Who is ESI?
ESI (Electronic Scrip Inc.) is a California-based corporation dedicated to establishing relationships between commerce and community to provide resources to organizations that support children. ESI's board and officers include individuals with diverse backgrounds which include computer technology, banking systems, marketing, accounting, and the nonprofitsector. ESI has developed state-of-the-art technology for administration of the eScrip program. ESI's program and systems have met the strict requirements of participating merchants in the areas of safety, security, and confidentiality.
How does the eScrip program work?
1. Supporters register their existing grocery loyalty, Debit, ATM, and credit cards online at www.escrip.com, or by mailing the eScrip registration form.
2. Supporters use their registered cards when paying for merchandise at participating merchants. (Visit www.escrip.com for participating merchant locations, and cards accepted by each merchant.)
3. The participating merchant contributes a percentage of the sale to your group.
Q: What cards does the eScrip program accept for registration?
Grocery loyalty cards (from participating grocers), Debit, ATM, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover cards, Diner's Club.
Is there any cost to our library to enroll in the eScrip Program?
There is no up front cost to your group. An administration fee will be deducted from your supporters' contributions each month. eScrip has found this to be the most effective way for groups to generate a large number of supporters. eScrip retains 15% of a group's total monthly contribution per month (see explicit details at www.escrip.comm).
How often will our organization receive our contributions?
Contributions will be automatically deposited into your group's designated checking account monthly. You can expect this deposit along with supporter contribution report posting approximately 90 days after month end. Your group and supporters may access detailed monthly eScrip activity information on the eScrip website at www.escrip.com.
How do supporters know they are an active eScrip participant?
Your supporters will receive a welcome email from eScrip which confirms their participation in the eScrip program.
Are additional merchants and service providers going to join the program?
Yes, in order to provide you with new opportunities to use the eScrip program, we are continually negotiating with new merchants. In addition, your group and families have the opportunity to send ESI a "suggested list" of merchants that you would like to see in the program. You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. ESI will contact suggested merchants with program information.
Can parents sign up extended family and friends who live out of the state or area?
Yes, the growing list of merchants includes participants from across the United States. Your supporters/parents can direct their extended families and friends to sign up online at www.escrip.com or send a registration form to them for their registration into the program.
Current merchant lists and program information can be accessed via our web site at www.escrip.com.