GiftStarter is a new gifting movement that’s reinventing the gifting business, allowing family and friends to combine individual budgets to give better gifts to loved ones.
“We are on a mission to bring the humanity, personality and joy of real life interactions back to gift giving, using technology as an enabler – not a focal point,” said Arry Yu, GiftStarter CEO and Co-Founder.
In minutes, users can launch a campaign for a gift and then GiftStarter does the rest, from helping collect the money to ordering and shipping the gift with a personalized handmade card from all contributors. GiftStarter has more than four million quality gifts sourced from reliable brands and retailers such as Amazon, B&H Photo Video, Kohls, and REI, to name a few, but any product available online can be gifted. Users simply need to choose a gift, and invite family and friends as contributors.
The easy-to-use payment parsing platform breaks the gift up into pieces in a visual, easy to track mosaic that illustrates who’s contributing what. Each person can pitch in as little or as much as they wish and GiftStarter eliminates the need to collect money or chase people down for cash.
Also hugely beneficial to businesses, GiftStarter makes spending easier for customers and increases the dollar amount spent on gifts. The average amount spent on a GiftStarter gift is $381.
GiftStarter also offers a Gift Concierge service that works like a personal shopping assistant to carefully help curate a list of gift ideas to help users find the perfect gift for any occasion.
GiftStarter is a group gifting experience for family and friends, who can find a gift from anywhere online, and also from GiftStarter’s list of over four million different products and a growing list of unique quality brand partners. The startup is cofounded by Arry Yu and Christie Gettler and was born out of a first place win from a Startup Weekend hackathon, Seattle ReDesign. www.giftstarter.com