A network for worldwide exchange of surprise gifts. You send your local goodies to a stranger across the world and get something of equal value from a completely different country. The system is designed for maximal diversity and culture shock.
receiving gifts and the anticipation of surprises
giving gifts and hearing how people felt about them
representing the uniqueness of their localities and cultures
This does it all in one platform.
A platform that mediates the exchange of gifts among strangers all around the world. The person that receives a package from you is not the same person that sends a package to you. The platform mixes and matches people according to an internal algorithm that is designed for maximal diversity and culture shock.
To receive a gift you have to:
put money into the platform's escrow fund for safekeeping, in case you don't hold up your end of the bargain
send a package of at least an identical value (if not more expensive) to whichever address the platform instructs you
The platform keeps track of the areas where you already received packages from and makes it so that you always get something from a place geographically as different as possible from the previous packages.
In the event you fail to provide a tracking code and the recipient does not receive your package, the platform pays a reputable member to send a replacement.
It's mandatory to rate each gift your receive and desirable to provide a feedback message to the sender. People gain points based on reviews and grow in rank. As you gain good reviews and your account ranks higher:
you get paired with other people that are known for sending amazing gifts
you get to send/receive multiple packages simultaneously
you get to opt for more expensive packages (higher tier)
Consider each package you put together as a piece of art. You want it to evoke positive emotions in the receiver. You give each package a name, description and a list of items. Only you and the platform moderators can see the description and the list. But everyone sees the name the package is known under.
Based on how your package performs you can decide to iterate or reuse it as often as you want.