be transferred to you via Direct Deposit or e-transfer within 14 days (minus any credit card transaction fees that may come off the top).
Lastly, once you re-open your doors, the buyer can then print off their gift certificate and bring it to you. You can then keep track of the balance however works best for you (some businesses are transferring it to their own gift card program, whereas others use the old school method of tracking the balance right on the print out).
As mentioned, this is completely free (other than the usual credit card transaction fees when people make a purchase). The FanSaves Helps team have created a site, more like a network, where businesses across Canada can feature their gift certificates all in one place.
Once your business is registered, we encourage you to share the info with your customers. They will then be able to:
Should you have any questions, feel free to contact the Chamber office at 705-949-7152 or email us at [email protected].