This Startup Just Nailed the ‘Gig Economy’ with the Launch of Veryfier
— App lets online buyers easily request and hire “Veryfiers” to inspect products prior to purchase —
LOS ANGELES, CA – March 10, 2017 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Making purchases online, especially larger ticket items, comes with a tough but necessary choice. Either take the risk of not inspecting the item before buying it, or invest the time, money and inconvenience required to go inspect it in person. Additionally, the growth of the gig economy shows no sign of slowing and is increasingly requiring people to find creative, non-traditional ways to earn income.
With the launch of mobile app, Veryfier, these issues are being combined and resolved. Veryfier benefits two large, yet distinct groups of people. On one side are online shoppers in need of someone to inspect expensive used items they plan to purchase, and on the other: individuals who are willing to do so for a fee.
“I have a passion for restoring old VW Buses but whenever I discovered a Bus I wanted online, I could never be sure.” Says Laurent Piani, Founder of Veryfier. “I would waste countless hours finding someone to go inspect it, only to find out the bus was not the year I was looking for or had other issues I wasn’t aware of. That is when I first came up with the idea for Veryfier: an easy-to-use app where I could quickly post a job and hire the best person for that specific car or, better yet, any item I was interested in.”
Veryfier gives people a new way to earn independent income while providing buyers with added safety and assurance when purchasing used items online. “Veryfiers,” those who inspect items prior to purchase, have a range of skill levels which run the gamut from the average Joe with a great eye for paint scratches, to mechanics, antique experts, trained luxury goods specialists and more; anyone can become a Veryfier. Additionally, Veryfiers are truly independent. Unlike competing platforms, Veryfiers control their work and can apply to as many buyer requests as they want, are free to set their own prices, and can compete with other Veryfiers for jobs. This free enterprise model encourages higher quality results, which in turn benefits the online shoppers who hire Veryfiers.
Veryfier is based in Los Angeles, CA, where, according to a recent report by nonprofit public policy organization, The Brookings Institution, “gig” employment grew by more than 135% between 2012 and 2014. The initial launch is providing Veryfier markets throughout L.A., San Francisco and New York, with plans to branch out as awareness and demand grows. By providing buyers with safety and assurance while letting people use the knowledge and skills they already possess to earn income, Veryfier is quickly establishing itself as a leader in the gig economy world.
Veryfier Inc. is a mobile application technology company headquartered in Los Angeles, California. The Veryfier app lets people who are interested in purchasing used items online discover and hire individuals, known as Veryfiers, to go inspect the item on their behalf. From average Joes and Janes to world-renowned specialists, anyone can become a Veryfier. The Veryfier app provides users with added safety and assurance when buying used items online while giving gig economy workers a new way to earn income using the knowledge and skills they already possess. More information can be found at Veryfier.com or on the Veryfier App, which is available for download on iOS devices.
iOS download link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/veryfier/id1206952963?ls=1&mt=8
The Founding Team:
Laurent Piani, Founder/CEO, Veryfier
Frank Brenes, Co-founder/CMO, Veryfier
(1) Ian Hathaway and Mark Muro: “Tracking the gig economy: New numbers” The Brookings Institution, October 13, 2016. Sourced: January 5, 2017 https://www.brookings.edu/research/tracking-the-gig-economy-new-numbers/