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giftya, the Easiest Way for Consumers to Give Back to "Main Street" Businesses and Other Independent Merchants Affected by the Pandemic


giftya, a contactless mobile gifting service offers consumers the ability to text an eGift to a loved one, friend, colleague or essential worker to local and national merchants.

PITTSBURGH (PRWEB) October 27, 2020

As part of its long-standing tradition of giving back to the communities and businesses it serves, giftya, a new contactless mobile gifting service is adding hundreds of local and national merchants to its platform offering consumers the ability to text an eGift to a loved one, friend, colleague or essential worker to local and national merchants such as San Francisco's Project Zen, Lolinda, and Uno Dos Tacos, New York's Strip House and Sarge's Deli and national retailers such as Guitar Center, Peete's Coffee and Cabela's among many others. All consumers have to do is choose the merchant, select an amount, and personalize the gift for the recipient with a photo, video, or uniquely designed digital wrapper.

Small businesses, retail establishments, restaurants, and cafes, have lost most if not all of their customers over the last several months as a result of COVID-19. Those restaurants that could move to takeout models have done so, and those that couldn't have closed entirely. Hotels, which are usually full this time of year, are nearly empty without visitors and business travelers and the registers at local merchants aren't ringing as usual without the normal foot traffic.

Giftya aims to increase business to these local and national merchants when they most need it. It is not charity however; sending a giftya to a loved one, colleague or essential worker in your community can be viewed more like an investment. giftya is the win-win we all need right now and encourages spending with local storekeepers and restaurants that are hurting now and that you want to see survive the COVID-19 lockdown. Here's the beauty of this too: You may get a giftya for somewhere you've never been, that may well become your new favorite place.

"Supporting our local communities and independent merchants has always been a strong part of our ethos," said Jason Wolfe, Founder and CEO, giftya. "We want to show that there are a number of ways consumers can continue to support local businesses near and far. And, giftya gives them the flexibility to use their digital gift to order a meal for themselves, their family or to buy essentials for their home while also helping support local restaurants and merchants during a difficult and challenging economic period."


Giftya, a Telos Gifting, LLC company, is reinventing gift giving with a meaningful no loss, no waste e-gift. Giftya enables you to text a personalized gift for any national or local merchant in the U.S. within seconds. Visit for more information.

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