Scrobber.com is a Kenyan-based platform for renting out or hiring movable property in East Africa such as vehicles, cars, boats, bicycles and aircraft.
The platform, founded by Anyanzwa Brian and Antony Gitonga has a team of six that helps customers works search property for hire according to their location and price.
Srobber.com has targets families, local contractors and construction companies who seek to hire equipments such as cranes,trucks,bobcats, individuals who want a car for a weekend out and event or party planners and and local and foreign tourists seeking camping gear,shisha tanks, trucks among others.
The platform also acts as an online agency for these businesses to allow the businesses concentrate on their core business model without the stress of managing an online platform or building a website from scratch.To list an item for hire, one is required to sign up in a few quick steps, then provide the name of the item, a brief description and then upload the items picture and their contact details for interested parties to contact them.
For those who want to hire out an item, all they have to do is visit the site, then browse through the listings for what they are looking for. When one gets the item they are looking for, they contact the owner to go and view it and discuss terms and period.
Visitors can compare products,bargain for fair prices,save costs and time. Using location helps one pick on items nearby them which also reduces costs such as transport.Scrobber does not accept online payments as the platform is not party to any transaction but only shows who is renting or leasing what so as users can go hire them out for their own use at their own terms.
Scrobber also offers social renting service for individuals skeptical about renting to strangers to meet people they know and limit their deals to people who are their Facebook friends.Currently Scrobber has 82 hire businesses listed on the platform and is handling an average of 100 inquiries per week in the third month of operation.
According to the team, there are over 1million visitors into the country annually, a construction boom. Events and parties also offer a lucrative market for Scrobber.