A 14 Year Old Nigerian Computer Geek, Kanyinsola Sagoe recently opened his site, what he describes as Africa's alternative to Moonpig.com, Funkypigeon.com and the rest of Europe's and America's personalised Card Services. Kanyinsola Sagoe said, from age ten, he had found love with computers, starting from playing games to designing websites and thought to himself that it was time to start his own Internet Business. He tried from developing internet games to smartphone apps to Computer Operating Systems to Designing websites but it didnt work out for him because there is so much competiton in Africa in those areas. He researched the the Online Personalised Greeting Card Business in Africa and found out no-one had thought of establishing it in Africa, even though it is such a lucrative business, so he knew that this was his chance to break out.
After a month of work he could now see the website come alive and behold Omiaweb.com was born. Customers from Africa will be able to customize their cards and order it with a Mastercard or Visa Card and it will be delivered in a week for 2.49 Pound Per Card (630 Naira, 32 Rand, 24 Egyptian Pound). The website contains one of the best Greeting Card Customiser in the markets. Sagoe says that he elieves this business will be able to expand in Africa. He also added that Greeting card is not just a small piece of printed paper or hand painted card and it has got lots of importance. Traditionally, it has been a medium to express love, affection, care and lot more emotions to the friends and family members. These cards provide a gentle way to express the feelings towards the receiver in the most appropriate way. The modern world might have got several communication mediums such as SMS, email, chat etc. However, the practice of using greeting cards has never stopped and people still love it. The first and foremost reason in using cards is the simplicity in expressing the feelings.
Nowadays what matters in every field is the presentation. Greetings card is also one of the means of presenting your feelings. I would say that the Greetings card is an esthetic looking packing of your feelings/expressions so that the recipient feels delighted and honoured.