The Hidden Value in Stored Value

Over 21% of Starbucks transactions across their 23,000 stores are completed using their in-app mobile payment system.  Starbucks has not only redefined how we order and pay for coffee, it has also revolutionized in-store mobile payment. Starbucks didn’t use Apple Pay...

Time to Go Pro With Your Gifting

The advice that I always give to fellow entrepreneurs is ‘Grab coffee with smart people’. I love meeting people that are smarter than me. I’ll come across someone in my area or the city I’m traveling to, usually from the tech or retail space and shoot them an email...

Indian Immigration and Gifting

It began innocently enough – our staff began to notice an unusual trend in gifting. Gifting can be an odd business anyway, but here was a puzzle that seemed to defy explanation. While the full spectrum of religions, races and ethnicities use our gifting service,...

Why we are betting on bots for gifting

WHY WE ARE BETTING ON BOTS FOR GIFTING We still think there is only a small chance that bots will completely replace the human race by 2017, but we do think they will be a great addition in some fields. One of those fields is gifting. And that happens to be our space....

What People Want to Get Isn’t What They Want to Give

I just spent an incredible few days at two different gift card focused conferences. The Incomm Partner Alliance 2016 in Austin Texas and the All Payment Expo in New Orleans. Everyone in the space was there, from retailers to vendors to thought leaders. There was one...

Group Gifting Doesn’t Work. Except on Gift Registries.

Ok. Let me explain. Group gifting works great. In fact, it’s a huge business driver in the gift registry space. We simply call it ‘Chipping in’. Why? Because people are busy. Did I lose you? Give me one more chance to explain. Group gifting (chipping in) works when...