Grabr announced the official launch of its iOS marketplace application, which allows users to shop for items from different countries or cities that may be hard to find online.
Specifically, users can post requests for items such as food and clothing, which may be available in other areas. The app will then match shoppers with travelers from those areas who are already traveling to their cities. These travelers can make offers to deliver the items to the shoppers.
Shoppers can browse offers and select the ones that fit their schedules and budgets. After shoppers make selections, they can submit payments for their orders and arrange delivery times with the travelers. Travelers will only receive their payments after the shoppers receive their orders. Transactions are handled by Stripe and PayPal.
In a statement, Daria Rebenok, CEO and co-founder of Grabr, commented:
Grabr values our community of shoppers and travelers above all else—people united by the idea of the sharing economy, who are in search of rare goods and finds and new adventures on their travels. The launch of our app is a way to make travel more affordable and fun and to make it easy and safe for anyone to shop internationally with confidence, as all purchases made via Grabr are secure.
Grabr is available to download for free on the iTunes App Store.