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20 Milestones in the History of the On-Demand Economy [Infographic]

The on-demand economy is defined as the economic activity created by digital marketplaces that fulfills consumer demands via immediate access to and convenient provisioning of goods and services.

This trend is redefining commerce around the world and showing no signs of slowing down. According to a recent report, on-demand companies have received over $4.8 billion in capital investment, with $2.2 billion invested in the last 12 months alone (theondemandeconomy.org). The on-demand transportation industry has received over $2.1 billion in financing and on-demand food delivery services are revolutionizing the $683 US restaurant industry. We are rapidly expanding our on-demand concierge selling service Gone across the United States.

So when did the on-demand revolution begin and what’s next? This infographic outlines some of the leading on-demand services which have bloomed over the years to make our day to day lives simpler and more efficient.

History of the on demand economy

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Introducing the New Gone: A Cleaner, Smoother Selling Experience

Today we are excited to announce a complete Gone redesign on iOS. The new Gone is designed to make selling your unwanted items the simplest experience yet. We’ve revolutionized the process of selling online by removing all of the hassles involved with making a sale, giving you more time to do the things you love and more money with which to do them. The new Gone introduces a cleaner, smoother selling experience complemented with updated fonts, a fresh color scheme, and a brand-new icon. Here’s a full look at the new Gone.

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Decluttering 101: How Can I Decide what to Get Rid of?

Spring cleaning isn’t just for April and May; every quarter you should take some time to get rid of unused stuff to get the fresh, organized feeling that makes you a more productive person. The hardest part is deciding what to get rid of — especially if you have a lot in storage. You always think there might be one day when you need (insert unnecessary item here)! Here are a few tips on how to declutter your space and make a less chaotic home.

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Gone Releases SMS Service for All Cell Phone Users

Today we’re really excited to announce our new SMS service. If you want to sell items, all you have to do is text (415) 980-4663 and you can talk to a human being in real time about what you want to sell. You can send a text with a description or a picture of the item to a Gone assistant, who will guide you, then send you an offer, and if you accept, will arrange a pickup. Now any cell phone user can join the thousands of Gone users nationwide to sell smartly and efficiently. (more…)

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10 Old Electronics to Sell that You Thought Were Worthless

We collect more and more electronics each year. There is always something bigger, better, and faster that replaces that now “old” technology. Think about it. How many chargers do you have? Do you even have all of the phones that go with the chargers? Probably not, but you are in luck because someone’s trash (electronics in this case) is another person’s treasure.

Think about all of the old electronic lying around your house. What may seem like a worthless VHS player because everyone has Rokus and Apple TV now is actually worth a nice little chunk of change. Here are 10 “old” electronics that you probably have sitting around in a junk drawer that you can sell online.

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The Best Ways to Get Rid of Unwanted Stuff

Unless you’re a sworn minimalist, you’re one of millions who have acquired more stuff than you actually use on a regular basis. Some of your excess consists of perfectly good items that you once loved, but you’ve since replaced them with upgraded versions, have grown bored with these things or have simply moved on from your attachment to them. The problem now is sorting through it all and figuring out exactly where to get rid of what. Whether you’re downsizing, deciding to become a minimalist or just need to declutter your environment, the advice that follows can certainly help.

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