Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Getting Ready for MassChallenge's Startup Showcase

Last night our minds were on getting ready for MassChallenge's Startup Showcase which will be held on Tuesday September 27 at 6pm. The most fun part for us will be that we will be demoing our new employee recognition tool to more than 350 people!

But first, we decided to add a little Kango flavor to the MassChallenge offices here at Fan Pier and want to share some pics. 

Step 1: Hang a banner

Ignoring the rounded corners on the banner, we love celebrating the 1-2-3 nature of Kango! 

Step 2: Add Kango Logo to the Idea Paint Walls

Idea Paint is just plain awesome and we had fun stenciling in our beloved Kango on the walls!

If you are in Boston and want to say hi, please register for the event! Plus the view from the 14th floor overlooking the Boston harbor is very nice. 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Welcome Cow & Crumb Baking Company

Some exciting news coming out of KangoGift HQ! We have added a whole new category of gifts which make it easy for you to send a KangoGift to someone anywhere in the U.S. It's the same old Kango, but with a twist. 

The twist is that the recipient just enters an address directly from their mobile gift voucher and the gift is then shipped directly to them. 

And in sticking with our philosophy of partnering with the most unique brands, we are happy to announce Cow & Crumb as a launch partner for this new mail delivery option. 

Cow & Crumb, based in Cambridge, MA is a boutique baking company specializing in cookies and other hand-crafted baked goods. The Kango team did a ton of research when meeting with Cow & Crumb's Chief Baking Officer Hilary Koloski and we can confirm that these are some of the best cookies we have ever tasted. 

Here's a quick rundown of how it all works!

1. Check out the gift options from Cow & Crumb that range from a cookie sampler to a four month gift assortment ensuring months of cookie bliss! 

2. The recipient receives a gift alert on their phone ensuring a pleasant surprise!

3. The gift voucher is personalized and includes a button for the recipient to tell us where to ship the gift. 

4. The recipient simply fills in a form and does not have to visit a store to redeem. The cookies will arrive in a few days!

As always, there are no fees for using KangoGift and every product price already includes shipping, so there will be no surprises at checkout. 

We are very excited to have partnered with Cow & Crumb and hope everyone enjoys this new way to send a Kango! We have a ton of new things coming out this fall, so stay tuned and let us know what you think!