The bicycles, camping gear, strollers and electronics that gather dust in our cluttered closets and garages are needed right now by people in your area who would love to rent an item for a few days rather than spend much more to buy it themselves. Zilok does just that, by making all things rentable.
“You buy, on the internet, now you can rent!” is Zilok's slogan. For the first time, you can put your goods up for rent on the internet, and benefit from renting’s numerous advantages: keep more of your stuff, and make more money than you would by selling. The electric drill you only use once a year, the tuxedo or designer handbag stored at the back of the closet, your 3-person tent that you only use once in a while. Just think of everything you have lying around, and you’ll quickly realize just how much you have to offer.
Zilok.co.uk is a fun way to tackle over-consumption and the accumulation of stuff, multiplying the fun things we can experience instead of limiting our choices. All of a sudden, weekend projects are unlimited: a tandem bike ride, a limousine ride, a Wii championship, a kite surfing session... The most popular items today are digital SLR cameras, strollers, and scooters. Nicolas gives us a hint why: “I made 240 pounds over a couple months out of my Nikon D80 camera, now I have a brand new lens!”
Rent whatever you want, safely, easily and around you
Looking for something to rent in your neighbourhood? Zilok.co.uk makes it simple and easy for you. Just type in what you are looking for and your location, and a list of available rentals in your neighbourhood will appear on a handy map. The conditions of rental are set by the owner, who you can contact online to make a rental booking. Need a sound system for a party, a tandem bike for a romantic weekend, or a projector for a sports night with friends? You’ll find what you want on Zilok.
Most importantly, Zilok.co.uk offers a system that inspires the confidence necessary for creating a rental agreement: a 360° evaluation (object, renter, owner of object), a standardized rental contract created for each rental, and an optimal privacy protection system.
“New movements by consumers towards renting, as well as technological advancements have made Zilok possible, a marketplace dedicated to peer-to-peer renting. Thousands of members in Europe have already joined Zilok.com renting out tens of thousands of items. The online rental revolution is happening and hits the UK as of today ” affirms Gary Cige, CEO and co-founder of Zilok.com
About Zilok.com / Zilok.co.uk
Zilok is the online rental marketplace, where anyone can offer anything for rent to the community. Zilok went live in public beta in Fall 2007 in France and Belgium, and in Spring 2008 in the Netherlands and in the UK. Zilok.com was awarded Site of the Week by PC Magazine, elected the best European Startup by the audience of the Plugg Startup Rally 2008 and has already been covered by renowned newspapers like the Herald Tribune. Zilok is a member of the American Rental Association and the European Rental Association.