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Blackhawk Network collaborates with its partners to translate payment trends into innovative branded payment solutions. And this collaborative innovation must consider consumer preferences, embracing when, where and how consumers want to engage. Our Emerging Payment Solutions leverage digital wallets and mobile payments—as well as our extensive network of retail partners—to facilitate new ways to pay and get paid. We power cash-in and retail checkout to seamlessly transfer money and stored value across 250,000 locations by leveraging sophisticated code-based payments technology.

Retailer Solutions That Let You Accept Payments in New Ways

Today retailers accept cash, credit and debit cards, and checks as primary payment. Tomorrow? Retailers must be ready to accept the consumer’s preferred payment method. Blackhawk Network Retail Solutions drive revenue through new customer spend, harnessing the volume of digital wallets and mobile payments in-store. We leverage our retail network and barcode payment technology, offering our partners new opportunities to increase reach and revenue.

Digital Wallet & Mobile App Solutions Can Help Increase Sales

Seamlessly transfer stored value through code-based payments in-store to increase engagement and customer appeal. Consumers expect immediate and desired rewards, including an increasing interest in using loyalty points or rewards to redeem and use at the point of sale. In fact, more than 96 percent of consumers** are interested in using points and other wallets to pay at the point of sale. And we understand that you want to meet that consumer need through reliable, security-minded solutions. Blackhawk Network digital wallet and mobile app solutions can help you meet this expectation of redemption—while increasing consumer loyalty through a positive earning and redemption experience.

Alternative Payment Platform Solutions Can Increase Adoption

Expand reach and create omni-channel access by connecting mobile customers with in-store code-based payments, increasing revenue with new customers who engage at a higher frequency by enabling cash-in and retail checkout.

Merchant Gift Cards

For Blackhawk Network, it all started with branded plastic cards that hang on racks in grocery stores. Twenty years later, these gift cards come in both physical and digital formats and are more popular than ever—in fact, the global gift card market is expected to reach $750 billion by 2026.1 Plus, gift cards remain the most requested gift for a twelfth consecutive year, according to the National Retail Federation2.

That’s why it’s smart business to sell your own gift cards in-store, online and through our global branded payments network. Request your copy of “50 Gift Card Ideas You’ll Flip Over” today to learn how you can use your branded payments to help generate additional revenue—and more., “Global Gift Cards Market Size, Market Share, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Trends, Key Players, Competitive Strategies and Forecasts, 2018 To 2026,” 2018.

2The NRF 2018 Holiday Spending Survey was conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. The survey of 7,313 adult consumers was conducted October 1–11, 2018, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 1.2 percentage points.

Visa® Gift Cards

Visa Gift Cards are perennially popular for gift giving because they can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. These days, it’s more than just a last-minute gift that is bought off a rack. We offer shoppers the option to go online and design their own cards for a more personal and memorable gift. And there’s also a digital version, the Visa Virtual Gift Account, that can be delivered quickly via email.

Uniquely Ours

At Blackhawk Network, we take pride in leading the branded payments industry with new and exciting products that people love to give and receive.

Happy Card Gift Cards

Our themed Happy Card gift cards take an interest, hobby or holiday and include six to eight merchants where the card can be used. They make gift giving feel more personal—plus they give the featured brands additional opportunities to extend reach to new customers.

Spafinder Gift Cards

Welcome at thousands of locations, this gift cards offers wellness, fitness, pampering and more. Whether recipients prefer barre or bootcamp, massage or meditation, Spafinder is a great way to give a stress-reducing experience.

Five BackTM Card

Although these prepaid cards can be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted, US cardholders get 5% back on their cards when they use them at over 50 participating merchants. For cards sold in Canada, there are 30 participating merchants

Digital Entertainment

Mobile phones, tablets and game consoles have forever changed how consumers interact with their music, games, movies and books. Blackhawk Network’s prepaid products have transformed how and where they pay for their entertainment—in-store, online or via a mobile device.

Prepaid Telecom

Prepaid wireless phone products—including airtime cards, SIM cards, handsets and online top-up options—are convenient and popular. That’s why we offer them through our in-store distribution network, making it easy for customers to access these products and providing retailers with another revenue opportunity.

Financial Services

Reloadable prepaid debit cards offer a smart way to spend and manage money. We offer a number of robust, alternative payment tools that help cash-based consumers load money on a convenient and secure debit card.


By positioning lottery gift cards in check-out lanes and on special fixtures in key locations, retailers can build lottery awareness and increase sales—without losing kiosk or customer service desk sales. Our QuickTicket™ gift cards are activated in-lane and give shoppers easy access to scratch-off quick pick numbers for PowerBall® or Mega Millions®. They simply pay for and activate the gift card at the in-lane register to enter the numbers in the next drawing.

Why Blackhawk Network Should Be Your Emerging Payments Partner

Blackhawk Network offers the program management expertise necessary to meet evolving industry needs. Emerging payment solutions vary by geography, industry and consumer type— and we understand the distinct nuances of each. As preferences transition from swipe-to-touch payments through digital wallets, mobile apps and mobile payments, let Blackhawk Network facilitate payment connection points for you.

We offer the collaborative innovation and reliability you need to leverage emerging payments to deliver the next generation in commerce with both banked and unbanked consumers. Our extensive network drives reach and scale, while our comprehensive program management streamlines your emerging payment operations. And, with our focus on security protocols, you are assured we are focused on compliance with regulatory and risk management practices.

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**Blackhawk Network Research, 2019