Recipients of Webcertificates have always been able to spend their
Webcertificates at any online store, and now they can venture into the real
Webcertificates allow recipients to decide upon the gift they want without
restrictions on either merchant or location.
Gift-givers purchase Webcertificate online; if the recipient wants to use the
gift for an off-line purchase, he or she can then choose to have a pre-paid
plastic card issued. The recipient receives a Webcertificate shopping card,
which is a debit card that can be used at any merchant that accepts
MasterCard. Any future Webcertificates the cardholder receives are
automatically loaded into the recipient’s Webcertificate Account, and are
instantly available for online or off-line use.
Webcertificate.com, Ecount’s first e-commerce product, was launched in late
1998 utilizing the company’s exclusive transaction platform. Founded in 1997
as C/Base, Ecount is a developer of online cash gift certificates, and
personal Web accounts at ecount.com.