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05
Oct

Building Africa’s Gift Card Market

Gift cards are huge. Walk into any major retail store in any country where the organized retail sector is advanced, and you will find a very prominent gift card stand staring alluringly at you from the most premium store space. The reason for that is simple: They account for up to 5% of total sales for...
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23
Aug

Your Final Solution to Corporate Gifting is Here

SureGifts Business is awesome! When we started SureGifts, we wanted to build a product that makes gifting easier for individuals. We wanted people to be able to gift easily for weddings, birthdays, etc., so we built a website exclusively for that purpose. Our entire process was designed to serve peer-to-peer gifting, from the colorful features...
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09
Aug

100+ Bill Payment Partners Now on SureGifts Pay

You can now pay over 100 everyday bills on Suregifts pay platform with ease. No more waiting in line, get it all sorted with a click of a button! From insurance to education, you just name it! The possibilities are endless. So, the next time you run out of electricity, get back on track by...
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05
Aug

Couples Love our Gift Registry

We exist primarily to make sure people don’t get gifts they don’t like. This means that gift vouchers are especially attractive to couples, especially in Africa! Those of you that are married will probably remember those days right after the big day when you had to settle down with all those coolers, chinaware, blenders etc.,...
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04
Aug

Boost Your Sales, Become a SureGifts Merchant

For many years now, retailers all over the world have been taking advantage of the power of gift cards (gift certificates, gift vouchers etc.). Over $200 billion is spent annually by retail customers on this product, and it’s a proven alternative sales channel for thousands of merchants across the world. Gift cards are stored-value cards...
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29
Jul

We Are Now 500 Strong

We don’t have 500 people in the company, but it sure feels like it. After going through applications in the thousands from all over the world, the team at 500 Startups selected SureBids as one of 46 companies in their Accelerator’s 18th batch. 500 Startups is a leading global venture capital seed fund and startup accelerator....
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28
Jul

Can We Kill Cash in Africa?

No, we can’t, but we’re doing our part to reduce reliance on it! SureBids started out in 2014 with primary motive of improving the gifting experience for Nigerians. On an ordinary weekend in Lagos, we thought about all the weddings going on in the city, and how couples will be overwhelmed with mostly useless and...
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18
May

5 Nigerian startups with seriously disruptive capabilities

‘Disruptive’ is a powerful word, because it’s not really about a startup that is making money or one that is able to get millions of users. Instead, a disruptive startup is one that is groundbreaking and innovative. Prior to 2015, Nigeria’s startups had largely been founded by developers who had ideas and believed they could...
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14
Jan

SureGifts introduces unique way to obtain loans

Nigerian gift-card startup SureGifts is introducing a new service that allows employees in Nigeria to obtain voucher loans to pay for certain online services. Even though many Nigerians on social media described last year’s Black Friday sales by ecommerce giants in Nigeria, Jumia and Konga, as fraudulent, quite a number of online shoppers were able...
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