I recently tweeted a link in The Worxpresso Facebook Page with the message that “Women love images while men love texts.” In that link shows you that women love to use Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram more than men but Twitter and LinkedIn continue to attract the male gender. @EyalToledano favorited the tweet and followed @theworxpresso. Naturally, as the unspoken Twitter rule goes, “You follow me and I’ll follow you, too.” But his web link brought me to something new, unique and enticing – something free!
In a nutshell, spoil.io is a gift-sending service that mixes the internet and cell phone text messaging. You enter your Canada or United States mobile phone number to get started. The website’s “How it works” explains it best:
We take the pain out of gift giving, by connecting you directly with a curator who will ask you some basic questions, and provide you with tailored gift options based on your specific gifting needs.
How much does it cost? It’s free! During the text messaging activity with spoil.io, you will eventually know the final price of the gift you’d like to send out to someone. There are no hidden charges, according to the website.
The first time you use it, spoil.io will send you a secure website or link where you can enter your credit card and delivery details. All gifts can be shipped to anywhere in Canada and the continental United States (I think).
However, there are no “About Us” links in the website. At the bottom lists the company information: Spoil Inc. 2703 7th St, Suite #279 | Berkeley, CA 94710. I clicked the topmost link, “(or click here to save contact information)” and a Spoil.vcf file is being pushed to my laptop, either to open it using a program that opens .vcf files or saving it in your hard drive. I chose to open it using my Microsoft Outlook and here are details: