GIFTEE MALAYSIA SDN. BHD., a local subsidiary of the eGift service (*1) provider giftee, Inc. (Headquarters: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo/Representative CEO: Mutsumi Ota), hereby announces that it will extend its business-oriented eGift sales system “eGift System” to Tealive, a lifestyle tea brand operated by LOOB Holding Sdn Bhd. (Headquarters: Malaysia/CEO: Bryan Loo), and from March 6, 2019, will begin sales of eGifts compatible with Tealive services at more than 200 outlets (excluding AEON Delica and MaxValu outlets) in Malaysia. This project will be giftee, Inc.’s first to provide eGift System to local companies in Malaysia.
giftee, Inc. has the corporate mission of “Using gifts to connect people to people, people to business, and people to communities.” Based on this mission, it provides “giftee” (*2), a casual gift service that allows customers to send gifts online easily, along with the sentiment of “a little thank you” for everyday kindnesses. It also operates a SaaS business providing the “eGift System,”(*3) an eGift sales system for businesses. Launching “giftee for Business,” a new solution for businesses based on its original “giftee” service, in April 2016, and “Welcome!STAMP,” a local e-currency system, in May 2016, the company has used the technologies it has built up in its eGift business to actively develop new businesses. Additionally, in October 2018, giftee, Inc. established GIFTEE MALAYSIA SDN. BHD., a Malaysian local subsidiary, and started to expand its eGift business in ASEAN countries.
The “eGift System” service being introduced to Tealive will allow for immediate issue and validation of eGifts. eGifts can be purchased from online purchase portals for various brands, and are issued at the time of purchase. The purchaser can then give the eGifts they have purchased to friends, family and so on via SMS, WhatsApp, and other services, allowing for instant gifting with a personalized greeting. Having received an eGift unique link, the recipient clicks on it to reveal an eGift ticket, to be flashed from their smartphone at Tealive counters to redeem their drinks. eGift System links to PoS and other systems, allowing cashiers to scan the voucher to allow instant redemption. Each eGift has a unique URL, and when the eGift is validated, data such as the date/time of the store visit, name of the store visited, type of eGift, and details of any bundled selling can be instantly collected, providing versatile CRM tools that can be used for quantitative analysis of eGift usage information. Additionally, unlike tickets or coupons issued on paper, etc., eGifts are validated at the moment of processing via PoS or other systems, setting their status to “used” and thereby preventing repeat use of the corresponding ticket.
Tealive brand operated by LOOB Holding Sdn Bhd., which will implement eGift System, is the leading lifestyle tea brand in Malaysia which serves over 70 varieties of drinks in more than 200 outlets in Malaysia Malaysians can now purchase a Tealive eGift online for their family and friends, from “Tealive eGift” website (https://tealive.store.egift.asia), launched on March 6, 2019. There are three types of Tealive eGifts available: “RM6.5 Tealive Drink Voucher”, “RM7.5 Tealive Black Diamond Milk Tea Voucher “ and “RM10 Tealive Cash Voucher”. These eGifts are redeemable at all Tealive outlets in Malaysia except Tealive in AEON Delica and MaxValu outlets.
giftee, Inc. is working to further the popularization of its eGift System in ASEAN countries, with a focus on Malaysia, and plans to extend the system to approximately 10 brands in Malaysia during 2019. Overseas rollout of “giftee for Business”, a B2C-oriented corporate solution, is also progressing in the same manner, and through the popularization of eGifts both nationally and internationally, we aim to create a custom and culture of casual gift-giving where people can casually express their personalized greeting accompanied by a gift.
(*1) A service in which the gift-giver purchases a digital gift ticket online and sends it to the recipient, who can exchange it for goods in-store.
(*2) giftee STAMP, launched by giftee, Inc. on November 27, 2015, is a highly secure, batteryless electronic stamp. Simply by touching the electronic stamp to the screen of the smartphone or other mobile device, the electronic stamp can be checked against individual eGifts and be processed as spent.
(*3) eGift System is a gift sales system provided by giftee, Inc. to businesses. Businesses that implement the system can use it to operate eGift services on their own websites.
(*4) giftee is a web-based service for the sale of eGifts, operated by giftee, Inc.
[How to Use eGifts]
[Tealive eGift Overview]
Tealive is a modern lifestyle tea brand committed to taking tea-brewing to new heights. Tealive menu currently offers up to 70 choices of beverages from milk tea, smoothies, fruit teas, chocolate, matcha and coffee categories.
- 5* Tealive Drink Voucher: Redeemable for a RM6.5 drink offered by Tealive.
- 5* Tealive Black Diamond Milk Tea Voucher for a Regular size of Black Diamond Milk offered by Tealive.
- RM10 Tealive Cash Voucher: Redeemable for a RM10 food and drink offered by Tealive.
*Prices are subjected to 6% Service Tax.
Until the end of 180 days after purchase
Outlets Where eGifts Can Be Redeemed
Tealive outlets in Malaysia (except AEON Delica and MaxValu outlets)
- Only one gift ticket may be used per transaction.
- Each gift ticket may only be used once.
- Should you make a transaction in excess of the value shown on the gift ticket, you must pay the additional cost.
- Should the value of the receipt be lower than the ticket value, no change shall be given.
- Tickets have a validity period. Please check the validity period shown on the ticket screen and use the ticket within that period.
- Tickets are not exchangeable for cash.
- Not valid with other promotions and/or vouchers
How to Use Tickets
- Select “Use In-Store.”
- Show ticket when placing order at counter.
- The store staff will scan the barcode displayed on your smartphone at the PoS system to redeem the eGift.
■About LOOB Holding Sdn Bhd.
Headquarters: No.1, Nouvelle Industrial Park 2, Lorong Teknologi 3/4A,Taman Sains Selangor, Kota Damansara,47810 Petaling Jaya,,Selangor, Malaysia.
Representative: CEO Bryan Loo
Business Description: Food and beverages company
■About giftee, Inc.
With the aim of creating a custom and culture of casual gift-giving as a means of conveying everyday feelings of gratitude, giftee, Inc. is engaged in the provision and expansion of gift services to make them available to more people. Its casual gift service, “giftee,” currently has more than 1,160,000 members (as of the end of February 2019), making it Japan’s No. 1 casual gift service, with the number of users continuing to grow. It currently handles merchandise from more than 42,000 stores around Japan, including coffee shops, convenience stores, and restaurants, so customers can choose from a diverse range of gifts to suit their purpose. The average sales price of gift items is about ¥600. This service offers reasonable gifts that can be sent casually by LINE or e-mail and that will not place pressure on the recipient.
Company Name : giftee, Inc.
Address : 5F Saisei Ikedayama, 5-10-25 Higashi Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 141-0022
Established : August 10, 2010 (services commenced: March 2011)
Representative : Mutsumi Ota, CEO
Paid-in Capital : 1,010,670,000 JPY (including capital reserves)
Business Description : Operation of “giftee” casual gift service and development of “giftee e-Gift System” (SaaS)
(gift sales system targeted at businesses), “giftee for Business” (solution for businesses based on “giftee”), and “Welcome!STAMP” (local e-currency system) businesses
URL : giftee, Inc. http://giftee.co.jp/
“giftee” casual gift service https://giftee.co/
[GIFTEE MALAYSIA SDN. BHD. Overview]
Company Name : GIFTEE MALAYSIA SDN. BHD.
Address : Suite 11.01, Level 11, South Wing, Menara OBYU, 4, Jalan PJU8/8A, Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya, 47810, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Established : September 13, 2018 (services commenced: October 2018)
Representatives : CEO Mutsumi Ota, Director Hideki Fujisawa
URL : https://giftee.com.my