In a world where convenience and luxury are valued more than ever, Sharetribe has emerged as a platform that empowers entrepreneurs to create niche marketplaces tailored to specific needs. One such success story is our recent project with CONVOY, a premium car rental marketplace based in the USA. At Aykan, we take pride in our ability to customize Sharetribe to meet the unique demands of businesses like CONVOY, who specialize in providing elite car rental services featuring iconic brands like Rolls Royce and Aston Martin. In this article, we’ll dive into the details of how we customized Sharetribe for CONVOY to ensure a seamless and secure experience for both car owners and renters.

Elite Car Rentals: A Niche Market

CONVOY sets itself apart from other car marketplaces by exclusively focusing on elite vehicles. Their platform allows users to host their luxury cars, enabling other members of the marketplace to rent these vehicles for a specified duration. This niche approach attracts a discerning clientele who appreciate the finer things in life and seek an unforgettable driving experience.

Enhancing Safety and Trust

One of the key challenges in the car rental industry is ensuring the safety and reliability of both car owners and renters. Aykan customized Sharetribe for CONVOY to address this concern comprehensively. Here’s how:

  1. Driver License Verification: We implemented a robust system to verify users’ driver licenses, ensuring that only eligible individuals can rent cars from the platform. This verification process helps CONVOY maintain a high standard of safety.
  2. Risk Scoring: To further enhance safety, we introduced a risk-scoring mechanism that evaluates users based on various factors. This scoring system assists car owners in deciding whether to rent their vehicles to specific individuals, minimizing potential risks.
  3. Image Upload for Disputes: In case of disputes, we integrated a feature that requires users to upload images of the rented car upon its return. This documentation proves invaluable for resolving conflicts and ensuring transparency.

Streamlined Operations

Aykan’s Sharetribe customization for CONVOY extends beyond safety features; we also focused on optimizing the platform’s functionality. Here are some key aspects we improved:

  1. Upcoming Bookings and Sales: We revamped the user interface to provide a seamless view of upcoming bookings and sales. This feature allows users to track their rental business effectively, providing convenience and peace of mind.
  2. Integrated Payment via Stripe: To simplify transactions, we integrated the Stripe payment gateway within the marketplace. This ensures that payments are secure, fast, and hassle-free.
  3. Settlement Management: Handling booking declines and cancellations can be tricky. Aykan’s customization ensures that settlements to hosts and refunds to customers are managed seamlessly within the platform, enhancing the overall user experience.


Aykan’s successful collaboration with CONVOY underscores our expertise in customizing Sharetribe for specialized marketplaces. By catering to the unique requirements of CONVOY’s elite car rental marketplace, we have helped them elevate their operations, ensuring safety, convenience, and trust for both car owners and renters.

If you’re looking to create a niche marketplace or enhance the functionality of an existing one, Aykan is your trusted partner in Sharetribe customization. Contact us today to discuss how we can tailor Sharetribe to your specific needs and create a marketplace that stands out in its niche. Together, we can turn your vision into a thriving online platform.