Delivery and Discovery

Whenever a new product is launched into the market, it is preceded by a whole lot of work and investigation, not only concerning the product itself (how it works, how it is built, how it is managed), but also how and why it can be used and actually make users’ lives easier.  Basically, there are two key elements for a product to be successful and really mean something to its users: Delivery and Discovery.

To get the maximum out of this strategy, and though it may seem redundant, starting with “Why?” helps.  Focusing on why are we building this, for who and what are we working to fulfill that need.  There are some very interesting tools to help teams navigate and activate those questions: starting with a simple Impact Mapping and/or SWOT analysis helps.

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Spring Clean Your Way to Cash With Gone!

With spring just around the corner, it’s a perfect time to head to your app store, download the Gone! app and make a little money while you clean. See, it’s a pretty safe bet that most of us have several hundred dollars– maybe even a few thousand dollars– worth of abandoned stuff wasting away in our garages, attics and sheds on any given day. It may not feel like it now, but warmer weather is just around the corner, which means it’s time to open those cluttered spaces and get rid of all of those long-forgotten items once and for all. Thankfully, the Gone! app is being made available throughout the country so we don’t even have to think twice about what to do with those unused items. Simply take a photo, upload it through the app and let Gone! take all of the stuff you’re not using off of your hands and leave a little well-deserved money in your pocket, instead.

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Gone! Goes National: Sell your items from anywhere in the U.S.

Our big day is finally here! Today, Gone! goes national with the introduction of Gone! Lite, enabling anyone in the U.S. to sell items through a newly announced shipping service partnership with UPS. We’re also excited to announce two major app upgrades made possible with integration from Slice and a partnership with Amazon.com.

 Available on iOS, and coming soon to Android, the Gone! app makes selling as easy as snapping a photo and answering a few quick questions – or even simpler by using our new discovery function to list items for sale. In order to provide more accurate and informative selling tips, users will have the option of pairing their email account with Slice, which monitors purchase history through email receipts and keeps tabs on the changing market value of recently purchased items.

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Real User Stories: My iPhone was Gone!

Favorite item sold: iPhone 5

How would you describe yourself? Silicon Valley Entrepreneur/Lecturer

Why do you like Gone? Gone makes it really easy to sell items that are left around my house. I am amazed at how I’ve always been able to schedule a pick up for the next day.

What’s the story behind one of the items you sold? I had originally sold my iPhone 5 to a buyer in my building, but he pulled out of the deal at the last minute. No problem. I hopped on Gone and sold it quickly.

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