Metal detector, Leaf Blower, Pressure Washer, Carpet Cleaner, Ladder, Lawnmower, Wall Paper stripper, Engine hoist, Sewing Machine, Cement Mixer, Phone Charger, Bearing Puller, Ski equipment, Kayak, Trailer, Bicycle, Football goal, Hair straighteners, Electric Drill, Hedge trimmer, Sailing dinghy, Watersports equipment, Outboard motor, Kitchen blender, Vacuum cleaner, Jigsaw, Car / Van, Mini digger, Laminator, Scanner, Strimmer, Electric Piano, Karaoke Machine, Bouncy Castle, Portable Hot Tub, Air compressor, Treadmill, Rowing machine, Exercise bike, GPS unit, 2 way radios,
Metal detector, Leaf Blower, Pressure Washer, Carpet Cleaner, Ladder, Lawnmower, Wall Paper stripper, Engine hoist, Sewing Machine, Cement Mixer, Phone Charger, Bearing Puller, Ski equipment, Kayak, Trailer, Bicycle, Football goal, Hair straighteners, Electric Drill, Hedge trimmer, Sailing dinghy, Watersports equipment, Outboard motor, Kitchen blender, Vacuum cleaner, Jigsaw, Car / Van, Mini digger, Laminator, Scanner, Strimmer, Electric Piano, Karaoke Machine, Bouncy Castle, Portable Hot Tub, Air compressor, Treadmill, Rowing machine, Exercise bike, GPS unit, 2 way radios,

About the app

  • Getting started

    Download the borrow-it app and register as a user. We encourage you to post at least one item that you would be willing to lend before you can start using the app (but there is no obligation to do this). 

    We suggest you to accept push notifications otherwise your lending/borrowing opportunities will be more limited. 

    Borrowing

    After registering as a user you can search the existing items listed. If the item you’re looking for isn’t listed, you can then make a request to all borrow-it users using the Request-it function. You can set your request to be within a defined area.

    If someone has that item to lend, they can reply via the messaging function.  Once a decision to proceed is agreed, the item will need to be uploaded for the lend to proceed in the usual way.  

    Feedback

    Make sure you post feedback on any borrowing/lending transactions. This will help future borrowers decide who to borrow something from. Users can review feedback and ask questions using anonymous in-app messaging.

  • Lending

    You can list any items you own that you are willing to loan out. Find some inspiration here for items that people might want to borrow. Think of things that people might like to try before they buy, higher cost items that people may only use once or occasionally or bulky items that not everyone has the space to store. You also might want to make some money back on something you have spent a bit of cash on.

    It is entirely up to you how much you charge for lending the item, but if it is available from hire companies, you would be wise to make your borrowing fee less than the going rate. Look out for push notifications from the anything anywhere function as you may be able to lend something that another user has requested to borrow. Once a loan is agreed, contact details are exchanged to arrange the exchange of the item and payment is set up through PayPal. The app will remind you when items are due to be returned.

    Payment

    Payments are made using PayPal. In addition to standard PayPal fees, borrowers will be required to pay a fixed borrow-it charge of £1 per loan regardless of value.

    Terms and conditions and privacy policy

    Users will be required to read and accept our terms and conditions and privacy policy during registration.


Advantages

  • Be part of the first community of its kind
  • Save money as you don’t need to buy new
  • Make money from stuff you’ve hardly used
  • Benefit other people in your local community by enabling them to save money
  • Use as a ‘try before you buy’ by borrowing the item prior to committing to purchase one
  • Secure and easy payments through PayPal so no need for cash or cards
  • Location settings allow you to select how far you are willing to travel
  • Just £1 commission paid by borrower in addition to lenders price (PayPal fees are in addition)
  • Ability to review feedback on borrowers and lenders
  • Environmentally friendly (saves manufacturing)

The mobile app

Download the app today!
Available on the app store