Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) July 08, 2013
Leading social gifting platform, Yiftee™ now empowers consumers to share their favorite local shops and restaurants with their friends and family in a move that encourages the “shop local” trend. Yiftee “Favorites” allow consumers to highlight those places, send a list of favorites to friends (i.e. a “Wishlist” of preferred local venues) and thereby drive business to them, while also potentially receiving a “random act of kindness” at that place via Yiftee’s mobile gifting service. Anyone can set up their favorites and tell their friends here: yiftee.com/favorites, and start a local gifting wave in their neighborhood. Bloggers and social media aficionados can share their wishlist with their fans by embedding it in their blogs, websites and social media pages.
Yiftee also broadened its reach with the new Yiftee app for Android™ devices. The company is a universal mobile platform allowing local and national businesses to sell their products from almost any iPhone, Android, mobile web or Internet device. Consumers have access to over 2 million local shops and restaurants throughout the United States where they can purchase gifts from $5 to $200 in minutes using the Yiftee app or website.
“We all have our favorite local shops and restaurants – where we get our coffee just the way we like it, and enjoy personal relationships with the shop owners,” said Donna Novitsky, Yiftee Co-founder and CEO. “Now our customers can tell their friends about those favorite places which does two great things, 1) makes it easy for people to send thoughtful gifts to say thank you, happy birthday or just because and 2) helps drive profitable business to the local venues people want to support.” With Yiftee, consumers simply enter an address or zip code where they want to give a local gift, and they will see many independent and national brands to choose from. Gift recipients are notified via email, text or Facebook message and the gifts are picked up locally using a Yiftee Gift Pass powered by MasterCard™ on their mobile device.
About Yiftee™, Local Gifts, On-the-Go
Award-winning Yiftee (http://www.yiftee.com) (launched in December 2012) is an exciting new mobile app and Internet service that lets consumers send thoughtful, unexpected gifts (many under $20) among friends, family and colleagues quickly and easily via email, mobile and social media. Yiftee gifts are real items that the recipients pick up using their smart phones and tablets at favorite local restaurants and shops, driving profitable business to local merchants. To be featured, merchants simply sign up at https://yiftee.com/enroll_your_business; there is no cost, no commitment, no special technology and no discounting required. Merchants gain additional sales, foot traffic and a free mobile/web sales channel. Please see yiftee.com to give your gift and spread the Yiftee love.
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