SendSocial: Send stuff without an address

One of the downsides of the wonderful world wide web is the amount of personal information flying around for anyone to view. It’s genuinely quite scary how easily someone can find out your home address, contact number and personal email address, but inevitable considering the amount of forms and social networking profiles the average web user completes.

Your address in particular is something you want to keep under wraps, especially given the rise in credit fraud. One way of doing this is by using SendSocial, a service that means you can use social networking sites to arrange a delivery without exchanging a single address.

The only information you need to send someone a package is their email address or twitter ID. You send a message through SendSocial and they’ll contact the recipient for their confirmation. They’ll then collect the address and contact details through their highly secure system, and provide you with an address-free label for your package. Then one of their courier partners, myHermes and ByBox, picks up your package and delivers it!

Costs start from £2.99, which is a decent amount for peace of mind. I can see the benefits in particular with buying and selling on eBay, when you don’t necessarily want to reveal your address to the buyer/seller. The Twitter aspect is appealing too.

What do you think of the service? Would you use it?

Emma Cossey

Emma is our resident fashion and social media specialist, having worked as a blogger, editor and writer on a number of fashion and beauty websites. She writes regularly for The Bag Lady, and has previously written for The Times Online, Shoewawa and Jorg & Olif among others.

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