Rosie Bennett from Storenextdoor and Alex Stephany from Parkatmyhouse were interviewed for this insightful article from Marketing Week about the growth of the ‘sharing economy’ in the UK.
Here are some interesting statistics from the article sourced by market research firm GfK:
Percentage of the UK online population that has used a website to hire items or services from other people
The average annual spend of those who hire goods from other people
Percentage of people who are somewhat or very likely to rent out their goods online in the future
Percentage of people who hire out their goods who believe it is cost-effective
Percentage of people who hire out their goods who believe it is socially responsible
Read the full article at Marketing Week:
Named by TIME as one of the “10 Ideas That Will Change the World”, collaborative consumption describes the shift in consumer values from ownership to access. Together, entire communities and cities around the world are using network technologies to do more with less by renting, lending, swapping, bartering, gifting and sharing products on a scale never before possible.
Are you interested in finding out more about peer to peer rental? Find out more at collaborativeconsumption.com
Or check out this video from Nesta:
If you have spare space and would like to turn it into extra income – we are here to help! Storenextdoor introduces people who need storage to people that have space to spare, and all of our peer to peer rental contracts are covered by Aviva insurance. As our video demonstrates it’s a really easy process and all communication, contracts and payments are done via the website. In fact the whole thing only takes around five minutes and if that means you earn an extra £20+ a week from home (£1040+ a year) that’s not a bad rate of return in our book!
But don’t just take our word for it, go and check out how much your space is worth with our earnings estimator as it could be an even more £££ per minute’s worth of listing time!
Rosie Bennett, Community Director at Storenextdoor