Peer-to-Peer Sharing in Product Service Systems

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” “Why buy a drill if what you really want is a hole?” Alex told Nora about product service systems, which turn products (like drills) into services (like a drill rental service). There are many examples of product service systems all around us. Car sharing services and public libraries are good examples.

Now, there’s a new twist to some product service systems: peer-to-peer. Instead of borrowing or renting from a company or organization, sites like NeighborGoods and SnapGoods encourage their users to borrow from one another.

To learn more about this trend, Nora talked to Micki Krimmel, founder of NeighborGoods.” (

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