Its a little harsh to say that every man forgets an anniversary, birthday or Valentine’s Day, but a considerable amount I’m sorry to say do. But that could be about to change with the help of a new site and mobile app “Thoughful.”
With the help of $130,000 in seed funding, start-up American based Thoughtful will debut itself next Tuesday just in time for February 14, the time of the year when we can tell that special someone how much they mean to us. Unfortunately, at this early stage, the service is only accessible to those that live in the Seattle area of which it started, with the emphasis to expand in the future. The aim of the site, is to not only offer ideas for gifts, but with the help of social networking site Facebook, to remind them of that special occasion.
With the collaboration of Facebook onboard, men as well as females, will now be able to source not only gift ideas, abit like Groupon and their coupon scheme, but experiences that may be on offer to their loved one, with the aim of matching a present with their personal taste(s). This is carried out by sourcing information from your Facebook page and listing all the requirements of your loved one, in a way getting an all round representation of that person. If details are a little scarce, then a short survey will need to be answered.
Retailers as Mashable reported, will join forces with Thoughtful to offer their best products and experiences, this could be within the beauty industry, fashion, restaurants, romantic weekends away, you name it. Gifts start off from $25, and the service will remind the men in our lives of the occasion in plenty of time.
The message from Thoughtful’s CEO Chris Lynch, “Guys don’t shop – they buy. There are a million places to shop online, but what most of us guys struggle with is having a good idea and then easily making it happen. Our app is built to recommend the perfect gift this year so that you can be the hero.”
As emoney.allthingsd.com reported, Lynch followed on by saying, “Its buying for me vs. buying for someone else. We are focused on premium gifts and experiences that you are buying for someone else.”
What do you think about this new idea?