How it works

Borrowing

  • 1.

    Find the item you'd like to borrow. Anything listed by your neighbors, group members or friends is available to you.

  • 2.

    Choose rental period, pickup and return time and book the item.

  • 3.

    Pick it up from the owner at scheduled time. You'll be able to coordinate pickup and return with them via messages on FriendWithA as well as text messages (without revealing your phone number).

  • 4.

    Return the item to loaner.

Loaning

  • 1.

    List the items you are willing to loan to your neighbors, community members and friends.

  • 2.

    Set your availability so that people looking to borrow your items can choose pickup and return times that work for you. You'll still have the opportunity to confirm or reject any individual bookings.

  • 3.

    Loan your items to others. Pickup and return can be coordinated via chat on FriendWithA as well as text messages (without revealing your phone number to the borrower). All the items you loan on FriendWithA (except those loaned for free) are insured up to $2,000.

  • 4.

    Earn money! We'll send all your earnings (starting from $100) to your bank account or debit card at your request.

So, who is my neighbor?

By default, FriendWithA only shares things with your neighborhood or apartment complex. If we are unable to determine your neighborhood, we set your sharing to .1 miles away. Any items you list by default will not appear on the home page or any search results. Only if you do decide to start advertising to people outside of your neighborhood (up to 15 miles away) will they appear in the home page and others search results.