Happysale: Sell Your Stuff on Mobile with Help from Friends

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By Brandy Shaul Comments

Mobile social marketplace Happysale has launched out of beta on iOS and Android devices. The app allows users to take pictures of their items and list them for sale in the app’s marketplace, but also focuses on social interaction between users, making it easier to contact owners with questions.

With Happysale, users take one or more pictures of their item, and can give it a price or choose to mark it as free. Users choose a quality for the item (brand new, used, etc.) and can write a description for the item including details buyers need to know. In cases where a seller may not know the value of their item, the app will suggest an appropriate price, based on the prices of similar items and descriptions within the app.

android-english-03Social integration allows users to share their items, or “Happysales” with others on Facebook or to specific Facebook groups, as well as on Google+ or Twitter.

When browsing, users can search for items on their own, or narrow their browsing to specific categories like electronics, furniture or fashion and accessories, among others. Shoppers can “like” items or post comments, which may be questions, or offers of lower prices or trades. From there, it’s up to both users to meet and sell / purchase the item.

“When developing Happysale, we conducted vast research in the field and found that its overflowing with services that focus all their efforts on avoiding human contact. Happysale stands out among these services and lets users enjoy positive interactions and helps them utilize their social contacts to sell items faster while enjoying the process,” said Doron Nir, CEO and founder of Happysale.

Since launch, Happysale has been downloaded more than 50,000 times, and 20,000 items have been listed within its marketplace. Half of the app’s users are based in the US, while the rest come from locations including Israel, UK and Singapore.

Happysale is available to download for free on iOS and Android.