Gift you can never go wrong with. Have you gifted yet?

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Gifting – one of the most rewarding experiences when the gift-giver and the recipient’s choices are in sync. But how often does that “sync” really happen? We’ve all been through instances when we’ve spent countless days looking up the net or visiting every possible store just to find a gift that would suit the taste of the recipient, only to fail miserably or to realize it was something he already possessed. We’ve also been on the other side of the fence, when we received a gift we valued only because of the sentiments behind it, though it still lies around somewhere in the house gathering dust because it never really did serve its purpose, nor could you bring yourself to send it to the “recycle” pile.

Definitely not the situation we’d want to be in again? Here’s where Woohoo App comes in. With all its personalized gifting features and the power of choice and flexibility it offers, it sure is a gift you can never go wrong with!

 What makes Woohoo the best gift?

Instant gifting

The whole process of gift selection, getting it packed, sending it via post and ensuring it reaches the recipient on time can be daunting. The Woohoo App simplifies this. Just a few clicks and the perfect gift is delivered instantly on your loved one’s mobile, via SMS, WhatsApp or email.

Personalization

The Woohoo app offers features that ensure your e gift voucher conveys the warmth and love behind your gesture of gifting. You could choose to send a selfie, an image from your gallery or one of the app templates, a voice note and a text message to your loved ones. All of this beautifully wrapped into a virtual package delivered instantly on their mobiles.

Freedom of choice to recipient

Don’t we all love and appreciate the feeling that comes with the words “go ahead and pick whatever you want. It’s on me!” The Woohoo app enables you to gift this very feeling. The recipient of your gift can purchase anything of his choice from a host of online stores like Amazon, Flipkart, Myntra, Cleartrip, MakeMyTrip. He could also shop from brick-and-mortar stores of brands like Shoppers Stop, Lifestyle, Marks & Spencer, Levi’s, Croma. It doesn’t end here. If your loved one decides to spend some time relaxing and de-stressing at a spa or salon, he could choose to use to redeem your e gift voucher at any of the top spas and salons, such as, the Four Fountains Spa or Lakme Salon. A foodie’s in for a treat at any of the restaurants like Copper Chimney, Noodle Bar, Rajdhani or Spaghetti Kitchen.

100+ brands

The brands mentioned above are just a few of the many that are available on the app. The Woohoo App empowers you to provide your loved ones with a wide range of choices from the 10000+ merchant stores of these brands across the country. With Woohoo App he can not only shop online, but also shop at physical stores at his own convenience. All he has to do is just key in the amount to be paid and generate the code to pay for any merchandise or service of his choice.

Why limit, when you can gift so much more? So go ahead, let the gifting begin!

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Diwali Gifting Guide: Celebrate the Festival of Lights

Diwali remains one of the most important festivals in the Hindu calendar and the festival is celebrated over a period of 5 days. From lighting lamps or diyas, bursting crackers and relishing sweet delights, praying to goddess Lakshmi and lord Ganesh, this auspicious festival keeps people on their toes throughout. During this festival of joy, people choose to gift their near and dear ones as well. It’s no surprise that year after year, you tend to fall short of ideas to buy gifts for Diwali. Sweets, jewellery, figurines are passé, that’s what you’ve been giving away as Diwali gifts all these years. Care to gift something different this Diwali?

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Buy a Diwali Gift Card from Woohoo

Do you want to send the sweetest warm wish this Diwali? With the festival of lights just around the corner, you are looking for a gift that can really make an impression for sure. Take a look at the gift card options at Woohoo. The perfect Diwali gift for your spouse, children, parents, in-laws or friends does not have to be hard to find. Based on their interest, you can purchase a gift card online that will delight them. For instance, if your wife is a movie buff, she’d love to be treated with a PVR cinemas gift card that lets her watch all the upcoming flicks with her best friends. She might even enjoy a shopping spree from her cozy couch with a Myntra gift card. Who said you can’t please your in-laws easily? Buy them a travel and tours gift card at Woohoo and send them on a journey of their lifetime to a destination of their choice. And of course, there is a wide range of options for friends – from restaurant gift cards, Prestige smart kitchen gift cards for the newlyweds.

Confused for Choice?

There’s no doubt the choice for gifts is immense at Woohoo. 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. If they have moved to a new home and it needs decorating, home décor is the right choice. If your recipient is elegant and flamboyant, shopping would surely be on her mind. Most importantly, keep in mind that the best gifts are not always the most expensive, but the ones that mean a lot to the recipient. Find a gift that means a lot this Diwali!

 

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(Post updated on 28 Oct 2016)

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Birthday gift ideas for your roommate on his birthday

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He’s your Friday night beer-buddy, and he’s the one who does your laundry when you forget it. You burn the rotis and he makes the daal too thin, but he’s the one you cook with. He’s the one who tells your mom on the phone that you’re busy at work when you don’t want to be disturbed. There’s so much you do with your roommate – so how do you plan to make his birthday special for him this year?

Gift him a gift card

You know your roommate best – his little hobbies, his likes, dislikes and the things he collects. So what’s he into? Music? Mobile phones? Stylish and funky watches, sunglasses, and belts? Perhaps less funky, but classic and stylish watches? Sportswear, sports shoes and sports equipment? Evaluate his latest passion and buy him a gift card from the right brand.

For those stylish watches and sunglasses, Fastrack is your best bet. For the latest mobiles and smartphones, you could get him a gift card from Croma, E-zone or The Mobile Store. If he’s more of the elegant, gentlemanly type who likes classic, stylish watches, think in terms of Helios and Titan. If he’s a sports freak, you cannot do better than Puma, or Nike gift cards.

If you want to make his birthday gift more personal, you can gift him instant e-gift vouchers with the Woohoo app – to which you could add your selfies, pictures of the fun times you’ve had together, a voice note and text.

Basically, all you need to know is what he likes. Buying the right card takes only seconds!

 

 

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What to gift my team member on his birthday?

Gift, gifting, e gift voucher, Woohoo app, gift cards, gift vouchers, e gift cardsIf you’re managing a team of people, you know team work is crucial for the success of any project. You value each member of your team; you share meals with them, watch cricket with them during breaks, enjoy your evening cup of coffee with them and celebrate their birthdays with them too! You know it, we know it and your team members know it– they are important to you.

What Would You Do For A Family Member’s Birthday?: Most people spend a minimum of 8 hours at work, and a maximum of anything up to 24 hours on occasion. Your team is your extended family, and there’s no two ways about it. So what would you do if it’s your brother or father’s birthday? Wouldn’t you get him something really nice? Yes, you would. That’s what families do.

Birthday Gift Cards Make The Best ‘No Headache’ Gifts: Think about it – if you have a team of 10 people, how much time would you be spending shopping for gifts? Imagine the time you would need to buy gifts for all your teammates. With gift cards and gift vouchers, you only save yourself the time and energy but also gift your team mates the ability to select what they want from over 100 top retail brands – all this from the comfort of your desk. With Woohoo.in, the gift cards superstore, all your gifting needs are met with just a few clicks.

Which Gift Cards Would Suit Your Team Member Best?: You’ve worked with him, you know him best. Is he a sharp dresser? Then consider gift cards from P N Rao, Marks & Spencer, Van Heusen, Shopper Stop and so on. Is he crazy about tech? How about a gift card from Croma, The Mobile Store or E-Zone? Loves watches? Think of Titan, Helios and more. You have plenty to choose from.

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Women’s Day: Cos taking steps to encourage gender diversity

As appeared in the Business Standard on 8th March 2016 by the Press Trust of India.

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In a bid to encourage a diverse, inclusive workplace companies are undertaking various initiatives, like ramping up women headcount, offering extended maternity leave and flexible hours among others.

Various research reports, white papers have been advocating the positive impact of promoting gender diversity in workforce and various women centric policies being offered by companies to retain their women staff.

To ensure an inclusive workforce, companies are opting for extended maternity leave, flexible working hours, adoption leave, creche allowance, committee on prevention of sexual harassment, identification of high potential women employees as a part of leadership talent planning process among others.

Ericsson said that it aims to have one-third of its employees as women by 2020. The company is hiring more female candidates in fields that used to be dominated by men.

Meanwhile, some companies are getting innovative and gifting their women employees gift cards to celebrate the international women’s day.

“We have witnessed increased interest by consumers & corporates to felicitate their lady colleagues and women. For Women’s Day, we have seen 125 per cent growth of Woohoo base of customers being gifted the Freedom of choice Via Woohoo Gift Cards vis a vis last season,” Smartcard technology company Qwikcilver CO-Founder and CMO Pratap TP said.

He further said across its base of over 400 corporates that Qwikcilver is closely integrated in India, this year has seen the preference for Woohoo-Travel related Gift Cards as the number one Choice among Women colleagues.

“Over the last one week, Woohoo App has also registered 44 per cent gifting taking place for Women’s Day related Gifting designs and greetings from across all the occasion based designs available,” he said.

Saurabh Nigam, VP-HR, Snapdeal said, “We are introducing a number of initiatives to further support employees going on maternity leave. We have further strengthened our mentoring, counselling programmes to assist women employees with career development, enabling them to take leadership roles.”

Meanwhile, Telenor India is taking conscious steps to promote diversity in its workforce and aims to have a right balance of women when hiring new employees for next few years. The company has also taken some of the following initiatives at the workplace to make it an all-inclusive workplace.

Piyush Mehta, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Genpact said some of the women centric initiatives being offered by the company include, Genpact Center for Women’s Leadership” (GCWL), initiatives to welcome new moms and Career 2.0 Program.

Under the Career 2.0 Program, Genpact would offer flexible, customised workdays to encourage such women to revive their career. Genpact plans to hire 30-50 mid-to-senior -level women in various roles this calendar year.

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#theSuperGift

We asked a few people what they thought would make their loved ones really happy. The result? Most got it wrong.

No matter how much we THINK we know our loved ones’ choices, it’s not ALWAYS possible for us to get it right. With Woohoo, you gift your loved ones EXACTLY what they want, by gifting them the power to choose from a wide range of products and services across the best brands.

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Valentine’s Day – What to Gift Him?

woohoo.in, gift card, gift cards, gift voucher, gift vouchers, gifts, gift ideas, gifting, e gift cards, e gift voucher, valentine's day gift for himValentine’s Day is around the corner. It is a day to express romantic love and affection by giving gifts, cards and notes to one’s partner. In most relationships men bring lots of gifts for women.  Valentine’s Day is an excellent opportunity for women to express their happiness and appreciation towards their companion by giving gifts in return. A gift should be something unique which the partner would love to have. Here are a few men’s gifting ideas for this year’s Valentine’s Day:

Watches: Men like to wear designer and high quality watches. It is also one of the most used accessories in a man’s wardrobe. Gift cards from Titan or Helios (available on Woohoo.in) would help him select the watch of his choice.

Electronics: Most men enjoy shopping for latest electronic gadgets. A cool and stylish phone, TV or laptop will put them on cloud nine. Amazon, Flipkart, Croma or E-zone gift cards from Woohoo.in are just perfect for the occasion.

Shoes and Clothing: For today’s fashion conscious men, trendy shoes and elegant clothing are never enough. Be it casual wear or formal wear, men always like new additions to their wardrobe and gift cards from Shoppers Stop, Van Heusen, Lifestyle or Central would be a nice gifting idea.

Books: In the hectic pace of life, men love to read a good book at night and forget all about the day’s work load. Be it a thriller or self-help books, books are usually great gifts giving hours of reading pleasure. Crossword gift cards from Woohoo.in  is a great gifting choice.

With Woohoo.in gift cards or gift vouchers, you can gift any or all of the items above across the country from reputed brands. With these neatly packaged gift cards you also gift your loved one, the freedom of purchase at an outlet of his convenience, over a product completely of his choice.

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(Post updated on 12 Feb 2016)

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Valentine’s Day gifts for her

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Men often express their feelings towards women by buying gifts, and Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion of the year. Women enjoy and appreciate romantic gifts because it makes them feel loved and valued. In addition to chocolates and flowers, there are a few other things that can make Valentine’s Day special and memorable for a woman.

Jewellery

Precious jewels have a special relationship with women. Jewellery is associated with beauty, status, security and love; and Tanishq or Joyalukkas gift cards from Woohoo.in are a perfect gift on Valentine’s Day.

Designer Bags

Expensive and well-made bags are always on the top of a woman’s shopping list all over the world. Even in India, women are often ready to pay a premium for good hand bags. Hidesign or Shoppers Stop gift cards from Woohoo.in can help her in selecting the leather bag of her choice.

Clothing and Accessories

From western outfits to Indian ethnic wear, there are immense varieties to choose from. Adding appropriate accessories like belts, shoes etc. can make it a perfect gift for your valentine, and what better way to gift them than Central, Shoppers Stop or Lifestyle gift cards from Woohoo.in.

Beauty Products

Women care about their beauty more than anything else in this world. Gifting cosmetics is a sure shot way to bring a great smile on your loved one. Gift cards from Lifestyle or Shoppers Stop will give her the option pick her favorite cosmetic brands.

Travel and Getaway

Last but not the least, there can be nothing better than spending time together on a nice vacation. A getaway that includes a massage, spa treatment and shopping is sure to sweep her off her feet. Gift cards and vouchers from MakeMyTrip, Cleartrip or Four Fountains Spa make great options.

With freedom of choice in brands, product and experiences for your loved one, Woohoo gift cards will make your Valentine’s day that much more special and filled with memories for a lifetime. Happy Valentine’s!

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(Post updated on 11 Feb 2016)

 

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Farewell gift ideas for your friend


woohoo.in, gift card, gift cards, gift voucher, gift vouchers, gifts, gift ideas, gifting, e gift cards, e gift voucher, farewell giftsYour friend is going abroad and you are caught in a bitter-sweet moment, bursting with pride on his achievement and, at the same time, feeling a sense of sadness that you would miss him dearly. Get him a farewell gift to celebrate this new phase in his life as he goes on to experience new places, things and adventures. Here are a few farewell gift ideas you might like to explore.

A nice and sturdy suitcase

Going abroad would call for suitcases in sizes that he might not currently possess. But how would you know the exact size and type of suitcase that would be a perfect for him? A good idea would be to get him a Shopper’s Stop or Lifestyle gift card, as that would give him the option of picking up exactly what he needs.

Good books to keep him company

Travelling overseas often demands long hours being spent at airports and on flights. It could get pretty boring if he has nothing to do to while away his time. In such times, books make good company and a perfect way to lose track of time. You could get him a Crossword, Amazon or Flipkart gift card so he could pick some books that have been on his “must-read” list for a while.

Ready-to-eat packets

Once he lands on foreign shores, there are lots of things he would miss and home food will certainly top the list. Yes! Comfort food is what he will need when he misses home. Get him a gift card from Spencer’s or Big Bazaar so that he could stock up on some ready-to-eat Indian food packets to take with him.

Apparel

A different place would also mean a different climate he would have to brace. This could require him to buy now clothes in-keeping with the demands of the new place and climate. Get your friend a gift card from Shopper’s Stop, Lifestyle or Central. He could go pick a nice jacket or shorts and shirts, depending on where he’s heading.

Miscellaneous needs

You know you want to gift him something useful for him but not too sure about exactly what he needs at the moment? No problem! You could just gift him a Woohoo gift card which he could use across a wide range of brands across different categories to get himself exactly what he wants. This way, both he and you would be happy you gifted him a farewell gift that is useful and not something he would have had to leave behind.

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(Post updated on 19 Jan 2016)

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Qwikcilver Eyes Rs 2,000-cr Gift Cards by March-end

As appeared in The Economic Times on 6th January 2016 by Madhav Chanchani.

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Riding on the back of the fast growing Indian etailing market, gifting card solutions provider Qwikcilver sees the value of active cards on its platform reach . 2,000 crore by the end of March.` The company, which counts Amazon among its investors, expects to increase this value further five fold in the next three years.

Qwikcilver has over 150 brands on board, of which 30% are online players. Two years ago, online pla yers accounted for 10% of the brands on its platform. With proliferation of online brands, Qwikcilver also sees the share of digital gift cards increasing to 60% in three years from 20% now.

“We have 1.2-crore active gift cards in circulation, which we expect to increase to 2 crore by March,“ said Pratap TP, chief mar keting officer at Qwikcilver. Pratap cofounded the company along with Kumar Sudarshan in 2008.

Pratap said the weighted average value of cards is `. 2,500. Qwikcilver, which is backed by venture capital firms Accel Partners and Helion Venture Partners, charges merchants 1% to 3.5% of the activation value of cards.

While Flipkart was one its first ecommerce clients, the firm also has Cleartrip, Snapdeal, MakeMyTrip, Amazon, Hoopos.com and Yepme among its clients. The firm sells gift cards of Amazon and other brands online.

The gift-cards category has become one of the fastest growing segments for etailers. According to Amazon, the cards retail and corporate businesses has seen a 500% year-on-year growth in India.

For Qwikcilver, growth was not easy in the initial years. “We believe this growth should have happened three years ago,“ said Pratap.

The company raised $10 million in a round led by Amazon in December 2014.

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