Management at a major DIY retailer in Belgium had noticed the sharing economy, once limited to industries such as transportation and accommodation, now expanding to their domain. Platforms that connected consumers with skilled neighbors, or allowed sharing of tools and equipment, are on the rise. To help understand the state of competition, and explore innovation opportunities, we conducted a thorough research into P2P sharing opportunities within the DIY market.

    The specific challenges

    Understanding who the main threats and competitors are, and what services they offer.
    Identification of innovation opportunities within the P2P space.

    Our solutions:

    A comprehensive overview of the P2P market, particularly with respect to DIY (tool-sharing, skill sharing).
    An assessment of current initiatives in this domain, identifying success and failure factors.
    A tailored set of two business cases, based upon the market overview and success/failure analysis.

    More about the project

    Next, we are evaluating on how to prototype these solutions and get them into the hands of users as fast as possible for testing and evaluation.

    Our people

    Gunter Blanckaert

    Strategic Consultant

    Gunter is a passionate & pragmatic digital leader with over 15 year of experience in di…

    Etienne Goffin

    Senior Economist

    Etienne is Senior Economist at Needle Strategy. He combines his experience in economics…

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