Pakit

Ship goods to other countries via travelers

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Senders can ship goods from one place to another via travelers, and we are connecting senders with the travelers. Travelers can earn money by utilizing their unused baggage space. Travelers pay a large amount at airports for carrying extra luggage, so we connect such travelers with people carrying less.

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Jacqueline von TesmarHiring@jacqvon · Community at Product Hunt ⚡️
This seems a bit risky, but I like the concept. I know some aunts & uncles that would definitely take advantage of a service like this.
Amrith ShanbhagHiring@amrith · Community at Product Hunt & Feathrd
@jacqvon I've seen a ton of Facebook Groups dedicated for this purpose, it does seem a bit scary..
Mike Kosulin@mikekosulin
@jacqvon @amrith you can also use Grabr)
Lama Al RajihHunter@lamaalrajih
@jacqvon we've definitely done this type of stuff with friends of friends of friends (basically strangers) but not through Pakit. It's mostly to shop clothes or foreign snacks, and we've done the same for others. There's always a risk to it, and though we've personally never had anything stolen, there's always that risk of happening.
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Alessio Fanelli@fanahova · Sports fan + Engineer @ 645 Ventures.
I thought about building this a while ago but I didn't think it was feasible if it happened outside the airport. I'm not going to bring a luggage that I didn't pack through security (it is also not possible to do so, i.e. flying Europe - US, they ask you that explicitly) and at the same time I shouldn't open it to see what's in it for privacy reasons. How do you plan to address this? Curious to hear your thoughts.
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Sam@evexoio · Maker
@fanahova same here!
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Michael Law@lawmicha
This idea is so old, why am I still seeing this here. How is this any different from the other dozen failed services that tried to do this?
Lama Al RajihHunter@lamaalrajih
@lawmicha first time I've seen it implemented, but I'm curious as to what other alternatives there are out there.
Amrith ShanbhagHiring@amrith · Community at Product Hunt & Feathrd
Good find @lamaalrajih! How did you come across this?
Lama Al RajihHunter@lamaalrajih
@amrith Beta List 😂
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Danny Tran@hoogleyb · Teenage developer
The idea is nice but there might be some security concerns. What if someone ships something illegal? Who would take responsibility for that? What if the package gets damaged? Do you guys have insurance?
Lama Al RajihHunter@lamaalrajih
@hoogleyb I personally haven't used it, but those are fair concerns.