Innovation and Creativity
To some extent, “convenience” is an important element to make the trade successful. Founder of 2Trade, who is a typical Hong Kong person, bear in mind the concept of “Time is money”. Adding GPS function into 2Trade flashed through his mind one day. The locations of sellers will be shown on the map while uploading the products and buyers can locate the interesting items near them from the map. Hence time and cost can be saved efficiently and conveniently. Of course, sellers can hidden their location at setting flexibly.
PRIVATE real-time conversation
“I want to buy this item, please contact me at 6xxx xxxx.” When a deal is going to be successful, exchanging contact information for face-to-face transaction is necessary. “How to avoid buyers’ personal information being disclosed to the public?” Our founder concerns this seriously so he embedded a PRIVATE real-time chat function. Buyers can ONLY read their own text conversations with sellers, i.e. they cannot read the messages left by other buyers. Therefore, exchanging phone no. is not a must on face-to-face transaction because they can contact each other by this real-time function similar to Whatsapp. This private corner facilitates the trade between buyers and sellers.
Optimising Information Technology
Every IT products are influential to people. However, digest and utilise different IT products and develop another app or products is the way to optimise IT. We make us of Internet, mobile devices and GPS Location Service to construct 2Trade. This app is still under development but more ideas and technologies will be added to optimise this meaningful and useful application in order to pay an effort to advance Information Technology.
2Trade is a simple and efficient app to trade your new or used items with others nearby, localised or even globalised for FREE, which is no administrative or advertisement fee will be charged. Yes, GPS is surely embedded to locate your location while uploading products BUT this can be turned off. You can take the product photo or open from your phone’s gallery when clicking the “Camera” icon, different currencies can be chose after entering item’s name. There is no limitation to the amount of items uploaded by an account. Users can upload a bunch of items when they are free and group some under the basket of “offline”. Then they can move few offline items to online day by day according to their preferences or tactics. Push notification will be shown once messages received in the real-time chat.
Benefits and Impact
Simple and easy
Simply register with an email address without complicated steps and sensitive information. Uploading a product by pointing your fingertip against the phone’s monitor for less than 10 times. It’s quick and easy to start your first trade!
It is really costly if there’s publishing fee for every item. Sellers will go “bankrupt” if their hundreds products cannot be sold out for few months. In order to encourage everyone to spread the spirit of sharing, it’s free to register and create your trading space. Everyone can be the “boss” or get a part-time job on 2Trade.
Do you have an experience on buying same type of items all the time? Clothes, bags, books, cups…..One day, you are awake and realised you have wasted too much. You may be unwilling to throw away or donate them to others. Why not give yourself a chance to re-sell them to the people who love the items? This concept should be encouraged and spread out by everyone because it help reducing waste and saving our earth.