Posts Tagged ‘ecommerce’

E-Commerce; white elephant gift shopping made easy.

Posted by PartyWeDo on Friday, July 9, 2010

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Electronic gift shopping for white elephant gift exchange
Can Ecommerce and white elephant gift shopping combine?
“…the future will be owned by those companies that harness technology to the make the consumer shopping experience easy, efficient and fun.”
These are the words of Todd Hale, senior vice president, Consumer & Shopper Insights, as he reported on the Nielsen Retail 2015 forecast.
The future looks very bright for any consumer retailing that is tied to technology,  and even better when the shopping experience becomes personally engaging.
The big winners in the next 5-years will be mass Super-centers and the E-Commerce providers.  Other retail sales channels will lose share… Read the rest »

What is the problem? Dave McClure

Posted by PartyWeDo on Friday, May 14, 2010

hole in the marketWe are on the hunt for a technical partner or co-founder for the PartyWeDo network.  We have reached out to a few individuals that we have met during the AlbinoPhant development process. They have been very helpful in pointing us to several resources. 
We have also sought the advice of various internet based experts as we refine what we are offering. These experts suggest a well crafted Elevator Pitch as the basic introduction to our plans. We appreciate the suggestions from the guys at Venture Hacks, who have written much on this subject.
We also stumbled upon a post from… Read the rest »

Venture Hacks asked for our vision

Posted by PartyWeDo on Monday, March 29, 2010

Nivi and Naval produce a blog called Venture Hacks. They also advise start-ups and have written a book or two. Their advice has been very helpful and I appreciate their responsiveness whenever I have personally reached out for advice.Vision statement
They posted a suggestion today that I have taken as a personal challenge. They want to know if our company has an aspirational vision for the future. Nivi and Naval illustrated this vision statement process in a “What we aren’t VS what we could be” format.
They gave the example of the Google vision: Google isn’t a search engine. They “organize… Read the rest »

Easter Gift Sales estimated at $2 Billion

Posted by PartyWeDo on Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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Time Magazine Reports on Real Gifts

Posted by PartyWeDo on Tuesday, February 9, 2010

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Is there any money in Parties?

Posted by PartyWeDo on Saturday, December 19, 2009

Americans find a way to enjoy the company of family and friends during the holidays. They share gifts and the go to parties to be with, and to support each other socially.
But is there any money to be made servicing the party goers? Do Americans spend their money to attend parties?
We and American Express agree that the money is there…
And if a research study by the American Express company is any indication, the party spending is very big.
The December American Express Spending & Saving Tracker 2009 reports that, “In addition to spending money on gifts, consumers… Read the rest »

Why focus a business on real gifts? Tradition… Tradition!

Posted by PartyWeDo on Friday, December 11, 2009

giftsToday marks the start of Hanukkah, a symbolic religious tradition for Jewish families around the world. A candle is lit each night for eight days; A present is shared every day, and they play traditional games.
Other faiths are preparing for the tradition of sharing gifts on each of the 12 days leading up to December. 25th.
Still more are shopping and wrapping presents in preparation for one of the largest single gift opening days of the year; Christmas day.
Gift giving in the holiday season has become a tradition for those with or without religious connection. It seems that… Read the rest »

Online shopping is the new “Cool”

Posted by PartyWeDo on Saturday, November 28, 2009

Black Friday is behind us and we are awaiting the numbers from the retailers. One thing that is certain, the online gift purchase is the “New Cool” in many households, and I think that I know why… jim and sherlene at computer
Sarah and I braved the crowds in one retailer yesterday for just two items. It was an experience that I can add to my been-there-done-that list! After a 3am start with the lines at the store and in the parking lot… I want to be one of the cool-kids who shop online.
That experience is why I agree with the Marketing Charts blog… Read the rest »