Press Release – January 14, 2009
Premier Online Invitation and Event Planning Company Reveals Enhanced Print Service, e-Card Capability and Group Invite Feature
NEW YORK, NY–January 14, 2009–pingg (www.pingg.com), the premier online invitation and event planning company, today announced a variety of upgraded features to their growing suite of services, including: a newly enhanced print service; an e-cards capability; and an all-new group invite feature. Already widely recognized for its stylish aesthetic, elegant user interface and unparalleled delivery and management features, pingg continues to set the precedent for utility and customization in cross-platform correspondence with these innovative developments:
- Print Service: pingg is the only company that combines the worlds of digital and printed invitations together on one platform. When pingg introduced its revolutionary “surroundSend” functionality at launch last February, it reinvented the Web-based invitation and event planning market by enabling users to send invites not only via email, social networks, SMS/text message and personal event Web pages, but for the first time via print as well. Now, with its newly enhanced print service, pingg makes it easier than ever to personalize and send printed versions of your online invitations. You design invitations online and the company prints, stamps and mails everything for you to all or a part of your guest list. Whether you want to send print invitations to a few people on your list who don’t have email or to your entire guest list as a keepsake, pingg now makes it seamless. Hosts can still manage their event online as each of pingg’s printed invitations and cards include a dedicated event Webpage link where guests can go to RSVP online.
- e-Card Service: Having received widespread acclaim for the aesthetic and functionality it brought to online invitations, pingg has recently extended its unique look and “feel” into the e-card space. With its sophisticated and versatile collection of e-cards designed for almost any occasion, pingg takes personal and professional correspondence to a new level of customization online. Whether sending a professional note announcing the grand opening of a business, a save-the-date for your wedding or a birth announcement, pingg has more than four million stylish designs from which to choose to help you express yourself in all situations—personal, professional, formal or casual. And, just like its invitation service, printed versions of your e-card can be sent to a recipient’s mailbox as easily as their inbox with pingg doing the printing, stamping and mailing.
- Group Invites Capability: pingg is now the only site that offers hosts the option to invite a group of people with a single invitation. While competitors may have generic “plus one” functionality that allows hosts to invite a collection of “guests,” pingg enables guests to identify who specifically will join them when they RSVP for an event. This nuanced RSVP feature is particularly useful when a host wants to invite someone with their two kids to attend an event but wants to deliver the invitation thru the one member of the family who has access to email. This ensures that when the parent responds, the RSVP is for them and their children as opposed to RSVPing for them and “2 guests.” It is also quite useful when you want to articulate clearly to your roommate from college that she’s entitled to bring a “plus one” to your wedding so long as it’s her brother Billy, who you adore, and not her annoying ex-boyfriend Alex.
“We launched pingg last year because we saw the opportunity to change and improve upon the online invitation and event management market which had plateaued,” said pingg CEO and co-founder, Lorien Gabel. “We are proud to announce these enhancements to our service and will continue to add new features in order to meet the needs of customers looking for a better online solution for invitations and e-cards.”
Based in New York, pingg.com was co-founded in 2006 by brothers Lorien (Tree) Gabel and (Ami) Matt Harrop. Lorien and Matt are CEO and CTO respectively. Their third business venture together, pingg.com is a new, free invitation creation and event management platform that lets design conscious hosts seamlessly create, send and manage stylish invitations and event communications for personal and professional events via online and print. With stylish designs, integrated print, social networking features, customizable event web page and easy to use tools, pingg is changing the way hosts create and plan their events on the web. For more information, visit pingg.com.