Katie Evans , Managing Editor, International Research
Cleveland, Ohio (August 4, 2009) – In today’s fast paced environment, consumers need to be more flexible with their schedules and that means they also need more ways to connect wherever they are. One company that has always had new solutions to meet this need is AmericanGreetings.com, the online division of American Greetings Corp (NYSE:AM) and now the site has introduced several exciting new ways for consumers to reach more people from more places. These introductions include an e-card application for the iPhone; an original service that gives shoppers the ability to send high quality e-cards directly to Facebook accounts; and a highly convenient toolbar that visitors can download to their desktop to ensure they never miss an important occasion again.
These innovative solutions are the latest effort from the online greeting site, which continues to develop new ways for shoppers to connect and celebrate special occasions in any setting.
“We are thrilled to offer these solutions to help consumers connect in a way that best fits their personalities and lifestyles said Dan Miller, vice president of product management and user experience at AmericanGreetings.com. “We are constantly examining new ways to make our products more innovative and convenient, and we are excited for people to take advantage of these offerings.”
New iPhone e-card application introduced
With the introduction of the iPhone application, users can browse, personalize and send e-cards to anyone with an e-mail address. Those who download the app to their device can select from more than 80 designs for everything from birthday, friendship and thinking of you to holidays and other special occasions.
The application offers popular e-cards from the site plus newly developed greetings just for the iPhone. Owners can choose from animated e-cards, postcards, easy to use add-a-photo greetings (using the built in camera or photos already on the iPhone) and a unique create-a-card offering where users can design their own e-card with fun messages, backgrounds and stickers.
The application is free for a limited time, and can be downloaded from the iTunes app store.
Consumers can now send e-cards to Facebook
As the most popular social sharing site on the Internet, Facebook has grown from an online community to a crucial communication tool for millions. To help users enhance their connections, AmericanGreetings.com now gives its visitors a simple and convenient way to send e-cards directly to Facebook.
Taking advantage of the new offering is as simple as it is convenient. After finding the perfect e-card and customizing it, users just select the “send to Facebook” option. Most e-cards are compatible with this delivery option.
Useful toolbar puts convenience at your fingertips
Another innovation ensures that visitors to AmericanGreetings.com will never miss an important occasion again. Thanks to a special toolbar introduced by the site, users can enjoy staying in touch, and on top of things, in style and on their own time.
With the toolbar, shoppers can browse e-cards, screensavers, wallpapers, and have easy access to the sites helpful reminder service. Once downloaded to their desktop, users can access the different functions at anytime.
Consumers can find more information on all of these introductions now at AmericanGreetings.com. Check out the new e-card offerings for the iPhone, send a greeting to a friend or family member via Facebook and download the new toolbar now.