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23 Peer-to-Peer Business Innovations

From P2P Car Insurance Platforms to Beauty Bartering Services

— March 28, 2016 — Business
These peer-to-peer business innovations range from share economy insurance platforms to beauty bartering services that are designed to connect vendors with consumers who are seeking convenience and affordability.

In addition to e-retailer platforms and shopping apps that close sales with the click of a button, other notable examples include P2P yard work platforms that connect homeowners with gardening enthusiasts who are looking to earn some extra cash.

Similar examples include premium car insurance platforms that allow subscribers to receive top services while sharing costs with fellow drivers. P2P pawn shops, lending platforms and secondhand exchange marketplaces round off this list of peer-to-peer business innovations. These particular businesses allow users to trade antiques, heirlooms or collectibles in exchange for monetary funds that are offered without hidden fees or interest rates.
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One-Button Sales Apps
One-Button Sales Apps
Snel's Peer-to-Peer Shopping Network Uses Facebook to Sell Textbooks
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P2P Retailer-Locating Apps
P2P Retailer-Locating Apps
The Etsy Local App Feature Shows You When Sellers are Nearby
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Tailored Luxury Marketplaces
Tailored Luxury Marketplaces
'Shop Hers' Matches Women with Similar Body Measurements and Closets
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P2P Yard Work Services
P2P Yard Work Services
Yaardwork is a Recruiting Platform for Those Who Need Help With Yard Work
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Secondhand Exchange Marketplaces
Secondhand Exchange Marketplaces
'Yerdle' Lets Its Users Earn Credits from Items They Give Away
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Peer Marketplace Apps
Peer Marketplace Apps
'Mercari' is a Free Way to Buy and Sell Items in Japan
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Reciprocal Dining Platforms
Reciprocal Dining Platforms
VoulezVousDiner Connects Travelers With Local Foodies Around the Globe
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P2P Lender Bank Collaborations
P2P Lender Bank Collaborations
The Zopa P2P Lending Platform Partnered with Metro Bank
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P2P Pawn Shops
P2P Pawn Shops
Unbolted Offers Accessible Loans in Exchange for Personal Assets
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P2P Shopping Services
P2P Shopping Services
ShopandBox's Global Shopping Service Helps Users Aquire Items from Anywhere
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Overseas Shopping Networks
Overseas Shopping Networks
'Backpack' is a P2P Service That Connects Shoppers and World Travelers
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P2P Lending Platforms
P2P Lending Platforms
The Ledge App Allows Users to Lend Money to One Another for Different Causes
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Neighborly Shipping Services
Neighborly Shipping Services
This P2P Shipping Network App Lets Neighbors Transport Your Cargo
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Peer-to-Peer Service Platforms
Peer-to-Peer Service Platforms
Zaarly is a Marketplace for Hiring Carpenters, Handymen and More
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P2P Car Insurance
P2P Car Insurance
Guevara Lets Groups Share Insurance in Order to Keep Claims Low
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Outsourced Shopping Apps
Outsourced Shopping Apps
Favor's Convenient Delivery Service Has "Runners" Shop and Deliver
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Beauty Bartering Platforms
Beauty Bartering Platforms
'eDivv' is a P2P Marketplace for Unused Beauty Products
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Premium-Pooling Platforms
Premium-Pooling Platforms
This P2P Car Insurance Startup Lets Groups Combine Premium Payments
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Toy Marketplace Apps
Toy Marketplace Apps
KidsTrade is a Toy App That Allows Children to Swap Games and Goods Safely
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Social P2P Marketplaces
Social P2P Marketplaces
'Shopee' is a Mobile P2P Marketplace That Can Import Photos from Instagram
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P2P Shipping Services
P2P Shipping Services
PeerShip is Like the Uber of Local Shipping and Receiving
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P2P Insurance Start-Ups
P2P Insurance Start-Ups
'Lemonade' is a New Service That Will Operate on a Peer Lending Model
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Energy-Sharing Networks
Energy-Sharing Networks
The Gridmates Platform Allows Users to Donate Energy to Their Neighbors
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