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TUSHARE Australia's fastest growing sharing platform launches

Giving makes us happy. TuShare makes it easy. And free.

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TuShare launches a new sharing platform (mobile app and website) making it easier than ever to give things we no longer need to our friends, family and neighbours. This saves money and the planet, and is scientifically proven to make us happier. Users across the country have already shared thousands of items in TuShare’s test phase in October, making it one of the fastest growing sharing platforms in Australia.

ABC’s New Inventors judge and former CSIRO executive director James Bradfield Moody and Kohei Nishimiya (named one of Fast Company’s 100 most creative people in business) have developed TuShare which taps into everyone’s natural sense of generosity.

TuShare launches at a time of year when people want to share in the joy of giving. TuShare provides a reliable platform for people looking to bring joy into someone else’s life by giving away items they don’t need pre-Christmas, and donating unwanted and upgraded items after the festive season.

TuShare is the only sharing platform to provide a $10 door-to-door courier service option (under 25kgs in same capital city), paid for by the receiver to simplify the process of transferring items.

TuShare also allows users to create wishlists that lets them name what they want this Christmas - matching givers and receivers. Thousands of items are available ranging from clothes, toys, electronics and many things that people no longer use and are happy to give away.

"Sharing the stuff we no longer need with others is great. It saves money, reduces clutter and is good for the planet,” said Moody. “We believe that the easier it is to share, the more people will do it. That's why we created TuShare which makes giving items away safe and easy."

“Giving things to others has been scientifically proven to make us happy. TuShare is built on the belief that people are naturally generous, especially when it’s made easy,” added Moody.

To check TuShare out and join the giving revolution, visit www.tushare.com.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TuShareAus (@TuShareAus)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/join.tushare
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/tushare

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About TuShare

  • TuShare aims to build the world’s largest sharing community, by making giving easy and saving money. Tapping into existing social networks TuShare helps products find their next owners, avoiding waste and landfill in the process.
  • TuShare matches givers and receivers through their wishlist of items.
  • TuShare is also a trusted network – this helps to build reliability and means that quality items are shared. This trust builds a positive cycle of generosity and gratitude – the real joy of giving.
  • Strategists point to projections that suggest the “sharing” and “rental” economies will generate $US3.5 billion in revenue in 2013, and grow to as big as $US110 billion over the next few years. (Source: ConvergEx Group – arm of Bank of New York Mellon).
  • According to the 2013 World Happiness Report, helping others is one of the top six things the happiest people across the world have in common.
  • Collaborative consumption describes a shift in consumer values from ownership to access and was named was named by TIME as one of the “10 Ideas That Will Change the World”. Together, entire communities and cities around the world are using network technologies to do more with less by renting, lending, swapping, bartering, gifting and sharing products on a scale never before possible. Collaborative consumption is transforming business, consumerism and the way we live for a more fulfilling and sustainable quality of life.
  • Over four trillion kgs of waste is sent to landfill each year – most of it made up of a lot of really useful items such as clothes, toys and books.

TuShare Founders

  • James Moody was a judge the ABC’s New Inventors TV show from 2004 to 2011 and is an expert on the interface between sustainability and innovation and co-author of the bestselling book The Sixth Wave: How to succeed in a resource-limited world. He was Executive Director, Development at the CSIRO and an Australian National Commissioner for UNESCO, and is a trustee of the Australian Museum and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.
  • Kohei Nishiyama is the inventor of the Design To Order (DTO) system and co-founder of elephant design co. He was a consultant at McKinsey & Company and was named one of Fast Company’s 100 most creative people in business in 2010 and is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. He has formal training in industrial design and sits on the board of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design.


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