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CALGARY, Alberta — A report recently released by Statistics Canada depicts a thriving domestic sharing economy that is still growing steadily. With almost ten percent of those surveyed by the federal government bureau reporting use of ride- or accommodation-sharing services in the preceding year, Canadians spent $1.31 billion on these parts of the peer-to-peer economy alone.
As new listings on the Rentcharlie show, there are now even more accessible and rewarding ways to participate in the sharing economy. The website, www.rentcharlie.com has a simple, straightforward interface that connects would-be renters to those who own anything from party tents or sporting goods to farm equipment, Rentcharlie enables and streamlines an especially useful form of sharing. For years, the pioneering service has helped neighbors in Canada, the United States, and elsewhere connect, with millions of items listed. The new resources at rentcharlie.com help make the many benefits of this especially versatile facet of the sharing economy even clearer.
“Like so many other Canadians, as revealed in the new Statistics Canada report, we’re big fans of the way that the sharing economy can help strengthen communities and connect neighbors to one another,” said Rentcharlie representative James Anderson. “Renting from a neighbor instead of buying, though, can achieve even more than that. We’ve just published some new posts that detail many of the other advantages of this approach to procuring things that might only occasionally be needed. From cutting back on waste and helping the environment to reducing household costs, peer-to-peer renting is as beneficial as it is easy for those who use our service.”
Since its 1971 creation, the federal Statistics Canada agency has collected data and issued regular reports on a huge range of topics relating to life and business within the country. On February 28, the agency for the first time released a general report covering participation by Canadians in the so-called “sharing economy” exemplified to many by services like Uber and Airbnb. In the one-year period covered by the study, Statistics Canada researchers estimated that nearly ten percent of all adult Canadians made use of ride- or accommodation-sharing services.
Rentcharlie is a pioneer of another form of neighbor-to-neighbor sharing. With an easy-to-use online system that allows for the listing of almost any kind of personal property or business equipment, the service makes it simple and safe for individuals to rent just about anything in peer-to-peer fashion. New posts at the Rentcharlie website detail a number of less-obvious ways by which this service can benefit both those who list items and those who rent them.
Rent anything to or from a neighbor with Rentcharlie, a peer-to-peer rental service that helps strengthen communities, saves users money and reduces environmental waste.