In a world where startups pop out of the ground left, right and center, it could happen that you are not the only one that comes up with a brilliant idea. Of course every startup tries to be unique, different and world-changing. But sometimes it happen that 2 startups seem to have very similar ideas about a solution to a certain problem. When we wrote about new Dutch startup Storage Share last month, readers asked us: “But What about Djeepo?” Good point, so this week we compare Storage Share and Djeepo who both came up with a solution: Bringing consumers in contact with each other to put their available storage space to use. But where do these two startups differ?
Focus on personal contact
Before looking into the differences of these two young and successful startups, let’s first list what they have in common. Both companies want to offer a solution to the problem of expensive and difficult ways of storing your stuff. Storage Share and Djeepo both saw the potential of putting unused spaces in people’s homes, garages or sheds to use. Both startups also focus on interpersonal contact, for most people a positive feat. You won’t knock on the door and have a friendly chat with someone from a storage company, but you would if you would store some of your stuff at your neighbour. They way in which these two companies arranged payment is also very similar, the consumer does not have to worry about these details, both Djeepo and Storageshare take care of a safe and trustworthy way of making the deal work.