Innovation That Matters

Service prices and tracks household items for sale or donation

Work & Lifestyle

Lockboxer enables users to create lists and value household items to sell online, donate or add to a household inventory.

Last year we wrote about UK company Value My Stuff Now who help users price their antique items to sell on eBay. Now, covering valuation on everyday household goods, US company Lockboxer have launched a service which lets users know how much their stuff is worth, to then sell, donate or make a home inventory. The idea came to entrepreneur Jennifer Morehead after seeing the devastation of friends whose home had been damaged by a flood. She saw a need for an easier way for people to keep track of their belongings and how much they cost. To get an item valued users type it into the search box, and can narrow the search by price bracket, brand, condition and “used prices only”. The search engine — powered by Google — returns a list of matching products and their price online, which can then be added to a list. Users can also upload their own images and add product information, which can all be shared directly through eBay, Facebook, Twitter, Craigslist, Amazon and by email. There’s functionality to make numerous lists, and for items being donated to charity, users are able to track item costs for tax purposes, as well as locate the nearest Salvation Army and Good Will donation points. The service can also be used to create gift wish-lists, but Morehead believes the ability to create a home inventory is the highlight, particularly useful to those selling a home or getting home contents insurance. Anyone can look up a price and store up to 50 items in their “Lockbox” for free, after which there is a monthly subscription fee of USD 1.99 per month for unlimited storage. The video below explains how Lockerbox works in more detail: This type of service not only benefits home owners, but could be a clever partnership for insurance companies, banks, attorneys or accountants. With that in mind, is this one to get involved in early? Spotted by: Murtaza Patel



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