Chester Gift Card

Chester Gift Card

The Chester Gift Card is the latest initiative launched by Chester’s Business Improvement District.  This is a new benefit of being a Chester BID Member business designed to lock in additional money for participating businesses and encourage local spend. There is no additional charge to BID Member businesses to sign up for this programme.

Sign Your Business Up in Two Easy Steps:

  1. Register your business as an outlet accepting the Chester Gift Card using:
    Within this registration you’ll be asked to e-sign a Merchant Participation Form:

  2. Miconex* will then be in touch asking you to run a ‘Customer Not Present (CNP)’ transaction on your card machine. This will register your merchant number and allow you to accept the gift card using Mastercard technology and will only need to be done once.

Not quite ready to sign up?
Download the Chester Gift Card Sign Up and FAQ form and the Chester Gift Card slides from our recent webinar.
Any questions ring 01244 403680 or to discuss.

NOTE 1: If you have more than one merchant number you will need to run a CNP for each merchant number (i.e. M&S has an ID for the Cafe and an ID for the main shop).

NOTE 2: there may be a time lapse between when you Register your business and when you are contacted to do the CNP. This is simply to streamline the process. Once we have reached a critical mass of businesses signed up, we will make contact to complete the process all in advance of the public launch of this card planned early Nov 2020.

*Miconex is the company contracted by Chester BID to deliver this program. They deliver this concept in over 40 cities across the UK.

Published 21st September 2020