How does it work?
What does the app do?
The app provides a tool for you to broadcast your shipping request to your Facebook connections in a more effective way. It helps match your request with the people in your network that are most likely to accommodate the favor.
Why do I need an app for this?
If you’ve ever sought out someone you know to be a courier for you, you may have noticed how it’s difficult and annoying to keep asking around, trying to find that friend who can help you. This helps provide a clear communication between you and your friend network.
What about security ?
Since Friendshippr only works for your existing Facebook connections, you have a certain degree of visibility on who’s who. You generally would only deal with people you trust offline, and you should do the same thing here. You are never under any obligation to carry something you’re not totally comfortable with, or not sure about. Refer to the Community Guidelines section to see more.
What about cross-border shipping, and air travel and stuff, aren’t there like customs or something?
Every country has certain regulations around importing and exporting of goods. To be safe, you should be aware and familiar with those rules in your country. Certain goods could require customs/taxes to be paid, and we don’t encourage you to do anything that might get you in trouble. You are allowed to take things for people, just make sure it’s legit. It’s always in your discretion to follow the rules.
Do I have to pay people to carry my stuff?
That’s up to you, remember, these are your friends, and it’s nice for you to offer them something in exchange for doing you a shipping favor. But, we want you to decide how to reward your friends. We can provide some suggestions in the app if you get stuck, and you don’t have to offer anything if you don’t want to.
Is it with friends only?
Friendshippr works with your 1st degree friends on Facebook, and they may help forward your request to one of their friends. That means that when you post a shipping request, you may get access up to your 2nd degree friend network on Facebook.
Friendshippr is a social utility for friend to friend shipping. It is not a shipping service provider or a shipping company. It’s simply a platform for you to connect with your friends for the purpose of shipping.
When it comes to the share economy, there are many tasks that you can get strangers to do – but certain things you pretty much rely only on friends or people you know. Many people around the world specifically use their friends who are traveling to be their couriers. This is just something people do, and Friendshippr is an app to help make it more effective.
We’re a US Company based in California, with operations in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.