November 5, 2013
The easy selling service Sold is set to shut down as its development team has joined Dropbox. Released on iOS last March, Sold sought to make selling stuff online a breeze by taking care of the nitty-gritty of e-commerce. It was designed to price items for sale, find buyers, handle shipping, and pay sellers with ease. But Sold is all but a thing of the past, as the members of the startup behind the service has become part of Dropbox. The team explains in its announcement post on the Sold website:
After spending time with [Dropbox cofounders] Drew and Arash, we decided that the move to Dropbox couldn’t be better – their roadmap includes exciting new experiences which align perfectly with our ethos of creating products that positively affect people. Going forward, the Sold team will continue working together to build these experiences, shaping the future of Dropbox for their 200M strong user base. It’s an opportunity too good to pass up.According to TechCrunch, the startup's nine full-time employees are forming a new team to work on "a new Dropbox product." Consequently, Sold has been set to cease operating. While it's still available to download in the App Store, the service is no longer accepting new items as of today. If you're a current user with existing items in Sold's system, you're advised to wait for instructions on how to finalize your transactions.