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AI digitises your belongings to make resale easy


An app automatically creates a feed of users’ belongings, making it easy to list items for resale

Spotted: The average UK household has around £2,600 worth of unused items lying around. At the same time, a lot of unwanted items tend to end up in the bin, rather than being resold. One reason for this is that, despite the existence of large second-hand marketplaces, consumers can find the process confusing and time-consuming. That’s where startup Haz wants to help.

Haz hopes to make the process of buying and selling second-hand easier, more efficient, and more entertaining. The company has developed an AI-powered app, which can automatically digitise items sellers own. The AI can scan digital receipts in a user’s email inbox, removing a lot of the work involved in listing an item for sale.

Haz provides its users with an automated feed of their belongings. This feed is automatically created and updated through integration with the user’s email. As soon as an item is purchased, the Haz app adds it to their feed, with a real-time resale value attached to it. When users want to list an item for sale, they simply click a button.

Haz already has thousands of users and recently completed a $1.4 million pre-seed funding round led by Speedinvest. Co-founder Ronan Harvey-Kelly told Springwise that the company will next be focusing on optimising its AI on the backend, building out the frontend user experience, and acquiring as many UK users as possible, before looking at expanding to mainland Europe or the US.

Written By: Lisa Magloff



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