|A new app called Sold aims to |
reinvent online selling by
taking the burden of pricing, listing,
haggling and shipping completely
off of your shoulders.(April 21, 2013)
"I value money, but when it comes to the hassle of selling “stuff” online, all that comes to my mind is “Ain't nobody got time for that,” as intoned by YouTube viral sensation Sweet Brown.
While you are reading this, my iPhone 4 and aviator Ray-Ban sunglasses are collecting dust on my desk. I know the items would sell, but it takes valuable time to figure out how much I should charge, find a buyer, and then box and ship them.
Why can't selling be just as easy as buying online? MIT graduates have come up with free Apple app, dubbed Sold, that aims to reinvent online selling by taking the burden of pricing, listing, haggling and shipping completely off of your shoulders.
"If you’ve never experienced what having a personal assistant devoted to selling your stuff is like, now you can," said Tony DeVincenzi, one of the three co-founders. The others are Matt Blackshaw and Dávid Lakatos.
Through its smart pricing analytics, and algorithm-powered intellectual property, Sold “finds the buyer and the right price, and makes the selling worth your time,” DeVincenzi said."
Although Sold just launched last week, it has already raised seed funding from Google Ventures, Greylock Partners, Matrix Partners and Boston Seed Capital." MORE