Group funding can be used at nearly every important stage in one’s life and better the whole experience for all concerned! Think birthdays, weddings, babies, even medical treatment, education, retirement gifts, emergency funds and many more.
We met the lovely Laxmi Hariharan at the Silicon Drinkabout event a few Fridays ago and introduced her to Shareagift. She liked the site so much she included us in her series on startups, and we were absolutely delighted. So thanks to 3beards for kindly hosting us for the event, and thank you Laxmi for your interest and support 🙂
“Nick Such is one of the nicest guys you’ve ever met”.
These are the touching words of Nick’s best buddy, Brian. Nick it seems, is one of those guys who’s always just doing something nice for his friends – the veritable unsung hero. So Brian decided to get all his friends together and use Shareagift to give Nick something he’d really love. Not for his birthday, not for Christmas – just for being an awesome guy.
This year Nick was planning to go to the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival, but didn’t have the budget for the pass. When Brian found out that Elon Musk, Nick’s life-long hero, was keynoting the event, he knew he had to find a way to get Nick there. So he created a Shareagift Page and got all Nick’s friends together in secret to collect the funds so he could go.
(For those of you who may not know what I’m on about, SXSW is an awesome music/film/interactive festival held each year in Austin, Texas. It. Is. Very. Cool.)
In just 10 days fourteen of Nick’s friends had chipped in and reached their $995 target to buy his pass. They gave it to him together last week and he was absolutely thrilled, posting to Twitter to say, “Every once in a while I’m reminded that my friends and family are awesome! Actually I’m reminded of this everyday. #Thank you”.
Brian gave us some ace feedback saying, “The platform worked great. It was easy to setup and share with friends. It’s a great concept and allows you to give larger gifts by sharing the burden with a group”.
And Nick very sweetly wished us all the best with Shareagift, saying “It’s already changing my life!” (Nick – we might be slightly in love with you ;))
We hope you have a brilliant time at the festival (for which read: We’re all horribly jealous and want to come with you). Brian, you and your friends are the real heroes of the story for us – now we just have to find ourselves an equally awesome bunch to send us there as well!
We’re thrilled today to have our first Italian review! A great review of Shareagift on the Capri Trendwatching Festival blog 🙂
Are you an online store or an e-commerce site?
Did you know that Shareagift has a social plugin that lets you offer Group Buying on your own site to increase sales?
Yep, we know it’s a bit dry for a Friday morning but we recently realised that, although we’ve now got a great and loyal following of people using Shareagift.com, not many of them know about the Shareagift plugin. So here’s a little info.
Following a bunch of requests from online retailers after we launched the site, we built the Shareagift plugin to allow your customers to group buy products from your own website.
How can I use it on my site?
You can either:
How does it work?
How does this add value to my business?
For more information or enquiries as to how you can use the Shareagift plugin for your site, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click here to download the Shareagift Business Presentation.
I know, I know, it’s not even Halloween yet, but we’re already excited as we’re just starting to see the first few Shareagift Pages created by some of you super-organised peeps planning ahead for Christmas!
Company Shareagift Pages for Christmas
The Actors Touring Company have already started a Shareagift Page for their company Christmas Stocking! They need to buy an expensive piece of filming equipment so they can filem their tours in 2013 and decided Shareagift would be the perfect way to do it. Good luck guys, we hope you get all the funds you need :).
Friends & Family Sharegift Pages for Christmas
The lovely Tara, just created her Shareagift Page for a brand new Macbook Pro laptop computer from her family as a way for her family and friends to afford the gift she really wants – and she’s already collected $200 towards it!
School & Teachers Shareagift Pages for Christmas
Last year we had an amazing response from people setting up Shareagift Pages to collect from parents towards class gifts for teachers. The most popular items we noticed were gift vouchers – for major stores or spas, so the teachers could choose for themselves. We haven’t seen any pop up for this Christmas yet, but we’re keeping an eye out 😉
The beauty about Shareagift is that you can use it collect money for absolutely anything – from that perfect gift, to charity fundraising, to sharing the cost of a group trip – so what are we waiting for – Christmas is only 61 days away!