You need a new set of golf clubs, and your neighbor John is looking to sell the set he purchased last year. Zaarly is a web-app that can bring you two together. The online marketplace functions like a Craigslist for small communities – bringing people who want to buy and sell goods and services together with their neighbors who live nearby.
Head over to Zaarly.com and create an account to begin. You’ll need to input a valid phone number, in addition to your email address and name. The next step to using Zaarly is to type in whatever it is you want. Zaarly isn’t just for purchasing furniture or lawn equipment, either. You can ask to have a lunch delivered to your office, a pickup to rent for a move this weekend, or a babysitting to watch your dog while you’re away on vacation. Type in a title, add a description, name your price, and enter the date when you want the product or service to be delivered. A neighbor nearby who sees your ad pop up can click “I’ve Got That!” and type in an explanation of why you should pick him or her to fulfill the service. After including a few lines about his experience as a dog-sitting expert, for example, the neighbor can click “Confirm” and wait for your response.
Zaarly is a cool tool for people who are looking to make some quick cash, since it essentially functions as an open marketplace. When a service has been rendered or a good has been delivered—known as “fulfilling a Zaarly”—the recipient can choose whether to pay by cash or credit card. People who want to make sure they get paid can stick to responding to “verified” listings, which can only be posted by people with pre-approved credit cards on file with Zaarly.
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