It’s worth noting that the premium SMS messages payments are more expensive, so Paypal or a card usually works out slightly cheaper. The ‘I Love You’ chocolates pictured below were £2-50 via premium SMS or £1-79 via Paypal/card.
Once the process is completed the recipient receives two text messages, once from the sender with the message typed earlier, and one from ParcelGenie asking for a name and address to ship the gift.
I can see a few great uses for this type of gifting, and it’s really a quick and easy way to cheer someone up, wish them luck or even say sorry!
The gift I ordered took two days to arrive, was well packaged and considering the whole process came to the princely sum of £1-79, I think that’s pretty good value too.
The ParcelGenie app is available for the Windows Phone 7, iPhone, Android and Blackberry platforms. It’s also available via Facebook,Twitter and LinkedIn.