From internet startup to global leader.
Less than two years after inventing online gift card technology, Buyatab became the second largest e-gift card provider in the world.
We helped our two student partners focus on securing national large-volume merchants. By embedding Buyatab technology into their websites, retailers enabled their customers to create, purchase and transmit gift cards from smart phones, mobile devices and computers. Recipients can save them in their mobile wallet or print out a copy.
It proved to be the perfect time and technology for the online shopping age. Buyatab’s clients now include Cineplex Entertainment, Tim Horton’s, Fairmont Hotels, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Keg Steakhouse and Bar, Boston Pizza, Milestones, Swiss Chalet. The acquisition of these marquee retailers grew sales by 13,000%.
Buyatab entered the U.S market in early 2013 with the Hillstone Group, who operate several national restaurant brands including Chevy’s and Houston’s. Dozens of major players are currently in the pipeline.
In 2016, Buyatab earned the No. 3 position out of the top 500 fastest-growing Canadian companies on the 2016 PROFIT 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 10,735%