4 of our top tips to have ace listings!

Aug, 14, 2021, by Laura Taylor

Here at Mutu we often get asked by our Mutu Movement members how they can make their listings shine, so we decided to put this post together to show you how to do just that!

1. Increase the amount and quality of your listing's images.

  • Use a good quality camera to ensure your photos aren't pixelated and the renter can clearly see all aspects of the item.
  • Ensure there are no distractions in the background of your images. This allows users to focus on just the product you are renting. For example, if you are renting a bike ensure there is not a helmet and bike lock on the bike or nearby as renters may get confused and think they are part of the rental package.
  • We recommend using four or more photos in your listing. This can help to highlight specific aspects of the product. This also allows users to know exactly what they are renting.

2. Promote your listings through social media, friends and family.

Promoting your listings on Mutu through your personal communication channels will help increase your rentals. People are often more likely to rent items from someone they know and trust so discussing your listings with your friends and family will help increase your weekly rented items.

  • Posting and sharing your listings on social media will help your listings gain traction. Mutu also shares content on our social media channels posted by users, so if we see you promoting your content the likelihood is we'll promote it further on our channels for you too!
  • Sharing your listings within your wider community can be easily done through things such as discussing your listings and the Mutu app with friends, family and colleagues. This will help bring more users to the app and allow you to make money off lending things to your friends and family instead of lending them for free.

3. Properly price your items.

Deciding on what price point for your product can be hard as you want to ensure it is competitive with other lenders on Mutu, but also need to take into account the age and wear on the item. You also want to ensure you are making a fair return on your rentals to make it worthwhile for yourself!

We have put together the following table to help you figure out the best way to price your items and show you how you can make a worthwhile return with just a few rentals of your item.

4. Ensure your item's description is clear, detailed and honest.

Ensuring the description section of your listing is informative, honest and detailed can help increase the number of times your product is rented. Ensuring your description portrays these qualities will help create a trusting and strong relationship between yourself (the lender) and the renters. You will also notice an increase in the number of times your product is rented as giving a detailed description will help make renters aware of special features of your product other similar rentals on the Mutu app may not have.

Well, there you have it! Our four easy tips to enhance your listings and get more rental requests through the Mutu app.

Happy sharing,

Toby and the Mutu team.

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