What is TinyCarrier?

TinyCarrier is a web service that connects travellers and people who have a need to send or receive things. It could be personal stuff like books and clothing, a product that you have someone buy for you because it is not available in your country. Transporting items for other people is not a new concept, we just make it safe, social and global.

What does crowdshipping mean?

Crowdshipping is a term for when people - or rather people going somewhere - are bringing items for other people. This is opposed to traditional shipping where a company carries out this service. See also Wikipedia: Crowdsourcing which is a more general term for when people come together to solve a problem.

I already invited X people, when will I get access to the website?

People are invited in batches. You can check your position in the queue by visiting the queue link we sent you by email. You can also see the queue by entering your email on the signup page once again. There is a link to the queue at the bottom of the popup. The exact dates for each batch are not fixed. We will email you once you are in.

Is it safe to carry stuff for other people?

Yes. We believe in crowdsourcing and in sharing economy - sharing is caring - and we are not alone. Sharing economy is said to be the next big thing. A cornerstone in sharing economy is trust.

We have gone to great extend to make TinyCarrier a platform that enables you to safely connect with people requesting your service, even if you don’t know them. People are peer reviewed, and each action you take affects your public profile. This makes it really hard for people who do not play nice to be a part of this global community.

We encourage users to use our platform for communicating and to upload photos of the items transported to avoid mistakes. When it comes to payment you can safely choose either payment on delivery, which will give you a wider selection of things to carry, or payment up front, which is suitable for when you are buying items for delivery. Our system is set up in such a way that you will get your payment even if the requester doesn’t show up.

What kind of items can be transported?

In theory most items that will fit in a suitcase can be transported when it comes to plane traffic. The requester of the service is required to provide clear photos of all items to be transported, but on top of that you should use your common sense as to what is safe.

If you are not sure we recommend to transport only items that fall within these groups:

  • Books, documents, and payment cards
  • Clothing and fabrics
  • Electronics devices that you purchase

We recommend against transporting:

  • Any item not allowed on a plane
  • Any container: box or canister
  • Anything you don't know what is
  • Anything that you are in doubt as to its origin

Can I trust other people to carry stuff for me?

Yes. We believe in crowdsourcing and in sharing economy - sharing is caring, and we are not alone. Sharing economy is said to be the next big thing. A cornerstone in sharing economy is trust.

We have gone to great extend to make TinyCarrier a platform that enables you to safely connect with people who can carry your items, even if you don’t know them. People are peer reviewed, and each action you take affects your public profile. This makes it really hard for people who do not play nice to be a part of this global community.

Research actually shows that once you exchange a few private details with people, they become very trustworthy and reliable - similar to a new friend. It is likely that they will safeguard your item, even more so than a delivery guy.

We encourage users to use our platform for communicating and to upload photos of the items transported to avoid mistakes. When it comes to paying you can safely choose payment up front, which is useful when you request carriers to buy an item for you. In the case the carrier does not show up, we have the option to make a claim for the full amount.

Where is TinyCarrier located?

The team is spread over most of the eastern half of the globe. From Denmark and Germany over Armenia passing through India and Nepal to the most eastern members in Singapore - and an advisor board from even more places. We are our own perfect users.

What is this purple color?