Earlier last month the newest tech company Grabr introduced a new face to online shopping and delivery. For customers who chose to shop through this site; they will be able to send and receive international packages without the hassle of excessive fees, time constraints, and lost packages.
The idea here is for travelers to bid on orders and deliver items that are difficult to ship internationally. This new way of sending and receiving items will allow those who have a passion for travel a chance to see the world while making some extra cash.
How Does Grabr Work?
Grabr is an online community made up of Shoppers and Travelers. Shoppers can work in two different ways. They can go onto their website and search through the list of items that Travelers are offering to bring from different locations all over the world. Or they can create their own account and post a specific item request from a specific location in the world.
If you post your own request, various Grabr Travelers will then have the option of contacting you and arranging the delivery. If a Traveler commits to bringing you the item you have chosen, you will then arrange with them a time and place to meet so that you can receive your item.
A few companies have already joined Grabr in their efforts to make international shippingmore convenient for all parties involved. These companies include: Amazon, Ebay;… Macy’s and Sephora beauty products, Rainbow bagels in New York City. These products among others are then shipped from the U.S to Europe, Asia (especially Vietnam in particular). And beyond where they would not have been shipped otherwise without the held of Grabr.
For those of you who do not know, Grabr is a peer-to-peer marketplace via the web and iOS app. Both Android and iPhone users can download the free app to start their journey around the world.
How to Shipping and Delivery?
Travelers who accept your terms of delivery will then pick up the item you have requested and bring it with them on their flight home. Because of this, items that cannot be brought on standard commercial air travel will not be able to ordered through this service – the TSA offers a complete list of banned items on their website.
Once you have received your item, you use your Grabr app to confirm that your delivery was successfully made, and the company will take the money that you placed into escrow for your item and delivery and release it to the Traveler you worked with.
Is Grabr’s service safe? Cost/Price Plans?
To create your Grabr account is completely free, and get your item in 3 easy steps.
- Let them know about your item
- Tell Grabr where it’s going
- Checkout & delivery
In addition, when you place your request for an item, you will publish the price you are willing to pay for the delivery. If multiple Travelers volunteer for your delivery, they can bid on the job so you can receive the best price. If only Traveler replies, than you will be able to negotiate with that Traveler for the final delivery price. You are never obligated to accept someone’s bid – you can cancel your request at any time before you officially accept a Traveler’s bid.
Grabr will take the money that has been agreed upon and save it an escrow account until the item has been confirmed as successfully delivered. Grabr will take a fee from the money that is paid for each successful delivery, though this fee appears to vary based on a variety of factors, and because of this is not published on their website. However, it will be clearly indicated on the page where the Shopper and the Traveler discuss the payment, so Travelers will always know what their bottom line payment will be.
Grabr’s refund policy
This is probably the problem most customers are concerned about. A Traveler successfully gets their item to the Shopper, then Grabr’s job is done and there is not any need for a Refund Policy.
However, if the Traveler never gets your item to you, Grabr will attempt to contact them and see what the problem is. If you do not receive your item due to an issue with your Traveler, then any funds you have placed into escrow will be refunded to you.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact Customer Service with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by email at [email protected]
- Shop and browse any items from around the world
- Create custom orders for any item you want
- Make delivery offers
- Meet friendly locals wherever you travel
- Get paid securely through the app
- Receive regular delivery updates/reports
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