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Have something you want to share with the world?
Renting with Buro is easy, flexible, secured and fast so borrow items you need and lend items you don’t.
We, at Just Buro Inc and Gde Traffic are proud to present you Buro. Buro is a peer-to-peer rental marketplace. Simply put, we connect those who have to those who don’t in order to create a sharing economy that everyone can benefit from. Make money on underutilized items, or spend less to borrow something you want or need. Buro aims to disrupt modern consumer culture and take us back to the bygone days where the air was a little cleaner, the grass a little greener, and people helped people. We believe in making connections through community, creating new experiences, maintaining sustainable solutions, and coming together to help one another and the planet.
Buro is a short and catchy combination of the words “Buy” and “Borrow”. It sounds much cooler than saying “Buyrow” or “Borbuy” or any other combination of the words. Also, if you’re wondering, it’s pronounced “Boo-row.”
The app itself is completely free! However, to keep it that way, we do take a small percentage of the transaction. From the Lender, we take a 10% cut from the transaction at checkout which covers service fees as well as the coverage that protects your item while it’s out there making you money. From Borrowers, we add a 10% service fee to the total rental price at checkout. So why do we need that 20%? Though we wish Buro could be free, there’s a price that comes with positive change. Creating, maintaining, and improving the app, paying livable wages to our employees, and making sure our users have the best and most comprehensive coverage possible does not come cheap. Aside from that, what you spend on borrowing is up to you!
We try to make the Buro community as safe as possible, but ultimately, Buro is as safe as you want to make it. We have a 5-point verification system to make sure the people on the app are who they say they are, with ratings and reviews that show how they interact with other users. We store all in-app chats on our servers in case any issues arise. We never share any of your personal information. Basically, you’re in charge of everything! If you’re still scared, then you should talk to the person before borrowing or lending an item from them. They could have the same fears about you! Trust your gut when deciding to met people.
Pretty much anything, so long as it’s not illegal, inappropriate, perishable, unsanitary, or offensive to others. So don’t go posting cars, real estate, anything that’s breathing (please don’t rent yourself or your loved ones), or weapons of any kind. As a general rule of thumb: if it’s a physical and sanitary item, and you’re not hurting or offending anyone in the community by posting it, then you’re okay to post it.
We’ll be deleting posts that don’t follow these rules. If you want answers for specific items, send us an email at [email protected] and we’d be happy to help out.
That’s up to you! We here at Buro don’t choose the prices, only you do. Look through the app and see the price of similar items, or, if nothing is available, try doing 5-15% of the item’s purchased price per day, depending on factors such as age, condition, and even sentimental value. Then after some time, see the response and alter the price based on demand.
At this time, you and the borrower must arrange how the handover will be done. However, we are currently working on a service that will help out with the delivery and return of items. We plan to integrate it into Buro in the future.
We’re busy testing it out in Toronto, but we’re looking to expand as soon as we are able. Feel free to keep checking the blog for updates or send us a message and we’ll let you know what’s up! Or, you know, move to Toronto. You’re always welcome here!
We hope Buro will bring communities closer together while helping out the environment by disrupting consumer culture. The less we buy, the less is produced, and the less waste gets thrown into the world. The more we share, the more people we interact with, the more our community grows, the happier we all can be!
We’re always on the lookout to build the best and brightest team out there, so feel free to send in your resume to [email protected] and we’ll look it over. In the meantime, if you need some quick cash, I’ve heard of this app that lets you post your possessions and people from your community can rent them out…
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Sharing is the new owning. Sure, owning stuff is cool, but it’s just a waste of space if you’re not using that item daily. When you rent with Buro, you get what you need from the item without wasting your mone.