As you read this very sentence, Lamas worldwide are searching for items to rent. We want to make sure that those with unused or underused items have the best possible chance of helping a lama in need and putting their stuff to work.
With Live Search (Beta), we’re giving you the chance to respond directly to user searches in your area, making borrower searches quicker and more efficient and increasing rental frequency for lenders.
How Does Live Search Work?
Live Search (Beta) is nice and simple. It takes user searches as they happen and puts them into a list for lenders to read and respond to. If someone is searching for a gimbal, a GoPro or a gazebo near you, Live Search allows you to message them instantly with a handy link to your items. As a lender, you can search Live Search by keywords matching your items. Say you have a projector: simply search ‘projector’ and you’ll see if anyone’s currently looking for an item like yours.
The next step is to offer your item. Good news: our Tech Lamas have made this super simple too. When you click ‘Send Message’, you’ll be able to select from a dropdown menu of all of the items you’ve currently listed on the site. Neat, eh? Haven’t listed the relevant item yet? Never fear – just click List An Item and you’re golden.
By showing you borrower searches as they happen, Live Search gives you the best possible chance of renting your items to the people who need them.
Can I Be Notified About Relevant Live Searches?
You can indeed! Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org [Subject: Live Search Notifications | Text: Notify Me] and we’ll send you a daily email of all local live searches matching items you’ve listed on Fat Lama. We’re currently in Beta, so as ever, your feedback/thoughts are very welcome!