We, at Wedio, are creators. We respect and understand the value of photography equipment and video gear. And when we say value, we have in mind both financial and emotional aspects. We know that the gear you own is not only worth in money, but that it also represents a small(er or bigger) part of your personality. And that’s exactly how we feel about gear as well.
Having these facts in mind, we reflected upon the accessibility of professional equipment and the right way to treat it when it is used by multiple professionals.
We’ve put all things together and developed what we consider a fine experience that would sum up exactly that. Our greater, final aim: lend and rent safely, so we keep great stories alive.
Why do we believe in lending?
We believe there are many good reasons to rent out your gear and we can go on about them for a long time. :) However, we’ll spare you and get directly to the first four that won the top of our list:
1. Earn Money
As a lender within the Wedio community, you earn money in two ways. The direct one, through the passive income you’ll have once your gear is used at its full potential. And the second, indirect way which comes from the promo Wedio does through SEO, SEM, and Social Media. For us it’s paid, for you it’s free — in this way you can reach new potential customers.
2. Expand your network
Wedio is the fastest-growing European community of creators. Each of us values the work we do and the effort put into it. Being a member of the community and lending your gear within it will make you feel closer to your peers and give you the real feeling that you actually contribute to the achievements of other creatives’ dreams.
3. Save time
Being one of us gets things done faster. What we can do is list your gear for free through our Lead-In Program which is available 7 days a week. This service will help you spare precious time and make you earn money out of your gear faster.
However, if you prefer to have control over that, you can just start creating the listing yourself.
4. Think recycling
We like to call lending Creative Recycling. Lending is one smart way to contribute to the circular economy — you reduce pressure on the environment and the security of the supply of raw materials. Simple as that.
Free from financial risk
Let’s say Olivia has a great deal of gear and she’s thinking about lending it — because of all the good reasons above — but the first thing that comes into her mind is what we’re all thinking about: damage. This is where Wedio jumps in and makes the lending process free from any financial risk offering worldwide Insurance coverage.
Each renter goes through a quick process that automatically assures both sides in any rare, unpleasant situation. Now Olivia can focus more on expanding her professional network and interact with other like-minded artists, while making the most of her gear passively, instead of thinking about unlikely accidents.
Through Wedio's coverage we are introducing world's first Global On-Demand Insurance for film and photo equipment, covering up to €40,000 (DKK 300,000) per rental.
The insurance is free, and it’s automatically included in each rental.
Therefore, your protection when renting out film & photo equipment through Wedio is assured from the start. In other words, this means you won’t risk finding yourself in a financial bind if an unlikely accident should occur.List your gear
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What Wedio stands for
Wedio is the fastest-growing European community of creators having:
+€10M in gear value
and growing every hour.
We salute you from our headquarters in Denmark, and for a direct and personal experience we’ve assured Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom with our local highflyers — we call them the Local Heroes and their aim is to help you get things done and make sure you and your gear receive the right treatment. You can get in touch with us whenever you have questions or doubts.
Lend safely in 4 easy steps
This is how it works:
There you have it, no faffing around. Steps to which we add the very important aspect that you have complete freedom over your listings and you are always in your full right to decline a request.
However, right now, we offer to create and prepare your entire profile for free, so you don't have to spend unnecessary time getting started. You can use the Lead-In Program we’ve just launched for you as a lender, and you’ll be able to focus more on your projects while we do the administrative work.
Does it pay off?
We believe it does. But you can make a demo for yourself with our online estimator.
Who are the renters?
The Wedio community members are creators. They are individual filmmakers and photographers, freelancers who work with both video and photo production, individuals working for production companies, and other likewise lensmen.
We go by the law of trust and appreciate a transparent and fair feedback after each transaction that takes place within the Wedio community. The public two-way reviews all of us have access to can only guarantee that we mean business and value mutual respect.
Out of 2,000+ evaluations, there have been only 7 negative and 1,993 positive remarks
“Working with a small budget in a tight deadline while still creating what it looks like a million dollar project, that’s what it’s all about. The right gear, the right idea, and the right people — that’s what lets me focus on my craft.”
Alexander, Founder of IMPULS Film and Wedio community memberList your gear
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