Saturday, November 01, 2014

It's like a reverse Amazon

MakeSpace is a service in New York that offers people cloud storage - for their physical stuff.

You schedule a pickup online or by phone, and someone will drop off at least four bins at your door. Each bin is 27 x 17 x 12.5 inches, and can hold up to 100 pounds. Pack your bins, write a quick description, like "shoes," and notify MakeSpace to pick them up. They then take pictures of all of your boxed stuff and scan each bin's bar code to create an online visual catalogue of your items.  You can order any of your items back for return within 48 hours for $29.

An upcoming iPhone app will give customers the ability to catalogue their belongings in even more detail.

The pickup service is currently live in New York, Hoboken, and Jersey City. But MakeSpace Air lets anyone mail belongings to MakeSpace, and then MakeSpace will send them back to you upon request.

The only thing Darlene thought was wrong about this is that they should ask for the money to receive the goods instead. Because otherwise, people might use it as a way to dispose of stuff. Permanently.

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