Q: What can I use Beehiveit to do?
A: Beehiveit is a secure community where you can buy, sell, or share items, and offer professional services to your local community. It was created as a platform for communities to connect and collaborate, and maximise the potential of your belongings.
Members can use the Community Forum to ask questions and chat about their projects. Our blog articles offer valuable insight, including topics such as space saving, DIY, and upcycling your Beehiveit finds!
Q: How do I get started with using Beehiveit to hire, rent, sell, and advertise?
A: The first step to using Beehiveit is registration. It is free of charge, and is a quick and easy process which helps to keep the platform secure. You can also use your Facebook account to register and login.
Once registered you will be able to access your personal dashboard to track your listings, requests for services, purchases, and items hired out or rented.
Q: What types of item can I list for sale, hire, or advertise?
A: You can list any item that you like for sale or hire, as long as it’s legal and yours to list, or you have permission from the owner! Anything from camping equipment, DIY tools, luggage, musical instruments, or anything else you can think of.
Q: How do I receive money when I sell something, or hire out my items?
A: Payments are processed using Stripe. It is an independent, secure payment provider that allows individuals and businesses to receive payments online.
We ask you to create your own Stripe account, which will be linked to your bank account. This ensures that once you sell or hire out an item, the money goes directly to your bank account.
Q: I don’t have a Stripe account. How do I get one?
A: Read our step-by-step guide to Stripe registration.
Q: What is the difference between Stripe and PayPal?
A: Although Stripe and PayPal are fairly similar and both secure, we chose Stripe because of its lower fee structure. Stripe only charges 1.4% + 20p per transaction, compared to PayPal’s 3.4% + 20p fees. Stripe fees will be applied on top of our fees whenever you sell or hire out an item.
Q: What does “Verified” mean?
A: The “Verified” icon on a Beehiveit member’s profile shows that we have checked the validity of the documents submitted to verify their identity. Once confirmed, your profile will be granted the “Verified” badge, visible for every member on the platform.
Q: Why is getting Verified useful?
A: We verify member’s personal details to protect members of the Beehiveit community. It helps members feel reassured that they are dealing with other trustworthy members, in a secure environment.