|[January 29, 2013]
FinderCodes™ LLC Introduces an Automatic Return Shipping Option for Lost and Found Valuables
MINNEAPOLIS --(Business Wire)--
FinderCodes, LLC will be using the FedEx® Pack and Return service to
launch Re-TurnIt™, an automatic return shipping service for users of
FinderCodes smart identification tags.
FinderCodes, an International CES (News - Alert) Innovations 2013 Design and
Engineering Awards Honoree at CES in Las Vegas, pushes innovation even
further with the Re-TurnIt™ feature, customers now can have their found
items shipped directly and anonymously back to them via one of FedEx
Office's 1,800+ locations.
The patent-pending FinderCodes (www.findercodes.com)
lost and found system uses durable "smart tags" with QR codes and
software applications to enable the finder of a lost valuable to
instantly and anonymously contact the owner to coordinate the item's
Re-TurnIt™ is an integrated solution engineered by FinderCodes to
streamline the shipping process while protecting the identities of the
finder and the owner. Minimal effort is required on the part of the
"Good Samaritan" finder or the owner. Owners choose a shippin option
and authorize the shipment right from their FinderCodes account on their
mobile device or online. Owners are even provided estimates of shipping
costs and delivery times via FedEx Express or FedEx Ground services. The
finders of the lost item receive an email with instructions from
FinderCodes and a map of the nearest FedEx Office locations. Finders
then take the email and the item to any FedEx Office location in the
United States, where an in-store representative packages and ships the
item back to its owner.
"This return option could prove invaluable for travelers who've lost
something while on vacation or traveling for work. Too often they may be
miles away before they realize they've lost something," says John
Valiton, CEO of FinderCodes. "We see the FedEx Pack and Return services
as a great fit for both brands and most importantly, it will make it
even easier for people to reconnect for the return of their lost
FinderCodes improve the chances of recovering a lost item or pet by
providing an easy and secure way for Good Samaritans to anonymously
contact the owner of a lost item. Kits are available in seven different
product lines, including Electronics, Travel, Pet Owner, Home, School
Stuff, Kid Stuff, and Baby Things.
Tags come in adhesive, key-ring, and iron-on formats, making them
attachable to just about any item, such as luggage, tablet computers,
sports equipment, and pets. FinderCodes kits retail for $24.99 and are
available online and at Office Depot® stores nation wide.
About FinderCodes, LLC
FinderCodes LLC creates and markets cutting-edge software solutions
using QR Codes that track and connect things to people. The product is
geared toward B2C and B2B customers alike. The company is led by
inventor, Blake Sohn, and a team of marketing, software development, and
retail industry veterans located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The retail FinderCodes asset recovery system facilitates the return of
lost items to their owners. Product kits include unique QR Code ID tags
that give a finder of a lost item multiple ways to instantly connect
with an owner, including shared geo-location.
For more information, please contact Kim Puckett at BLASTmedia,
317.284.1607 x 4 | firstname.lastname@example.org
or John Valiton at 612-564-6926 x101 | email@example.com.
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