Time to Spread the Christmas Cheer Again with Awesome Gifts

Christmas gifts

Can you hear the jingle bells just around the corner? Santa’s getting his reindeer ready, rubbing their noses with fresh snow from the North Pole. His cart is loaded and he’s on his way to your home to spread some Christmas cheer all around! Just in case he doesn’t make it to the homes of your families and friends, maybe you just might need to put on Santa’s cap this year. And we have cool Christmas gift ideas to make it really easy for you to wear that lovely red hat.

About Christmas and Christmas Gifts

Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Christ as everyone knows. The concept of gift giving during Christmas arises from the precious gift of myrrh and frankincense that baby Jesus received from the three wise men. Now, we get to deliver Christmas gifts to our loved ones, but without having to travel miles on foot to deliver – via gift cards and e-gift cards.

Why Gift Cards Make The Best Christmas Gifts

As far as gifts from the North Pole go, gift cards are right up there on top. That’s because they are easy to shop for, easy to send to your loved ones and best of all, christmas gift cardsthe choice of gift is left entirely to them! It’s your gift, but their choice. It’s simply impossible to have it this way unless you went around handing out money. We all know the risks involved with cash, so why not choose gift cards from great brands and make someone super happy this year?

Advantages of Christmas E-Gift Cards

An e-gift card makes an ideal last-minute Christmas gift. Your e-gift card is delivered to the recipient within seconds; they can start shopping the second they receive it. How much easier could it get? We have e-gift cards for everyone this Christmas. For the foodie – try e-gifts card from Blue Foods, Bombay Blue, Cafe Coffee Day, Dineout, and Noodle Bar. Get Croma, Flipkart, Big Bazaar or Amazon.in e-gift cards for the tech-lover. For the shopaholic, get Lifestyle e-gift cards, Shoppers Stop e-gift cards and Westside e-gift cards. Get Gaana, PVR Cinemas and BookMyShow for the music and movie lovers. There’s an e-gift card for everyone. Just browse the collection on www.woohoo.in and make your pick.

Show Santa How to Gift Real Joy and Win Real Points
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Making someone happy is its own reward. But it’s Christmas time, after all. So we’ve decided to reward you with Woohoo Gifting League, for wanting to make your loved ones happy! This entire season, for every action on Woohoo.in or the Woohoo app, earn exciting Woohoo points. Accumulate points & get exclusive benefits, privileges & gift cards worth up to Rs. 10000! Start gifting, start collecting, start celebrating!

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Last-Minute Gift Ideas that Don’t Look Last-Minute!

We’ve all been there, and done that; the last-minute hassles of gift-buying, the rush, the resultant mistakes and guilt when we compromise on the gift’s qualitylast minute gift or utility. Everyone forgets special occasions and birthdays at times. However, that last minute rush when we’re stressed for time and the guilt we feel when we forget makes us pick up any instant gift that’ll fit the bill. Then we end up facing awful traffic (just on that day), not to speak of parking issues, and a line at the store on top of it.

If everything goes well, there’s always the chance that we end up picking something that’s not appropriate for the occasion. Like we said, we’ve all been there and done that. The thing now is, is there a way to purchase a last-minute gift that doesn’t look last-minute – the gift that looks very planned, professional and is perfect in every way. Yes, there is. Read on!

E-Gift Card – A Cool Solution To The Last-Minute Gifting Dilemma

An e-gift card can solve your last-minute gift dilemma easily. Through an e-gift card, you’re offering your gift recipient a choice of gifts, plus the joy of shopping for what your recipient wants. By gifting an e-gift card, you’ll be eliminating any chance of the gift being ‘wrong’.

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You can choose colorful themes and animated templates and insert loving messages to make your e-gift card look less last-minute as well. It takes just a few minutes of your time – browsing the brands, picking up the card and deciding on the packaging. So you’ll have plenty of time to explore some last minute gift ideas and choose a brand which your recipient will appreciate.

Plus, you can put in as much funds as you want into the e-gift card – you are not limited by a gift’s pricing in this regard. Your e-gift card will be delivered within a few seconds of your purchase, making your loved one’s day complete. They’ll know that you didn’t forget their special day, and what’s more, they’ll think you bought the e-gift card ahead of time, when they look at the message and the colorful template!

A Few Top-Brand E Gift Cards For You

It helps to know your gift recipient’s likes and dislikes when you’re choosing an e-gift card. However, even if you know very little about what they like, consider the occasion and the expectation and then decide on the brand. If you’re still not sure, opt for the following brands:

1. Lifestyle E-Gift Cards

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Lifestyle is a Hypermarket which houses hundreds of brands under a single roof – fashion, fashion accessories, jewelry, watches, furniture, kitchen needs, home décor and more. Be it a birthday or a wedding anniversary, a Lifestyle e-gift card is the perfect gift choice.

2. Shoppers Stop E-Gift Cards

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Shoppers Stop is the perfect one-stop-shop for every imaginable luxury item a person might desire. Shoppers Stop hosts multiple lifestyle brands in beauty, fashion, accessories, home products, health, fragrances and many other categories. Purchase a Shoppers Stop e-gift card as a last-minute gift for any gifting occasion.

3. Amazon E-Gift Cardsamazon e gift card

An Amazon e gift card lets your recipient choose the gift of his choice from 1000+ categories such as Mobiles, Watches, Electronics, Household Needs, Watches, shoes, Apparels, Lifestyle, Shoes and many others from the top brands.

4. Croma E-Gift Cards

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Croma stocks the latest electronics and electricals. This is where you head to if you want to buy the latest digital gifts or the latest washing machine. Croma e-gift voucher can be a perfect last minute gifting option for your loved ones to choose from categories such as Phones, Camera, Computers, Entertainment, Home Appliance, Kitchen Appliance, Gaming and Accessories.

5. Big Bazaar E-Gift Cards

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Big Bazaar is one of India’s oldest and most successful hypermarket chains. Every gifting occasion is perfect for a Big Bazaar e-gift voucher. Whether it’s a birthday, a housewarming, an anniversary or even a religious function, a day out shopping at Big Bazaar with a gift voucher will be an absolute treat.

6. Woohoo E-Gift Cards

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If you’re not sure about the brand, then opt for a Woohoo e-gift card. Woohoo is a smart mega choice gift card brand with which your gift recipient can purchase an e-gift card or gift card from any other brand on Woohoo.in

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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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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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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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Woohoo Gifting League : The First of Its Kind Gift Card Bonanza

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Woohoo announced the launch of the first-of-its-kind gift card league – Woohoo Gifting League, a platform for brands to maximise revenue through gift cards this festive season. The Woohoo gifting league will have on the platform more than 100+ brands, including Shoppers Stop, Westside, Myntra, TTK Prestige, Marks & Spencers, Lifestyle and Pantaloons.

Habit formation around Gift Cards:

Much of the gifting spends in India happen either through cash or through the unorganised sector.The Woohoo Gifting League is an attempt to move some of that spend to brands, via the gift card route. From a brand point of view, the idea is to build habit formation around gift cards in a way that it remains top-of-mind woohoo gifting leaguewith consumers for all sorts of gifting occasions even beyond the reigning festivities.

The platform will present consumers an array of gifting options; physical and the increasingly popular digital gift cards, from leading brands in the country. Retail brands, on the other hand, get the opportunity to garner a greater share of the seasonal gifting pie, through gift cards. The gift card market currently is over Rs. 3,000 crore.

Gift Cards help brands increase sales and create access to new customers:

A recent Qwikcilver study indicated that on an average Gift Cards represent 12% of brand sales. With the Woohoo Gifting League, that percentage is set go up during the festive season. Gift cards also enable brands to reach out to and engage with a wider consumer base, because brands get access to both the gift card purchaser and the recipient. This is expected to lead to significant increase in customer acquisition, ranging between 50-400 percent, depending on product and category type.

Commenting on the launch of this new initiative, Pratap TP, Co-Founder and CMO of Qwikcilver said: ”For close to ten years now, we have worked relentlessly to make gift cards synonymous with gifting and the launch of this initiative is one more innovative step in that direction. We are confident that the Woohoo Gifting League will help our brand partners maximize the festive season while at the same time making gifting a convenient and enjoyable experience for millions of Indians.”

As appeared in www.afaqs.com on Sept 1, 2017.

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Surprise Your Loved Ones with the Best Ganesh Chaturthi Gifts

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Lord Ganesha is revered as the lord of wisdom, knowledge and prosperity and his blessings are known to remove obstacles from one’s life. Also known as Vinayak Chaturthi, this day is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha, the dear son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.  It’s a festival that’s equally dear to the young and the old. Everyone wants to deck up in their best and give and receive gifts!

Know what you want to buy for your loved ones? Opt for gift cards this year. Gift cards are extremely practical and convenient. They take away the stress of choosing an actual gift, while giving a plethora of choices to your loved ones. Gifting must make both the giver and the recipient feel happy; that’s what gifting a gift card does. Here are some great ideas for you to pick the perfect Ganesh Chaturthi gift cards.

1. Books

Too many kids are moving away from the real world these days, preferring to find their escape in video games. A selection of wonderful, motivational books will be perfect for the young ones in your circle and you can gift their favourite book now with a Crossword gift card.

When it comes to the elders in your circle, consider gifting them inspirational or devotional music. Nothing soothes the older generation than beautiful, melodious devotional music. Gift a Saavn e-gift card.

2. Apparel

Know anyone who doesn’t like to deck up on a festival day? Probably not. So go ahead and splurge on top fashion apparel brands. There are so many to choose from! Check these out – Shoppers Stop, Lifestyle, Marks & Spencer, Allen Solly, Westside – the list is endless!

3. Jewellery and Watches

How about gifting some precious gold and diamond jewellery and top branded watches to your loved ones? Consider brands such as Bluestone or Candere. When it comes to watches, consider Helios and World of Titan for fine watches and Fastrack for fashionable, youthful watches.

4. A great shared experience!

Ganesh chaturthi is a day for families and friends to get together and celebrate. What better way to do that than to enjoy a fabulous meal together? Consider gifting your loved ones a great meal at Spaghetti Kitchen, Noodle Bar and other restaurants. You can see everyone smiling in anticipation already, can’t you?

Here’s How To Make Gifting Easier This Year

Whether you’re residing at home or in another city, you can still send them the gifts of their choice. Do it simply and easily via gift cards. It’s easy – buy a gift card, gift voucher or e-gift card from the brand your loved one favors. Let them choose their own gifts from the store outlets. E-gift cards are delivered within minutes, so they’re perfect for last minute gifts. To make it more personalized you could try sending E-gift cards using the Woohoo app which allows you to add pictures, voice-notes and text and can be instantly delivered via Whatsapp, SMS or email. So just go ahead and celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi this year, knowing that gifting will never be a problem again.

 

 

 

 

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