Would it hurt your brand to accept giftcard as payment?

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Would it hurt your brand to tell your customer to buy a 3rd party gift card and then send it to you in the form of payment for the item you're selling online?

Just that most of the bigger sites would never offer this, I don't see that much.

Example: "send me an Amazon gift card and that will accepted as payment for your ebook", lets say for example.

Is that a viable way to ask for payment or would it hurt your brand. I'm talking for a smaller less known brand?
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  • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
    Yes, it doesn't makes sense and is total time wastage.

    I wonder why will anyone do this?
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  • Profile picture of the author AndreiMorariu
    Usually offering your customers more payment options is a great choice since some people like to pay with PayPal, others with Stripe etc.

    But in my opinion to give customers the option to buy 3rd party gift cards to buy an info product seems a little bit desperate to me and personally it makes me feel that the product has low value. I wouldn't do that if I were you. Have a nice day
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
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    Why do you want to do this?

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  • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
    Originally Posted by Nina Petrov View Post

    I'm talking for a smaller less known brand?
    If it's a, "smaller, less-known brand," is it really a brand at all?
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

      If it's a, "smaller, less-known brand," is it really a brand at all?
      Of course it is: And, actually, that's how all great brands start out.
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      • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
        Originally Posted by Jonathan 2.0 View Post

        Of course it is: And, actually, that's how all great brands start out.
        Wrong, again. It's not a brand when it's small and no one ever heard of it. It only becomes a brand when it reaches recognizable brand status. If they stay small and no one ever knows who they are - it ain't a brand.

        Truly, amazing! lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Obermair
    I continue to wonder - why would you want to do this? Sounds like a pain for all involved with little value.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Million
    I personally wouldn't take a 3rd party gift card as a form of payment. If they've got the cash to buy a gift card, they've got the cash to pay you for your products and/or services.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nina Petrov
    Ya I guess that makes sense.
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