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Top 25 Sharing Economy Ideas in May

From Flexible Car-Sharing Apps to In-Store Co-Working Spaces

— May 28, 2016 — Autos
The top May 2016 sharing economy ideas highlights a number of emerging peer-to-peer platforms and clever marketing campaigns from top brands.

BMW has announced it will launch a flexible car-sharing platform in the United States called ReachNow that is modeled after its European version, DriveNow. The service has launched as a pilot program in Seattle and serves as the latest example of established brands expanding sharing economy initiatives in order to connect with consumers who are increasingly placing value on experiences rather than ownership.

In terms of innovative marketing campaigns launched by sharing economy brands, Airbnb stole the spotlight with a captivating promotion that offered a stay inside the Rio Olympic Arena. Part of the brand's always-interesting #NightAt campaign, the latest contest invited users to detail why they deserve to spend a night in the stadium with a view of the Olympic gymnastics facilities.
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Flexible Car-Sharing Services
Flexible Car-Sharing Services
BMW's ReachNow Service Includes a Range of Additional Features
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On-Demand Repair Services
On-Demand Repair Services
'GoBumpr' is a Vehicle Repair Service for Motorbikes and Cars
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On-Demand Couchsurfing Apps
On-Demand Couchsurfing Apps
The 'Overnight' App Lets Users Book Last-Minute Stays with Local Hosts
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Futuristic Car-Sharing Services
Futuristic Car-Sharing Services
BeeZero's Service Uses Fuel Cell-Powered Hyundai Cars
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Trailblazing Automotive Startups
Trailblazing Automotive Startups
Jaguar's InMotion Startup Will Focus On Apps and Connectivity
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Community Down Payment Programs
Community Down Payment Programs
Landed Helps with Crowdfunding Real Estate Down Payments
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Smart Bike Sharing Services
Smart Bike Sharing Services
The Breeze Bike Share Program is Supported By the City of Santa Monica
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Ridesharing Car Rentals
Ridesharing Car Rentals
'HyreCar' Helps People Without a Car Rent One to Drive for Uber and Lyft
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On-Demand Detailing Services
On-Demand Detailing Services
The Envi App Allows Users to Request a Water-Free Car Wash Anytime
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On-Demand Valet Apps
On-Demand Valet Apps
Rakna is and Egyptian Valet Service that Aims to End Traffic Congestion
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Neighbor-Assigned Delivery Services
Neighbor-Assigned Delivery Services
The eNeighbor App Lets Users Receive Other Neighbor's Packages
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On-Demand Repair Apps
On-Demand Repair Apps
This Home Repair App Uses GPS Tracking and Real-Time Data
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Home Rental Matchmaking Applications
Home Rental Matchmaking Applications
Airbnb's New Matching Feature Helps Pair Travelers with Hosts
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P2P Parcel Pickup Services
P2P Parcel Pickup Services
eNeighbr is a NYC Platform Helping Indivduals Receive Their Mail
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Repair-Monitoring Apps
Repair-Monitoring Apps
The OpenbayASP Platform Helps Drivers Keep Track of Tune-Ups Efficiently
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Authentic Locale Travel Apps
Authentic Locale Travel Apps
Airbnb's Mobile Platform Provides Dining and Attraction Suggestions
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Crowdsourced Food Delivery Apps
Crowdsourced Food Delivery Apps
The Foodida App Allows Anyone to Execute Fast Food Deliveries
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Sporty Stadium Bedrooms
Sporty Stadium Bedrooms
This Airbnb Rio De Janeiro Accommodation is Inside the Rio Olympic Arena
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On-Demand Mechanic Services
On-Demand Mechanic Services
The instaMek App Makes Car Repair Access Quick and Easy for Users
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Smartphone Charger Rentals
Smartphone Charger Rentals
The AnkerBox is an Inexpensive and Convenient Phone Charger Service
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Bartering Coworking Spaces
Bartering Coworking Spaces
Blogfabrik Let's Writers Work in There for Free in Exchange for Posts
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Natural Co-Working Hubs
Natural Co-Working Hubs
The Treehouse Project is a Stylish Co-Working Hub in Shoreditch
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On-Demand Car Washes
On-Demand Car Washes
The Squeegy App Allows Consumers to Order a Car Wash On-Demand
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In-Store Co-Working Stations
In-Store Co-Working Stations
Staples is Introducing Office Sharing Within Its Retail Locations
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Multi-Tasking Driving Ads
Multi-Tasking Driving Ads
This Holiday Autos Ad Features Five Inventions for Travelers
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