Fixable

A free online marketplace connecting people who need things fixed with others nearby who are great at fixing things


LAUNCHING SOON

The purpose of this landing page is for you to learn about Fixable and for us to learn about you, the people who may use it once it's built. And of course to let you know when we launch.

Register for updates if you're a professional repairer or if you fix things for a hobby

Register for updates if you need things fixed

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Register as a fixer

Fixable's mission: make repairs as convenient as possible by connecting people who need things fixed with skilled repairers like you.

IMPORTANT - We're recruiting two types of fixers:

Repair businesses/professionals to help people with high value items and specialised or complex repairs.

Skilled hobbyists to help with those items that most people wouldn’t pay a professional to fix - e.g. cheaper items of electronics, clothing, toys, home decor, furniture, etc. These are the items that generally end up in landfill/recycling.


If you know someone who might be interested in Fixable, especially if they're good at fixing things, please tell them about us

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Register if you need things fixed

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Fixable's mission: make it as convenient as possible to find a repairer for anything.


If you know someone who would be interested in Fixable, especially if they're good at fixing things, please tell them about us


The future is Fixable

More about Fixable

Fixable's mission: make getting something repaired as convenient as throwing it away.

How? By building a community-based, online marketplace to connect people & organisations who need things fixed with others nearby (professionals & skilled hobbyists) who are great at fixing things.

We’ll champion the resourcefulness, cleverness and sometimes downright genius of people who repair and repurpose things.


Fixable's aims

1. Make it as easy as possible to find a repairer, ideally nearby.
2. Help sustain & boost the industry of professional repairers - make repair mainstream again.
3. Unlock a huge pool of skills that exists in every community: hundreds of resourceful, skilful people who are great at fixing things but don't do it for a job.

4. Save people & organisations money on buying replacements.
5. Retain money in local communities through spending on local services.
6. Prevent waste of resources, landfill & environmental degradation.
7. Help stem the tide of throwaway consumerism and low quality manufacturing.

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Why you would use Fixable

You fix things
You've always been good at fixing things. Maybe you have your own business, and over the years you've noticed the growing trend towards buying cheap replacements over paying for repairs. Or perhaps you've been sewing, mending and making clothes for years. Or you work for a manufacturing business, are good with your hands and could use some pocket money. Or you're retired and are one of those clever, resourceful people who can take apart and fix anything, and now have time to share your skills and knowledge with your community.


Imagine now if you could sign up at Fixable.co (for free) and be part of an online marketplace where people know they can find a repairer. Imagine if you could easily connect with people in your community who value your skills and are happy to pay for them. Imagine if you could be introduced to new customers who are tired of the false economy of cheap replacements. Imagine if you could be part of a community of fixers where you can teach and learn, share ideas and knowledge, trade spare parts and tools. Welcome to the future. Fixable.co

You need things fixed
You're not yet ready to give up on that much-loved but broken or worn out item. Or maybe you simply want to give your belongings a second life. Perhaps you cannot believe that thing you bought has broken already. Or you're fed up with the planned obsolescence that's an open secret in our throw-away society. Perhaps you want to upcycle or repurpose something that has had its day, or improve something that's not quite how you want it. And the bottom line is that unfortunately you don't have the time, tools, skills or knowhow to do the job yourself.


Imagine now if you could jump online at Fixable.co and discover (for free) that Maria a few doors down has been making and mending clothes for 30+ years. Or John around the corner is an ex-carpenter who's learning wood-turning in his retirement. Maybe there's a local handyman business you didn't know about, or an appliance repair business you've never heard of in the next suburb. Imagine if finding a repairer was more convenient than dumping something at the transfer station or buying a replacement. Welcome to the future. Fixable.co


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About us

Our mission at Fixable is to make getting something repaired as convenient as throwing it away.


I'm building something I wish existed

I’ve always admired people who are good at things that I’m not. I love hanging out with musicians because I can’t hold a tune or play an instrument. I love working with creatives because they see things I don’t and create things I couldn’t. I also love watching practically-minded people tackle challenges like building or repairing or repurposing something. You see, my problem is that I'm a bit hopeless at fixing things, to the amusement of my wife and our 4 and 2 year old. I try, and I'll keep trying, but my brain just doesn't seem to be wired that way. But I know there are plenty of people in every community whose brains ARE wired that way. So I'm building a way for people like me to connect with people like them.

I'm excited to shine a light on repair and try to make it mainstream again. Not that long ago, there were repair shops in the main street of every town and suburb. Now it seems that everything is disposable, that planned obsolescence is an open secret, that most manufacturing is done as cheaply as possible, rendering most things unfixable. I think we all innately know that cheap replacements are a false economy but we understandably get tricked by really smart marketers.

So let's fix things again! Let’s divert broken things from landfill. Let's champion those in our communities with valuable repair skills. Let's start a repair revolution and turn Australia into a repair society.

The future is Fixable.

Brendan Norris - Founder

Newsom Street, Ascot Vale, VIC 3032
Feel welcome to send me ideas, questions & suggestions at brendan@fixable.co


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