Swap Platform Jaspr Wants To Create Local Economies Without Money

Jaspr is an online marketplace for urbanites to trade goods and services. Jaspr is the first online marketplace for urbanites to trade goods and services. The startup is on a mission to bring the talents of a neighborhood together and create a local exchange system that doesn’t run on money.

Jaspr launched their website in October 2017 and is active in the Netherlands and Germany. To get people started, the marketplace presents a list of suggestions of things to trade of which almost everyone can find something they know or have — plants, language courses, tips for tourists, house swaps, clothing, design services. An example of a successful trade was 50 minutes volunteering work in exchange for a jar of kimchi and a massage. In another situation, dog sitting was traded for a home-cooked meal.

The sharing economy has brought many changes to trade or share services and products to others. Jaspr provides a chance to include most people because the range of unneeded products and services they provide is diverse and speaks to most people. It provides a deeper look into the talents and tools that citizens have in one community.