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While you're hunkered down at home, Arizona startup offers automated greeting card delivery service

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Posted at 6:00 AM, Nov 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-26 08:46:08-05

TUCSON, Ariz. - It’s called Giftgoat. It’s an online service that automatically sends greeting cards to loved ones.

Since so many of us are keeping our distance from friends and family right now, this may be the perfect business concept during a global pandemic.

"You type in a message from your mobile device or computer, it converts that into actual handwritten text done by a robot, where a robot is using a real ink pen to write in cursive or or regular print to your message. And then you either schedule that card and gift card to go out or you send it right away," says Steven Gurley, CEO of Giftgoat.

During stressful times like these, brain fog is a real thing, so remembering special dates can also be hard.

"The system will prompt you: 'Hey do you know this individual's birthdays coming up? Do you want to take action?' Or you can put them in autopilot where it does take action for you and selects a card and a message. Then you can either approve that or set it to full autopilot where it just goes for you," says Gurley.

And while cards and gift cards are on the menu now, in the future, the company has plans to integrate flowers and chocolates into its online inventory.

Click here to learn more, or to sign up for the Giftgoat service.