When it comes to presents, the thought indeed counts; but the truth is that the best and most grand of all presents almost always come with a hefty price tag attached. Most of the time, this price is too much for one person to afford so people pool in to pitch towards to the total cost of the present.
This can get a bit complicated if you attempt doing this in person with each one of your friends. A far better approach is through the Internet; all you need to do is provide your friends with the details and purpose of the gift and then wait for people to contribute online. An online service that lets you do this is ShareAGift.
ShareAGift is a web service that helps you collect money for a gift or cause online. You start by creating an account on the website. Next, you add in details of your present or cause. You can specify who the gift is for, what occasion you are buying the gift for, why you think the gift will be a good idea, and of course, how much money is required. You can then invite your friends to check out the details of the gift and contribute, if they want.
They can create their account on the website and provide details of their PayPal accounts. Funds are then transferred from their account to yours. You are able to easily view what percentage of the total amount has been collected so far. In case you are unable to meet your target amount, you can request the site for a refund.
While ShareAGift does not charge anything for its service, the site does deduct whatever money PayPal charges for the processing fees. Details of these fees can be found on the site’s Terms and Conditions page.
- A user-friendly website.
- Lets you collect funds online for a gift or cause.
- Accepts payments through PayPal.
- Supports refunds.
- Similar tools: SocialGift, SimplePresent and WouldTheyLike.
Check out Shareagift @ http://shareagift.com/pages/Landing_Page.aspx