I’ll be first to admit that Superman’s baby stuff is still filling our house. He is turning 4yrs old this year and his cot, pram, feeding chair etc, have not yet been sold. I have a million and one excuses as to why not, with the biggest one of all being sentimental value behind all of these items. I am by no means a hoarder, no. My issue is finding the best candidate as a buyer. Someone who would love and take care of these second hand items as much as I did. This is just the type of mom I am.
In comes Mom’s List. A concept started by Caroline and Richard Lawrence, new parents to their busy little boy Edward. After tripping on toys and realising they had no storage space left they discussed trying to sell these things online.
Caroline, who was on maternity leave at the time, was happy to de-clutter, felt uneasy at the
prospect of meeting a stranger she didn’t trust in her own home. So in that breath the idea for a
trusted marketplace just for Moms was born.
After taking the idea through the Seed Academy’s accelerator program and winning mentorship
from Microsoft BizSpark Moms List, South Africa’s first social marketplace for Mom & Baby was
launched in December 2014.
It’s this easy to use:
Search: If you are looking to buy something all you do is choose from a range of categories and
services and filter by price, proximity, highest rated product or even new or pre-loved and within
seconds your find comes up.
Buying: Currently the system puts a buyer in touch with a Mom or Business Seller through the
platform without giving private details away. But we are excited to be rolling out a Pay & Deliver
system soon which takes away the hassle of having to meet someone face to face and gives you the
convenience of at home delivery.
Sell: In three easy steps via our website, Mobi-site or our iOS and GooglePlay Apps you literally snap your product, list the information and upload straight onto the marketplace all within minutes. Plus if you want your Facebook friends or Twitter followers to see what you are selling, we give you the option of sharing your pre-loved products on your social feeds too!
Rate: Seeing as trust is a huge barrier too many South Africans trading online, we have done our best
to make trading more trustworthy on Moms List. Read sellers history of comments and questions,
see what their rating is, trade with people in your area and seeing their Facebook profile pic should
all make you feel at ease when buying or selling on Moms List. Plus if this isn’t enough for you, use
our Pay & Deliver service so you never have to meet the buyer or seller!
Follow: Finally if you are a Mom you will know that being a Mom is tough and you don’t always have all the answers. So what we have also done is make it easier for Moms to connect with other Moms or businesses by offering you a newsfeed where you can follow sellers you love and receive all their updates.
Please go visit Moms List to buy, sell and follow other Moms & Businesses at www.momslist.co.za
Or if you want an even better experience download their app here:
iOS App Link: https://itunes.apple.com/app/moms-list/id950700342?mt=8
GooglePlay App Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.momslist
For more info please drop them an email at email@example.com or call on 0822249812