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The rise of the 'peer-to-business-to-peer' marketplace

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The rise of the 'peer-to-business-to-peer' marketplace

The concept of the peer-to-peer marketplace is well known since the rise of the internet and has become an important feature in any definition on the collaborative economy. However, lately in the Netherlands, we have had several discussions on how new models such as the model of ParkFlyRent, fit in the collaborative economy. This is a carsharing marketplace operating from Schiphol Airport. It offers travellers leaving the country free parking while they are abroad as well as a clean car when they get back. The other side of this marketplace is a car rental service to incoming travellers, while sharing the revenues with the car-owner. This marketplace resembles other peer-to-peer carsharing schemes such as RelayRides or Snappcar except for the fact that the car owner and car renter do not meet one another, neither online nor offline. Read more...

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