MINNEAPOLIS, Mar 30, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Today, U.S. Bank and Vistaprint announced their partnership to introduce
the Vistaprint Visa(R) Business credit card. The new card gives
Vistaprint's small business customers a unique opportunity to design and
personalize their own card online, matching it to existing business
marketing materials. Cardholders will also earn rewards for card
purchases, as well as receive five percent discounts off selected
product purchases at Vistaprint.com.
"By combining Vistaprint's custom graphic design expertise with our long
standing experience as a credit card issuer, we've created a rewards
card that puts Vistaprint's customers in control of how their card
looks, plus maximizes the value of their card purchases," said John
Owens, senior vice president of U.S. Bank Retail Payment Solutions.
"This partnership also gives U.S. Bank the chance to explore other
potential opportunities for customizable cards in the future."
"Vistaprint has always given its small business customers the ability to
easily and quickly customize their printed and promotional marketing
materials to best fit their needs," said Trynka Shineman, chief
marketing officer for Vistaprint North America. "Now they have that same
capability on a new credit card through our partnership with U.S. Bank.
This offer will really help reinforce their brand in every day
Vistaprint's small business customers can design and apply for their
Vistaprint Visa Business credit card at Vistaprint.com and where
applications are approved, U.S. Bank will print and deliver the
customized cards. As part of the rewards program, cardholders will earn
one point for each dollar of net purchases on the card and they can
redeem points for merchandise, gift cards, travel or account statement
credit. They will also enjoy the universal acceptance that is available
to Visa cards everywhere. Visit www.Vistaprint.com/customcreditcard
for details and to apply online. Vistaprint and U.S. Bank plan to launch
a similar card for consumers later this year.
Vistaprint offers consumers convenience by providing products they can
hold confidence in. Products include high-quality and low-cost printed
products such as business
address labels, and banners;
promotional apparel including hats and custom
T-shirts; and marketing services such as websites, copywriting,
email marketing, design and postcard mailing.
U.S. Bank Retail Payment Solutions (RPS) is one of the nation's leading
payment processing and full-service issuing providers. RPS offers
credit, debit, and prepaid payment solutions to consumers and small
businesses through U.S. Bank and in partnership with financial
institutions, businesses, governments and employers.
Vistaprint N.V. (Nasdaq: VPRT) provides more than 8 million small
businesses and consumers per year with the easiest way to make an
impression at the best price. With a unique business model supported by
proprietary technologies, high-volume production facilities, and direct
marketing expertise, Vistaprint offers a wide variety of products for
both small businesses and the home. Options range from business
cards, brochures and websites to invitations, thank you notes,
calendars and more. A global company, Vistaprint employs more than 1,950
people, operates 20 localized websites
and ships to more than 120 countries around the world. Vistaprint's
broad range of products and services are easy to access online, 24 hours
a day, at www.vistaprint.com,
and are satisfaction guaranteed.
About U.S. Bancorp
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $281 billion in assets as of Dec. 31,
2009, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial
bank in the United States. The company operates 3,015 banking offices in
25 states and 5,148 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking,
brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services
products to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp
on the web at usbank.com.
SOURCE: U.S. Bank
U.S. Bank Media Relations
Teri Charest, 612-303-0732
Vistaprint Public Relations
Jason Keith, 781-652-6444