Last activity: 21.07.2020
Categories: B2CElectronicsInformationOrganicPlatformProductSearchShippingShopTravel
Backpack is a peer-to-peer platform that connects travelers and shoppers to give people access to products across markets in all continents. Each backpacker, regardless of their role as a carrier or a shopper, follows a simple four-step process to either earn or save money from their backpacking experience. Travelers share their travel information and specify what kind of items they want to carry. Then they wait to get a "backpack request" and ask their price. Finally, they confirm the deal, buy the items, deliver them and earn money. Shoppers on the other hand, search items from their favorite websites and fill out the item description. Then they give their location and find a traveler coming to their city. Finally they "request backpack" and confirm the deal. Within days they can get the product and save money.
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117.1K /mo.
Location: United States, California, San Francisco
Employees: 11-50
Founded date: 2014

Investors 3

Mentions in press and media 4

28.02.2018How Backpack Is Changing Both Shopping And Travel: An Interv...Since his appointment as Director of Engineering at Backpack two and a half years ago, Mozammel Haqu...futurestar...
19.08.2014YC Demo Day Session 1: Gingko Bioworks, Bikanta, Checkr, Wal...We’re at the the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., to see the startups in the Y Comb...techcrunch...
14.08.2014Backpack (YC S14) Connects You With Travelers So You Can Pur...Imagine if a certain type of medication you needed wasn’t available in your country and was
13.08.2014Backpack Connects You With Travelers So You Can Purchase Ite...Imagine if a certain type of medication you needed wasn’t available in your country and was expensiv...techcrunch...

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