Founded by Dustin Byrne, an MIT grad and former head of Zappos.com’s engineering team, New York based Givmo is an interesting site which gives users an eco-friendly and charitable way to get rid of stuff they don’t want. Users can post items they want to get rid of, while at the same time, lets you snag listed items you want. Givmo lets you post all your unwanted stuff online, so people who could use can see it and request you send it to them. No fees of any kind are charged, and each and every single item that is posted is going to be available for free. All you have to do is pay for the shipping.
Once you’ve signed up for an account, you can list your items for free. You send givmo a photo of the item, and when the item is “won” by someone who wants it, givmo sends you a shipping label. You put the item in a box, slap a label on it, and UPS takes care of the rest. If you want, you can ask the ‘Giver’ questions by leaving them a comment on the item. Once you decide you want something, click the ‘Want it’ button. For every item you donate, givmo donates $1 to charity. The more you give, the more you get.
At the moment, Givmo is only available to US residents, but there are plans to expand the service into the UK, Australia and Canada.
Mo, meet Givmo
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