Ever used Uber or AirBnB? Then you are a member of the global sharing economy. You will find also Nigerian startup EazyHire very interesting. It is hoping to also tap into the $130 billion (approx.) sharing economy. Josh Okpata is the Founder of EazyHire.
According to Investopedia, the sharing economy is an economic model often defined as a peer-to-peer (P2P) based activity of acquiring, providing or sharing access to goods and services. Furthermore, a community based on-line platform typically helps facilitate this business model. The industry was worth about $14 billion in 2014. By 2025, it will grow to $335 billion according to estimates. Uber and AirBnB are two startups that are popular for using this economic model.
Faith History had a chat with Temitope Oladimeji, see below. She is the Operations Lead at EazyHire.
Everything You Should Know About EazyHire’s Operations Lead, Temitope Oladimeji
Temitope Oladimeji has a knack for disruptive solutions with social & economic value. This was what attracted her to EazyHire. She applied to work there and successfully got in. Her project management experience in addition to other skills made her stand out. Hence, her role at the startup now involves turning customer requests into reality.
Temitope studied Accounting at the Obafemi Awolowo University. She volunteered to work on a number of social projects during her study. She was also a member of AIESEC which provided her the opportunity to lead quite a number of projects. AIESEC is the International Association of Students in Economic and Commercial Sciences. Temitope’s interest after the compulsory National Youth Service Year Temitope involved working for a startup. Her goal was to contribute to social development.
EazyHire Is Africa’s First Peer To Peer Leasing Platform
The startup allows individuals or businesses to hire or lease anything. People will then earn money when their items get hired on the platform. Individuals can put up items like cameras, cars etc. for hire. EazyHire can help pick up the items to deliver them. Item owners can also arrange to deliver their items. The long term plan for EazyHire is to have a fully automated system. It wants to reduce and possiblly eliminate human interaction in the leasing process. Item owners determine prices for leasing. EazyHire then adds a markup to it.
Here’s How EazyHire Ensures Safety & Security Of Items
One of the worries item owners might have is the safety of their goods. In order to address this, EazyHire has put measures in place to ensure that items hired are not damaged. One of the measures is insuring the items. It is working on inking partnerships with insurance companies to make this so. Another measure already in place is the authentication process. It verifies that people uploading items for lease are the real owners. It also collects important details from those seeking to use the platform. One of such information is the Bank Verification Number.
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