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FAQs for Being a Babierge Trusted PartnerConsidering being a Babierge Trusted Partner who rents baby equipment? Common questions are below.
What is Babierge?
Babierge is a platform business that helps you rent out baby equipment that you deliver and setup for traveling families and local grandparents hosting grandchildren.
What is a Babierge Trusted Partner?
Trusted Partners list and maintain their own baby gear items on our platform (We'll show you how). TPs are our on-the-ground partners who deliver, set-up, pick-up and clean the baby equipment and gear.
Do I need to buy gear to get started?
No. We can get you launched on the Babierge platform and open for business before you buy any gear. We recommend (but don't require) that you purchase one item-- a full-size portable wooden crib--because that's our most requested item and could easily be your first order. It fits in many cars and all vans and SUVs. We'll tell you how to order a crib later. If you're close to a baby store, or use Amazon Prime, you can actually purchase gear after you get an order most of the time. That's how Trusted Partners build their inventory. You can also purchase used gear in great condition.
Is there a fee to start?
There is a nominal $100 fee to start. This covers admin expenses, insurance set up and your first month insurance coverage.
Will I have access to insurance?
Yes, this is mandatory. The insurance is 'Commercial General Liability'. It protects against claims made against you related to your business operations and resulting bodily injury or property damage.
What are the monthly fees?
The only monthly additional fee is your insurance payment.
|Monthly Rental and Delivery Fees||Insurance Cost|
|$250 - $499||$25|
|$500 - $999||$50|
|$1000 - $1499||$75|
|$1500 - $1999||$100|
|$2000 - $2499||$125|
|$3000 - $3499||$175|
|$4000 - $4499||$250|
How long does it take for me to get paid?
You are paid the majority of the reservation fee up front - takes about 2 business days to land in your bank account.
How much do I make?
You keep 80% of rental fees (credit card fees apply). Babierge gets the other 20%. You keep 100% of your delivery fees (credit card fees apply) and all tips.
How will my performance be evaluated?
There is a rating system and we will work with you to keep your ratings high. We expect high marks, as we do encourage high-end quality, personal customer service, at all times.
Can I have my own website?
Yes, you may list and rent your items on any website.
Is this my own business?
As a Trusted Partner, you are an independent business person. This means you get to design your own business and are not actually an employee of Babierge. This is your business - exciting right? With the Babierge platform, we connect traveling families to you. You will be dedicated to providing friendly and personalized customer service, clean and safe product delivery, and doing whatever you can to make the families' vacations delightful.
What do I get with Babierge?
As a Trusted Partner, Babierge provides you with a platform to easily connect with potential customers, marketing and reservation systems to support the growth of your business, insight and advice about baby gear, our customers and the market, ongoing mentoring and the opportunity to earn income doing what you love. Babierge has a team of full-time employees working to make everyone successful. Remember, you also get access to insurance which is very hard to get and can be very expensive!
What is a platform business like Babierge?
Babierge fits into a rapidly emerging group of business known as "platforms." Companies like Airbnb, Ebay and Uber are platforms -- businesses that create value by facilitating exchanges between two or more interdependent groups, usually consumers and producers. At Babierge, Trusted Partners are producer and traveling families and grandparents seeking baby gear are consumers.