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New start up says Apple Cards didn’t go far enough. Acavano brings the greeting card display to you and mails a personalized card for $1.49 plus stamp.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November 14, 2013–
What if you never had to remember a Birthday, Anniversary, or other occasion? Then, what if you never had to browse, fill out and mail a greeting card for that occasion again? What if a card just went out automatically, every year? And all for $1.49, plus first class stamp? Welcome to Acavano.
What is Acavano? Acavano is the world’s first automated greeting card company. Real Cards…Real Simple! And its ambitious plans are to change the way we all browse, fill out and mail real cards — a game changer in the greeting card industry. Through https://www.acavano.com/ you personalize your contacts, set your preferences and save your occasion. The offshoot of that saved occasion is that you no longer need a birthday or other occasion reminder but more importantly, a personalized Card is mailed out to your recipient automatically each year with signature and optional message in your handwriting style as if you had taken your own pen to it.
Since officially launching a bit more than week ago, Acavano has attracted nearly 5,000 members with no advertising and relying on word of mouth referral. Many believe Acavano’s unique business model of convenience and price has similarities to Amazon books by mail and Netflix DVD by mail original models. However, Acavano’s founding may date back prior to Netflix when a highly inconvenient and expensive trip to the drugstore for a greeting card purchase sparked an idea to deliver a card in a more convenient and less expensive fashion — a fashion that hasn’t really changed in over 50 years and dominated by Hallmark and American Greetings until now.
Acavano has been quietly developing its technology and full greeting card library (https://www.acavano.com/sample-cards) to compete in a multi-billion dollar industry that even Apple has attempted to compete in but humbly bowed out of after canceling its ‘Cards’ App in September 2013. Acavano has managed to deliver all this through self funding its operations working frugally from Starbucks and saving office rent and utilizing free wifi so that patents could be filed, and programmers and greeting card designers could be paid. With the technologies it has developed, Acavano plans to enter the gift market with the same automation and personalization for its users.
And with all this going on, Acavano has worked around the clock the past 24 hours to bring https://www.acavano.com/love a website where you can send a greeting card to a loved one and ALL proceeds from the card sale will go to the Philippine relief effort. An effort Acavano says demands its full attention now. Acavano’s message here is simple: “Give the True Gift of Love this Holiday Season.”
For more information about Acavano, please go to www.acavano.com/aboutus
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Glenn Cutler, 305-814-5421
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