Q&A for want, buy, and ask
Find appropriate responders, sellers, products or services
- Write requests (your wants or trouble) on the land map to find the right seller.
- Search for products sold in the area specified on the map on Supplandia. (in plan)
- Search the map for sellers and view profiles and SDGs reports.
- Send Thanks! message for feedback.
Think and compare what to buy on a Banban board
- Write a card on a Banban board including note, links, images, prices at multiple stores.
- Sort the cards and rank them as you want to buy.
- Plan your trip and enjoy coordinating your clothes.
- Drag & drop images and links from websites to the Banban board to make cards and compare.
- Drag & drop products from Supplandia to make and compare cards.
- Share the Banban board with other users and operate it simultaneously, share it while talking in a video session.
Talk to responders (sellers) and friends
- Exchange messages, photos, videos, PDFs and other files in chat sessions.
- Publish chat messages in public (for the safety of the elderly, etc.).
- Talk face to face in a video session. Call participants by email or chime. All view/person view. Up to 3 people in Full HD. (video for many people is under development.)
- Screen sharing.
- Send a link (URL) to invite to a video session.
- Operate the app with audio only.
- Receive a quote.
Resolve the disparity problem
- Buy from local sellers on the land map.
- Select multiple sellers to disperse income opportunities randomly, while meeting requests such as tastes and prices, and selecting from a variety of products and services
- Request shift disperse income opportunities so that they are not biased
help_outline What can I buy?
Any kind of purchase, new, used, rental, job hunting, etc. For everything from clothes, small plumbing repairs to huge public construction projects.
- Clothes, cosmetics, shampoo, presents...
- Home appliances, cars, insurance, instruments, pianos, houses, apartments...
- Piano teachers, lessons, lawyers, consultants, construction, repairs, chapels, video producers, properties...
- Jobs, work, employees...
- Parties, event venues, office rentals, software development...
- Moving, cargo, accommodation, tours...
- Sales channels, purchasing, materials, imports, volume discounts, business partners, financing, companies, successors...
- Bidding for public works, governmental contractors, subsidies...
- Not suitable: Things that are inexpensive and can be bought anywhere such as dry batteries or cup noodles. Be aware that there are many prohibitions such as free accommodations.
help_outline What's the difference from ordinary online shops?
Sellers help your purchasing. Best for things you want to discuss with sellers, expensive items, and goods you want to try out at shops. Also best if you have a vague sense of what to buy, or if you have a problem.
For what you don't want to buy at online shops, such as clothes, cars, insurance, plumbing repairs, construction, etc.
We have a mechanism to increase income opportunities and solve the equality gap, and a mechanism to reduce CO2 emissions and reduce climate change by improving delivery efficiency.
help_outline What is not suitable?
Not very suitable for things that are inexpensive and can be bought anywhere. Sales between individuals are not allowed.
- Dry batteries, cup noodles.
- Things involving personal safety such as baby sitting, child sitting, free or very cheap accommodations, ride sharing.
- Dating and adult activities.
- Be aware that there are many prohibitions.
help_outline Is it easy? Shopping online makes me so tired with too many shops and too many products.
Yes, it's easy. Write about what you want on a request and wait. Talk with some sellers via chat, video, or at shops. Compare proposals, then choose one.
Order on Request Land, then pick up at the shop or ask for delivery.
You can get suggestions from some shops and buy from the most suitable one.
After getting suggestions, you can go to the shop for a try-on or test drive and pay at the shop.
help_outline Does Request Land respect my privacy? When I looked at products online, advertisements followed me even on other websites. I hate advertisement emails.
security Yes, Request Land respects your privacy. It's up to you how much detail you write and where you place your requests on the map.
Internet advertisements know your gender, age, income, and what you want by tracking web sites you visit.
Request Land does not need to track you.
Request Land does not send ad mails to you.
help_outline Payment methods, support, and warranties?
Payment methods, support, and warranty rules vary by seller.
- Use the payment method specified by the seller. You can read the QR code presented by the seller in the chat session, make a payment at the seller's site, pay at the store, or make a bank transfer at a later date.
- The support and warranty of sale depends on the regulations of the seller who sold it.
- Please check the sellers' public profiles before ordering ALWAYS.
- In the future, we plan to make payments available on Request Land.
help_outline Can I buy cheaply? I search by myself and fail. I've wasted lots of money.
chat It depends. Save money and time by talking with shops to avoid mistakes.
You can get suggestions from shops that have expert knowledge and consult many people everyday. Maybe not the cheapest in the world for the cost of the chat session. But by buying it quickly and avoiding failure you can save lots of money and time.
They could even suggest a solution that you didn't think of.
Rainy day, Request Land.
help_outline Do you have any hint to buy wisely and cheaply?
chat Yes, we do. Request Land is full of ideas!
Comparison of multiple prices saves money.
If you're not in a hurry, it's better to use Request Land on a rainy day when shops are less crowded. Remember, “Rainy day, Request Land”.
Investigate yourself before writing a request to save money. You will find the market price that is the relationship between price and quality. You will get what you pay for, so the point is not to ask for everything, but to prioritize one or two features and compromise on others.
If you provide photos like, "A car like this", or "Cardigan that goes with this skirt", sellers can find the best ones efficiently. That is one of good points of Request Land.
Chat sessions incur labor costs. If you ask the same shop and the same person using the repeat function, they know that "this customer likes XX, but doesn't like XX" and "She bought XX last time", so they don't need to spend time and money for that and you can save.
You can write, "My desired price is $XX.", or "I'll buy five at once, so $XX please."
If the price offered does not fit your budget, you can consult and adjust the price and the content of the purchase. If you are told the "final price", you may not request any further discounts.
If your goal is to buy very cheaply, you can search and search online yourself from the beginning, or make a number of phone calls to negotiate the price, as we have done, and it will be the cheapest.
help_outline Can I buy at another shop after consulting at Request Land?
chat Yes, but be careful. Take advantage of Request Land mechanism to receive good service.
It's common to conventional shopping that bye-bye after taking suggestions is somewhat sorry to the shops and you might be embarrassed next time. The shop must be heavily discouraged.
Request Land has a new mechanism that allows good users to receive good service.
A request shows the number of times the requester wrote the request and the number of purchases. Sellers can look at the ratio to determine whether to respond to the request and how much to provide special treatment in the session. The more you buy, the more benefits you get.
help_outline Can Request Land be used for bulk purchases and product purchases?
chat Yes, it can. It is a powerful partner for purchasing.
You can search for sellers who wish to help you with enthusiasm.
You can talk about about specifications, prices, and delivery dates, while you choose only prices on online B2B sites.
Requests for wholesale and purchases for resale are invisible to individuals. You can set up receivers to receive requests only for purchases for resale.
help_outline Our local money is leaking out by buying from online shops far away. Abnormal weather is increased due to CO2 emissions by long-distance delivery.
monetization_on Right. Develop your local economy and make everyone richer. Let's prevent global warming.
You can search for local shops near your home or in the area you want to support. You can contribute very easily to resolving inequality by avoiding concentration when writing your requests. Very easy.
You can block getting requests from distant sellers to improve your local economy. Economic growth in the region will make everyone richer.
If the shops are close, you can go and try to avoid failure. Delivery is faster and cheaper, and CO2 emissions are reduced. They can get what you want from wholesalers in many cases.
When you make a purchase, you can refer to the SDGs (goals such as equality, peace, and climate change that the United Nations calls for) and ESG (environment, society, governance) reports shown by sellers. You can make the world better in everyday life (plan).
help_outline Can I use it with my friends and family?
people_alt Yes, you can. Enjoy chat or video sessions with your friends and family.
Create "organizations" and invite your family and friends to your organizations. You can join other organizations. A member has a Land ID like this, "hirai//toyotan-motor".
Members of an organization share requests and chat sessions. Members can join chat sessions
Invitation to Request Land and your organization can be done easily from "Invite friends and customers" in the user menu.
help_outline Why are good stores selected at Request Land? How does inequality disappear?
chat Because shop staff read your requests and Request Land selects shops that want to contribute to you. It is also an interesting mechanism for resolving inequality.
They say that the cause of the gap problem is the rapid progress of information technology (IT) and globalization. That is, the gap between people who can gather much profit using IT and IT engineers, and the rest of people who can't catch up. Since the globalization is also realized with IT, IT is the root of the problem. If that is correct, we can resolve the problem only with IT.
Here is a brief explanation of the H-Market model working inside Request Land. It's a little complicated, but interesting. It is expected that income opportunities will be dispersed if you repeat buying and selling. The combination of the following H-Market model and Request shift! which encourages local economies would be more powerful.(skip if difficult)
- First, Request Land is a place where shops that want to contribute to solving customers' problems.
- Sellers set up "receivers" in advance. A receiver includes a set of keywords, budget range, and target area for requests they want to receive.
- When you write a request, many receivers start working all at once. Receivers with conditions that meet your request will automatically receive it and notify the seller. Sellers can also search the land map for requests.
- Sellers read and consider the request. And raise their hand only if they want to sell (contribute). It is called "entry to the request". Please wait while they consider.
- The sellers have to pay entry fees which is zero or more. It's the main money for us to run Request Land, and advertising and brokerage fees for sellers. They decide the entry fees by themselves depending on the value of the request for their business and their ability to pay. High fees mean that they think your request has high value and they want to sell with enthusiasm.
- However, if the seller that payed the highest fee always got the request as usual, the strongest sellers would always take the requests, so the gap would widen as "winner takes all". Also, it is the business practice for strong sellers to raise prices after the weak stores collapse. Choosing sellers in the order of the highest fees would be disadvantageous to the buyers.
- If the selection is completely at random with no fees, there is no-cost and no-competition. It is easy for unmotivated sellers to be chosen. Do you want to consult with unmotivated sellers?
- Therefore, in the H-Market model, the sellers, up to the number of desired sellers (1 to 6) written in the request, is selected at random. It's like dice, but if the sellers pay more entry fees, the probability will increase. The sellers who want to sell enthusiastically are often selected, and at the same time, even weak sellers with low fees can get as the expected value, so everyone can earn income. Because multiple sellers are selected, you can compare and choose from multiple offers.
- In addition, since requests are shared and limited resource, they run out if someone takes too many. The entry fees prevent the running out and starvation.
- In other words, Request Land helps the buyers to control their requests (income opportunities for sellers) to close the gap. That is fair, and is "the invisible breath" that doesn't cost anything to reach every corner of the world. That is beneficial for both buyers and sellers and for closing inequality.
Why not assign more generous income opportunities to needy sellers? You might think that. On Request Land, the buyers control and distribute their requests (income opportunities), the sellers get them at their own discretion. The system does not allocate incomes. Fairness that is impartial is important. It is difficult for the system to know whether they are really needy or not, and it cannot be said that there is no company that does not tell the truth. You can decide which seller to purchase from among the selected sellers, so it is up to you to do that.
If many users would use it for free, the cost required for operation would be a big problem. Until the number of users increases and a certain amount of commission can be obtained, we are operating with sponsorship and selling options. We need your support.
help_outline Will I become a shopping addict? I can't stop spending hours shopping online. I often buy expensive things.
description To protect your health and assets, Request Land has a seven-minute break every hour and closes at night (in plan).
Chat sessions are costly on the seller side. Some buyers want to enjoy the chat sessions as long as possible even if it costs money. Some don't and avoid long talks.
Unlike traditional online shops, Request Land is a place for people to interact with each other. It is necessary to match the activities with the other person. There is a seven-minute break every hour and a night-time closure on Request Land, as health can be compromised if you don't take a proper break.
For health and well-being, Request Land closes at approximately 10 PM for requesters and closes at 7:30 PM for sellers. It opens at 7 AM in the morning. The time varies much depending on your place.
help_outline Where can I use Request Land?
language Available in 190 countries, 170 currencies, and 37 languages.
Requests and receivers support 190 countries, 170 currencies, and 37 languages.
Even if you fly around the world, you can continue to use the same login and the same data during your trip.
Request Land servers are operating in several locations around the world. As the number of users grows, we will add additional Request Land servers in EU, Asia, India, Africa, Oceania, North and South America, etc. All data is replicated and stored on multiple servers in order to ensure data consistency and high availability, even in the presence of system or data center outages.
Be very careful of fraudulent sales during a chat session. End the session if you are pressured to buy. It is safer to use an open session where the chat and quotes are public. The buyer should decline if the seller's price is significantly higher than the market price plus the cost of the session. Sellers must not force purchases or offer such prices.