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15 March 2008

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A wishing well is a term from European folklore to describe wells where it was thought that any spoken wish would be granted. Online gift registry OurWishingWell.com have turned an urban myth into a reality for people across 150 countries.

OurWishingWell.com allows hosts of any special occasion to create and personalise wish lists and invite guests to contribute to these gifts. Gifts range from something as traditional as toasters and manchester to wedding cakes and home deposits. Instead of worrying about shipping costs of gifts, the user-friendly, online tool brings convenience to another level, allowing overseas guests to donate to gifts online.

Hosts can personalise their online registry for weddings, engagements, baby showers, and birthdays, to name a few. OurWishingWell.com is a safe, user-friendly and free online service making event organising a notch easier, reducing the chances of having unwanted or duplicate gifts and increasing the amount of desired ones.

Joseph Renzi, founder of OurWishingWell.com, said, "We've had an overwhelming response from hosts...I'm glad OurWishingWell.com have made organising special occasions a lot less stressful and a lot more enjoyable."

OurWishingWell.com is powered by local company SwapAce.com and was started in a Sydney garage by a group of university graduates four years ago. Successful online barter site SwapAce.com has over 200,000 members across 140 countries and the site is growing at a rate of ~500 new members per day.

OurWishingWell.com supports all major currencies and is available at any time from anywhere in the world - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The site is safe, secure and free to create and customise your own gift registry or wishing well.



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  We had a lot of positive comments from our guests, and it was such a hassle-free and fun process - thanks very much to your whole team.  
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Gift Registry

"Save Time" for the host:

  • quick & easy - less than 5 minutes to set up
  • no more shops - set up from the comfort of your own home & avoid returning unwanted / duplicate items

"Save Time" for the guest:

  • quick & easy - provide gifts within minutes through OurWishingWell
  • no more shops - avoid running around to find gifts - you can use OurWishingWell anytime, from the comfort of your own home
  Gift Registries

"Save Money" for the host:

  • avoid wasting money - no duplicate items
  • avoid disappointment - get items you want & need
  • not limited to products / prices from one store - use money anywhere
  • free to create your own personalised gift registry / wishing well

"Save Money" for the guest:

  • avoid wasting money - no duplicate items and only items that the host wants/needs
  • avoid disappointment - your host chooses the items they want/need - you simply pick the gift(s) that you would like to contribute towards
  • save money on petrol - no hectic travelling from store to store
  • save money on wrapping - no wrapping of presents means more money to contribute towards gifts or more money saved by you  - you choose
  • save money on shipping & handing - no shipping & handling fees means more money to contribute towards gifts or more money saved by you  - you choose
  • free to view a registry (before deciding if you would like to proceed or not)
  Wedding Registry

"More Value" for the host:

  • expensive gifts are now an option - instead of smaller gifts, multiple guests can contribute to bigger items
  • money can go towards the things you really need

"More Value" for the guest:

  • instead of individual smaller gifts, multiple guests can make a contribution towards larger, more significant, items
  • money goes towards the things the host really needs/wants
  Gift Registry

"Reduce Stress" for the host:

  • eliminate the hassle of transporting large/numerous gifts
  • eliminate the stress of worrying about large amounts of money being stored in a physical wishing well on the day of the event
  • OurWishingWell.com is safe and secure

"Reduce Stress" for the guest:

  • eliminate the hassle of transporting large/numerous gifts
  • eliminate the stress of trying to pick the right gift
  • eliminate the stress of large amounts of money being stored in a physical wishing well on the day of the event
  • OurWishingWell is safe and secure
  Gift Registries

"Access Money" for the host:

  • instant access to money as soon as it is contributed by your guests
  • guests can provide money instantly (before the event)
  • you can use gift money to help pay for the event

"Access Money" for the guest:

  • help your host to obtain the things they really need by providing gifts of money
  • any gifts of money you contribute are instantly available to your host (before the event) so they can benefit straight away
  Wedding Registry

"Easy Access" for the host

  • overseas guests and those who cannot attend can still provide gifts
  • no one is limited to shop business hours - 24/7 access for you and your guests (anytime, anywhere)
  • quick & easy for your guests to use
  • support team ready to help - so you can relax & enjoy your event!

"Easy Access" for the guest

  • overseas guests and those who cannot attend can still provide gifts
  • no one is limited to shop business hours - 24/7 access for you to contribute (anytime, anywhere)
  • quick & easy to use
  • support team ready to help - so you can relax & enjoy the event!
 

"Safe & Secure" for the host & guest:

  • technical and security best practices - using "Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)"
  • internal and external fraud prevention measures
  • strict privacy policy
  • you are in control over your account and how/when your money is withdrawn
  • all transactions are logged for auditing & authenticity validation purposes
  • thousands of other people have successfully used our services - see testimonies
  • our organisation has built a reputation based on quality service, honesty and integrity since 2003
  • our organisation has received a number of awards and accolades
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