12/19/2012 Apps can also help you with gift-giving. If you’re at a loss for ideas, you may find the Gift Professor (free on iOS and Android) helpful. I was skeptical as I tapped in details … read more
The Gift Professor algorithms and social psychology reinvents our approach to standard shopping.
12/18/2012 A gift that’s as easy as a gift card but much more personal and unique. Sounds too good to be true? If an app or website could promise you that, you’d make short work of that gift-buying list. GiftProfessor.com, a web- and app-based shopping tool, can help you experience Zen-like shopping satisfaction. OK, maybe not quite Zen-like, but … read more
12/12/2012 Have you finished your shopping yet? I’m afraid to admit I still have WAY too many people left to buy for! While my kids are easy, and my husband (fairly easy!) there are others that it’s just tough to shop for no matter who they are in your life. They seem to have everything, need nothing and you’re never really sure what to get them. One new website is designed to help you solve exactly that problem! GiftProfessor is designed to…. read more
Kansas City Business Radio KMBZ Interviews Gift Professor Founder
12/6/2012 11:45 am Click here to listen to interview on an audio MP3 file
12/6/2012 Y’all know I make Christmas my bitch.. Now you can too! You’ve all been there. It’s the beginning of December and you have that one person on your list and you have no clue what to get them. You aimlessly wander around the mall, debating over meaningless trinkets or something useless. By the time you’re done navigating the crowds and lines,you’ve had it. read more …
12/4/2012 In between the Frontal Steak House Lobe and the Lamborghini Cortex of the masculine brain lies that often overlooked sweet spot for our loved ones. It’s the same part that got us wives or girlfriends, or even just good, long-term pals. But with each new option for maintaining those relationships, sometimes the Unfinished Man can lose touch with that sweet spot. Now, there’s a tool that keeps our sweet spots in full working order. Read more …
Science of Giving
12/1/2012 Whether you relish the thrill of the hunt or head straight for the gift cards, the holidays are just around the corner. And that means searching for the perfect gift for everyone on your list. This year, why not sidestep the big box stores and crowded mall — and still snag a fabulous find — by consulting the Gift Professor. Read more …
11/29/2012 We have all been there. That gift that you have to get for someone on your list and you have no idea what to get them. You don’t have a clue and it’s driving you crazy. I was actually just making fun of my husband the other day because he never knows what to get me for Christmas. He will literally go to the mall the day or two before Christmas and spend hours walking in circles. See more……
11/21/12 Are you having trouble deciding what to buy for your father’s upcoming birthday? Or maybe you are looking for a gift to give your girlfriend on your anniversary that is right round the corner? Whatever the occasion is, we always struggle to find the right present for our loved ones. We want it to be something that goes with their personality and, in some cases, we want the gift to be of some use to them in their work. read more ….
Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) November 13, 2012 Gift Professor, a one-of-a-kind online shopping experience, delivers an infinite number of personalized gift suggestions to the gift giver. Users can download the new free Gift Professor app for their iPhones, iPads or Android phones, available through iTunes, the App Store and Google Play Market. read more ….
Futuristic Gift Giving – Reviving personal gifts vs. Gift Cards
November 13, 2011 BoomerBlogs.com - In this guest post founder Tony Schmidt discusses the problem Gift Professor solves by encapsulating all aspects of the person you wish to please with your gift read more …
Gift Professor makes picking out holiday gifts easier than ever on Kansas City Live
Founder interviewed my Michelle Davidson on popular Kansas City morning talk show KC Live. View the Friday November 9, 2012 three minute segment
BoomerCafe November 7, 2012 – The generations younger than ours certainly have their own ideas about how to improve our lives, but we boomers are not quite out of ideas ourselves. To wit, we just heard from Tony Schmidt in Lawrence Kansas, who set out to solve what he calls The Impossible Software Problem. We think he’s done it! read more…
Visit Our YouTube channel to keep up on the “lighter side” of the adventures of Gift Professor as he helps his friends avoid boring gift giving
Gift Professor is Here to Help Pt. 1, Gift Professor is Here to Help Pt. 2, Gift Professor: How Does He Do It?, Gift Professor Brings Color to the World, Happy Halloween from the Gift Professor as well as helpful how-tos View Videos Here….
Introducing Gift Professor: the Gift-Giving Brainchild of Lawrence, KS Entrepreneur Tony Schmidt
Give the perfect gift in under 40 seconds. LAWRENCE, KS (PRWEB) October 04, 2012 Gift Professor is a one-of-a-kind online shopping experience that delivers an infinite number of personalized gift suggestions to the gift giver. read more…..
Internet Product Company Success Story: GiftProfessor.com
Giftprofessor.com is a different kind of gifting website, in fact GiftProfessor.com is a tool in and of itself, a gift finding tool. The tool requires users to complete a survey about themselves and the person they are buying the gift. It takes into consideration factors like the recipients’ age, interests, occupation and personality traits. In the end, the survey generates gift ideas from around 50,000 products featured on their website. They consider themselves the eHarmony of gift finding tools.
Online shopping tool creates customized gift lists
LAWRENCE — Stumped on what to buy your spouse, children, boss and friends for the holidays? Hesitant to fight the mob at the mall or fumble with credit cards at cash registers?
No need to sweat it. A new web-based shopping tool developed by a Lawrence company can pinpoint unique gifts that match a person’s traits and direct you to online merchants where you can make your purchases.
Read more at CJOnline
Gift Professor, developed by a Lawrence company, simplifies holiday shopping
A bit stumped when it came to gift buying, Lawrence resident Tony Schmidt didn’t just go to the mall and settle on blasé run-of-the-mill presents for his loved ones. Instead, the now-president of CoolProducts.com came up with an idea to both simplify and personalize the gift-giving process: Gift Professor.
The online, free-of-charge service pairs buyers with gifts for their loved ones based on principles similar to sites such as eHarmony and Pandora. The Gift Professor program asks users questions about the type of relationship the two people are in, personal style and occupation, among others. Schmidt says the goal is to provide something special: a gift your loved one will cherish.
Read more at LJWorld
With ‘technology like eHarmony,’ CoolProducts hopes to help gift givers
If you think CoolProducts.com sounds similar to other ecommerce sites you’ve seen, Tony Schmidt suggests you to think again. Schmidt, the CEO of Lawrence, Kan.-based CoolProducts, is very clear about what he believes distinguishes his website from the competition.
“We do not analyze your click stream to provide ‘people like you bought this’ suggestions. That’s creepy,” Schmidt said in an email interview. “We do not provide stereotypical baskets of ideas based on personas like: Weekend Warrior or (Fashionista). That is not respectful. We do not crawl people’s Facebook accounts to see what they are interested in. Our service gives you the steering wheel to create a unique set of product ideas that are tailor made exactly to your recipients attributes.”
Read more at Silicon Prairie News
Revolutionary Gift Discovery Tool Unveiled by CoolProducts.com to Find Unique Gifts
KANSAS CITY, KS–(Marketwire – Oct 11, 2011) – No more trudging the mall or browsing online forunique gifts this holiday season. Gift Professor, a personality based gift discovery tool, has arrived at CoolProducts.com. This free online software does the heavy lifting for you.
Created by Social Psychologists and Computer Scientists, the new tool empowers puzzled shoppers who want to pull unique gift ideas from the vastness of the web.
Read more at Market Wire
CoolProducts.com Responds to Economic Downturn By Making Website Price Sensitive
December 15, 2008
Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) December 15, 2008 — CoolProducts.com, the vast shopping site launched in November, has responded to the economic crisis with a retooled home page. Shoppers are now invited to visit CoolProducts.com to see Featured Gifts Under $100.
Because gift shopping should be fun and fruitful, CoolProducts.com was created to help the smart shopper access great gift ideas from all over the web in one easy place. By representing 1000s of the webs top online merchants, shopper’s now can access a better product recommendation tool for both price and relevance. For this current frugal environment items are organized by price from lowest to highest.
Founder Tony Schmidt notes, “We are a new twist for the hard-to-buy-for. Essentially we have organized the ‘coolest’ products from 1000s of your favorite catalogs to make shopping very easy. These are clever and useful gift ideas from the biggest, most popular web stores. We are right for you if you want to cut to the chase and spend as little time as possible finding the well-thought-out gift. By aggregating so many merchants into clear categories we facilitate a rich serendipitous experience for busy people. Visitors can easily find the ‘coolest’ gift to match to their budget and their recipient’s style. How cool is that?”