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Links Unlimited Launches Surprise & Delight Gifting Platform

Links Unlimited, a Cincinnati-based master fulfillment company, has launched a new business-to-business Online Gifting Portal making it easy for any size company to create a holiday, occasion, or Surprise and Delight gifting platform. These new platforms aim to tap into the $40 billion or more in corporate gifting that moves through retail. They are designed to provide businesses competitive pricing, customization and personalization, drop-shipping, and consolidated reporting to better manage the gifting process and accounting that cannot be easily controlled when individuals at organizations buy through retail. 
 
LinksThe new Links Unlimited Online Gifting Portal comes in a classic and custom version that makes recipient redemptions as easy as logging in with a gift code, selecting the desired item, and entering a shipping address, the company says. Links says gifts get shipped within 48 hours and can include customization and personalization. This two-minute video explains the program.
 
Organizations using the Online Gifting Portal receive a unique URL along with single use redemption codes for recipients which gains them access to the catalog. The portals come in a Classic and Custom version, in either case providing from a wide variety of name brand products to choose from in every category and price range.
 
The Classic Online Gifting Portal enables an organization to add its logo along with a customized message and includes: 
A landing page
A gift selection page
A product detail page
A shipping information page
An order review page
A thank you page
An order and shipping emails with tracking confirmation
 
The Custom Online Gifting Portal provides a fully customizable design organizations can use to tell its story or support an event or promotion, virtual or otherwise. The catalog also includes all the features of the Classic portal along with two sets of design revisions. 
 
In both cases, the program includes web hosting for 60 days from the program start date; a mobile friendly design, optional customization and personalization of gifts, and international shipment availability. 
 
For More Information
Links Unlimited
Corporate Sales
866-465-4657
corporatesales@linksunlimited.com
Catalog Website

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