Ingredients of a great ‘Sharing’ Listing! 🥳

Tribu — Living Sustainably
4 min readOct 16, 2019
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You can create a ‘Sharing’ Listing as an individual, community group or an organisation/business.

We started off with the Online Sharing Listing option, which was suitable for a few but left a huge void to truly accelerate sharing of things within communities.

We have learned and listened and are now offering Two Options of Sharing Listings going forward.

An Online Classified Listing (Free, No Service Fee) 🥳

You can list your item on Tribu, Borrowers see your listing on Tribu and transaction takes place outside of Tribu.

For individuals and community groups, this is a great option to list things to share with eachother without the Service Fee. It’s an easy and fun way to share, just like old times. 💚

For organisations/businesses, this is a great option for free lead generation and traffic to your own website. ✅

Create your Sharing Listing 🚀

An Online Sharing Listing (15% Service Fee of the rental amount) 💯

You can list your item on Tribu, Borrowers see your listing on Tribu and the transaction takes place online on Tribu.

For individuals and community groups, this is a great option to list things for a full online rental experience. It’s an easy and safe way to share. 💚

For organisations/businesses, this is a great option to provide your old and new customers a seamless online rental experience. ✅

Create your first Sharing Listing 🚀

The Nitty Gritty

We suggest you to create your listing once with enough information and see the rental requests come through. 👌🏽

The more detail you provide on your listing, you’ll get more enquiries to rent — it’s really that simple.

🎯 By listing your things on Tribu you directly make an impact on:

🙌🏽 Giving people an alternative to buying
🛍 Opportunity for people to try before they buy
♻️ Maximising the reuse of your things
🌏 Positive impact to the environment through resource conservation
💚 Social good by giving people an affordable option
🤝 Build relationships with people in your neighbourhood
💰 You make money from your under used asset

To make things easy for you, we have listed a few pointers to help you make an impact and some money through a sharing listing 💚

Item Name

When choosing a name, try to choose something that will match what potential Borrowers might search for.

Item Description

Describe the specifications and usage of your item as accurately as possible. A good description means more rentals. Be honest, clear and concise.

Select a Category

Select a relevant category for the item. If you can’t find what you are looking for, then email your request to and we will include this.


Select your closest location, this should be the same as your location in your Profile Settings.

Time needed between rentals

We have provided this functionality to give you time in between rentals, so you can clean or service the item if required. Set the duration which suits you.

Set a price for your item

You can set a daily rate and apply percentage discount for weekly rent. What you charge is up to you, but competitive prices often mean a higher overall rental income.

Delivery Options

You can either select Pick Up/Drop Off so the Borrower is responsible for making the Pick Up/Drop Off for the listing. You can also select Delivery Available option, which means you can provide details of delivery cost.

Tribu Tip: You can select both options, and you also get to keep the full amount you make from the delivery option, this is paid directly by the Borrower.


Select either Excellent or Average for the listing.

Tribu Tip: If the item is in near new condition then its Excellent. If the item has been owned for more than one year or has minor wear and tear, but is fully functional then its Average.

Condition Summary

This section forms part of the Pre-Inspection, so be honest when you describe the condition of the item. Mention any scratches, blemishes or imperfections and the functionality of your listing.

Tribu Tip: Be transparent and honest. These details need to be reflected when you upload images so the Borrower has a clear indication of the condition.

Safety Requirements

This section allows you as the Owner to mention any safety requirements the Borrower needs to be across while operating or using the item.

Tribu Tip: If the Borrower requires safety equipment to use the item, then mention this in this section. Also be clear whether its available as part of the rental or not.


Be creative and take some awesome snaps of your item in action! Take snaps which clearly reflects the condition summary so there are no surprises when it comes to exchanging the item for rental.

What are you waiting for? Create your first Sharing Listing