May 25, 2009
Last week we added a small “share with twitter” link to the card page, just on a whim, to see what would happen. Within minutes, our friends at SocialRuler.com noticed an immediate increase in tweets about GroupCard. This reminds me of the day (500,000 facebook users ago) we tried adding “share on facebook” to our site…
check it out:
Thanks to the guys at Social Ruler for this!
May 24, 2009
Here’s a great testimonial from one of our users up north… it pretty much sums up why we started GroupCard!
Thanks, John! It was really nice talking with you. I did order the book and I especially want to thank you for deducting the cost of shipping from the price. They LOVED the card!!! Thank you so much for setting up this site. We live in an age where people are generally overworked and find it difficult to find the time to recognize people’s achievements and give them special attention and recognition. Yet establishing, maintaining, and developing relationships is what really puts the quality in life and makes life worth living!!! Your site makes it easy to do that. It’s much easier to sign a card online than to send it around an office and it’s virtually impossible to send it around to friends and family who live far, far away from each other. This card, going to VA, was signed by people in MI, CA, MN, TX, OH, FL, and even Jordan! I LOVE it!! Being able to add photos and clip art and choosing the cover turns it into something that will be treasured forever!!
May 22, 2009
This week the GC team headed up Big Cedar Lake, Wisconsin to work out of a small lakeside cottage. Internet connection was spottier than hoped (thank goodness for iphone teathering), but the environment was peaceful and different. Boat rides, beers, and brats provided sufficient entertainment and sustinance for the stay.
here’s some pics
The view from the porch office
men at work....
May 21, 2009
This week Facebook included GroupCard in it’s launch of the Verified App program.
This is a huge badge of honor – effectively recognizing GroupCard as a one of the top .05% (yes, that’s one in two thousand) applications on the whole platform.
Being verified is a great privledge. First, it means Facebook users can trust that GroupCard is a safe, transparent, and engaging service. Second, it lifts invite and notification limits, which has always been a problem for our power users.
All of us at GroupCard appreciate what the folks at Facebook did to make this happen. The team was detailed and patient in their review process. What better way to show our appreciation then to send a little thankyou GroupCard to everyone at Facebook:
Here’s Facebook’s new application directory:
Here’s our nifty verification badge!
May 19, 2009
OOPS! We just discovered a small bug that was letting some users check out without paying for shipping. A handful of users took us up on the “offer” while it was live, and shared feedback like this:
“Thank you so much for getting back to me! Woot for it getting to me on time and Double Woot for free shipping ;-) I’m so excited to see it and I will definitely take a picture when we give the card to her. Yay! I heart GroupCard :-P
-Cathy in NYC”
I guess we’ll chalk that up as a successful “promotional event” and budget it out of Jon’s beer fund…
May 11, 2009
2,700 people signed a GroupCard for Gordon Campbell to urge him to fight bear hunting. The card was sponsored by the Humane Society of Canada. In typical Humane Society wit, the GroupCard was billed as a “mothers day card” – focused on sparing the lives of many mama bears who are hunted.
As always, it’s an honor to work with the Humane Society and help them do more to raise awareness around their cause.
here’s the card:
May 5, 2009
…just got this from Rita in Dubai -
Dears, you’re doing a wonderful job here! I used your site several times for my collegues’ birthdays and everytime it was a succes! Great work, keep it up and all the best from Dubai! -Rita
i guess that goes to show you that the “Group Card” phenomenon is not just a US office space thing ;-)
May 3, 2009
…But i just spotted an awesome, very big GroupCard from a class to their school principal for “school principal day”…
It really is awesome to see entire school groups taking the time to tell their principal thankyou with a greeting from GroupCard.
If you are at school now, or have kids – i urge you to Run, don’t walk, to your nearest web browser and start a card for your principal today! Imagine the good grades you may get!
who knew such a holiday existed?
May 1, 2009
I just got this email from a GroupCard user named Danielle (AKA Truckerstrike 08):
“We started another online card for a truck driver from NY that was murdered over $7.00. He left behind a wife who was pregnant with twins and a 2 year old son. Someone has already sponsored it and we were very pleased with the last one for the truck driver with cancer that passed away March 30, 2009.”
Here is an article about Jason’s story”
As of today, Dahielle and over 60 supporters from the trucker community have added messages to the GroupCard for Jason’s wife, Hope, and his family.
All of us here at GroupCard send our thoughts to Hope and her family in this terrible time of shock and grief. We are so sad to hear this news, and we are honored that GroupCard can be a part of the healing process..
Sympathy card for Hope Rivenburg