Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Parcelgenie - Review!!

Parcelgenie is the world's first instant gift messaging app which lets you send real gifts to friends and family all through an App on your phone mobile phone!! I only got a smart phone a earlier this year so things are all new to me...

The gifts you can send range in price from £1.99 all the way to £8.49 and include sweets, good luck charms, coffee, chocolate bars, poker sets, odd socks, truffles, face masks, keyrings, toy planes and now selection boxes!! The chances are you’ll be able to find something suitable for anyone.....

The app is available for iPhones, Android and Windows Phones....



Once you’ve found the perfect gift you simply select it and enter your friend's mobile number.....You can also enter a message to accompany the gift to make it even more personal....

The App accepts credit and debit cards as well as PayPal to pay for your gift....

After everything has been processed by Parcelgenie your friend instantly receives two text messages. One from you with your message and one from Parcelgenie asking for a delivery address for their gift....It is up to your friend to send their address....It is a free to reply to the text message....

The good thing about this service is you don't even need to know a persons address to send them a special gift....It may seem strange having someones phone number but not their address but it does happen.....I know people online.....Have their numbers but not their address...

Parcelgenie will then gift wrap the present and send it off to your friend.....

The service uses Royal Mail’s First Class delivery and I ordered my gift at around 2pm Tuesday and it arrived Wednesday with the postman who popped it straight through the letterbox instead of having to knock at the door......

The gift was beautifully packaged and you can see that a lot of thought went into it....

I got the Owl-Trageous gift which included two very cute chocolate owls and an owl keyring....

The whole process was fun, quick and simple....Most importantly to me it was affordable which means I can send gifts to my friends for any reason.... Birthdays, Christmas or just to brighten up their day!!

This app has been very well thought out.....The only thing I found was that most the gifts I think are aimed at women.....A few more gifts aimed specifically for men would make this service even better....

I can definitely see myself using this app again....I think it will come in very useful.....I have a few Facebook friends where I only know their mobile number who may be in for a treat soon....I can't believe it's took me this long for me to find out about this app.....

I won a £5 voucher to spend on the App on Twitter......This had no impact on my review.....All thoughts and opinions are my own...

38 comments :

  1. What a great idea. This would really help me out for quick present buying and last minute gifts #triedtested

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  2. What a great idea. I love this Kim! So nice to see something real can be sent instead of a cyber gift.....great stuff!

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  3. What a clever idea and that's a great point about addresses - I usually just have phone numbers.

    #TriedTested

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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    1. It is a very clever idea....So simple too :)

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  4. That is a good idea, and a clever way to use technology and 'real' gifts too.

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  5. Wow this is a fablulous idea - does the price include postage? I'm going to download the app now #Triedtested

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    1. Yes! The price includes postage! Enjoy x

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  6. What a fantastic idea, especially for friends and family who live far away! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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  7. What a lovely idea! I love that you can send a personal treat so conveniently!
    Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested this week x

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  8. This is a lovely idea! Will bear it in mind, thanks for sharing x

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  9. I've used parcelgenie a couple of times, it's great! Really good review x

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  10. Ohh this sounds really clever! Never heard of it before, i'll have to have a peek and send a little gift to my mum :) #triedtested

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  11. This sounds perfect fe the festive season, great idea for an app x

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  12. It is a fantastic way to send gifts. I wonder if I would think it was a hoax if I received a text asking for my address? If I was sending a gift I would also text the recipient myself to let them know it was genuine.

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  13. I think this is a great idea. A lovely way to make things simpler at Christmas.

    #Tried/tested

    http://fashion-mommy.com

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  14. Sounds like a great app, especially for when you forget to send a gift to someone (or is that just me that does that?) #Tried&tested

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  15. It is actually a good idea! I hate sending things as never know when someone is in - so it's up to them where it gets delivered #triedandtested

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    1. It fits through the letter box too :D

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  16. Very clever idea! Not heard of it before x

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  17. That sounds a clever app. I'm fairly new to smartphones too and haven't really explored apps much #triedtested

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    1. It is lovely to find things like this....

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  18. What a cute idea for an app! And such a lovely way to send quick gifts to friends. Thanks for sharing :) x x

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  19. what a great idea!! Never heard of something like this before, brilliant #triedtested

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  20. Fantastic idea - Got lots of people where I know number & meet out, but don't know their address!

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  21. Lovely idea. I didn't know about this so thank you for sharing :-)

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