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City Share Club is a sharing membership club that shares small household items such as tools, yard items and small household appliances.
The key step for City Share Club is to provide a user friendly web interface that allows the member to:
- Be inspired by projects that people have done with shared goods
- Allow the "clubster" to search for items
- Create a reservation system leveraging existing tool sharing software and billing software
Once the website is set up we will begin marketing including the use of social media, working with local real estate agents to promote CSC to their clients, and working with other collaborative consumption organizations.
why we're doing it
I'm doing this because we have too much stuff. We buy things that we only use for a single project that will sit on a shelf afterwards and gather dust. That doesn't make sense and quite frankly is not cost effective. Beyond the money that we spend, the majority of all small household items are imported which is bad for the economy and the carbon footprint. I bet you never thought of an electric sander as having a carbon footprint but It was shipped thousand of miles in a container then trucked to the big box store.
I want to encourage, inspire and enable people to refinish that old piece of furniture, fix that door, and plant a tree. And City Share Club can provide them access to the tools they neeed to make this happen. It is a new way of doing business but it has the potential to change the way we think about small household items.
For more information on why we need City Share Club please go here http://cityshareclub.com/sharethisidea/
Website integration with tool software and payment system $3,000
Additional inventory sourced from community or purchased new if unavailable. $1,500
Marketing materials including Facebook advertising $1,500
Subtotal = $6,000
|ioby Platform Fee||$35|
|ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%)||$300|
|3rd Party Credit Card Processing Fee (3%)||$180|
|TOTAL TO RAISE =||$6,515|
Web-fees — $240
Graphics — $100
Remainder will be spent towards web site design/maintenance: $260
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Ann Marie H.