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Collaborative Consumption in the UK

News | Collaborative consumption | 03/18/15

Commerce in the collaborative economy (also known as the sharing economy) has a stake of about £20 billion of the global economy and continues to quickly grow each year. The United Kingdom...

Collaborative Consumption in the UK

Collaborative Consumption in the UK

News | Collaborative consumption | 03/18/15

Commerce in the collaborative economy (also known as the sharing economy) has a stake of about £20 billion of the global economy and continues to quickly grow each year. The United Kingdom shows determination to become the country that is at the forefront of this business model and is even working to develop new sectors to expand the sharing economy in to and compete with the United States, which is currently at the forefront in developing new business models for the sharing economy (ie. Lyft, L...

Collaborative Consumption in Ireland

Practicing Collaborative Consumption in Ireland

News | Collaborative consumption | 12/29/16

The underlying trend continues and shows no signs of stopping. Collaborative consumption is now more than just a fad, and constitutes a significant proportion of the country’s economy. Roomlala informs you on the situation in Ireland and details the major players in carpooling and homestay services across the Irish sea. Some figures on the collaborative economy in Ireland According to a recent PwC study, collaborative consumption in the EU amounted to around €3.6 billion in revenue in 2015...

The Collaborative Economy is Initially Used by Early Adopters

The Collaborative Economy is Initially Used by Early Adopters

News | Collaborative consumption | 11/10/16

While online services from the collaborative economy become more and more popular with consumers, a study shows that their main users are primarily "Early Adopters ". Whether in the field of transport with Uber, finance with Kickstarter, or leasing with our service, Roomlala, it’s possible to find users with the same type of profiles, well ahead of the rest of the world. A lack of awareness among the general public Collaborative consumption is becoming increasingly popular month after mo...

The Barter and Sale of Used Clothing

Collaborative Consumption: The Barter and Sale of Used Clothing

News | Collaborative consumption | 10/05/16

The bartering and the exchange of goods are ancient practices which have been reinvented in previous years through the use of the internet. The internet phenomenon has made us re-evaluate the bartering and exchange of goods. It has created the whole idea of “collaborative consumption”, or as it’s commonly known, the “sharing economy”. Definition and advantages of collaborative consumption Collaborative consumption can take many different forms, and covers a wide range of areas such as se...

Hiring a tasker

Collaborative Consumption: Hiring a tasker

News | Collaborative consumption | 07/21/15

Is a leak bugging you? Are you struggling to fix your computer, or look after your garden? Becoming, or hiring a tasker, a practice born out of collaborative consumption, which seeks to encourage neighbours to help each other out, it could be the solution to all your worries. What are Taskers? Today’s wave of collaborative consumption favours the idea of using or sharing ownership of objects. Hiring a tasker is originally an American practice, in which a person who needs a specific job to b...

Collaborative Economy in the United States

The Collaborative Economy in the United States

News | Collaborative consumption | 06/10/15

Every day the collaborative economy grows a little more. Every time you look it seems as though there is a new company taking part in what some even call the sharing economy. From ridesharing services, like Uber and Lyft, and services that help you complete tasks like TaskRabbit, to renting like right here on Roomlala, there is no part of the sharing economy that has been left untouched since its birth. A phenomenon born in the US The collaborative economy’s birth was in the United States. ...

Collaborative Insurance

Collaborative Consumption: Collaborative Insurance

News | Collaborative consumption | 05/13/15

Over the last few years, the sharing economy has grown rapidly. There are now all different forms of sectors in the sharing economy, there is house sharing, loans, carpooling, and even the rental of tools. But now, there is even a sector for insurance. What is a Collaborative Insurance? Collaborative insurance is meant to exist alongside your traditional insurance. It exists for when your insurance does not cover the problem you experience. The insurance is then meant to pay for accidental...

Why Choose the Collaborative Economy?

Why Choose the Collaborative Economy?

News | Collaborative consumption | 01/21/15

The collaborative economy is a new form of marketplace that is based on the sharing and exchange of goods, services, and information between individuals. When you enter, you will discover many benefits, but also enter a global community. Collaborative consumption: The Human Side In exchange for services and goods, for example sharing a car as one does when using ThreadUP) and products of all kinds (Lending Club), even services (TaskRabbit) The sharing economy has so many facets that make i...