Let Us Introduce Whishlly!
We know gifting is special and we are eager to elevate that experience for everyone. Whishlly aims to make a positive dent in this large problem of knowing what to gift. Simply put, we want people to receive what they want. We aim for a “No Need To Return” policy!
It’s our mission to change the way people find and give gifts. We believe in the authentic gift AND the authentic experience.
SO, WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?
Knowing what to actually gift someone. No one wants to ask someone what they want for a gift. It loses the element of surprise. So, many of us go into gifting preparations with a hope to offer something our friend, or family member, may like in the end. Yet, $90 billion dollars worth of gifts were returned this past year in holiday gifts, alone. This doesn't factor other occasions where gifts are also offered.
Having the time and ability to research, procure, purchase, wrap, and gift in time for the occasion. The majority of us don’t have the time to do all of the activities needed to execute the perfect gift experience. For those that do, the average time spent to research - procure - and wrap a gift takes between 4 - 14 hours, per gift. This accumulates to weeks of time, a year.
WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER
From inspiration-to-delivery, Whishlly brings delightful gifting to everybody.
Whishlly Gift Inspirations: Convenience Through Gift Inspirations.
For the individual who wants to explore and begin building their own gift inspirations, the Whishlly gift platform offers the ability to create, curate, and share gift inspirations through what we call Inspiration Boards. Much like how Pinterest works, as you look through items on Whishlly, you simply heart things you love and it places these items in your gift board. You can even upload your own items as you are out-and-about, window shopping. Share boards and items with your friends - look at and love your friend’s items and boards. Ultimately the Whishlly platform empowers you with more insight into what to gift without having to ask or guess.
Whishlly also offers our Gift INSPO service. When you have someone in mind to gift but don't know what to offer - or don't have the time to figure it out - this service is ideal for you. Our Gift Curators get to work for you. Through the use of our Whishlly platform, combined with our research and engagement model, we bring gift inspirations to you that are custom-curated for that special someone. We take the guesswork and legwork out of knowing what to gift!
Whishlly Box Experience: Convenience in delivering a unique gift experience.
The inspirations for a gift are there... and now it's time to put it all together, just in time. When life just doesn't give you more time, our Whishlly Box Experience takes the gifting convenience up a notch. Our Gift Curators build the inspirations for your gift, and then we procure - purchase - custom wrap - personalize - and deliver the gift either to you, or to that special someone. Staying within your budget and timeline, we make sure you still come out on top with a thoughtfully put-together gift!
Why Us - Why Now
From start-ups to tech giants like Apple, our team has an ideal blend of background and experience in the enterprise and consumer tech experience space. We have successfully founded and brought 2 tech start-ups to the market, resulting in receiving awards such as Most Promising I.T. and Web Company, Best New Company of the Year, and Rising Tech Award. We have served in executive leadership and customer-centric roles at large, enterprise-scale software companies that has helped bring private companies IPO.
This female-founded, female-led team has over 20 years experience building tech products - teams - and companies that elevate the status quo by harmonizing experiences through the power of technology. We thrive at rolling up our sleeves - growing in the journey alongside our customers - and bringing something meaningful into the hands of our customers that makes their lives easier and happier.
With momentum in serving our customers and continuing to bring our service to the market, we’ve partnered with iFundWomen, a female-only crowdfunding platform, to help get what we have to offer off the ground!
Funds secured through our crowdfunding campaign will be used to develop the remaining features of our MVP, develop and release our mobile app experience, and expand our customer and market reach.
We are eternally grateful for your time learning more about Whishlly and supporting us at whatever capacity you can:
- Will You Be a Fan? Your willingness to be a fan (follow us on Instagram - like us on Facebook - and register for free on our website to earn points towards free gifts) is amazing!
- We'd Love Your Help Spreading the Word. You desire for your friends and family to learn about Whishlly by sharing our social links with them, as well as inviting them to our Whishlly website to register. What a treat that would be!
- Your Help in Giving Us A Shot. Your contribution by purchasing a Reward available exclusively through our iFundWomen Campaign that allows you to experience Whishlly is a dream come true and would be icing on the cake! You can do this by purchasing the Gift INSPO experience or Whishlly Box Experience reward package(s).
- Your Generosity Brings Lifelong Impact. Your pay-it-forward sponsorship in Whishlly by purchasing a Corporate Sponsorship includes so much, but most importantly includes a scholarship in your name to a young women in 2020. As she starts her journey into tech or entrepreneurship concentrations with your help. She'll be given the opportunity to intern at Whishlly and you'll be given press kit materials, including mention and recognition in our press release.