Are you an MDI or MDI adjacent business looking to sell more online? Welcome to GiftMDI.Our goal is not to be another weird directory website but an ongoing resource for people to buy year round, locally and easily, while creating a passive income stream for local businesses. Why Gift Cards/Certificates? Gift cards and gift certificates are not only an easy thing to send and receive, they are also a profitable line item for businesses. Consider these gift card/certificate facts: Gift certificates have been the most requested item on holiday wish lists since 2007. Nearly 2/3 of gift card recipients spend 38% more than the value of the gift card they received. The most commonly purchased gift card amount is $25. So whether the gift card is never redeemed or whether the recipient comes in and spends more than the value, gift certificates are a money making proposition for businesses AND something gift recipients want to receive. Helping MDI businesses sell them and MDI residents and visitors purchase them is a win win. What We Won’t Have In creating GiftMDI, we thought about what we didn’t want this website to be as much as what we wanted it to have. Please DON’T expect the following: Unclear affiliation – We don’t want to hide who is behind this website. Here we are. Unclear pricing – Customers will see the $5 handling fee before they even put their purchases in their shopping cart. This will be clearly indicated before checkout. Merchants keep 100% – Any business on or around MDI with a paper good to sell (gift certificate, membership, etc.) is welcome to sell on Gift MDI and keep 100% of their sales. Exclusive membership – If you are a local MDI or MDI adjacent business, we’ll work with you. You don’t need to be part of a certain group or be friends with a certain person, we are open to everyone. Click here and fill out our inquiry form. Bad Customer Experience/Service – Your customers are used to sophisticated websites and great customer service and we want to give them that, not only with technology but with personal, timely interactions. My competitors are on the same site as me? We live in a small town so yes, if you have a restaurant, there will be other restaurant gift certificates on this website. But did having other restaurants in Bar Harbor stop you from opening yours? Of course not. A rising tide lifts all boats and you better believe we are rooting for your success on your website as hard as we root for your ‘competitors’. You can expect even handedness related to marketing/promotion and integrity related to our dealings with all businesses we serve. Free for businesses to list, a small convenience fee for customers, and lots of options mean you can find a gift for anyone on GiftMDI.com… Support local businesses in your pajamas and give your family and friends something you love that they’ll love too. Start shopping and see!