Office collections for departing colleagues are being given a twenty-first century make-over by Viing.
Instead of having to pass around (track and chase) a card and envelope for contributions, Viing lets you set up a page online and share the link with colleagues who can leave a message for the recipient and put money into a virtual pot. Sums collected can be transferred directly into the recipient’s bank account or used to buy a gift voucher.
The service, which can be used for other occasions such as birthdays and maternity leave, is free for the organiser and for contributors. Viing makes its money through mark-ups on the greeting cards – all designed in-house – and from commission received from gift voucher suppliers.