At this point, you may not have heard of the selling and shipping concierge service, Gone, but it looks like you may soon become familiar with it.
Have something you need to sell? Gone is an app available on iOS devices that allows users to take photos of the items they need to get rid of, automatically assess the value of those items, is picked up by a Gone member, and taken in for re-sell or sent directly to a buyer. Pretty cool, right?
The major limitation for Gone up until this point is that it was available only in San Francisco and Austin for package pick-up. However, a new partnership with UPS announced this week will allow users to package their own goods and ship them through UPS locations. Continue to the original by TechCrunch for more details.
Gone, a service that launched out of Austin to help your sell your old crap, has today announced a partnership with UPS that will allow the company to rapidly scale nationwide.
Gone traditionally works by letting users snap pictures of their old gear, which is then automatically priced, picked up same-day by a Gone helper, packaged, and either shipped to a buyer or sent over to Gone to re-sell for later. A few days later, a paycheck arrives in the mail to the original seller.
With the UPS partnership, Gone is introducing Gone Lite, which automatically ships users the packaging materials necessary for them to send off the item themselves, either through a home pick-up from UPS or by dropping it off at a local UPS branch.
The most helpful thing about Gone is that the app automatically lists a reasonable price for the seller and ensures no back-and-forth between…
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