Thanks to a new Denver-based startup, avid readers can now replace standard Amazon Kindle book e-gifts with personalized physical gifts.
The new service – kindlebookgiftcards.com – offers to turn a “remote” electronic Kindle gift, probably sent by email, into a carefully designed package that can be opened and enjoyed by the recipient – perfect for Christmas and birthdays.
Much more attractive than a Kindle book sent digitally or a normal book Amazon gift card for Kindle booksthese new cards will be personalized and may include high-resolution photographs and handwritten notes.
Plus, the company will take care of the printing and postage, as well as taking the stress and potential embarrassment out of giving out a generic, impersonal gift card.
The company’s founder, Shawn Harris, thinks this new service can inject some magic into modern gifts that over time have become aloof and cold.
He hopes his new service will revolutionize electronic gifts by adding the personal, traditional touch that makes receiving a gift so special.
“When it comes to gifts, you can’t get much more thoughtful than a book. They’re educational, exciting, intriguing and thought-provoking. They allow people to travel through time and space, without even moving their feet,” he said.
“However, we know that people are busier than ever these days and buying gifts can be a chore on top of already hectic schedules. In fact, given the global pandemic we’ve all been through over the past past two years, even going to a physical store can be daunting for people today.
“That’s where kindlebookgiftcards.com comes in. We believe we can offer the best of both worlds to our customers by taking the stress out of shopping, while giving their loved ones a thoughtful, physical gift.
“We’re able to combine the tremendous benefits of e-reading through a Kindle, with the joy and personal touch that comes with opening a physical gift. And we’re able to do that in a way that doesn’t is not remote like standard gift cards or Kindle books delivered by email.
“For a small fee, we’ll take the title of the Kindle book you’d like to gift and create a bundle that includes the gift card, a handwritten message, and beautiful, clear photos. We’ll then send it to your loved one and give him the tangible and delicious experience of opening an appropriate gift.
“Receiving a gift in the mail can be a truly wonderful feeling in an age full of text messages and emails. I hope our new service will inject some tradition and sentiment into these modern times and help change giveaways.
In addition to giving individual gifts, kindlebookgiftcards.com also offers customers the ability to give gifts for groups and multiple individuals, making it ideal for large businesses and organizations.
Using a simple spreadsheet, the service gives you the ability to send multiple copies of a book to different people – with different personalized messages and the same handwritten note. All of this can be done in one command.
Shawn and his colleagues believe there are a wide range of benefits to giving a Kindle book gift card through their new service:
• Giving a gift card for a Kindle book is very affordable and the costs are flexible
• They can be adapted for any occasion, including Christmas and birthdays
• Give one personalized gift card will increase your gift reputation more than a generic gift card
• Grandparents will love this service – they can get a book without having to worry about emails
• There are millions of books to choose from on Amazon, unlike physical stores
• This new service is fast, easy and efficient
The Amazon Kindle was first released by Amazon.com in November 2007, offering users approximately 90,000 books at launch.
Since then, the number of books available on the platform has grown rapidly – with millions of titles now available to read through the popular service.
Currently, users can only send Kindle-book gifts via email or by purchasing a generic Amazon gift card, which can then be distributed.
The service provided by kindlebookgiftcards.com is believed to be one of the first of its kind.
(Service only available in the United States)
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