At Collection Pot we know that there can be a lot of pleasure in buying a loved one a thoughtful gift for Christmas. However, sometimes we want to go the extra mile and get something really special, which can mean financial input from other members of the family.
We also know that 57% of Brits have family members living abroad and collecting the money for that special gift can be time consuming and chaotic. It can also become a bit awkward having to constantly chase Auntie Barbara in New Zealand for her contribution.
According to the Office for National Statistics, the rise of the ’Multi-Country Family’ (MCF) is driving international Christmas money transfers, nowhere more so than in the UK, where 41% of UK adults currently have at least one relative living abroad.
Negotiating time zones has been cited as one of the top reasons that families disconnect and many use traditional methods such as posting letters and cheques abroad at Christmas time. And sadly, according to findmeagift.co.uk, we spend over £700 million on unwanted Christmas gifts every year.
Collection Pot Founder, Wendy Carter, thought there must be a better way to connect families and give gifts that your relatives really want to receive at Christmas.
Collection Pot brings group family gifting into the 21st century and if you have family spread across the country or even the world, by simply sharing the link to the Pot, they can all come together, contribute any amount, anytime, from anywhere. By adding their donation and writing a message, the Collection Pot recipient can see who from the family has donated and read all the cheery festive messages. The recipient can then choose from an amazing selection of gifts and experiences available from the Collection Pot partners or choose to cash in their pot for something else.
Collection Pot makes collecting money from family at Christmas time so simple, inclusive and just as importantly – fun!