VoiceCards contain the Senders voice message and are created over the telephone, smart phones, on-line over the Internet, or in person at a retail store. When the Recipient receives the card they just squeeze it and will hear the Senders voice message.
Posted by Gerry Turner under Electronics & Gadgets
Imagine this . . .
Receiving flowers or a gift with a greeting card that contains the Sender’s personal voice message!
Creating and sending a greeting/gift card containing your personal voice message from your personal computer . . . smart phone . . . or your home/business telephone . . . at the same time you ordered the flowers or gift!
Owning this Patented technology that can serve markets such as: Flowers, Gifts, Greeting Cards and Business industries with annual revenues totaling in excess of $298 Billion . . . and having an exclusive product giving your Vendors a major competitive advantage!
VoiceCardsÒ are a simple, convenient, competitively priced, consumable product that enhances the gift-giving experience by adding the Sender’s voice message to a greeting card created in person or over a telephone or internet at the same time the product is purchased.
When the card arrives in the mail or with a gift, the recipient just squeezes the card and the sender’s personal voice/audio message can be played over and over. The card and gift-giving experience is enhanced by hearing the senders’ personal voice message. When you care enough, send VoiceCardsÒ . . . "The next best thing to being there!"Ò
Over 3 billion greeting cards are sent each year by the $5.7 billion greeting card industry. Of those, 1 billion birthday cards are sent each year and two-thirds are sent through the U.S. Mail. The 16,182 U.S. retail florists $5.4 billion industry benefits by offering VoiceCardsÒ to replace current non-billable labor costs with a new high-volume, high-profit margin revenue stream. The VoiceCardsÒ system and greeting cards are an inexpensive investment and can be utilized by small or large businesses, retail stores, catalog companies and a network of chain stores. There is virtually no competition to this Patent protected product technology, and no one is currently serving the various $298 billion dollar retail market segments.
THIS IS A TURNKEY OPPORTUNITY – All the Patented technology and Web systems have been tested. Assets include:
VoiceCards, Inc. (Colorado Sub-S Corporation No. 20141690425)
Incorporated Company owned by the Inventor
5”x7” Greeting Cards (generic)
2”x3.5” Floral/Business Cards (generic)
Custom cards can be printed/manufactured
www.VoiceCards.com Ò (Phone and Web Retail Card Sales)
https://voicecardsc.web711.discountasp.net/Account/Login.aspx (Authorized Vendor order & voice file download)
1-800 - VoiceCardsÒ (800-864-2322)
1-855-529- xxxx (Interactive Voice Response)
PATENTS – Issued:
8,437,454 B2 (May 7, 2013) - Method & System for Recording An Audio Message (application filed March 10,
7,535,996 B2 (May 19, 2009) - Method & System for Recording Audio onto a Carrier Using a Personal Computer
(application May 29, 2004)
7,203,287 B2 (April 10, 2007) - Audio Recording System & Method of Use (application filed Oct. 7, 2003)
6,718,013 (April 6, 2004) - Method & Use (application No. filed on Oct. 1, 2001)
TRADEMARKS – Issued:
VoiceCardsÒ - U .S. TM Reg. No. 3,329,885 (continued to Nov. 6, 2017)
"The next best thing to being there!"® U.S. SM No. 2,819,379
1-800 - VoiceCards® (800-864-2322)
- Patent disputes . . . infringement by a large firm causing expenditures to prosecute patent violations.
- Manufacturing . . . supervising manufacturing in China (has not been a problem to date).
- Shipments . . . time lags of shipments from China (has not been a problem to date).
- Controlling expenses . . . fluctuation of the U. S. and Asian currencies (minor inflation to date).
o Creating distribution centers (home basement or storage) and shipping via UPS/FedEx/Mail at vendor’s expense.
o Product support and reliability covered by manufacturer’s warrantees and exclusivity.
o Educating vendors and on-line customers on the process and what the recipient will hear.
+ A product using existing technology in a creative new application.
+ Retail vendors have Internet access, PC’s, Web sites, and skills to download voice messages.
+ Users do not need any software or special equipment to download sender’s messages.
+ Vendors can offer VoiceCardsÒ as an add-on option on their Websites with a simple link.
+ Product (cards and ornaments) are not complicated or perishable and does not have the potential to create any liabilities.
+ Product is low cost, convenient, and is a consumable.
+ VoiceCardsÒ are the only greeting card (or ornament) that can be recorded by the sender over the telephone or
Internet and can be sent by itself or with a gift.
+ Recipients of VoiceCardsÒ will play them to their family and friends who will want to send
VoiceCardsÒ to their family and friends.
+ Major card publishers are into recordable pre-recorded sound cards (voice, music and
celebrity voices), but they only offer a 10-second play, not convenient because they have to be
purchased in a store and delivered by the customer.
+ Considerable volume of cards through catalog companies and retail florists i.e. Harry & David process 4,000 calls per hour during holiday seasons.
+ Retailers and catalog companies who have the system will sell and advertise VoiceCardsÒ as an enhancement of
their merchandise and promotional services or in lieu of “free shipping.”
+ Retail florists can use the VoiceCardsÒ system and features to transmit and receive orders in lieu
of Telefora® and FTD networks, thus saving them membership and order fees.
+ High profit margins ( 40 – 45%) on high volumes of cards sold through a number of established
retail industries in a multi- billion-dollar market.
+ Essentially no competition . . . that will also allow vendor/licensed companies to enter new markets, create new revenue streams,
and enhance their products/services with cards containing the senders personal voice message.