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There’s a new way to shop. All over the country, traditional business is getting disrupted by the hottest new phenomenon. The sharing economy or peer-to-peer economy is a business model that is picking up steam by companies like Uber, Amazon (Flex), and of course, RVshare.
The peer-to-peer marketplace tries to bring people closer to their demands, whether it’s a ride, a delivery, or an RV rental, without the slow and costly middleman. This kind of marketplace allows customers to get the best possible prices on small to high ticket items and services.
In fact, the biggest reason people are flocking to this popular market is because of the potential savings. Families would rather shop around for hours to find the best deals than to choose the first option they come across simply because it’s there. With the peer-to-peer industry, consumers can have the best of both worlds.
Going along with savings, the peer-to-peer market usually brings more value. On top of that, peer-to-peer businesses tend to be very specialized. They do one thing and they do it well.
The sharing economy builds companies by building people first. That give and take philosophy is becoming increasingly important for all sorts of startups to be successful, whether they’re peer-to-peer or not.
Though the idea of businesses creating entrepreneurs actually goes back for years, what’s different about these new startups is their focus. They’re less concerned with selling and more focused on providing great experiences and high value. So much so, that independent owners get a ton of support. Owners provide the infrastructure (be it a house or RV), but the companies provide the leads.
What really got the sharing economy booming is Airbnb. Founded in 2008, Airbnb is a peer-to-peer online marketplace that allows people to list or rent lodging in residential properties, with costs set by the independent owners.
The business model is simple yet profound. They facilitate the experience of hosts and travelers alike by streamlining the process of booking and renting. They allow owners to list their properties and in turn, they have the potential to earn lots of money. Likewise, they provide travelers easy access to some unique accommodations in some of the most sought after locations.
Transactions are easy. They offer protection for hosts, such as insurance, and with their rating system, trust is built within the community and participants in the marketplace. Airbnb takes commissions from two different sources when booking - the guest and the renter.
Airbnb is a well known, multi-billion dollar business. But, there are other businesses that operate a lot like them, offering different products or services, that depending on what you need as a traveler, can be of more value.
RVshare is the world’s largest peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace. Founded in 2012, RVshare operates in almost every state in the country, offering the largest selection of RV rentals by owner in the market.
RVshare offers some of the highest quality rigs on the planet, at a fraction of the cost that traditional brick and mortar dealerships do. How are we able to do it? It’s all thanks to the benefits of the peer-to-peer economy.
Like Airbnb, independent RV owners are allowed to list their own rigs and choose the rates they want to rent them out for. We facilitate the experience of both owners and renters by providing key things and eliminating others that many dealerships can’t do.
RVshare is like Airbnb for RVs
For example, at RVshare, we have private RV rentals, so we get to cut out the middleman. That benefit allows us to provide much lower rates than the competition. In fact, our rates start at only $10 per night. Compare that to any other dealership.
Because we don’t actually have units in stock, we are able to provide a lot more variety to our customers, because anyone can list their RV. Where most dealerships have very limited options for RV rentals, RVshare has every RV class for rent available, with some units able to accommodate upwards of 18 passengers!
Our owners are located all over the country. No matter where you live, where you’re going, or where you’re looking to rent, chances are, we have hundreds of options available within just a few miles of your target area.
Our website is fast and intuitive. With just a few clicks, you can go from just a desire to go somewhere, to booking your transportation and accommodations all in one quick setting.
All the information you need on your rig of choice is provided, along with beautiful and detailed photos that show you exactly what you’re getting for your money. Unlike many dealership websites, RVshare is constantly updating our site. That benefits the renter two-fold.
- First, there’s no confusion about what’s available and what’s not. If you see an RV that’s listed for your dates, you know it’s available. Don’t worry about being bitterly surprised when you go to book.
- Second, we are adding more motorhomes every day, which gives you the ultimate selection for your unique wants and needs.
As much as our customer care matters to us, we know they aren’t the only ones we need to consider when providing this phenomenal service. RV owners are the other half of our lifeblood and we do our best to make sure they’re taken care of.
Listing your RV is fun, safe, and easy. Everything you need is in the same place - our custom dashboard. Upload photos and other information about your motorhome, and let the leads pour in.
Like Airbnb, when someone makes a request to book, you will be notified. Of course, you’ll be able to see your notifications in the dashboard. Once you agree on terms, you meet with renters, give them a demo, and they’re on their way!
We’ll help to make sure that both you and the renter are properly insured so there’s no liability. Furthermore, we provide documents, policies, and procedures to make sure you have a smooth rental.
Owners can make $15,000 to $30,000 or more by listing their unused RV with RVshare rather than keeping it stored for 90% of the year.
The peer-to-peer economy isn’t just a trend, it’s a legitimate, smooth, and profitable business model for companies and individuals. Not only that, but it’s also a fun and safe way for customers to save money on services they’re looking for every day. If you haven’t gotten involved yet, the time is now!