TopTenREVIEWS - Gold Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set

When you first enter Carpool’s gift card exchange website, the first thing that you will notice is how clean and organized the website is. At first glance you can see access tabs to buy and sell gift cards and even information on selling in bulk. Highlighted at the top of the page is Cardpool’s free shipping and 100-day purchase guarantee. The easy-to-use site and excellent features earn this service our TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award.

Buying & Selling
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You will be buying and selling gift cards in no time with Cardpool. The gift card balance restrictions are moderately set at a minimum of $25 and no more than $1,000. When you sell your gift card through Cardpool, you will receive up to 92 percent of the card balance. You have a couple different ways you can receive payment for you gift card. You can choose to receive a check in the mail or to receive an Amazon.com gift card. If you go with the Amazon.com gift card, your payment will be five percent more than if you were paid cash.

If you are visiting Cardpool with the intention of purchasing a gift card you will find that the site has a large selection of gift cards that is easy to navigate through. You will also get up to a 35-percent discount on gift cards when you shop through Cardpool.

Features
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The best additional feature Cardpool offers is that most gift cards don’t need to be mailed in. In most cases, all you need to do is type the card information into the site and you’ll be finished. In the rare instances where you may need to mail your card in, you will be provided with a free shipping label. Once you mail your card, your check or Amazon.com gift card will be shipped to you within 24 hours.

Cardpool has a bulk sellers program that will help you earn more money than you could by selling cards individually, and it will get you paid faster. The outstanding customer service options will make your bulk selling experience easily manageable.

If you're purchasing a gift card, Cardpool allows you to set up email notifications when a card that you desire becomes available for purchase. This is one of the most convenient options that a gift card exchange site can offer.

Ease of Use
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The Cardpool website is presented very well, and the excellent site design is right in line with its top-notch services. While the search options aren't as excellent as other services, we were still able to find what we were looking for easily. You can search for gift cards to purchase by merchant, by category or just through a general search bar. We found it easiest to search via the many categories.

Cardpool makes the selling and buying processes brief and very clear. In just six steps, you can exchange gift cards you don't want for cash or an Amazon.com gift card. Buying gift cards is even easier and can be done in just four swift steps.

Help & Support
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If you need to contact Cardpool, you have to either email the company or fill out and submit an online contact form. A customer service phone number is not provided. If you don't necessarily need to contact the service, but do have questions, Cardpool has frequently asked questions section with information about the process and overall services, as well as terms and conditions and its guarantee. All this information is easily available to you on the site.

Cardpool Summary:
9.3/10

Cardpool has made its services incredibly easy to use, and because of that, we don't foresee you having any problems using Cardpool's services to sell or buy a gift card. The best thing about it is the money you will get for exchange for your unused gift cards and the discounted price you will pay if you choose to buy gift cards here. You may be held back a bit by its slightly limited search capabilities, but Cardpool's inventory will allow you to find the perfect gift card for you or someone else.

 
 
 

Cardpool

Pros
The overall process of selling or buying gift cards with Cardpool is extremely easy.

Cons
You can't contact Cardpool customer service by phone.

The Verdict
: 9.3/10

Cardpool cares about making its services extremely simple and does that by providing easy steps and a self-explanatory website.