Caring Transitions Partners With 1-800-GOTJUNK?, Tag Sell It and Pak Mail
Trio compliments the transitioning industry
May 04, 2011 // Franchising.com // CINCINNATI – Caring Transitions, a national franchise specializing in the entire relocation process, has partnered with a trio of industry professionals to help further ease the moving process – 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, Tag Sell It and Pak Mail.
Tag Sell It uses the latest in online and mobile technology to connect buyers and sellers directly. Pak Mail ensures possessions are packaged and shipped to ensure safe delivery anywhere in the world. And 1-800-GOT-JUNK? removes all the unsold or unwanted items quickly, cleanly and as "greenly" as possible.
"These partnerships reinforce our existing support network to ensure we have fellow professionals available to address all of our clients' needs, whatever those may be," said John F. Buckles, President of Caring Transitions. "Our advisers work with clients through all steps of the process beginning with an assessment, then developing and carrying out the transition plan."
The sudden need to relocate from one home to another can happen to anyone at anytime because of changes in life circumstances ... such as a new job, serious injury, aging circumstances or illness, divorce or death. Even when people choose to move simply because their current home no longer fits their needs, the task can become daunting when they realize how many things they've accumulated through the years.
Many of Caring Transitions' clients begin the process by deciding what they want to keep, give away, sell or discard. When selling items, the challenge often has been logistical – a lack of time to find and attract the interest of as many potential buyers as possible. Tag Sell It addresses those concerns. Unlike most online markets, TagSELLit.com is designed to help promote sales of groups of items and reach potential buyers through social media channels and mobile applications. With their combination of web-based and mobile apps for the Apple and Android platforms, they have put the power to find items and get directions to sales in the hands of more potential shoppers faster.
"Our technology allows hundreds of photos to be uploaded simultaneously," said Jonathon Papsin, Tag Sell It's co-founder and CEO. "Sellers and buyers are then connected quickly and easily through our site or our various mobile apps."
Papsin said his co-founder, Matthew Dorman, the Chief Technology Officer, continues to innovate and upgrade their host of services.
"Because of his expertise, we'll soon add an iPhone app for estate sales," said Papsin. This will allow potential buyers to shop for sale items on their phones, then immediately call or find the seller to buy the item."
During the downsizing and sale process, some items are sold for direct pickup while others need to be shipped. This may mean sending an item to a new owner elsewhere in the country or an heirloom to a relative, donating a painting to a museum, or transporting furniture to the new home. Pak Mail handles getting items to their new home with the proper care and attention."
"We've 'seen it all, so a client's request likely won't surprise us," said Alex Zai, President and CEO of Pak Mail. "Regardless of the size, shape or weight of the item, our goal is to make sure it is packed carefully and shipped properly. From one-of-a-kind antiques and rare neon signs to furniture and cars, we have the expertise to get it there safely and securely."
After the bulk of items have been distributed or sold, clients will find they still have things they need to simply discard. This can be especially difficult if they feel someone somewhere could better reuse or recycle these items than simply have them discarded into a landfill.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? founder and CEO Brian Scudamore understands.
"When we founded the company 20 years ago, we set out to elevate the junk removal business," said Brian. "We know it is often difficult for people to discard items, even items that may be beyond their usefulness to most. Because of that knowledge, we demonstrate compassion and care for all our clients. We strive to avoid the landfill by donating to charities, as well as recycling or repurposing items. Indeed, since 1989, we've saved 1.5 billion pounds of junk from landfills."
By working with these professionals, Caring Transitions is continuing its mission to be the number one source for assistance in relocation, downsizing and liquidations.
Caring Transitions spotlighted its newest partnerships during its annual conference April 13-15 at the Carefree Resort & Conference Center in Carefree, Ariz.
About Caring Transitions
Caring Transitions, founded in 2006, is the first national franchising concept specializing in Senior Relocation and Transition Services. It is a member of the Moveseniors.com online network and, most recently, the National Association of Senior Move Managers, which specializes in help for those 55 and older. Recognized as Certified Relocation and Transition Specialists, Caring Transitions representatives also teach those seeking certification. http://www.CaringTransitions.net
About Tag Sell It, Inc.
Founded in 2007 as an alternative to traditional auction and e-classified Websites, TagSELLit.com is designed to address the challenges of those with items to sell but without a physical method to do so. The site lets sellers post multiple items on one sale page. Potential buyers make their initial connections through the site, so the seller's email address remains anonymous unless he or she chooses to respond to a potential buyer. http://www.TagSELLit.com/
About Pak Mail
Established in 1984, Pak Mail is the premier specialty packaging, shipping and business support franchise with more than 400 centers throughout the country and internationally. Pak Mail has mastered the art of handling, packaging and transporting the most fragile, precious, awkward and large shipments. Custom crating is available as well as declared value coverage for any and all shipments by air, ocean or ground. http://www.PakMail.com
1-800-GOT-JUNK? is pioneering an industry that is helping people remove junk, de-clutter, and live cleaner, better lives. Whether it's an old sofa or a pile of junk in the garage, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? removes it for you while diverting up to 60% of each haul from the landfill. Founded in 1989, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is a franchise business operating in all major metros across North America with almost 1,000 trucks on the road. http://www.1800GOTJUNK.com/