The 1st quarter of 2021 flew by so quickly that it’s easy to forget where we started at the beginning of the year. In a short span of 3 months, Giftpack has achieved some incredible feats to make our service better and closer to our goal of using AI to solve any gifting needs. As March wraps up, we’re taking the time to reflect on our wins and celebrate our successes as we head into the 2nd quarter.
Giftpack Company Achievements Q1
- Expanded gifting pool to 3 million quality options.
- Opened Giftpack AI for individuals feature.
- Introduced startup perks initiative.
- Joined 2 accelerators — AppWorks & NTU tech.
1. Released Giftpack AI for individuals
Giftpack AI’s system is finally available for individual gifting needs! We are no longer limiting our AI service to business gifting. Opening our AI service to individuals gets us one step closer to our goal of becoming the one-stop shop for all gifting needs.
We want to help all customers find the right gift for any occasion, whether it be for birthdays, anniversaries, or business events. No more time spent wondering what to get. Our AI gifting assistant helps you figure what to give every single time.
How does it work? Just give us some information about the person you would like to send a gift to and leave the rest to us. Giftpack’s AI gifting assistant gathers the recipient’s information through a survey to figure out the top gift options fitting their preferences.
Since we want to make our system open and accessible to all, signing up is free and we are offering all new signups credits worth $10 USD to test the system. Sign up via our website here and see which gift options are available! flat lay of 2 present boxes, a notebook, a notepad, and a cellphone
2. Expanding Giftpack’s Product Pool to 3M options
We believe in spotlighting every individual’s unique personality and customizing the recipient’s gift options. This philosophy drives our desire to constantly work at increasing our product pool to be able to find the one gift that fits their traits and wishes. Although we are focused on adding more gift options, we refuse to sacrifice the quality of each option. We check each gift to ensure it is up to our quality standards before confirming its addition to the product pool. Giftpack is proud to announce that our gifting pool has grown to the size of 3 million potential gift options!
However, we are still far from done. With the incredible number of products and services out there, we know there are still hidden gems waiting to be found.
3. Began a new initiative for startups
As a startup ourselves, we know the struggle with employee morale and keep spirits up. The long hours and unknown factors can impact team motivation, so we want to give back to the startup community that has helped us so much in our journey.
Giftpack’s startup perks initiative is for change makers looking to show a token of appreciation to employees, colleagues, clients, or business partners! With $1,250 worth of free credits, you can gift with ease to anyone on your list. Time to say thank you to your business partners for supporting your work. Gift an important client for being your first customer. Surprise your employees for carrying out a successful project. Any occasion is worth gifting to keep your network alive and cultivate strong relationships.
4. Accelerators — GO GO GO!
NTU TEC Corporate Accelerator Program
We are thrilled to be selected as one of the teams in NTU TEC (Taidah Entrepreneurship Center) this year to continue scaling our business in the Taiwan market. Partnered with one of the best universities in Taiwan, NTU TEC offers the opportunity to make long-lasting connections with changemakers and access valuable resources. We look forward to receiving in-depth mentoring, engaging with widening our network, and gaining new clients to use our service.
With any accelerator, we take a purposeful approach to making the most of our time by setting our sights on these goals:
- Receive helpful insight from mentors and connect with other talents in the industry.
- Support other startups in the program by providing a special discount to our service.
- Become more involved in the university entrepreneurship circle (which we made progress on when our team was invited to speak at MakeNTU on the topic of entrepreneurship and remote work!).
AppWorks Accelerator #22
When we came across the AppWorks Accelerator, we knew we wanted to be a part of the startup community and connect with a network of gifted entrepreneurs working on the next big idea. Based in Taiwan, the accelerator offers a variety of support for startups including mentor sessions, events, workshops, resources, and networking opportunities, which is perfect for what we are looking for at this time.
We are thankful to be recognized as a high potential startup by AppWorks and will work on advancing our growth within a strong community of founders in the Greater Southeast Asia region.
During our participation in AppWorks, we will be focusing on 3 goals:
- Expand Giftpack AI’s service operations in Taiwan and Southeast Asia, bringing our innovative gifting platform to help Asian companies save time.
- Grow and connect with founders and startups worldwide.
- Give back to our founders’ home country of Taiwan and the startup ecosystem there.
Over the course of the new 5 months, we will be hard at work building new connections, establishing new deals in Taiwan, and sharing our experiences with others in AppWorks.
Although the future of startups comes with a degree of uncertainty, Giftpack is ready to tackle the challenges the rest of 2021 brings. We have a few exciting announcements in the coming months so sign up for our biweekly newsletter or watch our social media for the latest updates.