During the Arch Summit event, startups from all around the world were present. Among them, one came from Lisbon. Its name? Rnters.com.
(Featured Image: Francisco Bento and Guilherme Guerra, co-founders of Rnters.com / Image Credit © Olivier Minaire)
This startup offers a peer-to-peer online platform to rent day-to-day objects. “Sustainability is a major trend lately and Rnters helps to reduce massive consummation, which, in the end, is not necessary,” said Guilherme Guerra, one of the co-founder. Rnters was created one and a half years ago by three young Portuguese friends living in Lisbon. “We’re only focusing on Lisbon right now, but we are willing to expand in the future to other cities in Portugal and even in other countries in Europe,” declared Francisco Bento, co-founder of Rnters.
Rnters functions quite simply: the individuals take pictures of objects they want to rent to others and put them online. A 20% commission is taken on any rentals. The first contacts between interested parties are made through the platform, as well as payments.
“We realized that exchanging objects was sometimes burdensome for the owners and the renters, therefore we developed this store solution to ease the process.”
Then the products are delivered personally by the owners or are stored in a space owned by Rnters. “We realized that exchanging objects was sometimes burdensome for the owners and the renters, therefore we developed this store solution to ease the process. Some products stay for several months in store, simplifying greatly the life of its owner!” explained Guilherme.
The product has been developed since its launch. “We have put a great deal of emphasis on listening to our customers’ feedback, building trust with them. Hence, we now propose a new setting, helping them find the product they are looking for. We do not want customers to leave our platform unsatisfied, that’s why upon an unsuccessful search, a pop-up window asking the customer more details on its search appears to propose a solution,” detailed the founders.
A startup to look out for, even for your next holidays in Lisbon!