Mambo.com, the leading online invitations and group payment service, unveiled the Mambo.com Payment Service, a ground-breaking online commerce capability that lets users sell tickets, pay expenses or collect money for all types of activities and events.
Intersecting community and commerce, the Mambo.com Payment Service transforms the way people conduct monetary transactions with each other over the Internet. This new service is a natural extension of commerce into the online invitation space and bridges online convenience with real-world rewards.
“The Mambo.com Payment Service offers a new form of commerce for our users around group activities and events. By offering these capabilities, Mambo.com is taking a leadership role in the category of online invitation and group payment services,” said Madeline Schroeder, CEO of Mambo.com. “Within minutes, our customers facilitate credit card transactions over the Web, so they can collect the money they need to coordinate every kind of gathering. Together with our unique offering of more than 200 invitation designs and our user friendly site implementation we are creating the best user experience for both guests and hosts alike.”
Mambo.com recognized early that all types of forums exist in which people need to exchange money with each other, but no service today offers an easy-to-use solution for facilitating economic interactions surrounding planning and coordinating activities and events. For the first time in the online event planning space, Mambo.com makes it convenient for hosts and guests to plan weekend ski getaways, collect membership dues for alumni organizations, share expenses for group gifts and purchase tickets for fundraising events. With the Mambo.com Payment Service, hosts no longer will struggle to collect money from their harried friends and co-workers, and guests will be able to easily pay for activities without having to carry their checkbook.
Getting Started with the Mambo.com Payment Service
Anyone planning any type of activity or event can choose an online invitation design that reflects the exact personality and tone of their gathering from Mambo.com’s selection of over 200 designs. In just one click, hosts can create a personalized online invitation, a ‘Mambo,’ and can choose to add specific features, including payment capabilities and maps and directions. After sending the Mambo to their guests, hosts can keep track of RSVPs with the Mambo Messenger, coordinate logistics with the message board and collect payments through the Mambo.com Payment Service.
Guests receive a truly personalized and compelling invitation that allows them to respond with one click and provides them with all the information they need to attend the activity or event. In addition, with the new Mambo.com Payment Service, they can pay whatever fees or expenses are associated with a gathering, like chipping in for a friend’s birthday present before a surprise party.
By offering a way to safely and easily exchange money between a group of people, Mambo.com presents the best, most complete online offering for users to coordinate all facets of their real-world activities and events. With the Mambo.com Payment Service, the company brings together cutting-edge, user-friendly features with integrated person-to-person commerce capabilities to offer a full-service solution that helps people get together for real-world activities and events while transforming the way they interact with each other online.
Mambo.com is the leading online invitation and group payment service that offers the broadest range of activities and events. Founded in 1999, Mambo.com brings people together for everyday activities, parties and events, utilizing the Web to build communities and commerce opportunities around these social gatherings. With venture capital funding from Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and angel investors, Mambo.com is well-capitalized, strongly supported by its partners and positioned for long-term growth and success. Mambo.com is a privately held company located in Menlo Park, California. For more information about Mambo.com or to use its services to plan and promote a social gathering, visit the company on the Web at [http://www.mambo.com].