Whishlly, Delightful Gifting for Everybody

Whishlly aims to be the online personal gifting experience and service that takes the guesswork out of gifting.

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Project Description

Hello,

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!

 

OUR MISSION

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?

  1. 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.  

  2. 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.

 

 

 

WHY CROWDFUNDING

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:

  1. 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!  
  2. 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!
  3. 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).
  4. 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.

Updates

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • When purchasing a Reward on Whishlly, what do the funds go towards?  Glad you asked!  You're financially backing a female-founded, female-led start-up in the tech space.  So for that, we hope you are boastfully proud.  With some of the Rewards we have to offer that offer social media shout-outs, press coverage, gifts, or the use of our services, our intent is to allow your enjoyment of these as soon as possible.  Most of these can be fulfilled by December 2019.  If you purchase a Reward and have more questions on when you can expect to receive your reward, we welcome your connection with us at hello@whishlly.com
  • Is Whishlly a technology or a service?  Love that you payed attention!  We are a technology company that uses our secret tech sauce to bring a unique service to the market.  So, you are more than welcome to call us both!
  • I went to Whishlly.com and it seems to be a landing page.  How do I sign-up to use Whishlly?  Our MVP product, and website, are going to be released throughout November and December.  We are beyond excited to bring this to you.  Our Whishlly service is still available to you even during this time. We'd love to connect with you if you'd like to use Whishlly!  You can reach us at hello@whishlly.com ... you can also connect with us on our Instagram @whishlly and our Facebook page @whishlly.

 

 

11/14/2019
SHE-Hustle Raffle
$15
Annie Dhalluin
11/10/2019
SHE-Hustle Raffle
$30
11/10/2019
The Whishlly Box Reward
$100
Emilee
11/07/2019
SHE-Hustle Raffle
$30
Kelly
11/06/2019
SHE-Hustle Raffle
$25
11/06/2019
SHE-Hustle Raffle
$15
11/04/2019
SHE-Hustle Raffle
$45
Marcia Brown
11/04/2019
Sparkler Reward
$50
11/03/2019
SHE-Hustle Raffle
$15
11/02/2019
The Whishlly Box Reward
$100
Monetary Contribution

For the person who just has the kindest of hearts and wants to Pay-It-Forward, we undoubtedly appreciate you!  We will cheer to you at every step of our success ... and, of course, at every inspiration delivered.

2 Supporters
Contribute
$15
SHE-Hustle Raffle

All a gal on-the-go needs to keep her priorities in order - in style. A pre-curated box of all of our team favorites in the fantastic Whishlly experience!  

Buy purchasing a raffle ticket, or two ... three, each raffle ticket purchased puts you in the drawing to win this hustler kickstarter gift.

  • The Bradley, Leather Backpack.  Created from smooth premium leather, the Bradley's clean and modern design is perfectly crafted for traveling and working in style. With adjustable straps and space for your laptop and iPad, the Bradley is the perfect companion on any adventure. Full grain leather, handcrafted with adjustable shoulder straps. Zip closure -  Spacious internal compartment - Secure inner pocket.  Fits a laptop plus a slim water bottle, purse, and a few notebooks.
  • Stay on Track Desktop Notepad.  180 perforated weekly planning sheets; each sheet breaks down the week by day, by project, and by goals. Skip the Sunday Scaries by planning out your week in advance. Insider tip: include one thing just for yourself, it keeps us on track as well. Size: 10" x 8" (25.4 cm x 20.32 cm) Features: •180 perforated weekly planning sheets •100 gsm paper weight •Linen cover •Thick brass spiral bound.
  • Desktop Notepad.  With plenty of space to house all your creative dreams, this is the perfect pad to jot down notes during meetings, assemble your daily to-do's or bullet journal. Size: 6" x 4" (15.24 cm x 10.16 cm). Features: 250 perforated cream sheets.
  • No-Bad-Days Checklist Notepad.  Little things we do each day can set ourselves up for better days. And, when a bad day inevitably arises, you have a couple of tactics to help make it a little less ...bad.
  • Rose Goal Pen.  Stunning rose gold pen with removable cap that writes in black ink.  Wrapped in triangular fabric packaging, with rose gold foil stamping wrap-around lid with magnetic closure.
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$25
Eternally Grateful Shout Out

With our Eternally Grateful Reward, we sincerely appreciate you backing us!  With this reward we'll give you a shout out on our Facebook Page, which is a growing community of thoughtful supporters.

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$30
Gift INSPO Reward

Become a Whishlly user with first introduction to our unique gift inspiration experience, called Gift INSPO.  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 just 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!

With this reward you receive an inspiration for 3 different gifts.  Or, get 3 inspirations for one gift.  You choose.  Either way, we can't wait to help you know EXACTLY what the perfect gift looks like!

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$50
Sparkler Reward

With our Sparkler Reward, we light a special sparkler for you and post this momentous shout out on both our Facebook page and Instagram account ... but this shout out is a bit more special with our tagged, animated thanks!

We offer 52 of this unique reward, one amazing shout out per week over a year's period of time.  You can buy 1 or more of this type of reward and we'll coordinate when you'd like your shout out scheduled.  

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$250
The Maker Movement

For the amazing maker that has unique, high-quality product you would like to be made available to the Whishlly customers, the Maker Movement is our reward perfect for you. 

The Whishlly experience brings gift inspirations to our customers and our aim is to help identify things they would love to have as a gift.  If you feel you have a product(s) others may love, this reward gives you the opportunity to put your product in front of our growing customer-base over a 3-month period, beginning in January 2020.  

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$500
Mind-Blowing Makers

We value the maker-preneur, which is why we have the Mind-Blowing Maker's Reward.  When you support Whishlly with this reward, from January - June 2020 you get:

  • Up to 10 of your products will be included in our exclusive Whishlly product catalog
  • Your products will be included in our Gift Shuffle experience, which is available to all of our customers as they look for items they would love to have as a gift
  • Monthly product shout out on social media platforms
  • Guest speaker in our 2020 Maker's Podcast Series
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$5,000
Business Babes Reward

For the corporate supporter that also wants to offer a Whishlly Box Experience, the Business Babes Reward offers:

  • Recognized as an Honorary Believer on Whishlly's About page on our website
  • 40 Whishlly Boxes, custom-curated to each recipient (*option to have one item branded)
  • Custom company packaging (optional)
  • 40 Free Gift INSPOs ($600 value for free
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$10,000
The Whole SHE-Bang

The Whole SHE-Bang Reward is the perfect way to help back the Whishlly journey in a way that also gives back in an empowering way.  

  • Special Thank You that is blasted in our social media platforms throughout 2020.
  • We recognize your company as an Honorary Backer on our website.
  • A scholarship is established in your name in 2020, which will honor a young women entering into concentrations of technology or entrepreneurship.  You will be given periodic updates to the scholarship process - candidate submissions - scholarship finalists - and be part of selection committee who will ultimately decide on the scholarship recipient.  
  • You'll have the opportunity to present the scholarship.
  • A press kit will be created and distributed for you to use in sharing you are an organization that believes and supports in female entrepreneurialism.  
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

For the person who just has the kindest of hearts and wants to Pay-It-Forward, we undoubtedly appreciate you!  We will cheer to you at every step of our success ... and, of course, at every inspiration delivered.

2 Supporters
Contribute
$15
SHE-Hustle Raffle

All a gal on-the-go needs to keep her priorities in order - in style. A pre-curated box of all of our team favorites in the fantastic Whishlly experience!  

Buy purchasing a raffle ticket, or two ... three, each raffle ticket purchased puts you in the drawing to win this hustler kickstarter gift.

  • The Bradley, Leather Backpack.  Created from smooth premium leather, the Bradley's clean and modern design is perfectly crafted for traveling and working in style. With adjustable straps and space for your laptop and iPad, the Bradley is the perfect companion on any adventure. Full grain leather, handcrafted with adjustable shoulder straps. Zip closure -  Spacious internal compartment - Secure inner pocket.  Fits a laptop plus a slim water bottle, purse, and a few notebooks.
  • Stay on Track Desktop Notepad.  180 perforated weekly planning sheets; each sheet breaks down the week by day, by project, and by goals. Skip the Sunday Scaries by planning out your week in advance. Insider tip: include one thing just for yourself, it keeps us on track as well. Size: 10" x 8" (25.4 cm x 20.32 cm) Features: •180 perforated weekly planning sheets •100 gsm paper weight •Linen cover •Thick brass spiral bound.
  • Desktop Notepad.  With plenty of space to house all your creative dreams, this is the perfect pad to jot down notes during meetings, assemble your daily to-do's or bullet journal. Size: 6" x 4" (15.24 cm x 10.16 cm). Features: 250 perforated cream sheets.
  • No-Bad-Days Checklist Notepad.  Little things we do each day can set ourselves up for better days. And, when a bad day inevitably arises, you have a couple of tactics to help make it a little less ...bad.
  • Rose Goal Pen.  Stunning rose gold pen with removable cap that writes in black ink.  Wrapped in triangular fabric packaging, with rose gold foil stamping wrap-around lid with magnetic closure.
43 Left
7 Supporters
Select this reward
$25
Eternally Grateful Shout Out

With our Eternally Grateful Reward, we sincerely appreciate you backing us!  With this reward we'll give you a shout out on our Facebook Page, which is a growing community of thoughtful supporters.

49 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$30
Gift INSPO Reward

Become a Whishlly user with first introduction to our unique gift inspiration experience, called Gift INSPO.  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 just 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!

With this reward you receive an inspiration for 3 different gifts.  Or, get 3 inspirations for one gift.  You choose.  Either way, we can't wait to help you know EXACTLY what the perfect gift looks like!

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
Sparkler Reward

With our Sparkler Reward, we light a special sparkler for you and post this momentous shout out on both our Facebook page and Instagram account ... but this shout out is a bit more special with our tagged, animated thanks!

We offer 52 of this unique reward, one amazing shout out per week over a year's period of time.  You can buy 1 or more of this type of reward and we'll coordinate when you'd like your shout out scheduled.  

48 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
The Maker Movement

For the amazing maker that has unique, high-quality product you would like to be made available to the Whishlly customers, the Maker Movement is our reward perfect for you. 

The Whishlly experience brings gift inspirations to our customers and our aim is to help identify things they would love to have as a gift.  If you feel you have a product(s) others may love, this reward gives you the opportunity to put your product in front of our growing customer-base over a 3-month period, beginning in January 2020.  

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Mind-Blowing Makers

We value the maker-preneur, which is why we have the Mind-Blowing Maker's Reward.  When you support Whishlly with this reward, from January - June 2020 you get:

  • Up to 10 of your products will be included in our exclusive Whishlly product catalog
  • Your products will be included in our Gift Shuffle experience, which is available to all of our customers as they look for items they would love to have as a gift
  • Monthly product shout out on social media platforms
  • Guest speaker in our 2020 Maker's Podcast Series
20 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$5,000
Business Babes Reward

For the corporate supporter that also wants to offer a Whishlly Box Experience, the Business Babes Reward offers:

  • Recognized as an Honorary Believer on Whishlly's About page on our website
  • 40 Whishlly Boxes, custom-curated to each recipient (*option to have one item branded)
  • Custom company packaging (optional)
  • 40 Free Gift INSPOs ($600 value for free
8 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$10,000
The Whole SHE-Bang

The Whole SHE-Bang Reward is the perfect way to help back the Whishlly journey in a way that also gives back in an empowering way.  

  • Special Thank You that is blasted in our social media platforms throughout 2020.
  • We recognize your company as an Honorary Backer on our website.
  • A scholarship is established in your name in 2020, which will honor a young women entering into concentrations of technology or entrepreneurship.  You will be given periodic updates to the scholarship process - candidate submissions - scholarship finalists - and be part of selection committee who will ultimately decide on the scholarship recipient.  
  • You'll have the opportunity to present the scholarship.
  • A press kit will be created and distributed for you to use in sharing you are an organization that believes and supports in female entrepreneurialism.  
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0 Supporters
Select this reward