The Bon-Ton Stores announces its new updated Gift Registry

The Bon-Ton Stores announces its new updated Gift Registry

 

Mobile App and Website Enhance Shopper Experience, Offer Special Discounts and Savings, and Make it Simple to Register and Shop for Gifts

MILWAUKEE, 2018-Jan-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (OTCQX:BONT), which operates Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Bergner’s, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers stores, announces its new updated Gift Registry just in time for the busiest wedding planning month of the year.

With more than a million couples registering for wedding gifts annually, Bon-Ton aims to capture couples through its mobile-first online experience with all the tips and tools needed to make registering for gifts easy and fun for couples.  From the mobile app or website, couples can easily start a registry, select gifts or scan items at the store using their smart phone.  With the average couple selecting more than 130 items for their registry, Bon-Tonalso developed new features to help users easily manage, modify and track gifts, as well as view purchased gifts, record thank you notes and more.  The social-friendly gift registry enables couples to share it with family and friends by email or on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest with just the click of a button.

“Bon-Ton’s Gift Registry will provide couples and their guests with a great new digital experience that makes registering and buying gifts from Bon-Ton much easier,” commented Chad Stauffer, President of Merchandising and Marketing for The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.  “With our extensive merchandise assortment and quality brands, couples will find everything they need for their new life together.”

Bon-Ton’s Gift Registry has many benefits for the bride and groom and for guests purchasing gifts for the couple:

  • New: Free pair of coffee mugs when couples create and scan their registry in any store.
  • 5% Back Registry Gift Rewards: Couples receive a Bon-Ton gift card for 5% of gifts purchased by guests on the couple’s gift registry to be used in store or online.  The national gift registry average is $5,000 which would equate to a $250 free gift card. Any items purchased within 60 days of their wedding date counts toward the 5% cash back.
  • New: 20% off Newlywed Savings coupon –  Couples receive 20% off regular and sale priced items that remain on their registry after the wedding.
  • New: Complimentary invitation enclosure cards to inform guests where couple are registered with a 20% off item coupon for guests to purchase on the registry.
  • New: Free online shipping on gifts $49 and over.

Couples who register with Bon-Ton from January 11 through February 9, with a gift value of $2,000 or more, will be entered in to the “30 Days of Giveaways Sweepstakes” for more than $4,500 in total merchandise prizes. Thirty winners will be selected at random among all qualifying registries to win one of 30 different merchandise products. No purchase is necessary.

About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. 
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 260 stores, which includes 9 furniture galleries and four clearance centers, in 24 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates. The stores offer a broad assortment of national and private brand fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics and home furnishings. The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. is an active and positive participant in the communities it serves. For store locations and information visit bonton.com. Join the conversation and be inspired by following Bon-Ton on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Christine Hojnacki
414.347.5329
Christine.Hojnacki@bonton.com

Source: The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc./globenewswire

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IKEA U.S. helps customers fulfill their wish lists with the launch of new gift registry

Whether for a Wedding, Baby Shower, Housewarming Party – or Other Special Moment – Customers Can Create a “Wish List” Choosing from Thousands of Affordable Products for Every Area of the Home

Conshohocken, PA, 2017-Feb-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA U.S. announces today (February 13, 2017) a new gift registry which allows customers to create and fulfill wish lists for weddings, baby showers, housewarmings, back to college, or any other special occasion. Whether seeking cozy bedding, the perfect set of wine glasses, a new crib or even a new kitchen, shoppers can easily choose their favorites from thousands of affordable products for every area of the home to add to their registry. To celebrate the new registry, IKEA is offering the chance for three registry entrants to win a $1,000 IKEA gift card to use for their special moment (giveaway period is 2/14/17 – 5/31/17).* IKEA will also offer registrants additional giveaways, prizes – and other surprises! – on an ongoing basis.

“A gift registry has been on our customers’ wish list for years,” said Ashley Wahl, IKEA Gift Registry Project Leader and CRM Specialist. “The new IKEA Gift Registry makes it easy for your loved ones to help you celebrate your special moments, whether it’s your wedding day, a new baby, an exciting move—or just any other reason to shower you with love. We’re thrilled to be able to now offer them this service and to play a small part in helping people celebrate special moments in each other’s lives.”

IKEA Gift Registry:
To create a registry, customers can choose from several options:
1)Download the IKEA Gift Registry app (available for iOS and Android; text “Registry” to 62345 to receive link to download)
2)Visit the IKEA Gift Registry website (www.IKEA-USA.com/registry)
3)Go to an IKEA store and use the IKEA Gift Registry kiosk.

The IKEA Gift Registry is powered by IKEA FAMILY, so to create a registry, shoppers must be a registered IKEA FAMILY member** (simply log in using an existing account, or sign up for IKEA FAMILY – the free IKEA loyalty program – when creating the registry account).

Adding items to a registry list is easy. When in-store, the IKEA Gift Registry app can be used to scan product barcodes, manually enter article numbers or to capture and add entire room settings (multiple products) using the special “snap photo” function. The “snap photo function” also allows shoppers to add IKEA services – like home delivery or delivery with assembly – to their list. On the IKEA Gift Registry website, shoppers can add products by entering their article numbers or by searching/choosing from a categorized product list. Registrants can also select product suggestions from the inspiration section, as the website features gift ideas for any occasion, from weddings to baby basics to new home needs. Additionally, users can add items to their list directly from the IKEA website product pages (www.IKEA-USA.com).

Once completed, the registry list can be shared with guests via text message, email or social media. Users can manage their registries online or on-the-go with their mobile device and can follow what friends and family have purchased, read messages from guests and to send thank you notes.Purchasing products from the IKEA Gift Registry is also easy! Guests can obtain the registry list from the kiosk in the local IKEA store or from the website (www.IKEA-USA/registry). There are four ways to purchase from the registry:

1)Chip-in: Via the IKEA Gift Registry site, users can “chip in” a desired dollar amount towards the total purchase price of the product, a great option for big-ticket items.***
2)Add to Gift Card: Via the IKEA Gift Registry site, users can virtually “buy” an item; the value is then applied to an IKEA Gift Card, as opposed to buying the physical product.
3)Buy Online: Users can purchase a registry item online at IKEA-USA.com and choose to have an item sent to them or directly to the recipient.
4)Buy In-Store: Users can purchase a registry product in any IKEA U.S. store.

For more information on the new IKEA Gift Registry, visit www.IKEA-USA.com/registry. To download the IKEA Gift Registry app, visit the app store (iOS and Android) or text “REGISTRY” to 62345 to get a link to download the app.

The IKEA Gift Registry Giveaway
To celebrate the new registry, IKEA is offering the chance for three registry entrants to win a $1,000 IKEA gift card to use for their special moment (giveaway period is 2/14/17 – 5/31/17).* To enter, customers must create an IKEA registry between February 14, 2017 and May 31, 2017. No purchase necessary. For official rules and additional information about the “IKEA Gift Registry Giveaway,” visit www.IKEA-USA.com/registrylink.

IKEA will also offer registrants additional giveaways, prizes – and other surprises! – on an ongoing basis.

* The Giveaway begins at 12:00:01 AM (ET) on 2/14/2017 and ends at 11:59:59 PM (ET) on 5/31/2017. Visit www.IKEA-USA.com/registrylink for Giveaway rules.

** IKEA FAMILY is a free loyalty program with benefits such as product discounts, free coffee or hot tea in the restaurant, 90 day price protection, extra Småland time, special offers, ideas and inspiration, and more. Visit IKEA FAMILY for more information.

*** Chip-in is only available on single items greater than $50 in value. Not available if registry creator adds 2 or more of an item to their registry

**** Not all IKEA products are available to purchase online. To find out if a product is available to purchase online, when looking at the registry list online on the IKEA Gift Registry website, click on “purchase” to reveal the purchase options for a specific item. Adding the registry number in the shopping cart during the online checkout process will ensure the purchase is attributed to registry. To do this, enter the registry number in the “IKEA FAMILY card number” field in the shopping cart at checkout.

***** Present a gift registry print out or pull up and present the registry number and barcode via a mobile device to the cashier at checkout. The cashier will scan the registry barcode at the register. If the product has a special IKEA FAMILY price, it will be applied once the barcode is scanned as well.

ABOUT IKEA
Since its 1943 founding in Sweden, IKEA has offered home furnishings of good design and function at low prices so the majority of people can afford them. There are currently more than 392 IKEA stores in 48 countries, including 43 in the U.S. IKEA incorporates sustainability into day-to-day business and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment. For more information see IKEA-USA.com, @IKEAUSANews, @IKEAUSA or IKEAUSA on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest.

Press Contact:
Kathy Boerner
Kathy.Boerner@Ketchum.com
646-935-3914

Source: IKEA