Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 30, 2014
If a husband knew his wife had a birthday wish list available on the internet before her birthday, with specific ideas and links to stores where he could find the exact items, would he check it?
Increasingly the answer is yes. Giftster is a family friendly, free web and mobile service for sharing gift ideas with family and close friends. Unlike traditional wedding registries, Giftster is a permanent family registry, with members occasionally updating and checking lists year round. The result is less gift anxiety, less wasted time and money, and gifts that members really wanted or needed.
Lists contain ideas from any store, online or offline, or no store at all, like "vegetable plants for garden."
Giftster is a permanent place to keep and check wish lists for birthdays, holidays or yes - even a baby or wedding registry.
Giftster doesn't release member figures, but over the past 3 years, non-holiday use is trending up at 300% a year, and growth is accelerating in 2014.
The way Giftster works, the "birthday person" updates a wish list and gift preferences online, and other members in the family group can view and reserve gifts on his list. The "birthday person" doesn't see the status of gifts on his own list, but other family members do, avoiding duplicate gifts, and insuring gifts that are perfect.
Giftster, a free service, is riding the merging trends of increasing online shopping, the ubiquity of access to the service from mobile devices, and a recent trend toward smaller social networks for family and close friends.
With ongoing development in 2014, Giftster expects to roll out several most requested new member features during the year. The first was the "I got this" button for archiving gift items in February. The ability to manage "child accounts" within a regular account hit beta in May, keeping Giftster the "gold standard" for a lifetime gift registry.
Giftster is the permanent, lifetime gift registry for families and close friends. Giftster is the central place for families to post and maintain shared wish lists and gift preference profiles, accessible only to members of that family.
Unlike event-based wedding or baby registry services, Giftster is used year around as a permanent family reference point at gift giving occasions. This time of year the most popular use is for birthday wish list registries. Giftster helps birthdays work better with built in birthday reminder notifications.
Giftster is independent of any one retailer, and one member of the family administers the group to maintain privacy and decide who is included in each group.
Giftster synchronizes instantly among versions for the web at giftster.com, for iPhone at Apple iTunes, for Android at Google Play, and other small screen browsers at m.giftster.com.
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