In 1997, Arvind Kajaria and his brother Sharad co-founded 123Greetings.com, the #1 free ecards web site in the world. It is the largest ecard web site on the Internet today, with over 20,000 proprietary ecards celebrating more than 3,000 everyday, special occasions & events. Their mission is to connect people. Their vision is to bridge gaps and distances using the latest technology. The company started with ecards and is now expanding into social networks. They like to say that 123Greetings is a tool for human expression, backed by state-of-the-art technology services.
“Back in 1997, when we started 123Greetings, there was no MySpace or Facebook,” said Arvind Kajaria. “Americans were becoming more and more isolated from their friends and family. There was a need for human connection — a bridge. We wanted 123Greetings to be that bridge. We operate 24/7 and we’re free. Even in the context of Web 2.0 and social networks, folks still use 123Greetings to express themselves. We deliver human expressions using cutting edge technology. We’re the bridge that people use to connect to each other.”
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123Greetings Fact Sheet:
- 123Greetings was one of the world’s Top Ten fastest gaining websites in December 2006 and December, 2007. (Comscore Media Metrix)
- 123Greetings ranked in the “Movers & Shakers” list of Alexa.com in December 2006 and on Valentine’s Day, 2008.
- 123Greetings.com was ranked the 71st largest website on Valentine’s Day, 2006 by Alexa.
- 123Greetings will host more than 250 million unique users this year.
- More than 115 million cards were sent from 123Greetings.com in 2006.
- People in more than 190 countries used 123Greetings.com to meet their online expressional needs in 2007.