Routine Rental

Rental services offer more basic consumer goods for practicality

Implications - While rental services often sway toward more high-end services, a growth in more compact and sustainable living has consumers seeking out more basic rental options. Offering the temporary use of kitchen appliances and children's toys, unique rental options provide individuals with the convenience of basic goods without any long-term commitment.
SCORE: 5.1
Warm Top 6 Examples: 22,038 Total Clicks Jan 13 - Jan 15
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Communal Tool Sharing - This Concept Proposes Vending Machine Rentals of Handy Implements
SCORE: 5
Warm 3,660 Clicks Pub: Jan 9, 15
Communal Tool Sharing
This Concept Proposes Vending Machine Rentals of Handy Implements
Not everyone can justify investing in a set of tools, which is why this concept for a tool sharing program is so clever. Together, Choi Seungho, Hong Uihwoan, Han Jisoo and Song Yoonji came up with... [More]
Toy Rental Services - Pley Lets People Rent LEGO Sets Instead of Buying Them
SCORE: 6.1
Warm 5,699 Clicks Pub: Jul 12, 14
Toy Rental Services
Pley Lets People Rent LEGO Sets Instead of Buying Them
Every year LEGO releases a new set that children bug their parents to buy for them as soon as they get wind of it; instead of purchasing expensive building block collection, a toy rental service... [More]
Bike-Promoting Community Companies - 'Get Cycling' is a Social Enterprise Promoting a Healthy Life
SCORE: 3.2
Warm 3,512 Clicks Pub: Jan 12, 13
Bike-Promoting Community Companies
'Get Cycling' is a Social Enterprise Promoting a Healthy Life
‘Get Cycling’ is a registered Community Interest Company that aims to promote cycling for all that its good for, that is, the environment, the self, for fun, for exercise and as a means... [More]
Toy Car Rental Agencies - Hot Wheels' Rental Car Agency Helps Determine the Hottest Models
SCORE: 5.2
Warm 5,063 Clicks Pub: May 10, 14
Toy Car Rental Agencies
Hot Wheels' Rental Car Agency Helps Determine the Hottest Models
With some help from Ogilvy and Mather Paris, Mattel worked with Europcar to develop the first ever ‘Rental Car Agency for Kids.’ The agencies were set up within Europcar offices and... [More]
Cell Rental Kiosks - The Public Mobile Phone System Lets You Hire Handsets Temporarily
SCORE: 5.6
Warm 1,626 Clicks Pub: Mar 19, 14
Cell Rental Kiosks
The Public Mobile Phone System Lets You Hire Handsets Temporarily
Just about everybody in the developed world has a cellphone (as do a surprising number of people in the developing world!), so how do you deal with those occasions when you must separate yourself... [More]
Camping Gear Rentals - GearCommons is a Network Where You Can Rent Outdoor Equipment as Needed
SCORE: 4.2
Mild 2,478 Clicks Pub: Oct 7, 14
Camping Gear Rentals
GearCommons is a Network Where You Can Rent Outdoor Equipment as Needed
Camping is an activity that can be lots of fun, provided that you’re prepared with the right equipment—unfortunately, this can get pretty expensive, but GearCommons’ camping gear... [More]