Zaarly was created to help bring communities closer together.
The past 100 years have seen technology advances that propelled productivity and progress at a pace previously unimaginable. The industrial revolution showed us the best of what progress and capitalism could lead to - an explosion of choice and an unparalleled improvement in quality of life.
But something important was lost along the way.
As local stores shuttered their doors and small businesses were forced to compete with giant franchises, the dignity and honor that was built into the fabric of our society has been chipped away in favor of saving another two percent.
We believe we can do better than that.
Even the tools built explicitly to foster better social connections have left a sterile and soulless taste in our mouths. Is another social network really the best we can do with all of the technology at our fingertips? We don’t think so.
We believe that the next great technology revolution will foster something much more human. An offline revolution.
We love farmers markets, art fairs, and book stores of the local variety. We love recommending a great yard guy to our neighbor. We also love great technology, beautiful interfaces and the power of networks.
We believe that the best work you’ll ever see comes from people who truly love what they do — and that the opportunity exists for millions of people to make a living doing what they truly love.
We seek out and support artisans, experts and entrepreneurs who love their craft. Be it landscaping, auto-repair, baking, or building custom furniture, we exist to help them create the life they’ve always dreamed of having.
More than anything, we want to create a marketplace of people who smile when they meet each other in person.
A marketplace where the first interaction is the first of many. A marketplace built on trust, honesty, and community. Welcome to a better future.