BOSTON, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shoplisto, the name of a new mobile app that will allow users to save money on books and fashion, is kicking off a crowdfunding campaign on December 2nd. The money raised from the campaign will be used for application development. The Shoplisto application is an environmentally friendly initiative, as it provides users an outlet to recycle books and clothing.
Founder Keo R. Bun saw an opening in the marketplace for everyday users to make and save money on everyday items. That's when the idea for Shoplisto was born.
Bun said, "It's used books and fashion selling and shopping on the go. Anywhere your mobile phone travels, you can shop and sell. It's what I like to call smart, social shopping. People these days are busier than ever and this app fits in with their lifestyle. It is also secure and ultra-affordable."
Shoplisto allows buyers and sellers to complete transactions from their mobile phone. The application streamlines the buying and selling process, in an easy 3 steps: users take a photo of their book or clothes, write a description, then click a button to upload and list it in the marketplace. Sellers earn 82% of all successful transactions. Plus, buyers have an ever-expanding catalog, which has a partnership with eBay's Books & Fashion catalog.
Bun talked about how this app solves a common problem, "The majority of people in the modern world have books and clothes they don't need. The problem is most people don't have time to sit at a computer and post a classified ad, or take their used items to the thrift store, so their books and clothes sit their unused, collecting dust. But with mobile, we can make it happen."
In order to raise money for development, Shoplisto turned to a crowdfunding campaign. Other startup businesses have seen success through crowdfunding in recent years given the social nature of crowdfunding campaigns. By contributing funds to the campaign, the project rewards supporters with perks and benefits.
Interested parties can find out more about the Shoplisto mobile shopping app and help support its development by visiting shoplisto's crowdfunding campaign site: http://igg.me/at/shoplisto
"Coming up with a name for a startup is hard," Bun said. "Today, you start by registering and securing a domain name. But, all the great domains are already taken! So you have to be creative, and shoplist.com was taken. So I decided to add an 'O' and bingo! Shoplisto was born. Today, people are looking for ways to save money in as many places possible, especially given the state of our nation's economy. We have an easy, 3-step application to solve that problem. And it just so happens, it's a green solution by recycling used books and fashion."
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