This Gift-Giving Retail App Wants to Do Away With Wrapping Paper
Cool AF e-commerce site AHAlife has created an app that boasts it helps you give a gift in 60 seconds or less. OK, AHAlife, we're listening.
The free Apple app Aha (it comes out for Android next month) helps you select an awesome gift from AHAlife's curated lifestyle inventory, including luxe beauty products, cool gadgets, unique jewelry and art.
The first step is to download the app and give it permission to access your contacts and Facebook profile, and it will keep track of your friends' and family members' B-days.
When you're ready to give a gift, you browse through the catalog of 25,000 items organized by personality, like style maven, techie and foodie. Then, you write a message and the recipient gets a text message with a link to the gift. You'll know exactly when he or she virtually opens the card and unwraps the gift, because you will receive push notifications on your phone, according to Fast Company.
If the birthday boy or girl doesn't like the gift, no need to stress. They are presented with 20 - 30 other options that cost 10 percent more or less than what you originally selected - and you won't ever know, which makes the whole situation wayyyyy less awkward. Once they've picked something, they enter their own shipping info, and only then are you asked for your payment info. Easy-peasy.