Do you remember going to yard sales? I for one remember. We had to go early. It would get hot. There was no room to barter because a seller did not know if someone would come pay more later. You’d have to find parking. If you ran a yard sale, well then the list of to-dos and hassles is even longer. Luckily in the 21st century we don’t have to spend a Saturday or Sunday at a yard sale. Today, the smart move is to buy, sell, or trade second-hand items on the net, from where you are. We just so happened to stumble across HappySale – your local yard sale, gone mobile.
What is HappySale?
HappySale is, as they say, “a fun and happy way to sell, buy or trade your stuff with neighbors and friends“. What makes us happy is the easy and user-friendly process of selling something: add an image, description, price, and then share.
Get rid of your old stuff by first of all sharing a picture. Then enter a description and price. Here’s the bonus: this process is sped up (and anything we can do in less time without losing efficiency makes us happy). Once you enter the name of your item HappySale automatically brings the full item description for your review so that you don’t need to waste time adding a description. Setting a price is super efficient too (we’ll get to it after the video clip). Just before you’re done, make sure you maximize your chance of selling (and the price you get) by sharing the product on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Google Plus.
These days, at least for us, selling something online has turned into somewhat of a pain. Whereas many online/mobile platforms don’t get the fact that the process should be enjoyable, HappySale has a different take. As their community manager Jonathan Doron put it, we are talking more about a community and less about a platform.
This is a community, and there are “magic moments” everyday. When a person successfully sells an item, both the seller and the buyer reach their goal. For us, that’s what it is all about.
Let’s pause, and get a more entertaining description (we know we write as beautiful as Shakespeare, but this is a good clip).
Why is HappySale Any Different?
There is still Craigslist, and plenty of other second-hand sites and apps on-line and on my mobile phone. So why is HappySale any different? First things first, you can open your own market (a group in HappySale), and invite others to join – think of a Facebook group inside the app. We don’t work (or get paid by them) for HappySale, so we’ve got nothing riding on this.
Why would you search for something in an online platform in which not every listing has images, and in which you cannot see the questions made by other potential buyers? Why guess the price of what something is worth, when there is a platform that assists you and tells you that your product is generally sold for “X” amount?
If you haven’t figured out, HappySale offers both a suggestion to the price of your product based off of similar items and has in-app communication for both private chat and comments. That’s right, no extra emails. That in itself gives more meaning to the “Happy” in HappySale.
And They’ve Got Plans
I see HappySale turning into a huge company that services hundreds of millions of users. The need we are addressing is universal, and we discovered that the experience we are creating is solving the same problem for people in the US, South America, Europe and Asia. We hope that in the same way Facebook is the manifestation of your social self, and LinkedIn is the manifestation of your professional self, HappySale will be the manifestation of your commercial self, and you will do all posts regarding things you want to sell, offer, hire or buy – Doron Nir, co-founder and CEO
We’ve got Pokemon cards, and we know where we are placing them. You’ve got something you don’t need. You know where you are placing them, right? Check out HappySale today!