Unlike the conventional market system, where a buyer purchases goods and services for money from a manufacturer or a reseller (in possession or lease), the sharing system assumes horizontal economic ties "from consumer to consumer." This model involves exchange of assets (things, tools, premises, gadgets) for free or for little money. The idea is that it is often more profitable and more convenient for the consumer to pay for temporary access to a product rather than to own it.
Marketplaces based on the sharing model propell the exchange of skills, goods, services and money; there are both large sites such as eBay
, and more specialized ones, such as food sharing and car sharing networks.
Shared consumption is closely related to development of a modern peer-to-peer economy, within which horizontal networks of production and exchange of economic products arise. As a result, participants in economic activity interact with each other directly without intermediaries. Joint consumption allows to maximize efficiency of resource use and reduce the impact of production on the environment. The backbone of the sharing economy is trust and reputation.
This practice is implemented on the grassroots level: stair well , house, block, district. In this regard it is enough to have horizontal interconnections between people, and to organize the process of exchanging things unneeded for the moment. You will not need anything except those digital tools that we already use every day.