International – Created by e-commerce entrepreneur Simon Beckerman, the Garage iOS app, is the new mobile marketplace to buy and sell your belongings, straight from your pocket.
Friends can view items for sale via social media. Once an offer has been accepted, payment is made immediately via PayPal.
‘The idea for Garage developed from the notion that buying and selling could be easier and fun,’ says Beckerman. ‘I didn’t want to create a faceless marketplace used by strangers, but a system that is social. Just like Twitter or Instagram, Garage gives friends a way to follow one another and chat about what they are buying and selling.’
This is a great example of collaborative selling. For more on this shift in consumer behaviour, come to LS:N Global’s autumn/winter 2012 Trend Briefing. Email [email protected] or call 020 7870 1971 for details.