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Pingg

Designer Invitations & Party Managament


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Published 01/27/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Pingg is an online service that allows users to send quality, professional-looking invitations. Pingg's invites can be sent through social networking sites, emails and/ or Pingg can arrange to have them delivered via snail mail. Pingg can also manage online ticketing, dedicated websites and guest lists for events. The designs hosted on Pingg's site are of the highest quality and are very stylish. An appealing invite can help users promote their event even more. Google Maps can also be incorporated within the event's homepage. Pingg also has advanced features like automatic "Thank you" texts for those who RSVP or attend an event. Another nice feature is that users can offer their attendees the ability to submit a donation to a number of listed charities, instead of bringing a gift.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Pingg is a US-based company out of New York City. Its development and design team is based out of Toronto. The co-founders are Canadian brothers Gabel and Matt Harrop. They founded the company in January, 2007 and funded it themselves with $500,000. Afterwards, Pingg was able to raise an additional $800,000 in angel funding from one of the founders of TheGlobe.com, Stephen Paternot. Pingg is quickly becoming considered the more stylish, classy alternative to Evite.

What are the differences to other apps?

Although Pingg is just one of the many online invitation sending services available, the quality of its designs with added functionality of ticket, website and guest list management make Pingg's total solution one of the more professional and stylish choices for party planners. Users can select invites from a wide range of designs made by a talented artist community, which is big differentiation for it against other apps.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Pingg is a well-crafted website. The layout and design are stylish. The interface is friendly and navigating through the site is simple.

How does the registration process work?

Information required to start a Pingg.com account is one's name, email and password. Accept the standard terms & conditions, and one is set. From there they can begin to create events, invites, and more. Users can register for Pingg Plus by choosing any one of the features included in the premium package, adding a guest list with more than 250 guests, or choosing a design created by a pingg Plus Designer or an image from the pingg Vault. When the user goes to send the invite/ ecard, they wil be directed to a payment screen where they can pay the upgrade fee and enter their billing information.

What does it cost to use the application?

Pingg allows sending invitations through email and other event management services free of cost to its users. However, some advanced services like customized invitations, invitation printing, using photos from their library, or contacting guests using SMS requires a fee. Events can also be upgraded to Pingg Plus for $10 and take advantage of ad-free invites, guest lists of 250+ people, digital envelopes and more.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Pingg is highly recommended for users who want their event and brand to stand out. For those who don't want their invite to scream "Cheap!" or "Unprofessional!" they should use Pingg. Pingg is one of the best services for online invitations. If its premium services were included for free, it would be perfect!

  • Gift or Charity registry
  • Planning both personal and professional events
  • SurrounSend - Ability to use email, SMS, web, print to send invites
  • A library having more than 2 million, designer images
  • Detailed reporting tools
  • Invitation uploads in PDF form
  • Functionality to sell tickets online and collecting money is coming soon


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