Buuy, the Preston, UK based company that in recent years took on eBay with their website, has decided to take on a different route and decided to take on Shpock, Gumtree and other peer-2-peer selling apps with the recent launch of their own Android app.
The app, called “Buuy” went live on the Google Play store on November 28th and is slowly gaining traction with downloads and visits to the main website, www.buuy.app.
Justin Hodnett, CEO & Founder along with his friend James Weiss based in New York came up with the idea in early 2018 and decided to relaunch the entire company and take as long as it took to get the app right ready for the UK market.
With the growing need for people to sell unwanted items locally without paying the fees for delivery, and of course delivery times etc, it was obvious which way Buuy was always meant to go. Having a UK company taking on Shpock (Austrian) and Gumtree (owned by eBay) is important to people using the app as well as top level customer service, an easy to use and navigate website and app.
The app is currently only available on the Google Play store for the UK Android market, with the iOS (Apple) version following soon behind with a launch date pencilled in for Jan / Feb 2019 or sooner.
Once the iOS version is live in the UK, weeks later a global roll out of the app will begin starting in New York and working its way across America and other countries around the world. Justin has stated that by the end of 2019 the Buuy app will be available in more countries than Uber and in all native languages and currencies to allow people globally to sell locally.
“Adding a new location and currency to the app is quick and easy, and the user doesn’t have to keep updating the app. We can launch a new location and currency daily without the user having to re update the app from the app store”
There are no plans to allow full transactions to take place on the app – keeping everything face-2-face.
Revenue for the company is made by allowing sellers to Bump their listings, make listings featured and having an Unlimited Bumps and Features package.
Justin as said “We looked at apps like Gumtree and Shpock, looked at reviews on their app store listings and saw what their users we’re most likely to give a bad review on and we saw a pattern, those problems became our top priority for Buuy then we worked on the rest. So, we are hoping that we have created an ideal fun and secure app for selling locally. We also do not expect listings to be added in under 30 seconds, we want the seller to provide as many details as possible to secure a successful sale of their item”
To download the app visit www.buuy.app and click on “app” at the top of the screen or you can join via the website and list unlimited items for sale which will also appear on the app.