What is this?
Quupe is a sharing economy community for neighbours to rent things to each other.
What kinds of things can I rent on Quupe?
Quupe is great for short- and medium-term rentals of things like tools and electronics, recreational items (bikes, kayaks, hoverboards, cameras) and event items (tables, chairs, bouncy castles, and so on). If there are other categories you'd like us to feature, please
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Why did you decide to build this community?
We realized that everyone has great stuff just sitting around in dark storage rooms for most of the year, and we want to get it out and into people’s hands who can use it.
Do you have a bigger, even more audacious goal I can get behind?
You know it. Over the next twenty years, we’d like to change consumption patterns so fewer things end up in landfills. For example, if you need a power washer and Quupe exists, you might do one of two things: 1. Not buy one, because you can rent one from someone nearby whenever you need it, or 2. Buy a top-of-the-line one, since it’ll be subsidized by your community of local lenders. Since you have the best-quality product, it’ll last infinitely longer. Now imagine if everyone did the same. #ZeroWaste
What does the name “Quupe” mean?
It’s short for “recoup,” as in “recoup your investment.”
How do you pronounce it?
So why is it spelled like that?
We wanted something everyone would be able to easily pronounce and remember.
That was sarcasm, right?
It was, unless you’re one of those rare people who pronounces it “koop” on the first try, in which case, hats off to you.
Can I get an invite code for the app?
Sure, if you’re interested in being one of our beta testers,
shoot us a message here
. Android and iOS releases are both in the works; look for them in 2017. (Word about our iOS app might come even sooner.)
What’s the weirdest thing that’s been posted on the site?
We don’t know if it’s weird, but probably the coolest thing that’s gone out for rent is this avalanche airbag
. That could literally save someone’s life, right there. We love weird things, though. Got something weird? Why not post it now
I like the idea of being a lender, but I don’t have anything that people might want.
Most people find they actually do have a lot of valuable — and valued — things sitting around, once they start thinking about it. Need inspiration? Here’s a list
of the most-requested items.
How much does it cost to join?
Joining Quupe is free, and listing items is free, too.
I have a small business, and I want to upload, like, a lot of stuff.
We love that! If you’d like to talk to someone about bulk uploading your inventory,
get in touch here
I’m a member of the press, and I’d like to do a story on Quupe.
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I’d like to send you some cookies for building such an amazing website for me to use.
You can mail them to 16 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver BC, V5Y 1K1. We like chocolate chip.
I’ve got some feedback on ways the site can be better. Who can I tell?
We love feedback on how we can improve. Please
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I’m having trouble with the site, and it’s emergency-ish in nature.
You can get in touch with us using our
Are you hiring?
Not at the moment, but feel free to get in touch anyway: firstname.lastname@example.org
. As we expand, we’ll need great people to join us.