Founded in 1994, Great Lakes Scrip Center has helped thousands of organizations. Great Lakes Scrip Center allows people to raise money for their favorite non-profit organizations by using gift cards to pay for everyday purchases. The Great Lakes Scrip fundraising program works for any school, church, team, club or other non-profit. Scrip turns everyday shopping into cash for your organization when families use retail gift cards to pay for everyday purchases (gas and groceries) instead of the usual credit/debit card or other money. Scrip works equally well for onetime fundraising goals or year-round programs.
Great Lakes Scrip Center was able to broaden their market reach to a broad set of devices without investing in separate native applications in order to go-to-market quickly with their first version of a mobile web application.
Great Lakes Scrip Center is able to be competitive in the gift card marketplace, which has seen a number of mobile-based competitor startups.
Great Lakes Scrip Center was able to leverage the existing skill sets of the internal web development staff to support and enhance the application, reducing the dependency on a third-party for development and updates.
Great Lakes Scrip Center needed a mobile optimized version of their website in order to add a mobile “wallet” capability to their existing gift card business. The solution needed to integrate with their existing ecommerce platform and provide support for multiple mobile devices. Users want to be able to buy and retrieve their electronic gift cards (“ScripNow”) via their smart phones.
Great Lakes Scrip Center engaged OST to develop a mobile-web application that provided cross-platform support on a wide range of devices and could be supported by their existing IT team. OST developed a responsive web application which allows users to purchase and view their electronic gift cards, as well as, build a client-side API framework that can be leveraged in the future to build native mobile applications targeting specific platforms.