I am a softy at heart. I love receiving a handwritten notes or gifts from my friends, colleagues, or family. I find it in high regard for thoughtfulness made by the gift giver or the person who sends me an inked card. I also love to give to an unexpected recipient. Today’s big item for me: IPhone users can use BOND for all the gift giving and personal notes they wish to send.
A top team of entrepreneurs unveils a mobile gifting service available as a free app on iTunes. The idea taps into the lifestyle of a busy professional who wants to improve their valuable relationships. BOND offers a breakthrough solution that allows anyone complete the task of gift-giving or a thank note note in seconds, without having to know the recipients contact information. If you just closed a deal, had an interview, or meet someone new at a meetup, imagine the impression you just made upon that person.
“We believe true happiness comes from making others happy,” says Sonny Caberwal, founder and CEO of BOND. “As busy professionals, we want to send notes to follow up and gifts to show we care, but we often don’t have time, know where to shop, or have the recipient's address.”
Looking at the social savvy app, BOND makes this process seamless by combining technical and design innovations with this intuitive iOS platform. Combining a concierge feature with gifts which is unique as the app itself. It is no surprise to find this co-founder curating a high touch items from around the world. This meticulous selection was created Angelo Bruno, a former head of merchandising at One Kings Lane.
This adaptable system will send a handwritten note made by you on an elegant embossed stationary in an envelope sealed with wax. A five dollar fee is part of the engagement for all transactions, however, the team developed a promotion where you can try it for free by using this code: FREENOTE. And if you pick a gift through the BOND shop, your elegant note will be a part of the service. Price range and selections are offered for all types of occasions.
Another feature I like is the once in a lifetime adaption where addresses once confirmed will never have to be repopulated with updates. The app combines that with the attractive feature for the absented minded. A calendar reminder is there for all those important dates.
“There should be a user-friendly destination focused on the $300 billion dollar gifting space, and that’s what BOND is,” Caberwal explains. “We quickly and easily handle the shopping, handwriting, address lookup, and beautiful packaging, so people can get back to focusing on their business, while still strengthening their valuable relationships.”
Charity begins at home and Andy Ellwood, the former head of Business Development of Waze and now chief growth officer and co-founder spearheaded the company’s first partnerships with charity: water, a leading non-profit using 100% of public donations to directly fund sustainable water solutions in areas of greatest need.
"Across all sectors and industries, companies rise and fall on their people and the relationships they develop. From partners, to clients, to internal teams, the untold ROI of a meaningful gesture like a note or a thoughtful gift goes a long way. We've already received a tremendous response from the highest levels of companies that are striving to set themselves apart and see BOND as a new innovative way to do so."
Located in New York City, BOND is a new gifting service focused on helping millions of busy professionals improve their real world relationships. Led by a seasoned team of entrepreneurs and industry veterans from Waze, One Kings Lane, and Exclusively.in, BOND’s signature mix of technology and tradition makes it effortless to be extraordinary.