Help with Selling Gift Cards

 

Need help Selling Gift Cards on Card Surge?

 

Here are some frequently asked questions listed by topic (FAQ's):

 

General Questions

Question: Can I sell a gift card for someone else?

Answer: No, you can only sell a gift card to Card Surge for which you have sole legal ownership and for which there are no liens or joint ownership. The gift card must have been obtained legally.

  

Question: What should I do if I don't know the balance on my gift card?

Answer: You can check gift card balances by using the phone numbers listed on the Check Gift Card Balance page of our site.

Answer: Most gift cards have a phone number on the back of the card so you can call to check the balance.

Answer: You may be able to check the balance of your gift card online at the Merchant's website.

Answer: You can take your gift card into the store and have the Merchant check the balance.

  

Question: Do you buy Merchandise Credits?

Answer: Yes, typically we extend the same offers for a merchandise credit as we do for gift cards.

  

Question: Do you purchase electronic gift cards?

Answer: In some instances, we may be able to make an offer for your eGift Card. Please refer to the sales checkout process to determine if this option is available.

 

Question: Do you purchase gift cards with expiration dates?

Answer: No, we do not purchase gift cards with expiration dates.

  

Question: I have never heard of Card Surge; how do I know that your company is legitimate?

Answer: If you have concerns about the legitimacy of our company please feel free to research our company using the Better Business Bureau website. We currently have an A+ rating.

Answer: If you still have concerns feel free to contact Member Support and speak with us. You can email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to address any concerns you may have.

  

Question: Do you have a physical office location?

Answer: Yes, our office is located in rural northern Minnesota.

 

Question: Why can't I find the type of gift card I want to sell?

Answer: Card Surge does not purchase every brand of gift card, if you are not able to locate the gift card you want to sell that most likely means that Card Surge is currently not purchasing that type of gift card.

AnswerPlease check back often as the gift cards we are purchasing at any given time does change.


    

Offers

Question: I feel that the offer I received for my gift card is too low, what else can I do?

Answer: If you feel that the offer you received is too low you can sell your gift card yourself directly to another Member using our Marketplace and set your own price. A sales commission and shipping fee may apply.

  

Question: Can I trade my gift card for a different gift card?

Answer: Currently our site does not offer gift card trading options.


  

Order Issues

Question: How do I know if Card Surge received my sales order?

Answer: Once you have submitted your order you will receive a confirmation email to let you know that we are reviewing your order.

 

Question: Does Card Surge accept all sales orders?

Answer: No, all sales orders are subject to review and we reserve the right to refuse any sales order for any reason.

 

Question: What will happen to my gift card if my sale is declined?

Answer: Any gift cards included in a declined sale will be returned free of charge to the Member who placed the sales order. eGift Cards will not be utitlized by Card Surge if the sale is declined.

Answer: Any gift cards included in a declined sale will not be utilized in any way by Card Surge.


  

Payments

Question: How do you send payments to sellers?

Answer: The seller can choose to have payment sent by either Check, PayPal, or Zelle. Please note that PayPal may charge you a fee to use their payment services.

 

Question: Once I have completed the sale how long will it take to receive my payment?

Answer: If this is your first time selling a gift card to Card Surge there is a 14 day waiting period for all new sellers. Once the 14 day waiting period is over your payment will be sent.

Answer: If you are a repeat seller and decide to receive payment through Paypal you should receive your payment in 5 to 7 business days.

Answer: If you are a repeat seller and decide to receive payment by check you should receive your check in the mail in 7 to 10 business days. This may vary depending on the time of year and seasonal mail volume.

  

Question: What can I do if I don't receive my payment? 

Answer: If you don't receive your payment within 20 days from the date of the sale please email [email protected] or call Member Support at (888) 427-8031.

 

Question: What can I do if I lost my check payment I received from Card Surge?

Answer: If you lost a check payment that you received from Card Surge please immediately emai us at [email protected] or call Member Support at (888) 427-8031 for assistance.


  

Shipping

Question: How do I send my plastic gift card to Card Surge?

Answer: Once we have verfied the balance on your gift card we will email you with a free prepaid shipping label that you can use to mail your gift card to Card Surge. Please make sure to check your junk or spam folder in case the email accidentally gets sent there. It is best to mail the gift card within 3 business days of the sale.

Our address for gift card sales is: Card Surge LLC, PO Box 144, Sauk Centre, MN 56378

Answer: Some gift cards may be delivered to Card Surge electronically so there is no need to mail the plastic gift card to us. Please mark the gift card as used and discard it after you have received the payment. 

 

Question: Is there any mailing insurance included with your free shipping label?

Answer: No, there is no mailing insurance included with our free prepaid shipping label. This free prepaid shipping label that is provided as a courtesy to our Members and does not gurantee that we will receive your gift card. We recommend purchasing additional insurance and tracking from the post office especially when mailing high value gift cards.

 

Question: Do I have to use the free shipping label to send my gift cards to Card Surge?

Answer: No, you may use any shipping service that you prefer at your own expense to send us your gift card.

Answer: While you are not required to use our free shipping label please do not forget to include your name and sales order number with your gift card so that we can easily identify your order.

 

Question: I couldn't print my free shipping label during the checkout process, what can I do?

Answer: After the sales checkout process is complete you should receive your free shipping label in your email inbox within 48 hours. You can print the free shipping label by downloading the PDF file included in this email. Please make sure to check your junk or spam folder in case it was accidentally sent there.

  

Question: I couldn't print my free shipping label or I didn't receive an email with it, what can I do?

Answer: Check your junk or spam folder in your email in case the message was accidentally filtered there. You can recover this email message and print the shipping label.

Answer: Contact us by emailing [email protected] or call Member Support at (888) 427-8031.

Question: Can I sell more than one gift card at a time to Card Surge?

Answer: Yes, we can accept more than one gift card up to the limit specified during the sales checkout process, currently a maximum of $200.00 per indvidual sale.

 

Question: How do I know if Card Surge received my gift card in the mail?

Answer: You will receive an email from us when we receive your gift card in the mail.

  

Question: How does Card Surge know that the gift card I sent is my gift card and not someone else's?

Answer: We will track your order by your name and address on the provided shipping label.

Answer: If you don't have a printer or choose not to use our free shipping label please make sure to include your name and sales order number on a sheet of paper when mailing your gift cards to Card Surge.

Answer: Failure to include any identifying information card to Card Surge may result in delayed processing of your payment, your gift card becoming lost, or being marked as abandoned.

Answer: We make every reasonable effort to locate the seller of any gift card we receive that does not have identifying information included with it.

Answer: We do not recommend mailing your gift card to Card Surge without any identifying information.

 

Question: What if my gift card becomes lost or stolen in the mail?

Answer: Card Surge is not responsible for gift cards that become lost in the mail or are stolen during mailing.

Answer: Card Surge strongly recommends purchasing additional insurance and tracking service especially when mailing high value gift cards.

Answer: While it is possible for mail to become lost or stolen it is very unlikely.


  

Don't see your question listed here?

 

If you are still in need of assistance our Member Support is standing by to help. Please feel free to email us at [email protected] or you can call Member Support at (888) 427-8031.