Keeping up with Blackhawk Network and the prepaid industry


Blackhawk Network Named Winner in 10th Annual Pay Awards

PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 8, 2016 – Paybefore has selected Blackhawk Network’s “Gift Card for Stock” as a 2016 Pay Awards winner in the Product of the Year category. For 10 years, Pay Awards has conferred the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the prepaid, mobile and emerging payments industry. The awards are presented annually by […]

Blackhawk Network Acquires NimbleCommerce

PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb. 3, 2016 – Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced today that it has acquired NimbleCommerce, a digital commerce platform and network for promotions. NimbleCommerce also allows merchants and brands to manage their own prepaid offer and gift card programs, or resell through a network of retailer and publisher branded […]

Blackhawk Network Acquires and

PLEASANTON, Calif., January 6, 2016 – Blackhawk Network, a leading prepaid and payments network, announced today that it has acquired, LLC, which sells digital and physical prepaid gift card solutions to consumers through a high-trafficked gift card U.S. website, and OmniCard, LLC, which sells customized prepaid incentive and reward solutions for business clients. The […]

Popularity of Gift Cards Grows in Canada

PLEASANTON, Calif. – Dec. 8, 2015 – Canadian shoppers are increasingly turning to gift cards for gift-giving occasions, citing choice as the most attractive feature of the cards. “Although gift cards have been around for over a decade, they continue to grow in popularity in Canada, and are a top gift choice this holiday season,” […]

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 […]

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A Season of Giving at Blackhawk Network

Blackhawk Network is a company that prides itself on giving back to the community. Its employees are frequently provided with a variety of opportunities for community involvement. The holiday season in particular is a time that inspires generosity and giving at Blackhawk’s corporate headquarters. Below are just a few highlights of the ways that Blackhawk’s […]

Blackhawk Network’s CMO Teri Llach Reveals Loyalty-Building Tips for Retailers to Consider Beyond the Holiday Season on

Blackhawk Network’s CMO Teri Llach shared loyalty-building tips that retailers should keep top of mind year-round. The full article ran on, which requires a (free) subscription to read. In case you missed it, the full article is below! Providing a convenient and pleasurable shopping experience ultimately helps retailers to build long-lasting customer relationships. To […]

Consumers Use Gift Card Exchanges as a Way to Save Money

Blackhawk Network conducted a U.S. survey of more than 1,100 consumers who examined gift card buying and usage behaviors, including their knowledge and acceptance of gift card exchanges—online marketplaces, mobile apps or in-store locations that allow consumers to sell gift cards receiving cash or certain gift cards as tender and/or buy gift cards at a […]

Gift Cards Remain a Popular Gifting Choice for the Holidays

Findings from Blackhawk Network’s Online and Mobile Gifting survey of more than 1,100 U.S. consumers examined how consumers research, purchase and give gifts as well as their mobile and online gifting habits, interests and preferences. The survey revealed that physical gift cards are the most popular choice of gift card giving, with 77 percent of […]

Millennials are Interested in Adopting New Ways of Gift Giving

According to a report by Business Insider Intelligence earlier this year, millennials remain the key age demographic for online commerce, spending more money online in a given year than any other age group. Millennial consumers–especially those between ages 18 and 29–are also interested in adopting alternative ways of gift giving Findings from Blackhawk Network’s Online and […]

Blackhawk Network Survey Shows Omnichannel Shopping Reigns Supreme

Shoppers continue to use a variety of methods when researching and purchasing gifts, making it imperative for retailers to meet consumer needs across multiple channels and provide them with a consistent and easy-to-use brand experience. Findings from a recent Blackhawk Network consumer survey shows that consumers want a convenient shopping experience this holiday season and […]

Blackhawk Celebrates Diwali

On Tuesday, November 10, Blackhawk Network held its annual Diwali celebration. One of India’s most significant holidays of the year, the “Festival of Lights” is a five-day celebration of good over evil, and light over darkness. In honor of the occasion, Blackhawk’s Pleasanton office employees came together to enjoy an afternoon of fun activities. Many […]

Forbes: University of Chicago Booth School of Business Students Pitch Blackhawk and Win at Ross Investment Competition

Blackhawk Network congratulates Eric Chow, Joe Casola, and Victor Lee for winning the Ross Investment Competition. The Ross Investment Competition is an annual event organized by the Investment Management Club at University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Each year, MBA teams from top business schools around the world compete to showcase their […]

Blackhawk Celebrates “Hawk-O-Ween”

Halloween at Blackhawk is a much-anticipated holiday marked by creativity and fun. Every year, the company begins celebrating the week before Halloween with a number of festive activities. This year, each of Blackhawk’s departments in its Pleasanton office chose a different Disney theme to inspire their Halloween decorations. Work spaces and common areas were transformed […]