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The wait is over – Quipmo is live in beta now!

Quipmo is the surf, bike and snow peer to peer rental marketplace for like minded travellers and locals who share a passion for adventure! www.quipmo.com

 

We all need adventure! Maybe you’re travelling in a remote part of the world and keen to rent off a local, maybe you’re away on business and just want to take a SUP out for a paddle after work rather than using the hotel gym, or maybe you just want to try something new – whether that’s a new sport or a new board? All of these things should be easy and all of these things should be right at your fingertips! But if you’re like us there’s a good chance you have pre-loved pieces of gear lying around the house too.

And here’s where things get interesting – whether you’re a shop looking to gain income from your second hand stock or an individual – why not put those bits of gear to work and make a few bucks off them, and not to mention make someone else’s day too!

We just wanted a place where people could rent out their gear safely, efficiently and with a process that was, well … easy.

Whatever the day, find your ride and adventure today!

 

Where is Quipmo from

Quipmo is the brainchild of Australian’s Chris Evans and Max Taylor. Chris and Max met as housemates in 2015. From day 1, it became apparent that they both shared a passion for travel and the outdoors. Whilst the standard 9-5 was very much their focus, it was the thrill of weekend adventures and holiday travel that was cherished the most.

Life was hectic for the two as they juggled study and work but many nights were spent reminiscing about adventures had all over the globe. Throughout the countless hours of banter, a common theme emerged – finding quality gear for an adventure whilst travelling was always a challenge. Both agreed that the difficulty and cost of transporting gear made having an adventure away from home especially difficult. This had been a source of great frustration over the years, and was the key problem to solve – how to make access to quality gear for adventures more efficient, affordable and readily available.

After countless brainstorming sessions, thousands of hours of research, spamming friends with surveys and almost a year’s worth of skype credit, Quipmo is born! A place where adventures are made easy!

Adventure Made Easy!

Quipmo is the surf, bike and snow peer to peer gear rental marketplace for like minded travellers and locals who share a passion for adventure!

Already with gear listed in five countries and with the third largest social media presence in the sector globally, interest in Quipmo has been nothing shy of amazing.

For those looking for an adventure whether travelling abroad, away on business or maybe just wanting to try something new, Quipmo gives you choice right at your fingertips!

 

In adventure,

Chris, Max and the Quipmo team!

 

Check out quipmo.com and start your adventure today!

 

Sign up to the Quipmo mailing list now and stay up to date with all things adventure! 

 

Happy New Year!

A belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Max, Chris and the Quipmo crew! We hope that your holidays been full of excitement and adventures.

It has certainly been a busy break for us as we push forward towards our launch and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the ongoing support and patience.

2016 has been an absolute adventure and we cannot wait to launch Quipmo in the new year.

Keep an eye out on all our social media pages for updates as we get closer and we look forward to sharing an adventure or two with you in 2017!

Cheers

Max, Chris and the Quipmo crew

Quipmo Travel Tips

With the Christmas holiday season almost upon us, we’re sure everyone is busy planning their next adventure. Here at Quipmo we have a little experience in the adventure department and have set out below a few of our golden rules when travelling.

BE FLEXIBLE

Always plan for delays and try not to get upset when things inevitably go wrong. Patience is extremely important when traveling!

DON’T FORGET AN EXTRA CAMERA BATTERY (OR TWO)

Have you ever gotten to that epic sunset photo spot and realized your camera battery is dead and you don’t have a backup? Try to bring at least two camera batteries on all of trips so that you don’t miss out on that perfect shot.

ALWAYS BUY TRAVEL INSURANCE

A medical emergency can wipe out your savings — or even worse. Feel more secure on your adventure knowing you have travel insurance.

LEAVE ROOM FOR SPONTANEITY

Don’t plan your entire itinerary ahead of time. It’s tempting, but those unplanned moments while traveling can be the best memories.

LUGGAGE: LESS IS MORE

Pack light, because it’s a fact that you won’t use half of the things you initially plan to take with you. Try to keep your luggage easily manageable by yourself as you can often find yourself in situations where you need to move fast and efficiently.

TAKE THE FREE WALKING TOURS

Free Walking Tours are run all over the world now and are a unique way to explore a city. Most run for 3-4 hours with tour guides directing you to many well know and a few lesser visited tourist attractions around a city. Not only will you get to explore a new city but you’ll get to do so with a bunch of strangers who are all full of amazing travel knowledge as well. Word of mouth travel tips can be just as good as chatting to a local.

ASK A LOCAL

Perhaps the oldest trick in the book but asking locals about the best places in their town will always trump a guide book’s suggestion. This is where it pays to learn a little of the local language. It shows a willingness to learn about the area. It’s all about the effort, the more you put in the more you get in return.

Be it the owner of the place you’re staying, the cleaner, the guy at the bus stop or a friendly shop owner. All have much more knowledge on their town than you ever will and taking 10 minutes to talk to them could well find you a hidden gem that’s well off the beaten path in the middle of even the biggest cities like London or Rome.

Going somewhere interesting this holiday? We’d love to hear about it! Send us an email at info@quipmo.com.

Happy Adventures!

Cheers

Quipmo Crew

We’re getting close!

After almost 11 months of hard work we are finally starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel and are getting very close to launch!

From its humble ‘backyard’ beginnings, Quipmo is on the cusp of its debut as Australia’s first Surf, Bike and Snow peer to peer rental marketplace.

As we pull together final touches to the website, we thought it would be a good time to reflect on where we have come to be at this exiting stage.

Where we’re at…

In a very short space of time we have developed an exciting new user experience based on the sharing economy concept that will allow our users simple and efficient access to quality gear for their next adventure!

After conducting extensive market research and reviewing detailed feedback, we have built a platform that is both robust and intuitive. Our user friendly interface will provide seamless transition from sign up all the way through to rental completion.

We have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback and interest in the concept and we’re extremely excited by the rapid growth in our database sign ups and social media followings.

Key milestones include:

  • ~ 8400 Twitter followers
  • ~ 6400 Instagram followers
  • ~ 2000 database subscribers
  • Listings in 3 different countries

And we haven’t even launched yet!

Nearly there!

Our listings database is fully established and we are currently going through limited user acceptance testing.

Based on the feedback received during our market research campaign, considerable time and resources have been devoted to establishing a robust user protection program that is both feasible and fair. We are hopeful of finalising the commercial terms of this arrangement in the coming days.

Once the terms and conditions are finalised, the website will undergo final user acceptance testing with our launch to follow shortly after!

Where to from here?

If you would like to get early access to the site for our final round of user acceptance testing we’d love to hear from you. Please follow the link below to our contact page and shoot us a note.

Click here to gain early access to our site!

Otherwise, be sure to follow us on all our social channels to keep up to date on our progress as we get ready for our launch!

Cheers

Chris, Max and the Quipmo Crew

A bit about us ..

Where did Quipmo come from..

The birthplace of Quipmo was in Brisbane, Australia where co-founders Chris and Max met as housemates having both relocated in 2015.

Chris had come across from Perth to study his MBA and Max had moved up from Melbourne with work. From day 1, it became apparent that they both shared a passion for travel and the outdoors. Whilst the standard 9-5 was very much their focus, it was the thrill of weekend adventures and holiday travel that was cherished the most.

Life was hectic for the two as they juggled study and work but many nights were spent reminiscing adventures had all over the globe. Throughout the countless hours of banter, a common theme emerged – finding quality gear for an adventure whilst travelling was always a challenge. Both agreed that the difficulty and cost of transporting gear made having an adventure away from home especially difficult. This had been a source of great frustration over the years, so they both put on their thinking caps to work out how to make access to quality gear for adventures more efficient, affordable and readily available.

After countless brainstorming sessions, thousands of hours of research, spamming friends with surveys and almost a year’s worth of skype credit, Quipmo was born! A place where adventures are made easy!

But what does an adventure look like for these guys ..

 


Chris is an avid surfer, has surfed all around world. He’s more a weekend warrior than anything else these days but loves nothing more than getting out in the water with a bunch of mates and getting amongst it!

 


Max is a globally ranked kite surfer and has competed around the world having previously been an internationally ranked sailor. Max is in the water at any opportunity and spends his other free time on his bike training for triathlons.

Connect with Chris

Connect with Max

Want to know more about how Quipmo works? Click here to find out more.

Introduction to Quipmo

So first off – what is Quipmo?

Quipmo is the surf, bike and snow peer to peer marketplace that lets individuals and stores rent their gear to like minded travellers and locals who share a passion for adventure!

We all need adventure!

Maybe you’re travelling in a remote part of the world and keen to rent off a local, maybe you’re away on business and just want to take a SUP out for a paddle after work rather than using the hotel gym, or maybe you just want to try something new – whether that’s a new sport or a new board? All of these things should be easy and all of these things should be right at your fingertips!

But if you’re like us there’s a good chance that you have a few pre-loved pieces of gear lying around the house too ..

And here’s where things get interesting – why not put those bits of gear to work and make a few bucks off them, and not to mention make someone else’s day too! We just wanted a place where people could rent out their gear safely, efficiently and with a process that was, well … easy.

What do we want out of Quipmo?

Just for people to lead a life full of adventure and to never have lack of gear getting in the road of making that happen. There’s no better feeling than carving your own path – whether that’s chasing a wave, smashing a trail, shredding your own line down a mountain or boosting into the sky with a kite. Our vision is pretty simple really – the more often people are stoked the more stoked people will be! We want people to get out and #AdventureToday!

Want to know more about how Quipmo works? Click here to find out more.