Great Lakes Scrip

Raising the Bar on Raising Money

OST worked with Great Lakes Scrip Center to help this time-tested fundraising model compete—and win—in a new mobile market.

A Growing Opportunity

For decades, Great Lakes Scrip Center has helped thousands of non-profits raise money by using gift cards for everyday purchases. So when they saw demand for a mobile “wallet” capability within the gift card market, they knew they had to act. They also knew that the solution would need to combine their existing e-commerce platform with support across multiple mobile devices. And for that, they’d need an experienced technology partner.

Accommodating the mobile demand helped Great Lakes Scrip continue to expand their business.

Support from the Inside Out

Great Lakes Scrip Center engaged OST to develop a mobile-web application that provided cross-platform support on a wide range of devices—one that could be supported by their existing IT team. OST helped them design a responsive customer-facing web application which allows users to purchase and view electronic gift cards, as well as a client-side API framework that can be leveraged to build native mobile apps for future platforms.

Benefit for their Customer. And Ours.

Great Lakes Scrip Center was able to broaden their market reach without separate native application investments—helping them be more competitive in the mighty gift card marketplace, which had already seen many new mobile-based competitors. GLSC was also able to leverage the existing skills of their own web development team to support and enhance the application, reducing dependency on outside resources as they move forward.