In the digital world it seems weird to have an analog tag and sticker placed on your belonging for repatriating your lost item.
at tiqs lost + found we have studied how people react and what the psychology is behind the willingness of returning an item.
More than 95% of people finding something, of more than 8 billion lost items a year, want to return it to their rightful owner.There is a short time period where people are willing to spend time in “searching” for the rightful owner. nearly 92% will stop searching after 2-3 days (with some post on social media) where 57% will post on a regular bases and 8% will continue searching. only 7% brings the item to the police.
To shorten the time spend of the “finder” and organisation in locating the rightful owner you have to make the object unique