Giiv is an application that offers a new way to deliver gifts to friends. Rather than giving the gift in person or mailing it through the postal service, Giiv delivers gifts via text message. Users can find a gift online that they want to send, enter their friend’s cell phone number along with a short note, and then sit back as a special code is delivered to the recipient via text message. That code can then be taken to a preselected local retailer to be used in redeeming the gift right away.
You’ll need to add funds to your Giiv account before you can begin sending small gifts to your colleagues and friends. Include credit card information for as many cards as you wish, and select one to be used as your primary funding source. After that, you’re ready to start picking out gifts. Shop by category, view the most popular gifts, or search for a specific keyword to see if the item you’ve got in mind is available through the site. Once you’ve chosen an item, such as a dozen doughnuts from Krispy Kreme, enter the phone number of the person you’re sending it to and a choose from a list of preselected messages like “Happy Birthday!” and “Thinking of you!” Giiv will charge your credit card for the purchase without any other work on your part.
Within an instant of sending the gift, your friend will receive a text message with your name, your note, and a special Giiv code that can be used to pick the present up from their nearest participating retailer. If your recipient is someone who has never received a gift from Giiv before, the application offers an extensive guide to picking up gifts on its website that clearly explains where to go and how to redeem the special code for the actual present. For people who enjoy giving gifts but don’t always have time to hand deliver presents in person, Giiv offers a super quick way to distribute gift cards to friends.
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