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It’s the afternoon already. Where on earth did this morning go? I have been so busy that when I looked at the clock it was 11am! Today I have a great post for you from Zankyou. What a fantastic idea the website/gift service is. When I got married way back in 2008 there was nothing at all like this. The great thing about Zankyou is that it’s multi purpose. It acts as a wedding gift list from your guests but is also a personalised website where guests can access all the details about your wedding day. How great is that?
When Paul and I were married it was quite unknown to ask for a cash donation towards your wedding. We had lived together for almost 8 years when we got married so we had everything that we needed household wise. When it came to our wedding day we ended up with 20 bath towels and about 30 odd picture frames. Don’t get me wrong, we were extremely grateful but had no idea what to do with the items. Zankyou cuts all this out and I really wish we had an option like Zankyou back in 2008. Sounds perfect doesn’t it?
What made you start your business
Zankyou was created after we recognised that there was no wedding gift list and website service that suited the needs of our generation; we get married later, we’ve often lived together before marriage and we have more and more guests coming from abroad. Therefore, we feel that our website and cash gift list meet the needs of all modern couples preparing for marriage.
What sort of geographical area do you cover? We offer our services globally in nine different languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Polish and Russian. This is perfect for couples with international guests.
Can you tell us more about the gift list service
Our gift list service is completely unique as it gives you the freedom to list whatever you want. It is a cash gift list where you can customise each gift then receive the cash equivalent directly into your bank account. This means that as well as tangible gifts (such as your more traditional toasters and towels) which you can choose from our catalogue of ideas you can also allow your guests to contribute to your honeymoon, home improvements and whatever else you can think of. You can even ask them to donate to a charity of your choice if you feel you already have everything you need.
What do you aim to achieve for your couples
We aim to make their wedding preparations as easy as possible as we know it can be a stressful time for couples. And that’s not just through the wedding list service, but also the wedding website, where they can upload lots of useful information for their guests about their weddings – everything they need in the one place!
Can you give me some information on your pricing structure
Zankyou offers the lowest rates on the market for this sort of service.
In the UK, we charge a 2.85% rate with an 85p fee per gift. The couple can choose if they would like to cover this fee or have their guests cover this fee. If they choose to have their guests cover this fee then Zankyou’s services are completely free for the couple.