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About this project

Every Christmas season it becomes painfully obvious that the act of gift giving is extremely stressful.  Don't get me wrong... it's not that we hate giving.  We just hate giving gifts that the recipients don't absolutely LOVE!  

We thought to ourselves, "there has to be a better way!"  There is.  That's where this app comes in.  Giv is the ultimate gift-giving app.  It links to your Facebook account and lets you access your friends' and family's lists.  Here is how it works:

Receiving Gifts

  • You can very easily customize your wish list.
  • You can add items from online retailers like Best Buy, Amazon, and Target.
  • You can add items from offline stores.  You can do this via scanning barcodes with your phone's camera or taking a picture.
  • In addition to specific items you can add "Preferences."
  • These preferences are things like favorite color, shirt size, shoe size, favorite sports teams, preferred gift cards
  • When somebody purchases you a gift, you don't see that it is removed from your list, so there is still an element of surprise.

Giving Gifts

  • Your friends and family set up their wish lists as outlined above.
  • As you look through their list, you can either purchase their items online or mark that you have purchased them offline.
  • You can find their preferences like clothing sizes or favorite stores to receive gift cards.
  • When an item is purchased it is removed from the list so nobody else buys it, but the Wish List owner does not see that it has been purchased, so they are still surprised!

Giv is perfect for all occasions:  Christmas, Hanukkah, Birthdays, Mother's Day, Halloween (what... you don't give Halloween gifts?)

Some other cool features you probably want to know about:

  • You can add family members?  Have young children or crazy uncles too stubborn to get a Facebook?  You can add them as a sub-account to your account.
  • Gift Calendar with Push Notifications so that you don't forget a birthday or anniversary.
  • Gift idea generator - you may have friends or family who shun fancy things like gift apps, but Giv can still help.  Our gift idea generator will take into account things like age and hobbies to give you some great gift ideas.

So why do we need this money?  Well first, developing a high quality app is not cheap.  This app will only work if EVERYBODY has it.  It won't work if you and only one of your third cousins has it.  It won't be useful.  For this app to used by everybody, it needs a top-notch user interface.  Also, we need to spend quite a bit of money on marketing and getting the word out about  the app.  

Last but certainly not least, we need to tell you about our Giv-Back program (see what we did there...)  Giv-Back is our way of giving back to the community.  We are committed to donating 10% of our profits to charity.  This isn't a one-time thing.  This is how we operate our business all of the time.  You'll notice several of the Kickstarter backing options involve some Giving-back.

Risks and challenges

Of course there are some challenges. There are with any project. Here are some of the challenges:

1. What if the app gets made and nobody wants it?
Our marketing plan has a three-pronged approach. First, social media. Social media has quickly become the best way to network and we are going to leverage this. Second, our website. Our website has a gift-giving blog and will be self-sustaining. Third, word-of-mouth. We want to create RAVING fans of our app--fans that want to tell their friends and family about it.

2. What if this app is impossible to make?
It's not. We're already working on it and it's really quite simple.

3. You mentioned Christmas gifts.... I thought Santa gave out Christmas gifts?
He does. We are simply helping him with this task.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Thank you to your contribution to the gifting evolution! As a special thank you, your name (or company name) will be listed on our web page. And of course, you get the app.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Not only will you get the thank you on our website, but you will also receive a random Giv-logoed gift! Will it be a coozie? A Travel mug? A mason jar glass? It can be any of these things and more. (This may be one of the last "bad gifts" you ever receive) You'll also get the app.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Wow! If you have read this far it means you are at least considering backing $50 or more. Thank you! $50 will get you a Giv-logoed baseball hat to keep the sun out of your eyes, the rain out of your hair, or to just look cool! (You'll also receive an even special-er thank you on our website) Of course you'll get a copy of the app!

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    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    A Giv-logoed baseball cap isn't complete unless you have a matching Tshirt. Backing $60 will give you all of the rewards of the $50 level, but also throw in a tshirt. You'll also get the app.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Here at Giv, we are all about giving. We hope you are too. At the $100 level we will give you a Giv-logoed baseball cap and also we will sponsor an under-privileged child to ensure they receive Christmas gifts in 2016. As with all other levels, you'll get the Giv app.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Not only do you get the Giv app, the Giv cap, and the Giv Tshirt, but we will also sponsor four under-privileged kids to make sure they get great gifts for Christmas 2016.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    $1,000 - Business Level - We are all for a little quid pro quo. With your $1,000 level support, we will support your business by featuring your products in our blog/social media outlets. Best of all, we will do this in peak-traffic season.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    $1,000? Wow! Thank you. You will be a gold level sponsor on our website. You will get the Giv app. Also, Giv is the gift that keeps on Giving. (Thanks for the courtesy laugh).
    We will sponsor 10 kids and make sure they have the best Christmas ever! Of course, we will throw in a Giv hat.

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    Pledge $2,000 or more About $2,000

    Ever wanted to design an app? Well for $2,000 we will give you that opportunity. You can add a feature to Giv. *Note: For obvious reasons we have the right to veto any suggestion. You will also be a gold level sponsor on our website and get all of the previously-mentioned tangible rewards (tshirt, cap, logo gift). We will also sponsor 10 children for Christmas!

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    Pledge $10,000 About $10,000

    Are you ready for this? This is one awesome reward... We are going to make you pseudo-Internet famous. We are going to visit you where you live (US only) *fingers crossed you live somewhere cool* and give you a shopping spree where you can run through a toy store and fill up a cart with toys to donate to Toys for Tots. We will get it on video and you will be featured in all social media outlets. You also are listed as a platinum sponsor on our website.

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