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Kidzeboo Announce The Launch Of The Social Marketplace For Parents

Published: Mar 24, 2016

After more than a year of design and development, Kidzeboo, The Social Marketplace For Parents, offically launches on 24th March 2016.

"Having used sites like eBay and Craigslist, we became frustrated at not being able to find a web site or online service that focused on our needs as parents and the challenges we face with parenting", says Scott Harvey, Co-Founder and CEO of Kidzeboo.

"In the traditional world of print and classified advertising, being asked to pay to advertise an item for sale is necessary and acceptable to cover physical printing costs and inks.

In the virtual world, being asked to pay commissions on the money that we receive from selling our stuff just seems unfair.

Many sites seem to have borrowed the auction model taking commissions from the sales of items that emerged from the early 90's when there was no "Buy Now" option. Today in 2016, the vast majority of these web sites, portals and apps don't auction items they provide a marketplace, so you have to wonder why they want 5%, 10% or more of the commissions from the items you own?

As parents, most of the items we buy our children are smaller items, such as clothing and small toys.

Having to pay commissions on the sale of such small items provides little to no financial incentive, and more often than not makes it pointless, to even try to sell them. Speaking personally from our experience, we just gave items away to our local church and charities. Items which in many cases were barely used and were almost new.

When we tried to sell larger items, like strollers and nursery furniture, the actual commissions being made by these online auction and marketplaces was so much that we found it difficult for them to justify their pricing structures.

So, as parents, myself and partner decided we needed to do something. We needed to create a platform that was just and fair.

We wanted to make it easy for parents to sell or giveaway their child's old and used things. To be able to earn money on items that their children have simply outgrown but still have enormous value to other parents and children.

To make it easy for other parents to get affordable items that they need and to help reduce consumption and preserve our planet's resources for our children and their children to come.

And above all else, we wanted to create a platform that was more interactive and social than other existing marketplaces. Because being a parent is not just about balancing budgets and getting the things our children need. It is about sharing the experience of parenting.

We wanted to allow every parent, no matter where they are in the world and no matter what their own individual needs are. Whether shopping, selling or wishing to give items away. To be able to do so without being forced to pay commissions to be able to do it.

After all, if you wish to sell your child's pre-owned and used things, shouldn't you get the money from the things that you sell and not just a percentage of the amount?

We think so, and we believe that such a platform will be fairer for every parent which is why we created Kidzeboo."

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