"A service like just makes sense in these technology hotspot," said Gone Co-Founder Nicolas Bayerque
(PRWEB) January 26, 2016
The leading selling on-demand service, Gone, has announced the expansion of their concierge pickup service to Seattle and Bay Area users, making it the easiest and most convenient way to sell electronics and appliances from a mobile device. The concierge service, which has been wildly successful in both Austin and San Francisco, provides every user with a Gone assistant to simplify the selling process. The assistant goes to the seller’s home to pick up and package each item for sale. The service alleviates stresses of selling in the city as Gone handles the entire process from the pickup, packaging, contacting buyers, negotiating, and shipping of items.
The concierge service currently has thousands of users and processes millions of dollars in Austin and San Francisco, where the company recently expanded this service to Sunnyvale, Menlo, Palo Alto, and Mountain View. The announcement comes on the heels of Gone’s acquisition of FOBO, a popular app for auctioning consumer electronics, and former electronics marketplace company Yardsale. The acquisition expanded the Gone team as FOBO’s founders, Ryan Mickle and Ed McManus joined the company as advisors.
“A service like just makes sense in these technology hotspots,” said Gone Co-Founder Nicolas Bayerque. “Being surrounded by tech giants like Amazon and Microsoft, we know this city houses thousands of early technology adopters. This, coupled with the strong demand and high numbers of Gone Lite users in these areas, makes Seattle and the Bay Area the best places to expand our service.” Gone CTO Iñaki Abete adds, “our technology is growing quickly. We now, with permission, can connect to the user’s inbox and scrape all of their past online, letting them know how much everything is worth if they want to sell it on Gone. No one else is doing that, which is why we have a patent application pending on the technology.”
The full list of new cities in the bay area includes: Daly City, Colma, Brisbane, South San Francisco, San Bruno, Millbrae, Burlingame, Belmont, Hillsborough, San Mateo, Foster City, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Atherton, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Los Altos, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Cupertino, San Jose, Milpitas, Saratoga.
Gone has been leading the way for easy second-hand selling of electronics. The expansion of the company’s concierge service signals immense growth for the app and SMS service. The company plans to continue to expand the concierge service city-by-city throughout 2016. For more information on Gone, visit http://www.thegoneapp.com.
Gone makes the selling process easy giving users cash for unwanted electronics and gadgets and has been named “The Reverse Amazon” by Xconomy and VentureBeat. Gone has processed over 3MM worth of items, with the average Gone making $250 and is ramping to process over $1MM a month / $12MM a year. For these reasons and more, CNN named Gone one of the “Five Austin Startups to Watch”. The company recently partnered with UPS to make the selling process even easier for its users. A graduate of TechStars Austin, Gone is backed by industry recognized investors including Techstars Ventures, MasterCard, Silicon Valley Bank, Cygnus Capital, Uber Founding CTO Oscar Salazar, former eBay executive Larry Illg, and early Groupon employees. Gone is available for free on iOS and via SMS. For more information, visit http://www.thegoneapp.com.