If you’ve ever thought that sites like eBay, Craigslist or Etsy felt a little anonymous then Krrb may well be for you.
Krrb follows the same basic premise but organises its online community around physical cities and neighbourhoods, allowing you to trade, sell, swap or give away stuff locally – and most importantly – in person. The site isn’t tecnically an ecommerce site in that Krrb simply brings the parties together, with transactions happening offline.
From the site:
Krrb is a safe place to buy, sell, trade or give to your neighbors — locally and in-person. Krrb puts you at the center of your stomping grounds and displays all that you and your neighbors have to offer.
Not only does this help set the site apart but it also creates a real sense of community and could even serve to help people get to know their neighbours better. Think garage sale rather than global marketplace.
It also goes to show that even in well-established online business models there’s room for real innovation.