We’re Stroller Solution – a community for parents to rent, try and buy strollers and car seats. That’s the short end of it, but we’d really like to invite you to get to know our company on a more personal level. In this Q&A series, company founder, Decker Sachse, explains his motivation to launch Stroller Solution and highlights his goals for building a parent-to-parent community.
Q: Why was Stroller Solution created?
A: The idea for Stroller Solution arose from the desire to simplify the process of traveling with children. I am a parent of one with another on the way. Neither my family nor my wife’s family live in our city; in fact they are spread throughout the country, from Portland to New York and several places in between. So when we want to see them, we have to travel. Getting through airports with all of the gear that comes with a child can be difficult. The thought occurred to me that there ought to be a marketplace where parents could rent strollers and carseats from each other. The concept also lends itself to testing products before you buy them. You need several types for each child that you have, depending on what activities you want to engage in with your children. These products are expensive (ranging from several hundred to thousands of dollars), so it is useful to have a resource that allows you to test a product before you invest in it.
Q: What makes Stroller Solution appealing?
A: Stroller Solution is unique because there are limited resources available to parents to rent products like strollers and carseats. Retailers don’t let you rent their products, or even borrow them to test. There are websites out there which advertise child product rentals, but none that I am aware of are taking the peer-to-peer approach. This website is by parents, for parents.
Q: Who does your service appeal to?
A: Our ideal customers are parents (existing or to-be), who want to make traveling easier or who want to test products before they buy. The concept also appeals to parents who want to monetize instead of simply storing their expensive items in a garage to gather dust.
Q: What core values are held by the company?
A: The values of Stroller Solution are effectiveness, convenience, and community.
Q: To sum it up, what does Stroller Solution aim to do?
A: Our role is to be the market. We want to create a community where parents can, at the swipe of a finger on a mobile device, simplify their travel or product research experience.