App developer Ijji is announcing today it has launched the Gameflip mobile marketplace for gamers.
Now, iOS and Android users can buy and sell new or used video games using a convenient mobile app. Ijji is trying to prove that doing something on a mobile device is a lot easier and more convenient than doing it on a computer.
San Jose, Calif.-based Ijji has created a marketplace where players can buy used games, new titles, collectibles, and accessories. The company promises a significant discount and a better return for sellers than other retailers or online commerce sites.
The Gameflip app is available as a free download on iOS or Android in the U.S.
Ijji said the app has been designed to deliver the best combination of price, selection and convenience to gamers. While other online marketplaces such as Amazon or eBay focus on a huge variety of goods, Ijji’s Gameflip focuses solely on those items the gaming community wants: games, collectibles, game accessories, and consoles. Gameflip currently carries over 600 game-related products, including some of the best-selling titles and collectibles on the market.
Sellers pay a 10 percent commission on all items sold, which enables them to offer their games for far less than most retailers, Ijji said. In addition, items are protected by a seller’s guarantee. If an item doesn’t sell in 30 days in the Gameflip marketplace, Ijji will pay the user the difference (in credits) between the Gameflip list price and the GameStop trade-in price.
On mobile, Ijji said buying and selling is easier. The app leverages the camera to allow users to instantly snap a photo as well as scan the bar code, which then automatically populates the product information in the listing. The app also uses push notifications to inform the buyer or seller at each step of the transaction, from purchase to shipment to delivery to rating.
Gameflip takes advantage of the social aspect of smartphones, allowing users to instantly invite their friends, share their favorite items with them, and discuss the hottest upcoming games together. Invitations will earn users credits which can then be applied to the purchase of more Gameflip items.