Stuff2Send has got to be one of the most interesting if not totally bizarre ideas around. Basically it’s a peer to peer parcel courier service. People register with the site if they need parcels delivered or are willing to deliver parcels and the service matches them up. Hey, I can hear you asking, what guarantee that the parcel doesn’t just get stolen? Well…that’s a very good question children, and the site has a bunch of safeguards in place, including feedback ratings and criminal record checks, to try and ensure security of your chattels.
You know what? I kinda like the idea. It’s wacky sure, but anything that encourages free trade between individuals in these economic times gets our vote. And we love the idea that our battered Xbox delivery to eBay could be done by an ex investment banker in his Masserati.
It’s free to send stuff, but carriers have to pay a membership fee of £10–£15 a year.
Stuff2send.com puts people who need stuff taken anywhere in the UK in touch with people who plan to be driving there anyway. 1. Every day millions of UK motorists with cars, taxis, vans and trucks drive all over the country with empty space in their vehicles. 2. Thousands of others – at home or in offices – have stuff to send like parcels, furniture, removals…even themselves 3. Stuff2Send connects the two. For a negotiated fee, let those driving somewhere take stuff you need to send there.
What items can I upload? Anything – it could be a parcel, a student move, something sold at an online auction, a complete house move, garden rubbish, boxes, crates…….even yourself. As we grow and get more carriers on board, and more specialist carriers, this list will just grow even wider. And on big items that you feel you can’t sell with online auctions because it’s “pick up only”, well now you probably can.