* I think the negative connotation comes from your logo's dollar sign, $. It looks like a scammy pay-day loan or something. I'm not saying to change your logo, or your website sucks -- it looks awesome! -- I'm just letting you know my take on it.
In order to demonstrate how you would use the site if you found something. Were you expecting a different reason?
It's a good idea.
You make up your own reward value per item. If someone find's your item you can choose to release the reward or not.
Should be "finds"
Yeah it's a nitpick but for some reason these kinds of things really catch my eye.
Edit: Heh... and right above that: Nobody can compete with us! We'll give you free tags and therefore free protection of your item's. Guess my eye isn't as sharp as I thought.
Nice idea though; good luck!
But then the first thing you see is a tab about creating an account. The reward information has errors in the text:
"You've found an someone's stuff."
I think you should show reward information first rather than try and get new users.
I also think the whole thing needs to be more concise for the person returning the item.
Bullet list of steps that are easily actionable.
I'm unsure of the exact name of this marketing technique, but it's definitely a dark-pattern.
"People are returning lost items to owners through GoReturnMe everyday."
Is this true?
"THIS WAS LOST BY A DAMNED FOOL NAMED HIRAM STEVENS MAXIM
WHO LIVES AT 325 UNION STREET, BROOKLYN. A SUITABLE REWARD
WILL BE PAID FOR ITS RETURN."
This service is going to have to cover that cost as well as the cost of returning the lost item.
Did you do much research into rewards vs. no rewards?
Did you do any research into it?
I'd also be curious if including the reward amount on the tag would increase or decrease the likelihood of an item being returned. Or does it decrease the likelihood if the reward is under a certain amount but increase it otherwise? And if that's the case, what's the amount, and is it a percentage of the item's value, or is it a constant?
It would be fun test.
Also, something that holds me back from using your service is that I don't like the design for something like my wallet. It looks a bit sporty so I don't want to stick it on my nice leather wallet or slick laptop. What about creating a few different styles?
Also, I really think you should consider changing your logo (and matching color scheme). As another commenter mentions, it looks like a pay-day loan logo which has some pretty negative connotations. In addition, you've geared the logo towards the person finding the lost item, when ultimately, your customer is the person with items they're afraid they might lose. For them, you're selling peace of mind, but your logo is not at all reflective of that. You don't really need to worry yourself too much about the people returning lost items as the mention of a reward should be enough to motivate them to visit your website and return the item, if they weren't already inclined to do so.
I think it's a fairly narrow use-case. I'd always just write my name/phone # on a large % of my stuff; but I suppose I would rather put a sticker on some things (phone, wallet, electronics, etc.)
Pretty cool - how long have you been live? And how are you coming up with this 80% "return rate?" Do you have a sense of when things are actually marked "actively lost?" as opposed to "if it ever is... this sticker will come in handy" ?
The only difference in your case seems to be that you are targeting online audience and it might be more receptive to the idea, but otherwise I'd say it's a pretty crowded space already.
You wouldn't have to spend a lot if you did it with items with fictional sentimental value or old generation throw away technology.
Maybe it's much harder to get a new phone to be like your original, so you'd rather pay more to get it back as is.
On the other hand, maybe, getting a new laptop is more desirable than getting an old one back (if you have backups or don't care about what you had).
>Nobody can compete with us! We'll give you free tags and therefore free protection of your item's.
Should be "items", not "item's"
PS - I would pay for a small card and/or keychain.
Why can't we all be like Japan...
Iceland? Really? They have angry vulcano's!
>Do I need to use SSL on my payment pages?
>Yes, for a couple of reasons:...
Edit: Okay, I was wrong and right at the same time. The page itself is not secure just http. It does, however, have an iframe with the stripe CC stuff in it. That is served over SSL, so the data is encrypted. The user just can't easily tell.
Thanks for letting us know. We are on it Our SSL is on the way thanks!!!