Nov 20, 2012
Another first in the country
Press Release: Every year in the United States, millions of shoppers take advantage of massive savings offered by malls during Black Friday, a special discount shopping day after Thanksgiving Day that only happens in the US. During Black Friday, people come in droves, often lining up in the wee hours of the morning outside the stores just to catch the best deals.
Now you too can avail of the huge discounts offered by some of the biggest online shopping sites in the US like Best Buy, K-Mart, Target, and Amazon during their Black Friday Sale with the new GCASH American Express® Virtual Card!
A tie-up between two giants—GCASH, the pioneering mobile commerce service of Globe Telecom, and American Express, the global services company—the GCASH American Express Virtual Card, which is linked to the user’s existing GCASH mobile wallet, enables customers to use their GCASH to pay for purchases conveniently and securely at international online sites and app stores that accept American Express.
“Black Friday is the biggest pre-Christmas shopping sale in the US and now that Christmas is fast approaching, you can enjoy your gift-buying in the US with big discounts using the GCASH American Express® Virtual Card! This is the most-awaited sale in the US and now, we can all shop even if we’re here in the Philippines,” said Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu. Black Friday this year will be held on November 23 in the United States.
“For many years, shoppers in the US have enjoyed massive savings on great products as a result of ‘Black Friday. Now Filipinos can too,” added Cu.
“With the GCASH American Express Virtual Card, you simply need your GCASH wallet to pay for your purchases even if you don’t have a credit card. And what is good about the Virtual Card is that even if most US online sites only deliver within the US you don’t have to worry how to get the goods delivered to the Philippines. We provide you with a personalized US address where your goods can be delivered and from there, you can have them shipped to the Philippines right to your doorstep at very low shipping rates,” said Paolo Baltao, President of G-Xchange, Inc. (GXI), a fully-owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom and operator of GCASH.
Getting the GCASH American Express Virtual Card is fast and easy. Simply register your GCASH wallet and email address online at www.globe.com.ph/gcash-amex. Once we have validated your account, you will immediately receive your virtual card number, your personalized US shipping address, and other pertinent information via email so you can already start shopping. Just remember that you need to have enough balance in your GCASH wallet for the transaction to push through. Converting cash to GCASH is FREE at any over 7,000 GCASH outlets nationwide.
First-time subscribers get a one month free trial. After the trial, subscribers can continue with the subscription by paying as low as P250 per year via GCASH or charge it to their postpaid bill. Monthly and semi-annual subscriptions are also available.
To find out more about the GCASH American Express Virtual Card, just visit www.globe.com.ph/gcash-amex.
About G-Xchange, Inc. and GCASH
G-Xchange, Inc. (GXI) is a pillar in m-commerce and a fully-owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom, which is a leading full service telecommunications company in the Philippines. GXI pioneered the mobile commerce service called GCASH which was launched in the Philippines in October 2004. GCASH is an internationally-acclaimed mobile commerce service of G-Xchange, Inc. which allows Globe and TM subscribers to send and receive cash conveniently anytime and anywhere. It delivers over one single platform the three major cash transactions made by consumers today: purchase and payments, person-to-person or P2P transactions, and domestic and international remittances.
Globe Telecom recently sealed a deal for a $700-million mobile network modernization program to further improve its services, including its mobile commerce product GCASH. The modernization program, considered the most significant Globe Telecom investment in the last two decades, includes an all-IP infrastructure, pervasive 3D coverage, double fiber optics capacity, 4D and LTE readiness, and overall quality and resiliency. The program will be rolled out nationwide within the next five years. Visit www.globe.com.ph for more information.
About American Express
American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Since 1996, American Express has been pursuing a strategy of opening its merchant network and card product portfolio to third party issuers around the world. By leveraging its global infrastructure and the powerful appeal of the brand, American Express has gained even broader reach for its network worldwide. American Express has now established 146 partnerships in 159 markets across the world. Learn more at www.americanexpress.com/gns.
–source: Globe Telecom, Inc.