Posts Tagged ‘online shopping’
Save on White elephant gifts or the secret Santa this year
It is an oft-repeated saying in the United States that one shouldn’t think about Christmas before Thanksgiving has passed, but the most seasoned holiday season shoppers know that isn’t true (or cheap). Economic times are tough, and many people want to plan ahead for this holiday season to save themselves money, especially when invited to a white elephant gift exchange party. Shopping online is almost always the best way to save money on white elephant gifts, but it takes more than a quick search on Amazon to get the… Read the rest »
Comfort from the white elephant exchange
Put the words wedge, pregnancy and “Boppy” together in a group and someone will have something cleaver to say.
Cleaver banter is what makes the white elephant gift exchange a popular holiday event, and when friends and family members see this white elephant gift coming out of the box, they all will tease the new owner.
The fun will spin out of control from there!
You are going to love this Party Gift!
I selected this gift for the online white elephant gift exchange because I can see how much fun it would yield… Read the rest »
There are two ways to look at an unpaved road into the forest…
1. The road is impassable and should be abandoned for another route.
2. The road needs some improvements before it can be truly useful.
Impassable roads, un-traversed mountains and un-crossable rivers are ether dead ends or hidden opportunities, depending upon your perspective.
A recently released study suggests that retailers are finding the road through the forest of social media a little rougher than first expected. This report was highlighted in some of the Facebook blogs as a potential roadblock to the success of retail in this… Read the rest »
White elephant eCommerce on Facebook
There is a growing feeling that Facebook and other social properties will begin to join forces with online retailers to sell real products on their networks.
In fact when Catharine Taylor asked thought leaders to consider what is ahead for 2010, John Dudley, an editor at Hampden-Sydney College suggested that “At least one major retailer will develop an e-commerce Facebook app that will replace its entire “traditional” e-commerce Web site.
What does this really mean?
Can it mean that retailers will just increase their efforts by beefing up their fan page or throwing up some… Read the rest »
Bruce and Sarah Christensen are new Facebook developers, and they have delivered an online version of the white elephant gift exchange or Yankee Swap for families and friends this holiday season.
The white elephant party is called AlbinoPhant, and the Christensen’s have been testing this online game with their grown children for the past 3-years.
“When our youngest got married and left the nest, we started sharing our gifts through playing this game, and we loved the party atmosphere and fun conversations this allowed us” stated Sarah, the mother of five and grand mother of seven.
The AlbinoPhant party is… Read the rest »
White Elephant Gift Exchange parties or Yankee Swaps are the most popular gift-giving parties during the holidays. Millions gather in family rooms and church cultural halls to share gifts, steal from one another and enjoy the social banter during this group game.
Today, AlbinoPhant launches on Facebook as the online mimic of this traditional favorite for family and friends. AlbinoPhant is a partnership between the computer mouse and a well known white elephant party game. This online game allows family and friends from anywhere in the country to party together without leaving home.
The game application combines the massive audience… Read the rest »
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…
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 »
McMinnville — The social networks can now be used for friendly larceny, with the launch of an online white elephant gift exchange party called AlbinoPhant.
This Facebook application allows family and friends the opportunity to party together in a virtual gift exchange, just like they would if gathered together in one location. They exchange real gifts, share friendly banter and enjoy the holiday spirit, through the online party.
Gift exchange parties are social events that focus on sharing gifts with family and friends and then “stealing” gifts from one another in an organized party game
AlbinoPhant brings people together to… Read the rest »