The Gift Of Giving to Worthy Causes through Woohoo.in

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The festive season continues; the brilliant Festival of Lights has only just recently concluded, and people are looking forward to a wonderful Christmas and New Year. However, not all of us in the society can rejoice and celebrate during festive occasions. There are those for whom every day is a living hell, where one day is no different from another, festival or not.

Make Donations As A Group Via Woohoo.in

Many people donate to their favorite causes by mailing a check or dropping off cash at their cause’s local office. With lives getting busier each day, it’s hard to make donations on time for festive occasions. Woohoo has tied up with leading NGOs and has provided an easy way for its customers to contribute wholeheartedly to the needs of the disabled, the underprivileged and the homeless through Woohoo – Gift of Giving

Contributors can choose one of the 5 top noble causes listed on Woohoo.in, such as aid for the blind, meals for the poor on festive occasions, education for the girl child and so on. They can add their heartfelt wishes and prayers to their value contribution, which will be delivered to the recipients along with the much-needed great gift of money.

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Woohoo is committed to spreading the festive cheer to every corner of the country through this step. Together, as caring and giving people, we can take advantage of the group donation feature to make each festive occasion more joyful and brighter for those who exist at the very fringes of our society. Invest no more than a few seconds of your time and watch as your contribution makes a world of difference in their lives. Shine the light into some deserving young person’s life with a loving contribution today!

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Accel & Helion-backed Qwikcilver forays into Singapore, lines up expansion to other SEA markets

As appeared in Deal Street Asia on 22 October 2017.

SaaS-based gift card solution provider Qwikcilver, a Bangalore-based company backed by VC investors like Accel India and Helion Partners, is foraying into Southeast Asia market (SEA).

“We are bullish on SEA market and has started with Singapore 2-3 months back as our base. We are also expanding across the regions like Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and other parts of SE Asia,” Sadiq Ahamed, chief strategy officer at Qwikcilver told DEALSTREETASIA.

Sadiq AhamedIn Singapore, Qwikcilver has partnered with NETS, a payments company, to enable digital gift cards in malls and retailers across the country. It is also working with 99SME to enable gift cards for SMEs, and with Lazada for the gift cards to be sold on its site.

“NETS being a dominant player in Singapore, it helps us to reach all the retailers and malls in a single shot. In this market there are only paper based vouchers. There is immense opportunity to digitize gift cards here. It’s also a large and worthy market hence, we are expanding here,” Ahamed said.

Founded in 2008 by Kumar Sudarsan and Pratap TP, Qwikcilver was primarily started as a processor and is a SaaS-based prepaid card solution provider. The company is also engaged in the business of distributing gift cards to corporate and individuals through Woohoo.in, a firm which was launched in 2015.

“Early this year, we launched operations in Middle East, and after starting in Singapore, the company will focus on Indonesia and Malaysia,” said Ahamed. The company has offices in Dubai, Singapore and Bangalore.

“Middle East has turned out to be really good. It has been contributing a few percentage to the revenue of Qwikcilver. We also have signed up with 40-50 brands in Middle East including Sharaf DG, Al Futtaim group, Novo Cinemas, Emke Group and many more,” he added. So far, Qwikcilver has deployed its cloud technology platform across UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Egypt.

Apart from Accel and Helion, Qwikcilver is backed by investors like Amazon and Sistema Fund. Last year in July, the company had raised $10 million led by Sistema Asia Fund, the proprietary fund of Russian conglomerate Sistema. In the round, existing investors like Amazon Asia-Pacific, Accel India and Helion Venture Partners also participated. Prior to that in 2015, it had raised $10 million from Amazon and others.

Ahamed further said that the company did not have any ‘requirement for fresh funding currently as it was already profitable’. “Right now, our focus is market expansion, whatever capital we have currently is what we are utilizing now,” he said.

“Qwikcilver is unique in India, Middle East and South East Asia. There is not a single player who provides end-to-end management of gift cards for brands. We have a 90 per cent share of the gift card market in India. The gift card market in the areas – Middle East and South East Asia – that we have penetrated is not fully evolved in fact we are building the market in Singapore and rest of South East Asia ground up. We are the dominant player right now,” he claimed.

Globally, Qwikcilver powers approximately 1.5 billion GMV worth of gift cards currently. Overall, around 100 million gift cards have been issued in the last three years and the company is expecting contribution of 20-25 per cent from South East Asia to its revenue in the next financial year.

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Why Not Gift The Whole World To Your Loved Ones This Diwali?

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Diwali – that magical, exciting, utterly bright and wonderful festival is here again. No matter what your journey has been over the year, the magic of Diwali makes everything feel fresh and lovely again. Old woes are forgotten and old hurts are forgiven. Everyone feels generous and happy during Diwali – it’s something to do with the bright lights, the firecrackers, and the smiles on peoples’ faces – you know it. So why not go all out and give the whole world to your loved ones this Diwali?

Why Do People Give and Receive Gifts during Diwali?

On this, the happiest holiday ever, people celebrate the victory of good over evil, of light over darkness. Everyone cleans their homes so that even the darkest corner gets some light. Beautiful lamps are lit everywhere, to dispel darkness and to bring in cheer and good fortune. Of course, people buy new clothes for themselves and their loved ones.

Along with sweets, people share their good fortune with each other through gifts. It is believed that gifting brings good luck during Diwali, as it pleases the Goddess of Wealth, Lakshmi. On Dhanteras especially, people gift gold and silver articles to please the goddess and invoke her blessings for a prosperous life.

What are the Popular Gifts During Diwali?

Gold and silver jewelry are considered to bring prosperity both to the giver and receiver, so many people shop for gold and silver articles during Diwali. Another diwali giftingpopular gift is apparel, as fine clothing is a sign of prosperity as well. Kitchen utensils, furniture, furnishings, food and books are preferred as gifts. Diwali is the biggest shopping holiday in India, when people line up at department stores to buy the choicest gifts for their loved ones. What do you plan on gifting your family this Diwali? Are you going to go the traditional route and buy gold coins for your wife or husband? Will you be investing in some real estate? Would you rather buy some rare and valuable books?

What Do You Plan On Gifting Your Loved Ones?

Diwali is that particular time when the giving is bigger than the giver. People take great pleasure in giving gifts, and not just in receiving them. However, there is no doubt that year after year, you might fall short of ideas to buy gifts for Diwali. You have been giving sweets, jewelry, and figurines as Diwali gifts all these years. Would like to gift something different this Diwali? Go for a gift card and give your loved ones the power of choice – a choice to pick the gift as per their own taste and convenience.

Best Diwali Gift Cards and E-Gift Cards to Buy

There’s no doubt the choice for gifts is immense at Woohoo.in. While buying something straight off your dear one’s wish list is the safest strategy, we think that you can consider their circumstances and their personality too. So, select a diwali gift cardsbrand that you know your gift recipient will favor. For example, if your wife loves jewelry, choose a gift card from CaratLane. If your son loves the latest cool jeans, give him a Levi’s or Myntra e-gift card. If you’re absolutely not sure what your gift recipient might like, stay on the safe side by opting for a gift card from a hypermarket brand like Lifestyle or Shoppers Stop. And, there is Woohoo gift card, the high-power gift card which can be redeemed against 100+ brand gift cards listed in Woohoo.in.

Or, what about gifting them experiences they’ll treasure, such as travel, a fine meal at a top restaurant and so on. Visit Woohoo.in and explore our many gifting categories and find the best Diwali gift cards. You will be glad you did.

Woohoo Gifting League

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With Woohoo Gifting League, the first of its kind gift card bonanza, you can win Woohoo points for every transaction on Woohoo.in or Woohoo app. Accumulate points & get exclusive benefits, privileges & gift cards worth up to Rs. 10000! So, start gifting, start collecting.

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5 Gifting Blunders to Avoid this Diwali

Diwali is around the corner. So, it’s the time to find the most fabulous, unique and perfect Diwali gift for your dear and near ones. Here are 5 gifting blunders that you simply must avoid over this Diwali. Make gifting a stress-free experience for your entire family. Check out the following points and you’ll soon know how to!

1. Expectations Crushed!

You know her really well but you aren’t exactly a mind reader! So you ended up gifting her something that simply didn’t meet her expectations. What was it, an electric spike buster or an iron, when she was probably expecting a silk scarf or jewelry? Like we said, no one can read minds. Yes, sometimes we do get it right, but we get it wrong pretty often too!

2. Excitement Dampened!

Ouch! All that excitement just burst out of him like bubbles out of soapy water! It’s really tough to watch someone you love look crushed after opening your gift. Of course, he or she may be too polite to let you know, but you know the truth. Your gift just didn’t make the cut, and your brother or dad or son just isn’t happy over it. And time after time, you wonder how to get the gifting process right.

3. Hey, She already has the same!

Oops! She’s already wearing the exact same cap on her head! What were you thinking? This happens more often than we realize. Our subconscious stores images of things we see our dear ones wear and we end up buying the same thing. To get it right, we need to observe our dear ones – what they like, what they wear and all that. It’s a busy world – do we really have time for that?

4. Definitely NOT a good choice.

What happens when you receive a gift that you would never have bought for yourself? And, do let us ask, would you ever consider gifting something that you would never buy for yourself? In retrospect, this sounds awful, but we do it all the time. With so many gifting occasions and so many gifts to choose from, we do end up gifting things we’d never want for ourselves.

5. Get It Wrong, And Watch The Fireworks Begin!

Most people accept gifts politely, but when you get it really wrong, some people just want to let you know how wrong. Don’t resent them for their honesty. There’s a lesson to be learned here and it’s this: it’s hard to know what people really want, so stop trying to second-guess. The wise thing to do is to spoil your gift recipients with multiple choices, and let them choose their own gifts!

Don’t Stress Over Finding The Perfect Gift

Gifting should be a stress-free and joyful experience. You can deliver complete gift satisfaction to your recipients by opting for a gift card. Woohoo.in is India’s largest gift cards superstore providing consumers quick access to gift cards from 100+ brands, both physical and e-gift cards.  If you’re absolutely not sure which brand your gift recipient might like, let your loved one be spoilt for choice with a Woohoo gift card. The recipient can use the Woohoo gift card to buy gift cards from the brands of their choice, be it apparels, accessories, jewellery, electronic gadgets or experiences ranging from holidays, dining to spa / salon treatments.

No more unmet expectations; no more receiving what he or she already owns; and no more inappropriate gifts. Each time, it’ll be the perfect gift, because through this Diwali gift card, you’re gifting them the joy of choosing their own gift as well.

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Karwa Chauth Is Coming Up – What Do You Plan To Gift Your Wife?

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Your wife – your precious, faithful, devoted wife. What would your life be like without her? We hope you’ll never have to find out. This Karwa Chauth, your wife will be fasting as she does every year, waiting to sight the moon before sampling her first bite of food from your hand. It’s a precious moment of reconnaissance between a husband and wife, a moment you both will feel profoundly. Make this moment last forever. Make this moment so significant that you both will cherish it forever. Gift her something unbelievably beautiful this year. Go on.

But What To Gift Her this Karwa Chauth?

Yep – that very same, age-old conundrum. Granted she is your precious wife and you know her better than anyone on this planet, but when it comes to gifting – well – it’s still a bit of a dilemma. So don’t waste time worrying. You may never get her choice right. The best thing to do here is to let her choose. The problem then is how to let her choose her own gift and yet keep the gift as a surprise? Yep, we understand this one too. That’s why we are here.

Do Some Due Diligence

What does she like? Is she fond of jewelry beyond all else? Clothes? Shoes? Books, smartphones, romantic meals with you in fancy restaurants, perhaps? It doesn’t take much time to find out what she truly likes and what she’d love to get as a gift from you. Try some domestic espionage – yes! Recruit your kids or younger siblings to find out what wifey dear has in mind for Karwa Chauth this year. Oh, there are many ways to get the info you want, so long as you are hell bent on making her happy!

Let’s Say You Simply Cannot Find Out What She Wants

gift a choiceHere’s the thing – even if absolutely cannot figure out what she wants, we’ve got you covered? How, you say? Consider this – let’s say your wife loves jewelry, fashion apparel, handbags and sunglasses. All you do is to get her a gift card from Lifestyle, Shoppers Stop, Westside, Big Bazaar or Marks and Spencer. Woohoo.in stocks gift cards and gift vouchers from many brands that offer a plethora of goods. Problem solved?

 

Check Out These Fabulous Karwa Chauth Gift Options

• Romantic dinner for two? Get her a Dining Gift Card. Let her spend the funds on the restaurant of her choice. Pure joy!

• A love for fashion? Just get her a Fashion Gift Card.

That’s not all – we have so many fantastic brands to choose from – Check out the top brand gift cards for Karwa Chauth. we guarantee that this will be the best Karwa Chauth you and your wife have had in years.

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Divine Blessings and Perfect Gifts: An Ideal Combination for Navratri

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Navratri is an occasion to revere the all-pervading Amba mata as she returns to her earthly abode. It is a cause for great celebration among Indians and the nine-day extravaganza witnesses the lighting of the brightest diyas, sumptuous feasts, sweetest songs in her praise and also being adorned in finery gifted by near and dear ones. The glorious Navratri is also a time for people to gift each other. While gifts for Navratri range from simple sweet treats to extravagant gifts for loved ones, the option of gift vouchers or cards is also gaining popularity. It is emerging as the perfect gifting option for corporates, families and friends. The power of choice in these gift cards or vouchers offers the receiver the freedom to choose the gift he wants at his favourite store at this joyous time.

Shop for Navratri Gift Cards Online: Delight Your Loved Ones

Solemn prayers, festive atmosphere, and the bounty of sweets and treats, the spirit of Navratri brings with it everything befitting for a traditional festival. It also symbolizes a time for near and dear ones to gift each other exquisite gifts. In fact, the tradition of Dussehra gifts, Diwali gifts or Navratri gifts is something that has not aged over time. It is also that time of the year when gift cards top the holiday wish list and gift givers look for e gift cards and vouchers online.

Here are some tips you can keep in mind while shopping for Navratri Gift Cards:

Do you know where your family members or friends like to shop? Shoppers Stop, Westside, Lifestyle, Central, Titan whatever their favourite brands, you can choose to buy gift cards from all these leading outlets. With the advent of online shopping, youngsters and the elderly prefer the convenience of online shopping, so you can gift a Flipkart gift card or amazon e gift card and let receivers choose from wide range of categories- books, movies, music, games, mobiles, cameras, computers, health care, personal products, home appliances and electronics for Navratri gifts.

Exciting Offers on Gift Cards for Navratri and Dussehra

To celebrate Navratri and Dussehra, Woohoo.in brings you some great offers from the top brands.

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Updated on Sept 28, 2017.

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Hot Deals on Gift Cards – Get upto 30% OFF on Top Brands

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The festive season is here again and we’re all gearing up for it – filling shopping bags and emptying wallets. Getting the hot deals and saving some money on such shopping sprees would definitely be something to cheer anyone up.

This festive season, save your hard-earned moolah by shopping with gift cards from Woohoo.in. We have a whole bunch of hot deals and special offers on top brand gift cards for you. Here are some of the current favourites at Woohoo.in.

15% Off on Cleartrip E-Gift Cards.


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25% Off on Cleartrip Local E-Gift Cards


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30% Off on Gaana E-Gift Cards


Discounted Pantaloons E-Gift Cards

10% Off on Arrow E-Gift Cards


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10% Off on Elle E-Gift Cards


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10% OFF on Flying Machine E-Gift Cards


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10% OFF on Polo Assn E-Gift Cards


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10% OFF on Izod E-Gift Cards


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And, there is more! With Woohoo Gifting League, the first of its kind gift card bonanza, you can win Woohoo points for every transaction on Woohoo.in or Woohoo app. Accumulate points & get exclusive benefits, privileges & gift cards worth up to Rs. 10000! Start gifting, start collecting, start celebrating!

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Woohoo! I’ve got a gift for you

As appeared in The New Indian Express on 14 September 2017.

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There is some celebration every other day – festivals, birthdays, office parties and the list goes on. Last week was Onam and Pooja is right around the corner. Not surprisingly, there are a number of gift choices for loved ones too. But, despite the overwhelming availability, the old dilemma exists: What should I gift a person? In one of their research surveys, Qwikcilver had discovered that most gift purchases happen only three days before the event. Foreseeing this, Qwikcilver, powering 90 per cent of the gift cards in the country, has developed a superstore for gift cards called Woohoo. “Through this innovation, the person receiving the card has the freedom of choice,” said co-founder Pratap T P.

Customised gifting

Through Woohoo, which functions as a mobile application and a website, one can purchase gift cards to as many as 150 brands that have partnered with the company. It was launched in 2015 and provides options for planned and customised value gifting. The app securely stores the gift cards and gives regular reminders regarding the expiry.

In the latest group gifting feature, released a month ago, people can pool in the amount and gift the card to the recipient. This eliminates the hassle of coordinating and collecting individual amounts. In addition, it has a secondary market trading platform where one can buy and sell gift cards. “This is the first and only platform in the country that provides such an option,” said Pratap.

Taking on Malayalees on social media

Targeting the Malayali audience for Onam, the developers of Woohoo did a social media campaign on all the popular platforms. “The campaign was a humorous take on gifting, endorsing the celebrities in the Malayalam movie industry,” said Pratap. “We were trying to make a presence on social media,” he added

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Gifting culture
Like the greeting card industry, which helped develop the birthday and anniversary culture in the country, Woohoo’s creators also expected to enhance the gifting culture among people. “It is instant gratification. But at the end of the day, we are just trying to improve human engagements through Woohoo,” said Pratap.

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3 Best Occasions to Gift a Travel Gift Card

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A gift is something that you give to someone you care about, right? There are no rules as to what that gift can comprise. Your gift could be a watch, some jewellery, clothing, and gadgets – anything from an array of gifting options. What about an experience? A travel experience is certainly one of the most memorable gifts and it’s easy to gift a fabulous travel experience through a travel gift card.

So, why not check out the possible occasions that can be captured into tiny special moments in the form of gifts. Below are a few of them:

Anniversary (Parents)

Our parents are more than a hug giver, advice offerer, finest cooks, best of the best friends, in short an “Angel in disguise”. It is a fact that time or reasons are not required to express our love and respect for them. But, when we have an opportunity like Anniversary when we can really give them something, they would relish the most, why not plan something absolutely delightful.

Now that we have decided on gifting something, the difficult part begins as to choose what to give as there’s nothing in the world that can match our parents love yet, something not so close is some quality time for each other. Why not a holiday? Just the two, near or far where ever, but Just the two! Quite awesome, isn’t it?

Retirement Gift

People run in their hectic work schedules and save holidays to plan their long vacation yet, somehow self-ditch their own plans as work would be their first priority. That’s right, and time flies and yet their dreams are still dreams. There are very less chances that they would plan post retirement as they would already have plans for their grandchildren.

Why not differentiate ourselves from the lot and plan some awesome holiday?

“New Entry” in your family

All tend to get really excited whenever there is a new beginning in our life. Either we get into a new relation or a new relation gets into our family. Both gives immense joy and happiness. What do you think could be a best form of expressing this feeling?

Really tough to put it across, right? Yea, true because the gift should give them ever lasting memories. Something like a holiday with the “New Entry” of the family who can be your sister, brother, sister-in-law, cousin, brother in law and so on. Whoever it is, the beauty of any relation can be expressed by giving quality time with them by planning a Holiday just for them with them.

Now that we have listed out few of the multiple possible reasons to celebrate in discount on cleartrip gift cardlife, it’s time to think on how could we make it a perfect personalized gift. Travel is one thing people think twice because they don’t want to mess up with bookings and planning. So, gift a best holiday gift to your dear ones with a Cleartrip by availing 15% discount on Cleartrip e-gift card. You can get this awesome offer using the promo code CL15 in the checkout page.

 

 

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