Gone, The App To Promote Your Previous Junk, Acquires Yardsale Inc., FOBO
Gone, the app that helps you promote your previous crap, has introduced the acquisition of FOBO and former market firm Yardsale Inc. The phrases of the deal weren’t disclosed.
Gone launched again in June of 2014 to vary the best way you promote your previous junk. With Gone, you merely take an image of the merchandise, put in some fast information about it, and Gone handles the remaining.
Via algorithms, the service finds one of the best worth to promote your merchandise, lists it on a couple of totally different gross sales websites, handles comms for the sale, and even sends you a examine.
Inside Austin, TX and San Francisco, Gone will even have a group member come and pack up your merchandise correctly and take it away for you.
Outdoors of these markets, Gone sends you all of the packing supplies you want, together with delivery labels, and directions on the way to schedule a UPS decide-up.
FOBO/Yardsale represents Gone’s first acquisition.
Yardsale Inc. was a YC-backed firm, based by Ed McManus and Ryan Mickle, that helped customers promote stuff to their neighbors. Yardsale reached one hundred thirty,000 customers earlier than the duo shut it right down to give attention to FOBO, which was an public sale-based mostly web site that lets customers promote their stuff by way of a cellular app.
In line with Gone, FOBO had reached a $1 million yearly income run fee in simply two months earlier than the acquisition.
Each McManus and Mickle, Yardsale and FOBO founders, will be a part of the Gone advisory board.