STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Situated at Stockholm’s EpiCenter, Tech start-up Tiptapp has found a unique way to help people get rid of items they no longer need. Founded in October 2015 by Co-Founders Tim and Fredric, by applying crowdsourcing and interconnection principles, have found a way to move things from Ikea tables to old strollers – with a touch of a few keystrokes from an app.
” We currently have around a little under 100,000 persons that have used the app,” said Tim Co-Founder of TipTapp from outside his office during Sime Conference. “We want the users experience as simple as possible.”
Here’s how it works. With Tiptapp, you publish an ad free of charge. When you get an answer, just select a user who downloads what you want to get rid of. No hard negotiation here – price is as appears on screen. The Payment is made directly in the app following a mutual confirmation between the two users in the transaction as a last step in the communication.
“We are currently available here in Sweden and will soon expand to London,” said Evelina Lycke (Business Development) of Tiptapp as they walked Andrew Mitchell Co-Founder and President of Woodlawn Post through a demo during Day 2 of the Sime Conference.
As part of its design for users, the service makes it possible for the transactions to occur without ever meeting the second party and vice versa – and even be able to book an exact time for when the assignment shall be carried out. As a user of the app, you post an ad and also help someone out in the process, while earning some money in the process.
To ensure that item is delivered, the app shows the traces and confirms and payments are made via card.
Tiptapp also provides a charity option via Red Cross and Myrona where the items can be sent to charity instead.
Its an awesome and fun way to get rid of things you no longer need while earning a little extra cash in the process!
Written by Andrew Mitchell for Woodlawn Post