Quick Mobile Marketplace app
Free for Google Android; available later this year for Apple iOS devices
I haven’t sold anything on the online auction site eBay in a long time. But this slick new app from a Boston company appeals to my entrepreneurial side. Quick is a simple, attractive online retail service that makes it easy to buy or sell online.
Once you’ve signed up for the Quick service, you can use the phone’s camera to photograph your item, or scan its barcode to provide shoppers with an image and other useful data. Then post the item on Quick’s own marketplace, as well as eBay, Craigslist and even Facebook. In fact, you can list the item at all four venues simultaneously, improving your chances of a quick sale.
If you’re looking to buy, the app’s search feature will look across multiple shopping services for the item you want. You can easily fire off messages to prospective sellers, to get more information about the goods. Or you can have Quick specifically search for nearby sellers, in case you’d like to negotiate face to face.
With an elegant interface and efficient design, Quick looks like an ideal app for one-to-one retailing.