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By Mirek Chwastek
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https://twitter.com/home?status=www.kickstarter.com/projects/784633486/toolmates-hire-marketplace-for-hiring-tools-and-eqToolMates Hire is the fastest growing online marketplace for Tools in Australia.

It provides a platform for people in all over the world to find the tools they need - locally, at prices they are happy to pay. 

What started as a purely peer to peer model, has evolved to encompass individuals, sole traders, and hire companies - bringing our users a wide range of options all over Australia. Up to now ToolMates Hire has focussed on the Australian market, but we have grand plans! 

The platform actually has the functionality for international use built in, which will allow us to deploy ToolMates Hire in any other country in the world. We have a trip to Europe scheduled for next year, meeting with potential investors and researching the local hire market.

The App will be based on the existing online platform and will be available for free. Improving the speed people can find local tools and equipment, and enabling a speedy and secure process for hiring them at the swipe of a thumb. Following the rollout of our new website and updated branding, ToolMates Hire is promoting 50 local Sydney rental businesses after just starting a new push for local hire companies to list their equipment on the platform less than two months ago.

 

In August 2016 we created an online tool-sharing platform. It stores tools and allows customers to search based on tool type and location. Since its establishment, it rapidly expanded gaining new members and tool listings on a daily basis. We established a trusted network of Sydney’s best local tool hire companies, and helped hundreds of busy people with over 2,000 tools on the platform for every purpose.

The ToolMates Hire family is growing rapidly, with new suppliers coming on board every week. The number of searches performed on our site is growing as well, which means we must constantly focus on improving the service we deliver.

We plan to expand our platform to other countries as the demand for our service is quickly rising. We want to continue to grow at this pace, open up new product lines and new geographical areas.

Our first customers were residential but later on we secured larger hire companies as customers as well. Our target customers are both day to day tradies, and tech savvy people who are working on their own home for maintenance or doing renovations. The key issue experienced by our targeted customer group is the ability to rent specific tools in the short term, locally.

 

 

 

 
Today Tool Hiring marketplace ToolMates Hire is celebrating its first 2,000 tools following the launch of its revamped website and impressive quarterly growth. With our construction-industry based insights, large clientele base of industry contacts, and loyal site users, we are confident in our ability to put ToolMates hire on the path to grab a significant part of the $203m spent every year in tool hiring services in Australia.

At the moment we offer tiered subscriptions. We believe we can build a viable business because we know we have built a more efficient way for the transactions, and the demand for our service is quickly growing. We recently implemented an insurance component to add to the revenue stream. In addition we provide brand advertising for subscribed businesses.


The new ToolMates Hire app will be significantly faster than using the desktop website. Whereas the new platform was much faster than the first iteration of our website, we are still trying to ensure our new App will be optimised for speed and ease of use.


As for ease of use, this is something we really take to heart. Our entire business is based on the premise on the fact that we are the easiest way to rent and hire out tools. If someone can’t pick up the ToolMates Hire app and instantly understand how to use it, we’ve failed.

 

We will place a strong emphasis on intuitive use, and beta testing. The simple interface, combined with easy search options will make the app easy to understand.


To be capable of creating ToolMates Hire, we had to build our in-house team of experts, including roles such as; developers, designers, content experts, PPC experts, social media experts, and project managers. In developing this team, we have enabled ourselves to offer many services to businesses all over Australia. We created Sydney Online Marketing (som.agency), but have recently changed it to ToolmatesIT, a partner brand of ToolMates Hire. We have used the ToolmatesIT team’s skills to offer some great rewards for your pledges, including web design and development services for individuals, sole traders and businesses.Some examples of the work we've done: 

www.perfecthire.com.au 
www.perfectcontracting.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Push us to our limits, and don’t hesitate to send us any feedback.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Further questions?

Please feel free to contact us any time via email or Facebook.

 

          

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Demand might not equal supply: As much as we hope the demand will meet the supply, that might not work out as planned. There is a risk general demand will be lower than our supply, limiting the transactions of items that lenders can achieve.

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