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Advantages of sharing platforms
Whether you're lending your belongings privately or through a platform: in both cases, resources are being shared and a contribution is being made to conserving the environment. Both models of the sharing economy promote sustainable consumption. In addition, in both cases you can earn a little extra by lending out your belongings. In contrast to lending out your belongings privately, online platforms offer numerous advantageous.
- Wider reach: you can reach more people on online platforms. This allows renters and lenders to find one another more quickly.
- Trust and security: platform operators vet both renters and lenders. This allows us to feel more confident that we won't have to deal with scammers. A rating system can help when trying to determine how reliable a person is. If in doubt, you can also contact the platform operator.
- Quality: The rating system helps to safeguard the quality of products and services.
- Comfort: Platforms facilitate the exchange of information, payment processing and also logistics. Platforms offer us a regulated framework, which simplifies the renting process for us.
In addition, some platforms offer insurance coveragefor rented items in the rental price – for example Sharely and Carify, with whom we cooperate. As a result, the items are also insured against damage when they are rented out. This benefits both renters and lenders.
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We have answers to the most frequently asked questions about the sharing economy.
What do I have to look out for, if I lend something to someone in exchange for payment?
What do I have to look out for, if I rent something?
We recommend that you take out personal liability insurance, if you are renting someone else's belongings. This pays for damage that you have caused to other people and their property. For example, if you accidentally damage the cordless drill you borrowed from your neighbor.
If you are renting via platforms offering their own insurance coverage, we recommend that you check their personal liability insurance; the insurance coverage offered by these platforms is not always sufficient.