Vedd bérbe! – Lease it! Flexible platform for renting almost anything
The platform “Vedd bérbe!”, i.e. Lease it! (veddberbe.hu) links a forum connecting lessor and lessees to organise transactions based on sharing more or less valuable tools, vehicles, other movable properties or almost any kind of services for rent or use (i.e. not for free). The platform offers its services to both businesses and individuals, and any of them can be a lessor or lessee; thus all kinds of transactions can happen: B2B, B2C, C2B and C2C. The platform categorises itself as a hybrid enterprise, not a full sharing economy initiative as businesses can also use it. However, the underlying principles, such as sharing, as well as economic and environmental sustainability links the initiative closely with the sharing economy. The platform itself does not own any leasable devices, tools or vehicles; it only offers a platform as a moderator or aggregator; it also provides combinations of services, i.e. matching leasable service elements that make up e.g. what is needed for a comprehensive event or the renovation of an apartment. The platform started its operation in 2016 and is still in a growing phase, with the plan to rely on over 200 business lessors and 5000 products in 2019.
Author: Anikó Bernat, TARKI Social Research Institute, Hungary
Date added: 18 Sept 2019