FAQs

Shouta™ is an Australian first nano-gifting™ app that lets you shout anyone a gift as a token of your thoughts. In Shouta™, you can send and receive Shouts (nano-gifts™) like coffee, drinks and more. You can also customise your own gift.

So glad you asked! We like to think of nano-gifts™ as small gestures that you can send to someone to let them know you're thinking of them. Shouta™ is perfect for celebrating or commiserating all life's mini moments: good ones like promotions and thanking someone and bad ones like break ups and apologising for running late.

Shouta™ follows all the best practices to keep your information secure, and we only use PCI DSS compliant services. All payments are processed with 3D Secure.

We charge a service fee of 7% on the total of your Shout. For example, if you shout someone a coffee for $5, we'll add on a service fee of 35c.


The fees cover the running costs of the App, the issuing of the prepaid card and the infrastructure to support the program. We hope you'll send and receive Shouts so you see for yourself what a great experience we have created.

Shouta Biz™ is our solution for sending Shouts to teams and employees to reward great work. It's also perfect for corporate gifting for clients and suppliers. If you're interested in using Shouta Biz™ in your company, reach out to us at hello@shouta.co

Shouta™ Mastercard is a digital prepaid, debit card that you use to redeem any Shouts sent to you. For example, if your mate shouts you a coffee, you simply select your Shouta™ Mastercard in your mobile wallet and tap and pay for your coffee at your favourite cafe or anywhere Mastercard is accepted. (make sure to add it to your mobile wallet first!)

Please follow the prompts from the App to add your card into your digital wallet. You can also do this in your profile by clicking "Add card to wallet"

If you have an iPhone, the card will be added to your Apple Wallet and if you have an Android device, the card will be added to Google Pay. Google Pay must then be set as your default wallet in order to use Shouta™ Mastercard.

Once your card is added to your wallet, simply open the wallet, swipe to the Shouta™ card, then tap and pay. (Make sure NFC is enabled on your phone)

Nope. Shouta™ Mastercard is digital only so you wont receive a card in the mail from us. You can tap and pay in store using your Shouta™ Mastercard in your mobile wallet or shop online.

No! Conveniently, you'll only have one Shouta™ Mastercard because it is a reloadable debit card, so each time someone Shouts you, the value of the Shout they send you tops up your single Shouta™ Mastercard.

No, your Shouta™ Mastercard is not linked to a bank account. You can not top it up. It is only topped up by Shouts sent to you.

Nope it is not a gift card. Gift cards are locked to specific retailers so you can not choose where you spend it. Shouta™ is a prepaid debit card which means you can spend your Shouts where ever Mastercard is accepted.

In Shouta™ app, click on your profile and you'll see your balance.

Yes it will expire after 3 years. We'll notify you when that's about to happen and all you need to do is generate a new Shouta™ Mastercard from the App.

We'll transfer over any unused, unexpired Shouts to your new Shouta™ Mastercard.

It's so easy!

1. Simply open up Shouta™ App.

2. Select a nano-gift™ or customise your own by selecting the You Choose Shout.

3. Make it look awesome by adding an image and a message.

4. Select a lucky recipient from your contacts.

5. Pay.

Simply follow the process to create a Shout and you will be prompted to pay with Apple Pay or you can manually add your card details. Card details will not be saved.


Google Pay for payment of Shouts is coming soon!

There is no limit to how many Shouts you can send per day however:

- a recipient can only receive $250 worth of Shouts per day.

- a recipient's Shouta Mastercard can only hold up to $650 worth of Shouts at a time.

- a recipient can only redeem $250 worth of Shouts per day.

You can spend a maximum of $250 per Shout.

They'll receive an SMS from Shouta™ with a link to download Shouta™ App. Once they download and register, they'll be able to view your Shout. Then they'll get access to their digital Shouta™ Mastercard and will be prompted to add it to their mobile wallet. Once that's done, they simply tap and pay to redeem your Shout using their Shouta™ Mastercard.

Shouts can only be sent to Australian mobile numbers at the moment.

No. Shouts are non refundable. If your friend does not download Shouta™ App and sign up, you are able to switch your Shout and send it to someone else. You will see this function in the Feed next to eligible Shouts.

It's simple!

1. Open Shouta™ App and click on "Spend".

2. Select and load the Shouts you'd like to spend.

3. Select your Shouta™ Mastercard from your digital wallet, then simply tap and pay where ever Mastercard is accepted. This includes online as well.

Yes you can! Go to the Spend tab in the app and select the Shouts you'd like to spend. You can select as many Shouts as you like but remember, you can only spend $250 worth of Shouts per day.

Please follow the prompts from the App to add your card into your digital wallet. You can also do this in your profile by clicking "Add card to wallet"

If you have an iPhone, the card will be added to your Apple Wallet and if you have an Android device, the card will be added to Google Pay. Google Pay must then be set as your default wallet in order to use Shouta™ Mastercard.

Once your card is added to your wallet, simply open the wallet, swipe to the Shouta™ card, then tap and pay. (Make sure NFC is enabled on your phone)

This will happen for three reasons:

1. You need to load the Shout onto the card in the app first. You do this in the Spend tab.
2. You do not have enough funds on the card to cover the payment amount.
3. If using a Android phone, make sure Google Pay is set to your default wallet.

Yes there is. You can spend a total of $250 worth of Shouts in a day.

They sure will! We will notify them through the app and they'll also see it on their "Feed" inside the app.

You can spend the value of the Shout sent to you on whatever you like regardless of the "type" of Shout sent to you.

Yes they do. They expire after 3 years.

Shouta™ is available in the Australian App Store and Google Play.

To store your Shouta™ Mastercard, yes. Currently we only offer Apple Pay and Google Pay. You can store your card in any wallet that supports either.

As a payment method, yes you can pay for Shouts using Apple Pay. Google Pay is coming soon!

We have an in-built fraud monitoring system in the App. If something deemed suspicious activity is picked up, we will block your account automatically. If you believe this has been done in error, you may send us more info about yourself when the app requests it and we will unblock you as soon as we can.

Always ensure your payment method has sufficient funds to pay for the cost of sending your Shouts as this can also trigger a block.

iPhone and Android smart phones. iPhones need to be running iOS 11 or higher and Android phones need to support 8.0 or higher.

Shouts, in most cases are sent in near real time. However there is a small chance they could be delayed by 2-3 business days.