Are you looking for a way to make some extra income? Are you a stay-at-home mom or looking for ways to start your own online business. You could get started with baby equipment rentals, yes you could rent out your baby’s crib or stroller. Do you have other items your baby has outgrown but in great condition? It’s easy to get started and see your potential!
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With babyquip, you can start listing your unused baby equipment. BabyQuip is a platform that allows you to earn extra money. On your terms, you can rent and deliver baby equipment. You would be helping traveling families have a stress-free holiday or visit. Unlike selling on platforms like Amazon, you can just rent out and always still own.
They are the #1 baby equipment rental service and marketplace offering thousands of baby gear items in over 500 cities across the US and Canada.
Who is BabyQuip and How Did It Start?
BabyQuip was first seen on Shark Tank. Although they didn’t walk away with a deal it has brought a lot of awareness and hasn’t stopped them from becoming very successful. I like this quote in their interview:
We truly are the only baby gear rental company that can serve clients on a national scale. With so many parents and young families wanting to travel without the hassle, our customer base is potentially tremendous. Far larger than many other successful start-up products or services. So, I really felt confident that we would be pitching something that would pique the interest of all of the Sharks.
Getting Started Is Easy! Here Are All the Details to Starting Your Own Baby Equipment Rentals Business
Do I Need to buy gear before I get started?
Actually no you can get started on the platform before you buy any gear. However, if you already have gently used baby gear, then you can get started with that. They do highly recommend that you purchase at least one item ( but not required). Full-size portable cribs are the most requested item.
A lot of travelers and mom’s like to travel light. It’s often easier for family members that know they are going to have visitors over to just order online and have it delivered to their house.
I know when my kids were younger, this would’ve been fabulous! Having to pack the car for overnight visits was a real hassle haha.
Is There a Fee to Start?
Yes. There is a $100 fee to start. This fee covers administrative expenses to get you set up on the platform, your website, your email, and all of the training materials.
For your website, they set this up for you so you don’t have to worry about that part. It comes pre-loaded with the top 40 rented items including images, prices, and descriptions. If you already have a website that you would like to utilize you can do that too, but only orders through the platform will be covered by insurance. You would benefit more from referring people to your website on the platform.
They also teach you how to use the backend BabyQuip portal where you can add and remove items and update pricing and descriptions as often as you like.
The portal is easy to use and you do not need any technical skills to have a beautiful BabyQuip website. Starting a baby equipment rental business couldn’t get any easier!
What Is a Quality Provider for Baby Equipment Rentals?
You will be considered an independent quality provider as soon as you start on the platform (QPs) stands for quality providers.
As an Independent quality provider, you are essentially an independent business owner who rents, delivers clean, safe, and insured baby equipment that you own.
people looking for rentals are at hotels, Airbnb’s, vacation rentals, and private residences.
The first step is to sign up. You will be given some preliminary training materials to help you learn a bit more about BabyQuip and what it’s like to be a Quality Provider. You’ll then set up an information session (a brief 15-minute call) with someone on our corporate team who is also an experienced Quality Provider. They will guide you through all the steps to get started.
They guide you through all the steps to get started. Most new Quality Providers go live and are ready for reservations and to help customers within a week. Pretty cool huh.
How Much Can I Make Renting Baby Equipment?
BabyQuip is one of the highest side gig income opportunities—second only to Airbnb hosts! On average, Quality Providers are earning over $600 a month. Some Quality Providers are making $5,000 or more a month.
You will keep 80% of your rental and delivery fees and 100% of your tips from each reservation. BabyQuip keeps the other 20%.
How Do I Get Paid?
You are paid upfront, through direct deposit. Often before you deliver an order. It takes approximately 2 business days for the payment to show in your bank account once a customer completes and pays for their reservation.
BabyQuip fits into a rapidly emerging group of businesses known as “platforms” or “marketplace businesses”. Companies like Airbnb, eBay, and Uber fit into these categories. They create value by facilitating exchanges between two or more interdependent groups, usually ‘consumers’ and ‘producers. At BabyQuip, Quality Providers are ‘producers’ and traveling families, grandparents, or other local customers seeking baby gear are ‘consumers.
Quality Providers rent full-sized cribs, strollers, car seats, toys, books, highchairs, carriers, noise machines, baby baths, bouncy seats, pack ‘n plays, monitors, jumpers and so much more!
As a Quality Provider, you are an independent business person. This means you get to design your own business and are not an employee of BabyQuip. This is your business. Exciting right?
During your setup process, and throughout you can get all your questions answered.
Design your business to suit your family and schedule and grow it as large as you want! You have all the flexibility and control and get to work from home.
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7 Comments on Start a Side Hustle Business With Baby Equipment Rentals
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Interesting concept, I never would have thought of doing this! Definitely something to keep in mind once our baby gear is no longer in use!
I keep telling my husband that renting baby equipment is a lucrative business. I’m going to look into this now that I’m done with babies!!
It definitely is a great way to get compensated for the baby equipment that you no longer use. Instead of selling them in a garage sale. Best of luck to you!
What a neat concept! Never heard of it before but it’s definitely something that a lot of stay-at-home moms could utilize as a fun side hustle!
This is so interesting! I never heard of this program before but I’m definitely going to check it out!
That’s great, it’s fairly new still. thanks
I’ve never heard of this, sounds like a great opportunity!