I’ve been catching up on Shark Tank recently, and there was a pitch that reminded me of an idea I had a while ago that I never pursued. It’s more of a problem that I’m hoping you’ll tell me has already been solved.
In 2015 and 2016, my company, Stonemaier Games, sent out holiday gifts to many of our valued partners as a token of our gratitude. However, it took a lot of time. I’m pretty sure my business partner and I combined to take care of it in 2015, and in 2016 I actually hired someone just to take care of this, as we were sending somewhere around 30-40 gifts around the world.
So in November of 2017 when we talked about it, we had so many other things going on that we decided it wasn’t a priority. It wasn’t for lack of gratitude–we frequently thank our partners. We just didn’t have the time.
The issue is that as far as I can tell, there’s no single-serving website that lets you do the following:
While I was writing this, I realized that some websites come closer than I thought (Harry and David, for example, might allow a spreadsheet upload of addresses to your address book). But none offer the optimal ease of use, which I believe is what I described above. For a task that can take 10+ hours, this system–especially if you only had to enter e-mails–could take as little as 10 minutes.
Perhaps, though, you’ve already found this solution. Or perhaps sending gifts to 10+ people all at once is rarer than I think. What’s your take on this?