Card Isle is turning to another page.
The Blacksburg-based company that specializes in on-demand personalized greeting cards is collaborating with 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc., a leading provider of giftable items such as gourmet foods, gift baskets, floral products and personalized keepsake items.
BloomNet, a floral wire service and a 1-800-FLOWERS subsidiary, is offering its members exclusive access to Card Isle’s product via the collaboration, according to a recent announcement.
Stephan Sabo, one of Card Isle’s co-founders, said orders are placed on the 1-800-FLOWERS online platform, which partners with local florists to provide the products. He said Card Isle’s greeting cards are available with those floral gifts.
The collaboration with 1-800-FLOWERS marks one of the latest developments at Card Isle, which is currently based at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center and was founded during the early- to mid-2010s by a trio of Virginia Tech engineering students.
Card Isle made a name for itself via a network of strategically placed kiosks that customers used to design and print their own cards. The company touted its platform as a way to more conveniently and efficiently sell greeting cards.
Among the company’s early successes was being selected in 2015 to take part in a competitive accelerator program out of San Antonio.