Omni Rentals

Earn $ on stuff you own. Get access to everything you don't.

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#5 Product of the DayOctober 24, 2017

Omni is a new way to own and access things. Omni Rentals empowers owners to make money on the items they store in Omni while not in use, and allows anyone to access those items - with delivery and pickup straight to their door in as little as 2 hours.

  • Pros: 

    Seamless onboarding process


    Hand-wavy, not confidence-inspiring approach to insuring rental gear

    My bike was not returned from a rental, and I currently do not have visibility into when or whether I'll get reimbursed for it. I didn't really look into the details of their process for handling stolen rental gear (my mistake!) before I started renting it out. Now, as far as I can tell they have no hard contract in place for how to manage reimbursement. It seems like it's just up to their goodwill.

    They *say* that there's a process for getting reimbursed, but as far as I can tell my claim went to their "Claims Department" to die. If I actually do get reimbursed, I'll update this review.

    Edit: After about a week or two of radio silence, I was informed that a check was heading my way. When I opened it, It was for the amount I'd requested, even though I didn't have a receipt for the bike. So in the end it worked out great. I'll be curious to see if they maintain that level of service going forward.

    Jaime McCandless has used this product for one month.
  • Anna Roubos
    Anna RoubosFounder, Table Public Relations

    Super easy way to make some extra cash and get access to pretty much anything.


    I wish they were everywhere.

    Omni is the greatest. Their service and customer support is perfect.

    Anna Roubos has used this product for one month.
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Ryan Delk
Ryan DelkMakerHiring@delk · Growth @ Omni
Hey ProductHunt! Very excited to be featured here today as we're launching Omni Rentals -- the community here has been unbelievably supportive since our very first launch. Today we're unveiling something we've been working towards since Day One of Omni: empowering you to make money on things you own, and access everything you don't. We have 100k+ items that members manage in Omni, and today we're giving them the power to list them for rentals in a few clicks. Every item is verified and inspected by our team before it hits the rental marketplace, and we handle everything (really, everything) for the owners. No meeting up with the renter, no dealing with payment, no negotiations -- we handle it all. As a renter, this means you now have near-instant access to anything you could want, and you can pay for only the time you need it. You no longer need to buy a drill when you need it for a day, or buy an air mattress when your friends come into town -- you can rent them in Omni and only pay for the time you need them. We handle the delivery & pickup and the items can be at your door in as little as 2 hours. What I'm most excited about here is empowering new experiences -- even a few hours into the launch, there are kayaks, paddle boards, designers clothes, bikes, surf boards, ladders, drills, tents, and 1,000+ other items available to rent. We want to empower everyone to access these items. We believe in a future of Access > Ownership, and this is the first big step towards that vision. I put together some more thoughts on where we've been and where we're going here: We'll all be around all day on ProductHunt to answer questions, fire away!
✎ Andrew Warner
✎ Andrew Warner@andrewwarner
@delk How is this not getting more upvotes? You just turned storage from a money suck to a revenue source.
Ryan Delk
Ryan DelkMakerHiring@delk · Growth @ Omni
@andrewwarner Ha, thank you! That's the goal. Tell your peeps about it :)
Thomas McLeod
Thomas McLeodMakerHiring@tmcleod3 · CEO - Omni
Evan Kimbrell
Evan Kimbrell@evankimbrell · Founder, Sprintkick
This makes a lot of sense. If I want to go camping, I can drive to REI and pay $25/ day for a sleeping bag, or rent someone else's through omni for like $10/ day with pickup /delivery. If I own the gear, then I'm not going to use it every weekend so you get to recoup the cost. The only big ? for me is insurance for damage but it can be figured out
Ryan Delk
Ryan DelkMakerHiring@delk · Growth @ Omni
@evankimbrell Exactly! Your question about insurance is our big value add -- our Omni Shield coverage protects your items not just while they are stored in Omni, but while they are rented out as well. This means that if anything happens to your items, we have your back and will work to make it right.
Ryan McRae
Ryan McRae@ryan_mcrae · The ADHD Nerd
Oh, man. This is fantastic work. What a way to help people earn a little side money on what they already have.
Jack Kim
Jack Kim@jack7kim · Founder @ Ember Labs
Pretty cool concept of letting people earn money on some stored items that they aren’t going to use anyways
Erik Torenberg
Erik TorenbergHiring@eriktorenberg · Former Product Hunt
Congrats on the launch team! I'm seeing lots of items (e.g. air purifiers, chairs) in the beta, can you talk about what other items people are sharing with each other?
Ryan Delk
Ryan DelkMakerHiring@delk · Growth @ Omni
@eriktorenberg For sure. We've got 1,000+ items available for rent today, with hundreds more being added each day. A few of the most popular items from the Rentals Beta: bikes, tents, drones, VR headsets, sous vide machine, boosted boards, heaters / fans, surfboards, drills, ladders and a ton of fashion items (designer dresses / purses / shoes / etc.).