We want to build an app that solves the problems of buying items at a distance, in a way that
Here’s an example scenario:
John finds a unique object on a trading site, and the price is fantastic. But the object is more than 380 miles away. John lives in New York and the seller in Pittsburgh. It would take 14 hours driving to collect in person so John decides to use Jane’s services because she is the closest to the seller and knows how to assess this type of product.
This connection is made through the app.
The app tells John that Jane is currently available until late at night, so John agrees with the seller that an agent will collect and pay for the object. Jane inspects the object and ensures that the product description is consistent with the item. Jane takes into account the requirements of the buyer, communicating with them using FaceTime/Skype. When everything is positive, she pays the seller. Jane sends the item by post at minimal cost using recycled packaging, confirming the post with photos and tracking numbers.
Depending on the shipping time chosen by the buyer, the item will be delivered within a few days and a signature will be required.
This is one example of how this app will operate.
We think the application will need to integrate the following services
We are very committed to this project, and want to work with volunteers who share our goals and have the experience to advise us on pros and cons of all the options as we make decisions.
I will personally be available to work with you, and can communicate in English or French as you prefer.