Zest ‑ Better than Gift Cards

Stand out with the swiftest gifting experience in ecommerce.

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App highlights

  • Seamless workflow: use directly in Shopify admin

  • Up-to-date tech: works with the latest themes

  • Speed tested: low impact to your online store

Key values section

Stand out with your gifting CX

Create a thoughtful and dedicated gifting experience that fosters trust and loyalty while setting your store apart from competitors.

Less friction, more gifting

Offer flexible sender options, gift swapping, and instant gift note delivery that enables same-day gifting past shipping cutoffs.

Earn new leads with every gift

Gift recipients are your warmest leads, and now you can engage and nurture them to conversion. Unlock gifting as an acquisition channel.

App details

Zest ‑ Better than Gift Cards

Zest ‑ Better than Gift Cards

Gifting is ecommerce’s biggest missed opportunity.

In a world where customer acquisition and retention is tougher (and more expensive) than ever, it’s time to reimagine where your best customers live.

Are your hottest leads at the other end of a cold Facebook ad? Or are they gift recipients who are already enjoying your products and need just a li’l nudge to convert them into your next best customer?

Gifting is one of the fastest growing ecommerce categories today. Yet, online gifting hasn’t evolved to meet modern expectations like personalization, a thoughtful customer experience, and a loyal relationship with the brand.

Gifters are your greatest advocates. Gift recipients are your warmest leads. And Zest is building the gifting platform that helps stores like yours build personalized relationships with both.

Zest’s gifting platform not only removes gifting friction, but it also collects coveted customer records and marketing opt-ins from gifters and recipients as part of the experience.

Surprise and delight gifters and giftees with the most pleasant gifting journey right on your website. Then, push both contacts into your email marketing, retargeting campaigns, and more. Build trust, nurture relationships, and earn loyalty with shoppers in your gifting journey instead of letting your gifting leads go cold.

Gifting is evolving. Is your store prepared?

Unwrap gifting as your best customer acquisition channel

  • Collect up to two customer records per every gift.
  • Push gifting data into your email marketing tools for personalized communication that welcomes, engages, and nurtures conversion.
  • Remarket and retarget gifters and giftees to encourage more gifting.

Enhance your customer experience with modern gifting

  • Offer a branded gifting journey to gift senders and recipients.
  • Differentiate from competitors with a dedicated and thoughtful gifting experience.

Make any product a hassle-free gift

  • Empower shoppers to send gifts without the stress of needing to know the recipient’s address, size, preferences, and more.
  • Place Zest’s gifting button on your product or cart pages to align with your CX.

Reduce return rates and support needs

  • Ensure ultimate satisfaction by letting recipients swap for a product they’ll love before it ships.
  • Send gifters and recipients tracking details to decrease “Where is my order?” inquiries.

Scale your store

  • Create more opportunities for shoppers to share your products as gifts and boost brand awareness.
  • Become a go-to gifting destination through recipients-turned-customers and repeat gifters.

Kick-start your new gifting strategy

  • Add Zest to your store in minutes, and try it free for 30 days.
  • Unlock gifting features like branded digital cards, custom gift offer builder, and more!

Launch date

Integrates with

  • Klaviyo
Zest ‑ Better than Gift Cards

Zest ‑ Better than Gift Cards

Gifting is ecommerce’s biggest missed opportunity.

In a world where customer acquisition and retention is tougher (and more expensive) than ever, it’s time to reimagine where your best customers live.

Are your hottest leads at the other end of a cold Facebook ad? Or are they gift recipients who are already enjoying your products and need just a li’l nudge to convert them into your next best customer?

Gifting is one of the fastest growing ecommerce categories today. Yet, online gifting hasn’t evolved to meet modern expectations like personalization, a thoughtful customer experience, and a loyal relationship with the brand.

Gifters are your greatest advocates. Gift recipients are your warmest leads. And Zest is building the gifting platform that helps stores like yours build personalized relationships with both.

Zest’s gifting platform not only removes gifting friction, but it also collects coveted customer records and marketing opt-ins from gifters and recipients as part of the experience.

Surprise and delight gifters and giftees with the most pleasant gifting journey right on your website. Then, push both contacts into your email marketing, retargeting campaigns, and more. Build trust, nurture relationships, and earn loyalty with shoppers in your gifting journey instead of letting your gifting leads go cold.

Gifting is evolving. Is your store prepared?

Unwrap gifting as your best customer acquisition channel

  • Collect up to two customer records per every gift.
  • Push gifting data into your email marketing tools for personalized communication that welcomes, engages, and nurtures conversion.
  • Remarket and retarget gifters and giftees to encourage more gifting.

Enhance your customer experience with modern gifting

  • Offer a branded gifting journey to gift senders and recipients.
  • Differentiate from competitors with a dedicated and thoughtful gifting experience.

Make any product a hassle-free gift

  • Empower shoppers to send gifts without the stress of needing to know the recipient’s address, size, preferences, and more.
  • Place Zest’s gifting button on your product or cart pages to align with your CX.

Reduce return rates and support needs

  • Ensure ultimate satisfaction by letting recipients swap for a product they’ll love before it ships.
  • Send gifters and recipients tracking details to decrease “Where is my order?” inquiries.

Scale your store

  • Create more opportunities for shoppers to share your products as gifts and boost brand awareness.
  • Become a go-to gifting destination through recipients-turned-customers and repeat gifters.

Kick-start your new gifting strategy

  • Add Zest to your store in minutes, and try it free for 30 days.
  • Unlock gifting features like branded digital cards, custom gift offer builder, and more!

Launch date

Integrates with

  • Klaviyo

Pricing 30-day free trial

Starter

Free to install

$0.75 per additional gift over 20 gifts

  • Customizable gifting button for your product and cart pages
  • Digital touchpoints with gift recipients
  • Headless site support

Growth

$49/month

$0.50 per additional gift over 100 gifts

  • Customizable theming and copy to match your brand
  • Recipient gift swapping settings
  • Gift offer builder
  • Email & chat support

Business

$149/month

$0.40 per additional gift over 400 gifts

  • For Shopify Plus stores
  • Customizable digital cards
  • Klaviyo integration for gift sender and recipient marketing
  • Email, chat & phone support

* All charges are billed in USD.
** Recurring charges, including monthly or usage-based charges, are billed every 30 days.

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  • ALEXIS BITTAR

    Location United States
    Time spent using app 2 months

    Just finished set-up and have had a great experience with the onboarding team so far. Everyone was knowledgable, flexible to our requests and accommodating to our schedule. So far the roll-out has been smooth and are seeing early successes with the integration. Really excited to see how this continues to perform through the holiday season.

  • Vosges Haut-Chocolat

    Location United States
    Time spent using app 2 months

    The team at Zest is super hands on and responsive with setup. They were super thorough with testing and immediately responded to any customer questions we received. We are happy with the Zest experience so far and excited for where we can take our gifting business. Highly recommend!

  • Giften Market

    Location United States
    Time spent using app 5 months

    The day after we launched with Zest (before even promoting the new feature) we had a handful of customers find and use the "Instant Gift" button. Then came this email from a customer: "We had a family emergency this weekend that prevented us from getting a timely gift for our sister, but having the option of sending her a delightful basket digitally truly saved the day. We’re grateful for the service you provide." We knew then Zest would change the entire customer experience and open up new possibilities! Since launch we've received many heartfelt notes and seen a high repeat purchase rate - customers that send an "Instant Gift" get hooked and come back for more! Additionally, the Zest team has been a joy to work with. They're savvy, speedy, and committed to expanding the functionality of the platform to reduce friction and improve the customer experience. Personally, Zest gifting is my go-to as well - it's heartfelt without any hassle.

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