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Stuffle - flea market on the go

Hamburg start-up takes flea market visits to the digital age. Selling bric-à-brac and getting to know neighbours

When Morten Hartmann was moving and had problems to get rid of old things quickly and easily, he came across the business idea of his start-up Stuffle. “Lampshades, clothes, furniture – everyone has many beautiful things that one would like to turn into money, and not throw away”, says Hartmann. His app “Stuffle” allows owners of smart phone to shop second-hand items, used furniture, appliances, or general antique in their neighbourhood, 24/7, and directly from the convenience of their mobile while you being on the go or staying at home.

Neighbours first

With the free app, the users neighbourhood virtually turns into one large flea market. “With Stuffle, you will sell your stuff in no time, and will discover great deals in your vicinity”, says the 34-year old founder, Hartmann. Only a few clicks, the offer will be online. Only a picture and a short description will be needed. For those who only would like to browse, bargains right around the corner will be listed top. For buyers not wanting to meet the seller in person, a payment and delivery system has been integrated into the app.

Team of twelve

Founded two years ago, Hartmann’s Stuffle GmbH meanwhile employs a staff of twelve. According to Hartmann, the app has been downloaded more than 650,000 times so far. The most popular day to browse and buy on the mobile flea market is by the way – not surprisingly – Sunday.

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Shuffle User Data

Downloads: 650,000
Monthly users: 180,000
Offers: 550,000
Sales: 55,000
Trade volume: 5 million euro
Most frequent country: Germany (approx. 87 %)
Most popular day: Sonntag
(as of July 2014, source:

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