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Group Gift Giving Service

Published 06/25/2011 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for? makes it easier for users to give a group gift. The site helps take a lot of the effort and work out of collecting money, purchasing and delivering a group gift. The user can get started by creating an account and selecting a gift they would like to give. The user adds the recipient’s information and shares the group gift with others who might like to donate. Those who donate can do so directly through the site. Once the full amount has been funded, the gift is automatically purchased and shipped with a note that lists all who donated to purchase it. The user doesn’t have to verbally ask others to donate, which can create awkward situations. Once someone has donated, they can share the group gift with others to get more people to contribute. Users can also connect to Facebook to invite friends and other contacts to view the group gift and contribute. The user can set up as many group gifts as they like through

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What is the history and popularity of the app? was created to make group gift giving much easier. The company is currently based out of Brooklyn, New York and includes CEO Ryan O’Donnell. The site put together many simple tools that make it convenient to share group gifts with others and obtain donations. Toda the site works well for friends, family and coworkers who are interested in going in on a group gift.

What are the differences to other apps? automatics much of the process of purchasing a group gift. The user can set up an account and share the group gift with others. From there, the site takes over by presenting options to each person who views and contributes. Payments are submitted to and once the full amount has been reached, the gift is purchased and sent to the recipient. The user doesn’t have to worry about gathering money in an envelope or running to a mall or store to make the purchase.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Visitors to the website are greeted by cheerful green and yellow hues with smiling images of people buying and giving gifts. The site has a unique layout that doesn’t interfere with the user’s experience. The large gold button on the homepage helps users get started. The site is fairly open so the user never feels overwhelmed by clutter.

How does the registration process work?

To begin, a new user can click the gold “Start a Group Gift” button found on the homepage, just below the three large images. The user can click the blue and white “Connect with Facebook” button on the left or enter the first and last name of their recipient on the right. After submitting the name, the form scrolls to the left and asks the user for the gift type (either gift card, product or fundraiser) and their preferred online retailer. Retailer options include Sears, Amazon, Target, Walmart, Best Buy, QVC, Overstock, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Crate and Barrel, Apple, Barnes and Nobles and many more. The user must then select an amount. The next page asks for the occasion or a name for the event as well as a date. The user can set access permissions, minimum donations, and choose to be anonymously added or appear as the organizer.

What does it cost to use the application? offers its service for free. User are not required to pay anything to set up a new group gift. There are no subscription fees or other charges associated with the site. Of course those who donate will be required to pay for the amount they agree to donate to the gift, but this amount goes toward the present.

Who would you recommend the application to? is a great tool for anyone who is thinking about starting a group gift. Coworkers and acquaintances can find it especially appealing because it is a non-confrontational way of asking for donations for a group gift. Friends and family members can also appreciate the convenience of handling the entire process online.

  • Start a new gift to give for any occasion
  • Set a minimum donation amount
  • Share the group gift with others to request donations
  • Choose from many popular online retailers
  • Control whether you appear as the organizer of the gift

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