The holidays are about – anticipation, excitement, Christmas trees, time off (hopefully), family fun…For a lot of people it is was also time to cross things off their bucket lists, look at what’s been accomplished in the past year and plan ahead. For the
For the UrbanShare team, 2016 was the year we turned ideas into reality and made our marketplace work and serve customers in the Lower Mainland.
It’s 2017 and UrbanShare is finally live. It works on both desktop and mobile devices. This is the first major milestone for us since the idea was born in April 2015.
Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn once said: “If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late”.
No, we do not feel embarrassed by UrbanShare at all… The product we built will save time, save money and help users earn some extra cash. We figured, we’d rather take this kind of thing seriously. Obviously, we realize that it’s version 1.0 of the product and bound to have some issues. We plan on making constant improvements on the platform for years to come.
When you have a chance – check out the marketplace on your phone or tablet. It’s now easier to snap/upload photos and lend items. Users can take pictures and add item descriptions anywhere using your phones.
We have already started the marketing campaign, so you’ll probably see UrbanShare’s name come up a bit more often on local Twitter and FaceBook. The Instagram account should come up shortly. If you decide to like us on FB or follow us on Twitter it will help our efforts greatly.
We are excited to see what, you, our users think about the service and who will actually be using it. We had lots of ideas initially about what our customers might need, how we can make everybody’s life easier and help people in the local communities make money.
The moment of truth is finally here, and we are about to test our theories and find out the answers…
The UrbanShare team would like to wish you a Happy New Year. We are looking forward to 2017 hoping that our work will move the needle in an effort to make the collaborative consumption or sharing economy idea more mainstream, and support more sustainable economic practices.
From the UrbanShare team Happy Sharing!
Glenn Carter is a sharing economy expert and is sharing his passion for side income through new digital platforms with his readers.