What can I rent?
Any item(s) that do not violate the Terms & Conditions of the Lainappi-service may be offered in the app.
According to recent research, the largest demand is for tools and building materials, these accessories could include, items such as: drill, wall scanner, grinder, moisture meter, cutter, jigsaw etc...
Second most in demand are sports and leisure items and accessories such as:
Ski equipment, bicycle, party clothes, camping equipment, barbecue and fitness equipment.
There is also a great demand for home & garden accessories as well as electronics widgets:
Cutters, trampoline, toys and party furniture.
The season should also be taken into account in each item. For example, in winter, skateboarding is not popular.
After downloading the app
Before being able to rent your items in Lainappi you must first register a payout account and add your bank account number to receive payments. You may link a payout account from the “Profile” section. The video below shows you how to link a payout account. (Video in ENGLISH: https://youtu.be/KjYUB7OFKXo)
You may find more detailed instructions on how to link a payout account and why we use Stripe HERE
How do I add a rental offer?
Making a rental offer in Lainappi is easy, you may start adding a rental offer by pressing the “+” button.
When adding a rental offer
Title, Description & Location
1. Name the item
Name the item as accurately as possible to increase its visibility and make it easier for others to find your rental offer.
2. Describe the item
Describe the main details of the item you are offering. Relevant details depend on the item but good examples are: condition, size, color, delivery method, instructions, and its uses.
3. Add a location
You may choose your location or address where the item is available for pick up. Please note that the location may affect demand. For example, chances are that nobody is going to travel from Tampere to Helsinki to rent a tent. You may change your address for pick up after finishing creating your rental offer.
4. Add pictures
By pressing the camera icon you may choose whether to take a picture or to select pictures from your camera roll. You may add one to five pictures to your rental offer. Clear, accurate and visible pictures that show the condition of the rental item(s) increase the chances for a rental request. Pictures may also be added and removed after the rental offer has been posted.
5. Select a category
You may choose 1-2 categories for your rental item(s). It is important to choose a relevant category for your item for the item(s) to be shown in the right category as many users browse or search for items by categories.
6. Dates that suit you
You may choose dates and times that are suitable for you from the calendar view. You may select specific hours, days, weeks and months. There is no need to stress about the dates and times you select too much, as you may still decline incoming rental requests if the time or date is not suitable for you. You are able to make changes to your calendar after adding your rental offer.
7. Select a price
Lastly you may set the price of your rental item(s). You may either set the price hourly, daily or monthly. Condition and competition of the rental item(s) should be considered when setting the price. You may make changes to pricing after adding your rental offer.
The post has been added! What now?
Congratulations! Your rental post has now been successfully added to Lainappi. Your post is now visible in the Lainappi app, and its existence costs you nothing. All you have to do now is wait. You can now add another rental post, browse the selection, or close the app if you wish. We recommend that you keep push notifications turned on, in case there is a demand for your items.
In Lainappi you may choose who you chat with by accepting chat requests. Through the chat you may discuss further details of the delivery and return of the rental item(s) and other relevant matters. Before a rental transaction we recommend that you check you bank account number to be able to receive payment.
Delivery & Meeting
Lainappi reminds users by push notifications one hour before the start of the rent. The delivery and meeting are carried out according to the method agreed in the chat. It is important for both parties to stick to the agreed time and place of delivery and return.
More detailed instructions for linking a payout account can be found HERE
When both parties accept the details of the rental in the Lainappi-service chat, the renters payment is automatically transferred to the owner one hour before the start of the rental. After that, the rental cannot be canceled. Please note that processing money transfers always takes a few business days.
Lainappi reminds users by push notifications one hour before the end of the rent. After the returnal has been finished, users are encouraged to leave a review of the completed rental. By both parties reviewing each other, it increases awareness and trust between other users and subsequent renters.
Any questions left?
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If you still have something on your mind, feel free to contact us!