Wasn't this Joaquin Phoenix's profession in Her?
Except that in Her, the handwritten-greeting-card-as-a-service was portrayed satirically as the disconnect between real compassion and artificial compassion.
In the movie, Joaquin's character was dark...very sad. The company he worked for was selling words on a paper, rather than genuine compassion.
It's just a machine. Even if it begs you not to do it just do it. They are our slaves and unlike prior (horrible) histories we don't have to care what they think.
This all looks very nice and I would use this for clients if the cheese tray included cheese and the drinking set included alcohol.
We try to stay away from perishable items, especially ones that can last in a warehouse for years (preservatives?). Sending nice bottles of alcohol will definitely be an option at some point :) Working on it!
Would love if you'd use us for your client gifts!
Except that email is free...
Also, you run the high risk of being marked as spam. And everyone knows it's very easy to get into the spam folder and almost impossible to get out of it. So that becomes very costly as well.
We've done campaigns where we send a batch of cards/gifts and our portal also allows for one-offs anytime. Definitely more manual than API, but no harder than sending an email.
Use cases: client appreciation, customer success, employee on-boarding, birthdays, etc. And then, of course, there are the holidays. Every company wants to automate that process.
Wow, what a fantastic idea. The key to Gemnote's success is that their items are "carefully selected". Surely nobody ever thought of "carefully selecting" their wares, before Gemnote.
Anyways, bottom line, the publicity piece for Gemnote was weak. Maybe they should re-evaluate their marketing.
I found the article interesting because it reminded me of the "good business that no one wants to be in" category that Peter Thiel talks about. I'd never have expected corporate gift packages to be that kind of market... which is kind of the point, these things are not obvious until they are.
No more cheap tchotchkes! Yes!