Share Your Car When You Travel, Earn Cash
When it comes to making purchases online, next-day delivery is so yesterday. Internet shopping is moving into same-day delivery, which could make life easier for consumers but dramatically upset the brick-and-mortar retails stores that rely on face-to-face buying. Here we take a look at the top two competitors in the field and how they get products to you the same day.
The two companies competing for your e-commerce dollars are Amazon.com and Google. Let's start with Amazon.
When you travel, you have a couple of options for getting to the airport: a cab, public transportation, a friend or you can drive yourself and park in the long-term lot. All of those options with cost you, either in money or favors.
But in the spirit of car-sharing and collaborative consumption businesses that have been popping up recently — think ZipCar, Airbnb, Enterprise, and Uber — come new options, FlightCar and RelayRides. They won’t cost you a dime. In fact, signing up could earn you money and at the very least, it could net you a freshly washed car.
FlightCar, founded by Rujul Zaparde, operates at airports. Travelers can park their cars at the airport while they’re away and earn 5 to 20 cents per mile, if someone else rents it. You simply sign up online and then drop off the car at the designated location.
You get a free ride to your terminal and a free ride back to you car when you return from your trip. While you’re away, your car may or may not get rented, but one thing’s for sure: it gets a free car wash. How do they do it?
Worried about someone dinging your car? FlightCar has you covered with $1M in liability coverage and complete coverage on the value of the vehicle.