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Sell Simply

Twitter-Based Ecommerce Application


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Published 11/23/2010 and rated Ratingstars2 2 out of 5 stars
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What can you use the app for?

Sell Simply makes it easy for anyone to sell anything online. User can create their own storefronts using social networking profiles. The Sell Simply system works by allowing users to login through Twitter. The actual shop is controlled by the user’s Twitter account. To add items, the user only has to Tweet them. Sell Simply is a social networking site in itself because other users can choose to follow a storefront. Notifications can also be set up to alert the user when specific items become available or when a user adds items to their Sell Simply store. Users can also print their own codes to sell items at a flea market or other sale.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Sell Simply was founded by Chris Teso in May of 2010. The team is still small but the site has grown to include many unique items offered up for sale by the user community. The creators wanted to build a website that allows users to quickly and easily offer up almost anything for sale online. The result is one of the simplest online marketplaces available. Users can post new items using their Twitter accounts and receive notifications when items they are searching for become available.

What are the differences to other apps?

The user experience is very important for any online marketplace. Most try to stay relatively easy to use while offering many sometimes complex features. Sell Simply keeps it as simple as possible by allowing users to login and post items through an existing social networking profile. Setting up an online store front is completely painless and can be done in a matter of seconds. Even a novice computer user can quickly adapt to the user interface of Sell Simply.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Sell Simply website offers a unique, modern site design using varying fonts and a black, blue and white color scheme. The elegant logo entices new users. The actual item posting and searching is very simple. The posting system works through Twitter, which further simplifies the process. The user interface is designed to be easy to use so that anyone can buy and sell online.

How does the registration process work?

Sell Simply keeps the entire process of signing up and using the service easy. Users can register by logging in through an existing Twitter account. A blue Twitter button is found at the top right hand corner of the homepage. After clicking it, the user is presented with another browser, this one asking for their Twitter login information. At this point, there is no other way to login to Sell Simply. Users must have a Twitter account and use their Sell Simply account through it. This may be a bit of a turn off for anyone who does not have Twitter or does not wish to link the two accounts. However, the Twitter functionality helps simplify the selling process on Sell Simply.

What does it cost to use the application?

The cost of Sell Simply is another reason many users post their items on the site. Users can login through Twitter and post items for free. There are no selling fees or fees for making a purchase. Sell Simply claims to be similar to CraigsList.com, which makes it an even more appealing choice for almost anyone. Users can quickly post items and only worry about the buying or selling price with no additional fees.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Anyone who wants to sell or buy something could appreciate Sell Simply. The lack of fees makes it a great choice for those on a tight budget or individuals who want to offload items they no longer need. The simple to use system is also ideal for anyone of any internet selling skill level.

  • Connect and login through an existing Twitter account
  • Add items to your store front using Twitter
  • Receive notifications when a favorite seller posts items
  • Gain a following through your online store front
  • Print QR codes for selling at flea markets or other venues


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