No matter how many items Amazon.com stocks on its virtual shelves, there will always be products that just aren’t available online or through local marketplace channels. Muber is a web-based platform that’s working to close the loop and help consumers get access to unique items that they can’t find anywhere else.
At the heart of Muber is the platform’s personal delivery service. As a shopper, you can list any item you want to buy and where you want that item delivered. Search for a traveler who’s planning to visit a destination where your product is sold, and make a request through Muber. For example, if you’re coveting a designer purse that’s only sold in Paris, then you can search Muber for a Parisian traveler who’s planning a visit to your hometown in the coming months. Offer the traveler compensation for making your purchase—like $20 to bring the purse to the U.S., plus the cost of the purse itself—and wait to see if the traveler accepts your request. If he does, then you can make the deposit directly to Muber as a way to confirm the transaction.
Not only can Muber help shoppers get access to exclusive items not available where they live, but the platform also provides a more meaningful travel experience for people who enjoy meeting locals in the destinations they’re visiting. By handling payments and acting as an escrow, Muber helps to ensure the security and the authenticity of transactions that occur through its marketplace.
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