Keeping up with Blackhawk Network and the prepaid industry


Blackhawk Network Acquires Netherlands-based DIDIX Gifting & Promotions

Prepaid and payments company Blackhawk Network announced today that it has acquired DIDIX Gifting & Promotions. DIDIX, based in the Netherlands, issues and markets leisure-themed gifts and promotions using a prepaid card that can be redeemed to pay for services at multiple leisure outlets, including regional retailers, restaurants, cinemas and spas. DIDIX is a market […]

Survey: Consumers Converge Traditional, Digital and Mobile Gifting for Holidays

PLEASANTON, Calif. – Nov. 17, 2015 – Findings from a Blackhawk Network consumer survey* revealed today shows that consumers want a convenient shopping experience this holiday season and will be using a mix of traditional, online and mobile ways to shop as a result. The survey, conducted by Blackhawk Network, examined how consumers research, purchase […]

Research Finds eGift Growth Outside of Gifting Occasions

PLEASANTON, Calif. – Nov. 10, 2015 – Consumers tend to purchase plastic gift cards to give as gifts and use egifts more for themselves, according to findings revealed in a recent shopper survey. The survey, conducted by Blackhawk Network, examined how consumers use plastic versus digital gift cards or egifts and how they use shopper […]

Hastings Customers Can Now Sell Gift Cards and Receive Hastings Gift Cards or Cash

SAN FRANCISCO – October, 19, 2015 – Hastings, a leading multimedia entertainment retailer, today announced that Hastings customers are now able to sell gift cards from other retailers at Hastings locations and receive either a Hastings gift card or cash. Powered by a premier gift card exchange, Cardpool, the new Hastings Exchange program also enables […]

Blackhawk Network Launches Stockpile’s “Gift Cards for Stock” at Select U.S. Retailers

PLEASANTON, Calif. – Oct. 14, 2015 – Blackhawk Network, Inc., a leading prepaid and payments network, and Stockpile, Inc., the company that pioneered eGift Cards for stock, announced today that Stockpile’s “Gift Cards for Stock” are available at select U.S. retailers. This prepaid gift card can be redeemed online to open and fund an account […]

How America Pays in 2015

PLEASANTON, Calif. – July 28, 2015 – Shoppers are using a larger variety of payment options with digital and mobile payments serving as supplements to the traditional cash and card-based payments tools, according to new research released by Blackhawk Network. The research, “How America Pays in 2015: Traditional, Digital and Mobile Convergence in Payments,” surveyed […]

Cardpool Assists Changefindr to Enable Charitable Donations of Gift Cards

SAN FRANCISCO – June 25, 2015 – Cardpool, a leading gift card exchange, announced today an agreement with Changefindr, an innovative new gift card donation platform. Through this partnership, Cardpool enables Changefindr to accept unused and partially-used gift cards (both plastic and digital) as donations which benefit worthy causes. This is another example of Cardpool […]

Blackhawk Network to Acquire Achievers Corp.

Pleasanton, Calif., June 11, 2015 – Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Achievers Corp.  Achievers is a leading provider of employee recognition and rewards solutions designed to help companies increase employee engagement. The acquisition will broaden the reach of Blackhawk’s already extensive incentive and […]