Imagine if you could shop for gifts online that support local merchants from your smartphone. With the Yiftee App, you can! Yiftee allows you to find the perfect gifts online, even for the pickiest of your friends, from merchants in their area. According to CEO and cofounder Donna Novitsky, Yiftee was created to both help local shops and restaurants bring in new business via the internet and give consumers an easy way to buy items from local merchants nationwide (and eventually, the world!).
Yiftee gives you the capability to send gifts online to friends, family and colleagues, quickly and easily. In less than five minutes, you can send your parents a voucher to their favorite restaurant for their anniversary; text a voucher to your niece to her favorite boutique for her birthday; and for the colleague who covered for you last week while you were out with sick kids, you can email a voucher for drinks at the local hot spot.
Here's how it works:
1. Choose from hundreds, if not thousands, of gifts online for local and national merchants located in the selected zip code or U.S. city.
2. Choose the lucky recipient via email, text or social networks. (They don't need the app for the voucher to work. So yes, the parents fighting the smartphone movement can still go to dinner.)
3. Personalize the present with a note.
4. Then pay for the voucher and hit send!
Almost instantly, the recipient will receive a single-use virtual voucher to the chosen merchant. Then they can accept it, exchange it or donate it to charity. Whey they are ready to redeem the voucher, the merchant will treat it like a regular credit card transaction.
Thanks to the Yiftee App, no matter how busy or forgetful you may be, you will never again find yourself without the perfect last-minute gift. Best of all, you won't have to drag the kids all over town to shop. With Yiftee, you can send them all before you finish your morning cup of coffee!
*Sidenote: If you have a local business you'd like featured on the Yiftee app, it's free to sign up.
Available on: iOS and Android