Zilok Tips

Gain some spending power: rent out your purchases on Zilok

A majority of american people estimate that their spending power has decreased over the last year. Zilok is a great way to soften this blow: you win with little effort and no investment!

If you have young children, then you most certainly had to buy a stroller, a baby-bottle heater and lots of other nursery materials besides. Now that your child is getting around and feeding themselves, you can profit by renting your equipment to other young parents.

On Zilok, everything is for rent : you can offer sports equipment that your children are fast growing out of and you have to always replace. Your rentals will quickly pay back what you need to replace your used goods.

Sports equipment rental between individuals

Team sports rental

Tips For A Safe and Trouble Free Rental

Every day we're happy to welcome new members in our community adding hundreds of new objects and renting more things. We would like to thank you for your trust.

We prepared the following list of tips and advice to make sure you experience the safest rental transactions. Please take a minute to read it through, it's very useful whether a renter or an owner.

  • Check your account often, so you don't miss a rental transaction and so your contact and profile information is up-to-date.
  • Attach identification documents to your account profile to boost trust from other members.
  • Contact directly the owner or the renter as quickly as possible after the rental transaction is confirmed.
  • Don't forget to sign the rental contract when you make the transaction- either the standard one we provide you or, if you think you can beat our lawyer, another of your preference.
  • Ask for a copy of an official document (copy and original) if you want to check the identity of your renter.
  • If you're the owner of the object, make sure you explain the renter exactly how to use your item!
  • If requested, don't forget the deposit, either in cash or check; this is your first guarantee.
  • Try as much as possible to avoid corporate checks.
  • If you're planning on using checks for payment, make sure the name on the check is the same than on the person's official documents.
  • Also, we recommend you check the photo on the document resembles the person standing in front of you!
  • Always ask for your renter's telephone number and verify it.
  • Please evaluate the rental after you're done, to help making our community a better place.

We like to believe that we live in the best of worlds, but as we all know some come to spoil our ideals. So don't forget to follow these guidelines and your rentals on Zilok will go untroubled. Have fun, and remember money doesn't grow on trees, it grows on Zilok!

New Feature: Ask questions to the owners!

Zilok is all about the community. We take feedback from our members very seriously, and would like to thank everyone for their valuable input.

Now, following up on many user requests, we introduce a new feature that allows to directly ask questions to owners of rental items!

When looking up an object, if the description is not enough for you to make your decision, you can use the button located on the owner profile to get some more information. Enjoy!

Put Everything and Anything up for Rent on Zilok

There is a buzz lately in the US and Europe around the idea of renting deluxe handbags. More recently, there’s been quite serious talk worldwide on the idea of renting animals for company (and not for medical reasons, such as seeing-eye dogs).

Rental situations such as renting a power drill for home renovations, a video projector for watching the big game with some friends, or a musical instrument to try something new, are just a few ideas from the vast potential of what people can rent or rent out.

Do you have some unique rental ideas to share? An item that you saw on Zilok, or a product that you already put up for rent?

Let readers of this blog know all about it!