Kaddoz is a local gift recommendation application present on the web at www.kaddoz.com and on the iphone (kaddoz iphone app) that allows users to quickly find quality gifts and walk to the store to purchase it. Kaddoz currently represents 30 small San Francisco stores and prefers quality above quantity.
Kaddoz’s core values lie in helping local communities by promoting small local merchants. As stated in a “new rule” article, the following illustrates the reasons for the Kaddoz’s quest:
“[The San Francisco Retail Diversity Study] finds that $1 million spent at independent bookstores creates $321,000 in additional economic activity in the region, including $119,000 in wages and salaries paid to local employees. That same $1 million spent at chain bookstores generates only $188,000 in local economic activity, including $71,000 in local wages and salaries.”
Kaddoz’s goal is to promote local economies by increasing foot traffic:
“For every $100 in consumer spending with a local firm, $68 remains in the [local] economy vs. $43 for spending at a chain store. [And] for every square foot occupied by a local firm, local economic impact is $179 vs. $105 for a chain store” - http://sfloma.org/studies
|Launch Date||January 1, 2008|
Kaddoz allows you to find great unbiased gift ideas by profiles and occasions, create or contribute to surprise group gifts for family and friends via its facebook application, get real comments from real people, share new ideas and experiences, earn points , redeem them for cash or to give to the Charity of your choice and receive upcoming birthdays email reminders.
Kaddoz has been created to help people find great gift ideas for any profile and any occasion. Kaddoz is a community of real people with real gift ideas added by our users and great experiences to share. Kaddoz also brings together family and friends with group gifts, birthday alarms, and personalized gift recommendations. Kaddoz also lets friends and family come together to contribute to one bigger gift. Sharing gift ideas with friends and participating in group discussions to select the perfect gift is often the most enjoyable part of the whole gift finding process. Kaddoz has also released an application for Facebook, allowing friends to get together and group their contributions toward a better, larger group gift.