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Zip|Send Shopping Cart Technology

Zip|send, one of the many companies that fell victim to the dot com burst. Even though the company no longer exist, zip|send made its mark on the Internet. Zip|Send created a revolutionary method for users to send tangible gifts using only an online identity as the delivery address. More important this new technology finally allowed the recipient to be in control of the delivery destination and time.

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Company: Zip|Send - 1998- 2001


At Zip|Send I was able to get my feet wet in interaction and application design. Through several staff changes and contractors quitting I somehow ended up with the task of designing version 2.0 of the Zip|Send technology. Surprisingly I felt really comfortable in this role., Taking on this challenge I was able to simplify the application for the user and create a easy to follow blue print for the developers, so easy that 2.0 was developed in two weeks compared to a year and a half for the first (limited) 1.0 version. Our shopping cart rivaled the single click purchase from Amazon and had functionality that to this day has not been surpassed or duplicated.

Some of the Zip|Send partners included companies like AOL's AIM, Odigo, all the major electronic greeting sites (their wonderful lawyers asked me not to use their names), all the major dating communities, and a handful of other online portals as well as business software like ACT business solutions.

This project included:

  • Designed a unique and innovative purchasing technologies
  • Built showcase catalog sites using our technology
  • Created one of the most successful Internet marketing programs to date, "VROOM"
  • Integrated our technology with top dating sites and IM clients
  • Built plug and play co-branded catalogs

More detailed screens available upon request