FAQ

GENERAL

WHAT IS FURNISHARE

Furnishare is a furniture sharing service which picks up curated, top quality, brand name furniture from local owners and provides discounted sales to people who need furniture.

We make the process of furnishing and getting rid of furniture easier than ever before by doing all of the heavy lifting for you. We pick up, store, inspect, clean and deliver every piece of furniture we receive.

Our goal is to make a beautiful home affordable for everyone and sustainable for our planet.

WHY BUY FURNITURE FROM FURNISHARE?

Huge Discounts: Get up to 90% off from original retail price on your favorite furniture brands!

Quality Assurance: We inspect and professionally clean every item we pick up. Buy with confidence!

Fast Delivery: All of our items are ready for delivery. Get your furniture as early as next day!

WHY PROVIDE MY FURNITURE TO FURNISHARE?

Convenience: We provide free, full service pickups. Just let us know when to pick up your items and we'll be there. No need to wait for a sale.

Privacy: Tired of potential buyers peeking around your home? Our team of professionals will be in and out in no time.

Direct Payments: No more last minute haggling or awkward cash exchanges. We'll handle payments and credit your account automatically.

Peace of Mind: Know that you're helping keep furniture out of landfills and in the homes of people who need and love your items!

BUYING

HOW SOON CAN YOU DELIVER?

We can deliver as early as 1-2 business days, based on availability.

ARE YOU INSURED?

Yes! Just send us the requirements or the contact information for your building, we'll get the paperwork ready.

WHAT'S FURNISHARE'S PURCHASE RETURN POLICY?

It is the buyer's responsibility to carefully inspect items at delivery. We do our best to accurately depict every item we receive, however, opinions on the state of used furniture can vary. We strongly urge you to do your own inspection upon receiving.

If the wrong item is delivered, you can reject at delivery for a full refund.

For any other reason, you can reject at delivery for a full refund less a $75 delivery fee per stop and a $25 restocking fee per item.

All sales are final after delivery has been completed.

ARE THE PHOTOS ACCURATE?

Absolutely! We're committed to delivering a "what you see is what you get" experience.

We photograph each item we pick up and make sure to depict and note imperfections, if we find any.

The item that you see is the item that you will receive.

CAN I SEE AN ITEM IN-PERSON BEFORE PURCHASING?

We are unable to allow in-person viewing as all of our stock is wrapped and stored in our warehouse facilities, awaiting delivery.

Because of this limitation, our team makes sure to document the exact condition of each piece in our product listings and supplement them with photographs.

DO YOU ALLOW LOCAL PICKUPS?

Local pickups are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from our North Bergen, New Jersey warehouse between 9 AM and 5 PM EST.

If you would like to do a local pickup, please contact us at support@furnishare.com or call us at 646-844-8585 before you complete checkout.

HOW DO YOU KNOW THE ORIGINAL PRICE?

"Original Price" is either what the provider paid for the item originally, or in the case of discontinued items, what the provider estimates the item would sell for today, if it were new.

We do our best to verify original prices and brand names for errors or misrepresentations. However, we still rely heavily on our providers for this information. As such, we encourage you to do your own research as well.

If you see any errors in our catalog, please report the item and your verification source to support@furnishare.com. We'll get it corrected right away.

IS THE FURNITURE CLEAN?

Absolutely! Every item we receive is professionally cleaned with industrial grade equipment by our own team.

We rigorously review every item and handle the entire process from pickup to delivery. As such, we stand behind the quality of every item we deliver.

Frankly, our couches are probably cleaner than yours. Yeah, we went there.

PROVIDING

HOW DOES THE SUBMISSION PROCESS WORK?

First, we need an official submission from you, which you can make through our simple submission form. You will be asked to select a desired pickup date.

We will get back to you generally within 1 business day with an answer through email.

If your items are approved, our team will call you the day before your preferred pickup date to confirm the pickup time (see below for more information). Then we will come pick up the items for free. You will receive a summary of the pickup through email, which will finalize the pickup process.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER PICKUP?

After pickup, each item gets processed for cleaning and photography, which can initially take up to 3 weeks depending on the item type. Once listed, you can track the items through your Provider Dashboard.

Each item gets listed for a total of 4 months. Listings generally begin at 50% discount and over time get discounted further to a maximum discount of 90%. We determine when and how much to discount based on customer interest we see on the site.

If there is no sale after 4 months, you can pick up the items for free or have them delivered back for our standard delivery fee. If neither interests you, we'll donate, recycle or discard them.

HOW DO I MAKE MONEY?

If the item you provide sells, you make 50% of the sale proceeds. This ends your contract with Furnishare.

You can request a cashout from your Provider Dashboard whenever your balance is over $0.

HOW DO I GET PAID?

Once your items go live on our site, you will be able to track them through your Provider Profile. You can also view your outstanding balance and request a cash out by check any time your balance is over zero.

Once the request is received, we will get in touch with you to confirm where you would like us to mail your check. We will never ask for your credit card or bank account information.

We process withdrawal requests within 1 business days after receiving your contact address.

WHO OWNS THE FURNITURE?

This is important: Ownership of items are transferred to Furnishare at time of pickup. When you provide furniture, you agree to our Provision Agreement.

Because we own each piece, we do our absolute best to maintain and monetize each piece.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO HAVE MY FURNITURE PICKED UP?

All pickups are free of charge. We will never ask for your payment information.

Our goal is to keep great items in circulation, therefore, we're making it as easy as possible for you make a submission.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO REVIEW MY FURNITURE SUBMISSION?

You can expect to hear back within 1 business day (we generally get back within hours).

We do our best to reply as fast as we can so that you can make alternative arrangements if we cannot accept your items.

CAN I HAVE MY ITEMS BACK?

If the items you provide do not sell after 4 months of being listed, we will get in touch with you. You can pick them up or have them delivered back for our standard delivery fee. If neither interests you, we'll donate, recycle or discard them.

Please keep in mind that ownership is transferred to Furnishare at the time of pickup and there are no returns until the 4 month listing period is over.

HOW DO YOU DETERMINE WHICH ITEMS TO PICK UP?

We have a dedicated team that reviews each piece and makes decisions based on quality, value and market demand.

To ensure you get a favorable review:

  1. Make sure to post current photos and include a detailed description of your item.
  2. Include brand information and photos of all tags.
  3. Check if your item is considered vintage, which can increase its value.

Please note that stock photos are not accepted.

In rare occasions, our pickup team may still decline your items if they notice that the submission images did not depict the current condition of the item.

DO YOU PICK UP MATTRESSES?

Due to regulations, we do not pick up or handle mattresses or box springs.

WHICH ITEMS DO YOU ACCEPT TO FURNISHARE?

We accept all furniture pieces with the following exceptions:

  • No electronics
  • No wall mounted items (except for decor)
  • No mattresses or other items with bedding
  • No oversized items (bulk storage cabinets, bunk beds, oversized dressers or armoires etc)
  • Items that do not meet our quality and durability standards

DO I NEED TO DISASSEMBLE MY FURNITURE?

Our team comes prepared with tools and provides standard disassembly services free of charge. In fact, we require that you leave them as is so that our crew can know how to put them back together later.

However, we do not offer specialized disassembly services, such as couch or wardrobe disassembly. These items will not be serviced by Furnishare.

DELIVERY AND PICKUPS

WHAT IS FURNISHARE'S SERVICE AREA?

Furnishare delivers to all of Manhattan and parts of Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx and New Jersey.

Our full service area includes the following zipcodes:

Manhattan
10001, 10002, 10003, 10004, 10005, 10006, 10007, 10008, 10009, 10010, 10011, 10012, 10013, 10014, 10016, 10017, 10018, 10019, 10020, 10021, 10022, 10023, 10024, 10025, 10026, 10027, 10028, 10029, 10030, 10031, 10032, 10033, 10034, 10035, 10036, 10037, 10038, 10039, 10040, 10041, 10043, 10044, 10045, 10055, 10065, 10069, 10075, 10080, 10081, 10087, 10090, 10095, 10101, 10102, 10103, 10104, 10105, 10106, 10107, 10108, 10109, 10110, 10111, 10112, 10113, 10114, 10115, 10116, 10117, 10118, 10119, 10120, 10121, 10122, 10123, 10128, 10129, 10150, 10151, 10152, 10153, 10154, 10155, 10155, 10156, 10158, 10159, 10162, 10163, 10165, 10166, 10167, 10168, 10169, 10170, 10171, 10172, 10173, 10174, 10175, 10176, 10177, 10178, 10249, 10268, 10270, 10271, 10272, 10272, 10274, 10276, 10278, 10279, 10280, 10281, 10282

Brooklyn
11201, 11203, 11205, 11206, 11207, 11211, 11212, 11213, 11215, 11216, 11217, 11218, 11219, 11220, 11221, 11222, 11225, 11226, 11231, 11232, 11233, 11237, 11238, 11249

Queens
11101, 11102, 11103, 11104, 11105, 11106, 11109, 11368, 11369, 11370, 11371, 11372, 11373, 11374, 11375, 11377, 11378, 11379, 11385

Bronx
10451, 10452, 10453, 10454, 10455, 10456, 10457, 10458, 10459, 10460, 10463, 10468, 10472, 10473, 10474

New Jersey
07030, 07047, 07086, 07087, 07093, 07302, 07304, 07305, 07306, 07307, 07310

 

DOES FURNISHARE PROVIDE A CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE?

Absolutely!

All delivery and pickups are done by our team of insured professional movers. We service luxury buildings around Manhattan on a daily basis.

A Certificate of Insurance will be provided for buildings that require it. Just email us the necessary information to include on the certificate through support@furnishare.com.

WHAT ARE THE DELIVERY FEES?

All pickups and sales orders over $500 are free of charge!

Sales orders under $500 are subject to a flat $75 delivery fee.

However, if you're receiving a delivery, please make sure that you will be available at time of delivery and measure your space, elevator and hallways carefully as there will be penalties for failed deliveries (read below).

WHICH DAYS DOES FURNISHARE PICK UP AND DELIVER?

We deliver every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and pick up every Wednesday and Saturday. Availability is first-come first-serve and can be limited at the end of the month.

The delivery and pickup windows are determined the day before, based on our route. If you have a time preference, let us know and we will do our best to accommodate. However, please understand that a reschedule may be necessary.

You can submit items for pick up or place an order as late as 5PM EST the day before your preferred delivery date.

HOW DO I SCHEDULE A TIME FOR PICKUP OR DELIVERY?

Whether you're buying or submitting, simply go through your order and select a day that works for you. Please note, however, that you won't be able to pick a time frame.

We collect orders and plan the most efficient route the day before our team dispatches. This helps us provide a subsidized delivery service to every customer.

We will call you the day before to let you know your scheduled 4-hour window. You will also receive an automated text when our team is on the way to your apartment, generally about 30 minutes before they get there.

WHEN WILL I KNOW MY PICKUP OR DELIVERY WINDOW?

We will call and email you the day before your scheduled pickup or delivery date to provide you with a 4-hour window.

On the day of the visit, you will receive an automated text message when our team is on the way to your apartment. This message will include an estimated time to arrival, generally between 15 to 45 minutes.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE ITEMS I ORDERED ARE TOO BIG FOR MY BUILDING?

We strongly recommend that you carefully measure your doorways, elevators and hallways before ordering any items as failed deliveries will result in a $100 failed delivery penalty.

Please note that we do not provide specialty services such as couch disassembly, door or fixture removal, window delivery or fire escape delivery.

If you notice that the item you ordered is too big for delivery, don't worry! Just let us know at support@furnishare.com before 5PM EST the day before your scheduled delivery and we will swap the items for you.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN'T MAKE IT TO MY SCHEDULED DELIVERY TIME?

We always confirm delivery and pick up windows with you the day before we visit your apartment. Once confirmed, you will receive an email from us with the final details.

If you cannot make it to your confirmed delivery window, there is a $100 failed delivery fee. Our team will wait 15 minutes, after which the failed delivery fee will be charged.

You can always switch your delivery or pickup date until 5 PM EST the day before your scheduled time. Adjusting your confirmed delivery window after this time will also result in a $100 failed delivery fee as the team will already be dispatched to fulfill your order.

WILL YOU REMOVE MY DOOR OR OTHER FIXTURES TO MOVE MY STUFF OUT?

We will not remove any doors or fixtures to complete a move as it violates our insurance policy. We also do not provide couch disassembly services, deliveries through windows, fire escapes or any other non-standard methods.

If you need to remove your door or any other fixture, we kindly ask that you do it before our team gets there. We run a very tight schedule and may need to skip your apartment if the team is not able to complete your stop for reasons outside their control.

Please make sure that you have enough open space for the delivery to ensure that it can be completed. Nobody likes fees and failed deliveries begin at $100.

CAN I USE FURNISHARE IF I'M OUTSIDE OF NEW YORK?

At this time, you cannot use Furnishare outside of our service areas.

If your zipcode is not included in our service area, please send us a note at hello@furnishare.com and we will be happy to add your zipcode to our list of future expansion zones.