Photo by Jennifer Lewis
The gun-friendly application that provides shooters and hunters with a good place to buy and sell their equipment.
When John Hwang, CEO of Rainier Arms and Defense Marketing Group came up with the idea for Revolvr it started off as his wife simply showing him a shopping app for her phone, but it got his wheels turning. The gun community is commonly judged, stereotyped and generally discriminated against but John was determined to provide gun folks everywhere with a safe, gun-friendly application to provide shooters and hunters with a good place to buy and sell their equipment. He just had to find the right guy to make it happen.
Tony Bristol had been in the computer and start up business for the last 18 years and has worked with several companies on major projects and also happened to be a childhood friend of John’s so when he had the thought of Revolvr it seemed like a no brainier, Tony would be the perfect Product Architect. Tony was into the idea so he and his team of developers got cracking. Tony had several goals for the project, safety and security were two obvious qualities he wanted for users as well as the task of finding a 2A friendly organization to provide the transaction of money. After doing some research he found PistolPay.
When you download the Revolvr app you sign up, create a profile where you can add a photo of yourself and give some basic information. After that you sign up for a PistolPay account. PistolPay is an ultra-secure way to transfer money for goods, and if you can’t tell by the name, they are 2A friendly! When you sign up PistolPay verifies your ID after a series of questions through an identity service called IDology. This way they can verify you are a human, you are who you say you are and not a computer hacking ninja from inside the net. Once you are signed up you are ready to start buying and selling.
Photo by Jennifer Lewis
Whether buying or selling the Revolvr app is easily navigated by simple buttons at the bottom of the screen. If buying you simply click on that button and can either scroll through product listings or use the search feature at the top. When browsing you will see photos of the item as well as the name of the product for sale and a price so you don’t have to worry about what you are really getting and don’t get fooled by the ol’ bait and switch tactic we have all seen on the internet.
If you are selling it is just as simple, click “sell” and then you just enter your make, model, a description and then you can either add a photo from your gallery or take a new one. When people see your product and want to buy it they click “buy now” and then you have 48 hours to respond. If no response is made PistolPay refunds the purchasers money. If you accept the transaction, you send your item, enter the tracking number so the buyer can monitor it as well as Revolvr. When it reaches the buyer he or she has 48 hours to accept or deny. If they accept or don’t respond the money is then transferred to the sellers account. If they deny the product, the seller receives the product back and the buyer has their money refunded. Until both parties are satisfied with the transaction the money is escrowed within PistolPay and transactions are monitored by a team of customer support agents to make sure things go smoothly.
Revolvr is the brainchild of John Hwang and Tony Bristol, both who have been very adamant about providing firearm enthusiasts with a safe and secure place for commerce. It is simple to use, monitored buy a full customer service team and really helps in streamlining he process of buying and selling equipment. The cost is only a 3.75% PistolPay fee and a Revolvr fee of $1.00 per transaction and is figured in to the seller’s total price. That is not a large price to pay for the security and quality provided for both buyer and seller.
An application that does what this one does has been a long time coming and after using it for the last few days and knowing that on its second day of being open to the public it already had over 2000 members, I would say Revolvr is well on its way.
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