Keepio offers a number of services based around the items the user owns. Users can build lists of their personal belongings, creating collections that they can keep private or share with friends on Twitter and Facebook. Cataloged items can also be used for insurance purposes as a list of belongings with photographs. When the user wants to sell an item, they can list it as for sale in under 20 seconds. Keepio works better than other marketplaces (like the one on Facebook) or status updates because the information is available for longer. Friends, family and acquaintances can see what the user is trying to sell, trade or loan out. Both parties win because someone the user knows can save money by purchasing the used item from someone they trust and the user gets rid of the item and earns some cash.
Keepio was founded in February of 2010. Based out of Louisville, Kentucky the Keepio team remains small, including CEO Dave Durand and CMO Nick Huhn. The application was intended to appeal to almost anyone, from collectors to users who want to sell or trade items or need a list to use for insurance purposes. Keepio met all these needs and still does with a simple service that works very effectively.
Keepio makes it easy for users to build collections of their personal belongings. This simple task has many uses. The user can list items for sale or trade, or simply share their lists with others to see who has similar collecting tastes. Users can even help each other out if they are searching for an item to complete a collection.
The Keepio website uses a fun font and bright colors to entice users. With orange, blue and a hint of light green, the site is far from intimidating. Users can quickly navigate to either Facebook or Twitter and get their items listed in (according to the site) less than 20 seconds. All the vital navigational tools are available on the homepage, including a Feedback tab along the left hand side.
New users have a few options when registering for Keepio. They can sign in using an existing Facebook or Twitter account by clicking on the corresponding blue or green button along the right hand side of the homepage. Just below that is an orange “Sign me up” button if the user prefers to create an account the traditional way. The registration form requires a first and last name, email address, desired Keepio URL, password and verification (to prove that the user is human). After entering the information and checking the terms of service check box at the bottom, the user can click the red “Join Now” button to finish registration.
The price of Keepio is another inviting feature many users love. The site gives users a platform to list and offer up their belongings for sale or trade. This works through Facebook and Twitter, so the service isn’t terribly unique. However, it is available for free and gives users an easier way to post items as available. There are no transaction fees or fees if an item is sold, either.
Anyone who wants to inventory their belongings or who needs a way to list items as available for sale or trade can get much use out of Keepio. The site is easy to use and gives users multiple registration options, which is another plus.