Aggregift is a group gifting service that helps you celebrate special occasions. Simply select a friend, choose a gift, and input an initial contribution. Aggregift helps you share the gift across Facebook and Twitter, prompting others to contribute as well. Gifts stay open for 72 hours over the course of your friend's special occasion. Once the gift closes, we aggregate all the contributions and deliver an electronic gift card to the recipient so they can order their gift exactly how they want it.
Why should I use Aggregift?
Doing something nice for your close friend’s special occasion is more difficult than it needs to be. It’s not easy to give a great gift without spending a lot of time or money. We provide a way for friends like you to give a meaningful gift, as well as celebrate with a group of friends no matter where they are.
Is it possible to sign up without Facebook?
We require Facebook integration to help you easily connect, share and celebrate with your friends.
What is a Gift Concierge?
Our Gift Concierge is a live person who will help you find the perfect gift for your friend. You can speak with a Gift Concierge by using the chat feature right on the Aggregift website, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. This service is free to all of our members.
Who picks out a product and starts the group gift?
A friend selects a product and starts a group gift for the special occasion.
What gift should I pick?
A good gift is something that is reflects your friends interests and personality. You’ll see dozens of hand-picked gift recommendations when starting a gift. You can choose any item on Amazon.com by simply pasting the URL when starting a gift or speak with a Gift Concierge for a personal recommendation.
When should I start the gift?
All gifts last for 72 hours, so starting it the day before the special occasion enables friends to come together to make a friend’s day extra special.
Can I extend the gifting period beyond 72 hours?
All gifts are open to contributions for exactly 72 hours, so make sure to factor that in when starting a group gift for a friend. If you have a custom gift for a special case, please email us at email@example.com.
What if the recipient already has the gift I picked out or wants a different item?
No need to worry. Aggregifts are delivered as Amazon.com Gift Cards, so the recipient can use it towards the gift recommended by their friends, or any of millions of other great products.
Do I have to find other people to contribute to the gift?
The more people who know about the gift, the more people there will be to contribute. We recommend messaging mutual friends whom you share with the recipient. Aggregift helps you get the word out as well by helping you share the gift on Facebook and Twitter, and alerting any of the recipient’s friends who are Aggregift members via email. The average aggregift has 6-10 contributors, but you can message however many friends you share with the recipient and would like to invite to join the celebration.
What happens if the full gift price isn’t reached?
If the full gift price isn’t reached by the end of the gifting period, your friend will still receive an Amazon.com Gift Card, ensuring that every aggregift is a success!
What if my friend sees the gift they’re getting before it’s complete?
The unique experience of seeing friends join together is part of the fun of social gifting! In addition, making the group gifts highly visible encourages more people to participate.
Can I start a gift for a friend if I don’t know my friends email address?
The recipient email address is where we deliver the final gift. Ask a friend!
Can I start a gift for someone I’m not friends with on Facebook?
Aggregift is based around the benefits of making others in your social network aware of group gifts, so we require you to be Facebook friends with someone to start a group gift for them.
That’s totally up to you. If it helps, most people contribute between $10.00 and $15.00, but you can give as little as $1.00 or as much as the remaining gift balance. If you contribute 20% or more of the total gift price, you’ll be highlighted as a Gold contributor on the gift page.
Will anyone else know how much I contributed?
Never. We will never tell anyone how much you contributed, but they will know that you contributed when they see you listed on the gift page. Gold contributors (those who contribute 20% or more of the total gift price) get a special badge next to their name, but the specific size of their contribution remains undisclosed.
What are those badges I see on the gift page?
When you do something particularly awesome, you get a badge. If you start your friend’s gift, you get a badge. If you’re the top contributor or contribute at least 20% of the gift, you’ll get a badge for that as well - though we’ll still never tell anyone the actual amount given. If you want to be extra awesome, but don’t want extra recognition, you can adjust whether or not badges are displayed in your account settings.
Do I need to accept the Facebook app to contribute to a gift?
Yes. Aggregift is a social gifting platform. We integrate with Facebook so you can easily celebrate together with your friends. We’ll never post without your permission and your privacy is important to us.
Why are we contributing to a specific gift if the recipient gets a gift card?
This way you get the personal touch of helping to get your friend an actual gift, without worrying about details like sizes, styles, etc. Plus, since we always send a gift card 72 hours after the gifting period starts, every aggregift is a success, whether or not the full price is contributed.
What happens when I contribute to a gift that is more 100% filled?
If a gift is filled more than 100% the recipient still gets the choice between purchasing the recommended gift product or a gift card for the full amount to the same retailer. If they pick the product, the bonus amount will be delivered to them in the form of an electronic gift card. We like to call this "icing on the cake".
We charge a 4% aggregation fee to help feed our developers. This comes out of the total contributed amount before converting the funds to a gift card.
Can you explain how fees are calculated?
Sure thing. When you enter an amount to contribute to a gift, we charge your card for that exact amount, deduct the payment processing fee and aggregation fee, then use the rest towards your friend's gift. To see the exact breakdown for your contribution, simply roll over the red info button on the checkout page.
What are payment processing fees?
PayPal and credit card companies charge processing fees for every contribution. These fees out of the total contributed amount before converting the funds to a gift card.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Aggregift accepts PayPal and credit cards for contributions.
Do I get charged when the gift is full or when I contribute?
All contributions are charged immediately, since your friend will receive a gift card for the amount contributed, even if the gift price is partially reached.
Is it safe for me to make Credit Card and Paypal transactions on your site?
Aggregift is built with the same encryption technology used by banks. Credit card and PayPal transactions are processed with 256-bit encryption over HTTPS/SSL.
How do refunds work?
If you are in any way unsatisfied with your Aggregift experience, just let us know prior to the gift close and we will gladly facilitate a refund for you. Once an aggregift closes, the final gift will be sent to the recipient and refunds will no longer be available.
What happens if we don’t reach the full price of the gift?
No need to worry! Since your friend will still receive an Amazon.com Gift Card, they can use whatever was contributed towards the suggested item or any of millions of other great products at Amazon.com.
Does the Amazon.com Gift Card have to be used towards the recommended gift?
A thoughtful gift is always the best gift. Fortunately, if the gift selected isn’t exactly perfect, once the gifting period concludes, the recipient’s can always choose bettween the recommended gift or a gift card to the same retailer.
When does the recipient receive their gift?
The recipient will receive their gift within 24 hours of the gift close.