INKLY: Inkly Cards Survey Finds 76% Of British Men Are Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Shoppers

London - 04 Feb 2015 - A survey by Inkly Cards has revealed that 71% of Brits have admitted to leaving it until the last minute to buy their loved one a Valentine’s Day card in the past*. Men are the worst culprits, with 76% leaving it until the last minute, compared to 67% of women.

Respondents also said that they would most like to receive a handwritten card (35%), followed by a card with personalised photos (26%). ‘Funny’ and ‘cute’ cards were less popular (16% and 14% respectively).

“It looks as though us Brits need to be a bit more prepared for Valentine’s Day. But people have busy lives and buying cards might not be at the top of their list of things to do. We’re providing a solution to that with Inkly Cards.„ Peter Ryder, Co-Founder of Inkly
“With the mobile app, people can select a card, include their own handwriting, upload their photos and post it straight away, without needing stamps or a post box. It’s quick and easy for those on the go, so there really are no more excuses for last minute shopping!„ Lee Hawkins, Co-Founder of Inkly

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*According to a survey of 1,000 people in the UK by OnePulse, on behalf of Inkly Cards.

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About Inkly Cards

Inkly Cards allows you to send real printed greetings cards and postcards straight from your mobile device with a handwritten message inside.

The app uses advanced patent pending image processing and extraction techniques to make sure your handwritten message looks exactly as you wrote it. Combined with industry leading printing presses and card stock, Inkly cards are printed to the highest possible quality every time.

Inkly Cards is compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch iOS 6.0 and Android 4.0 and up.

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Inkly Cards is a subsidiary of Inkly Limited.

About Inkly Limited

Inkly is the creation of Lee Hawkins and Peter Ryder, originally established in 2012, starting with Inkly Cards. They now have a tight-knit team based in London’s Shoreditch, working on a number of mobile apps, with more news to follow.