Cool! Using Twitter to circulate a GroupCard

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 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!

Thanks to the guys at Social Ruler for this!

Warm and fuzzies from up in Canada…

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!!

An office w/ a view

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

The view from the porch office

men at work....

men at work....

Verified and Featured on Facebook!

May 21, 2009

This week Facebook included GroupCard in it’s launch of the Verified App program

GroupCard gets this seal on our application!

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!

Accidental secret free shipping promotion makes GroupCard users woot

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  😛

-Cathy in NYC”

I guess we’ll chalk that up as a successful “promotional event” and budget it out of Jon’s beer fund…

A GroupCard for Canadian Premier Gordon Campbell

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:

GroupCard - Card for Premier Gordon Campbell

Kind words from users in Dubai

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 😉