Gone, the on-demand selling app where users can sell their stuff easily and quickly, has launched its SMS service, which allows users to simply text to talk to a human being in real time about what they want to sell.
The new SMS service takes concierge services to a new level by exclusively focusing on selling and can be used from any mobile device, giving anyone with a phone the ability to sell on-demand. The expert team of Gone assistants makes selling everyday items even easier for users who want to de-clutter and earn cash without any of the hassles of selling online.
Gone’s growth began during Silicon Valley Bank and MasterCard’s joint strategic accelerator program. This program seeks out companies in areas of commerce and helps them grow their businesses. Gone started the program only offering its service in two cities and left the program having expanded nationwide. The company learned tactics and strategies to become as aggressive as ever in launching its new SMS service.
This year Gone plans to expand its concierge service to New York, Boston, and Seattle, where early VIP access is available by signing up through each city’s landing page.
Gone helps users get rid of unwanted items by making the selling process easy. The Gone Lite version of the app sends users boxes for users to ship their items and is available nationwide, with users selling mostly electronics and taking home an average of $210. Gone users in San Francisco and Austin, however, can use the Gone concierge service, where a Gone assistant meets them at their location to pick up items. A graduate of TechStars Austin, Gone is backed by industry recognized investors including Techstars Ventures, MasterCard, Silicon Valley Bank, Cygnus Capital, NXTP Labs, Grooveshark Co-Founder Andres Barreto, Uber Founding CTO Oscar Salazar, former eBay executive Larry Illg, and early Groupon employees. The app is available for free on iOS.
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