Sunday, February 17, 2013

Get Your Things Found with FoundIt!

As part of my organizing series (that is not ending anytime soon), I wanted to share a product that will help out with anyone who loses items- or has items they do not want lost.

As many of you know, I am in The Carolina Society for Paranormal Research and Investigation Inc. I am the Case Manager, Paralina Radio Show Producer/ host, and the media assistant. It wasn't until recently that I participated in my first investigation. While preparing some of my equipment, I decided to utilize and amazing product I recently received.

Some of my equipment tagged with FoundIt!
FoundIt is an amazing concept that relies on the common good of people.

From the FoundIt! website:

Why FoundIt! Works- The power of empathy.

FoundIt! works because we have tapped into the human psyche and found out what motivates people to return things. Proven research show that 70% of all lost items are actually turned in somewhere (you just don't know where). Other studies by Milgram, the University of Michigan and Purdue show that you can boost your return rate if you:

1- Make it easy to return

2- Allow Finders to be anonymous

3- Let the Finder know the item is important to you

FoundIt! does all of these and more. Our language is deliberately designed to create an empathetic reaction and evoke an emotional response to drive action. (It's hard to keep a phone with a sticker on it that says, "You're my hero!" and gives clear, easy instructions on how to get in touch with the owner.) Our research exponentially improves the odds of getting your stuff back!

My favorite thing besides the fact that it makes returning things easier is how easy it is to use. The stickers are great- they come in a variety of sizes. There is even a size for glasses- I'm always losing mine. The tags are great too. They are great for bags, jackets, keys, dogs, and even strollers! 

Each member receives a unique ID that is printed on each label. You also receive QR codes for quicker notification when your item is found. 

It is a pretty simple process that ensures great karma for those that return the lost item! 
The Finder simply enters your FoundIt! ID (from your tags or stickers) into our secure system and you receive a text and an email with the Finder's contact info and/or message. You are then reunited with your lost items.

Packages come in 2 forms- a $19.99/ year Bomb Diggity Membership or $24.99/ year MacDaddy Membership. That's a pretty great price for the potential cost of lost items. 

Sure, there are people out there that won't return your item no matter how easy it is. I , however, believe we live in a world where people want to do the right thing. Why not make it easier for them?!

FoundIt! can provide brand engagement and effective customer loyalty programs through our Branded Enterprise Solutions.
FoundIt! even offers customizable business solutions! 

FoundIt! is definitely my favorite geek accessory, and I'm sure it will be yours too! 

Disclaimer: I was compensated a FoundIt! membership in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.