Listia has joined hands with Best Buy to tap into the North American retail players who are using Listia’s APIs. These sites, powered by BBYOpen API, lists items and ships them directly to consumers to almost 1000 Best Buy retail zones. Listia is a marketplace that allows users to trade old stuff for new electronic products. This works by earning points when a user starts trading old stuff. Those points can be redeemed for items given away by others or fresh new goods. The products could be from a large collection of electronic products like iPads, Television sets, gaming consoles and more. The price range started as low as $20 and went up as high as $16,000.
Listia has been a Y Combinator backed startup. Listia also received support from Andreessen Horowitz. Now Listia is certainly drawing a lot of energy from its new partnership with Best Buy.The press release from PR Newswire says, “”Listia has become the best tool available for unlocking the idle value in your closet,” said Gee Chuang, CEO and Founder of Listia. “We’ve helped over 2 million users sell their old and unwanted goods for Listia credits that can be used to purchase brand new merchandise. By integrating our Rewards program with the BBYOpen API, we can now offer hundreds of thousands of premium Best Buy items to our community of traders.”
Listia came into being in August 2009 and is better known as the eBay for trading free stuff. The marketplace gets into action when users earn credits and then bid for an item. This worked like an auction. So anyone who win the bid got the product. Today Listia stands apart with almost 600,000 trades happening through iPhones and Android smart devices. Listia has encouraged partner websites to display products through their BBYOpen APIs.