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iSend Makes Holiday Shopping Easy for People with Family and Friends Living Abroad

International Payment Provider Offers a Variety of Gift-Giving Options at all Budget Levels

MIDDLEBURY, Conn., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- iSend, a leading international electronic payment service provider, makes it especially easy this year to send holiday cheer to family and friends living outside the United States, with a variety of e-gift ideas that range from stocking stuffers to big-ticket items.

iSend's international gifts options include mobile phone top-ups, gift cards and bill payments that can be delivered electronically to recipients in 89 countries. iSend gift items can be purchased at more than 150,000 walk-in retail locations, including grocery stores, convenience stores, drug stores, check cashers and more in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada.

The following are examples of iSend's e-gifting options:

  • Use mobile phone "top-ups" as perfect stocking stuffers. iSend's mobile phone "top-up" service delivers real-time, prepaid call time to the mobile phones of family and friends. Consumers can simply go to an iSend retail location or visit iSend's online top-up portal (pronounced "ah-RIE-tee") to arrange recharge loads of any amount for recipients of their choosing. It's the perfect way to make sure a mother or father, a brother or sister, or any loved one or friend has phone time available to share long-distance holiday cheer.
  • Avoid the costs of shipping presents internationally by using retailer gift cards. Consumers can take advantage of single-retailer gift cards that can be used by friends and relatives to purchase such items as electronics, appliances, personal products, furniture and more. International gift cards can be purchased through iSend retail partners.
  • Spread a little bit of monthly cheer by automatically paying bills. Paying loved ones' utility, phone, cable or mortgage bills puts more money in their pockets for the holidays or allows them to pay other expenses down the road. Consumers can go to any of iSend's bill-pay retail locations to make same- and next-day payments.  

"iSend does a great deal of business during the holidays because of its convenience – it's so much easier and economical to arrange for electronic gift delivery than it is to shop for gifts, pack them up and mail them internationally," said Steve LaBella, president and CEO of iSend. "Over the past year, we've expanded our offerings to help our customers give their family and friends back home exactly what they want or need for Christmas."

To locate the nearest iSend retailer and the services it provides, visit

About iSend
iSend is a leading international electronic payment service that provides unprecedented financial options for people who support family members in other countries. Customers control the use of the funds they transfer, including topping-up individual family members' prepaid cell phones, paying recurring monthly bills and sending gift cards for merchandise at specific stores. These transfers can be arranged in over 150,000 retail locations spanning the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, with mobile phone top-ups also available online at iSend's recharge portal, iSend's direct relationships with predominant mobile network operators, billing organizations and retail chains enable rapid transfers to recipients in 90 countries and growing throughout the Americas, the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, including the Indian subcontinent. For more information, visit

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Jan Sisko
Carabiner Communications
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