Zilok is a centralized online rental marketplace. Zilok aims to allow anyone, whether individuals or professionals, to rent or offer for rent anything in a few clicks!nnIf users need a special tool for a weekend, a fancy purse for an evening or an extra bike for a visitor, all users need to do is search and select the item users want for rent, at the most convenient location. The company are providing for both individuals & professionals an ideal platform to offer in seconds any item for rent, so people have a quick and convenient access to anything they could possibly need on occasion, for rent.
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Aug 1, 2011
5 Comments The Airbnb horror stories that have emerged in recent days expose the biggest pain point for the economy that has built up around using the web to share “stuff,” whether that’s a house (Airbnb, Crashpadder), a car (RelayRides, GetAround) or an item like a tool (Zilok, NeighborGoods). Protecting the item that is being rented, as well as the person who owns the item, and maintaining the trust of the community of users, should be the largest investment that these “ collaborative consumption ” companies are making. Some of these companies have seemed to realize this early on, while others haven’t. In case you haven’t heard, there have been at least two Airbnb nightmare stories, where renters essentially used fake identities and trashed the apartments they had rented and stole items in the apartment. Both victims gave accounts to the media of Airbnb execs being both sympathetic and attentive but also giving mixed messages about compensation for the damages. The story is still spinning out of control , mainstream publications have picked it up and Airbnb has a major PR problem on its hands, which it seems ill equipped to deal with. Advertisement What is the right way? Advertisement If you look to the peer-to-peer car-sharing companies, which include RelayRides, GetAround and Spride Share, they were only able to launch their companies after they figured out how to supply users enough insurance, which included some business-model innovation and also lobbying to get a bill signed that maintained drivers’ insurance while participating in car sharing. RelayRides holds a $1 million supplemental insurance policy that goes into effect during each reservation period. Advertisement Because cars are potentially dangerous, and because car drivers already have a model for insurance set up, peer-to-peer car-sharing companies have seemed to take a proactive stance for protecting car renters and owners in their networks. Some companies like RelayRides have gone even further to maintain security and use technology like immobilizers, which keep the cars from being started without valid reservations. Advertisement Ensure success Advertisement It would seem natural that renting out something as valuable as an apartment would have similar significant insurance policies. Other collaborative-consumption sites that have built an economy around less valuable goods (like CDs or tools) might not need as robust insurance, but every site needs some baseline security system. Advertisement Beyond security and damage control, there are also privacy risks involved with renting cars and apartments in peer-to-peer networks. One of the Airbnb victims was concerned about a birth certificate being taken and his identity being co-opted. This new breed of collaborative-consumption sites need to be much more diligent in protecting privacy than their early peers like Craiglist were. Advertisement The major concern for me is that this budding movement of using the web to share stuff — which is a disruptive and sustainable new trend compared to ownership — could be dampened by companies that don’t invest enough in security and privacy tools. As Craig Shapiro, a partner at the Collaborative Lab, told me, “For pretty much anything related to sharing resources, thinking through trust and reputation is a critical first step —particularly as it relates to user acquisition.” If these companies don’t make their communities feel safe, they won’t have communities anymore. And the new green web-sharing economy could suffer. Advertisement Images courtesy of GigaOM, Collaborative Labs Advertisement
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Competitors of Zilok include SnapGoods.
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SnapGoods offers a safe and easy way to connect people to rent or borrow gear from within a network or neighborhood.
Peerby develops a mobile and online application enabling users to rent and borrow items from people in nearby neighborhoods. It offers a purchase-to-pay marketplace catering to consumers in the Netherlands. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
BabyQuip provides baby gear-related services. Its platform rents baby equipment such as car seats, strollers and wagons, high chairs, toys, books, and games, for holidays and vacations. BabyQuip was formerly known as Babierge. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California.
BoxedUp operates as a rental service provider. It provides on-demand equipment rental marketplace. It allows clients to select the rental dates, calculate the price of the products, check for availability, and ship them to customers. It was founded in 2019 and is based in Seattle, Washington.
BuckUp is a cloud consignment store that helps users to access and borrow funds by dropping off technology gadgets in a locker until users can pay back the loaned amount. The company was founded in 2020 and is based in Birmingham, Alabama.
1000tools allows people to rent out tools to one another. We connect tool owners with tool renters. You can sign up and list your tools for free in less than 60 seconds. Homeowners, DIYers or anyone who has an incidental need for equipment can rent it from people in the 1000tools community. Renters can pay with a credit card and tool owners are funded via direct deposit. Tool owners can specify a variable security deposit which is held by 1000tools to protect their tools/equipment. Both owners and renters can leave reviews to foster a trustworthy community.