Usage: to request

Buy, rent, share, transport, hire, find a job, borrow, ask, given for free

A user who sends a request for "want, buy, ask, etc." is called a requester in general. For buying, the requester is also called a buyer. A user who responds to a request to "sell, give, help, etc." is called a responder in general. For sale, the responder is also called a shop, or a seller. For example, apply a description such as "a requester buys from a seller" to other situations such as "a requester is helped by somebody".

Although you may not use it for paid trades between individuals (C2C), it's OK to use it for getting/giving free stuff.

You may not request for sale or giving away.

Read goals and policies, ban list.

Easy three steps to use

looks_one Say or type your want or need, and number of responders (shops) you want to talk with on a “request“.

Cute shoes

I want to buy shoes that goes with this skirt. Want to try some out this weekend. Budget: $50

Illustration of red skirt

Sporty red car

I want to try out a red used car like this. Budget: $10,000

Illustration of red sporty car

Water leaks from the kitchen faucet!

Repair it today, please!

Illustration of water leaks

Rice purchase for Japanese restaurant

We purchase the finest Koshihikari rice. We need about ten 30Kg bags every month, so please discount.

Budget: $100/30Kg + delivery fee

looks_two Specify areas to find responders (shops) then touch the send button, and your request is placed on the land map. Wait for notification.
For your privacy it's up to you how much detail you write and where you place it on the map.
Screenshot of Request Land
looks_3 Text, video chat, Banban board, or visit each of responders (shops) for offers. To buy, select a favorite one to order and choose delivery or pick up. Much easier than finding yourself.*1
Screenshot of session between a requester and a responder
Banban board with sales
Illustration of delivery or pick up at a shop

Detailed usage


Project menu for want, buy, ask
  • menu Choose a project for want, buy, or ask

    If you like, write your public profile in the user menu in advance.

    Tap the "Projects" button on the menu bar. Choose a project from the project list. Or, press "New project for want, buy, ask" button to create and select a project. Now you are on the land map page.

    (You can create an organization for buying. See "Usage common" page for how to create an organization).

  • contact_support Write a request on Request Land

    On the land map page, tap the "+" button to create a new request (*1).

    Simply say or write what you want and type the desired price. Use the map to specify areas where you want to send your request. Then tap the send button.

    Responders may need to know your gender and age for certain products, like clothing. You can display your gender and/or generation in the User field. Specify whether you show them or not with the switches before pressing the send button. If you want to buy for somebody else, you can note their gender and age in the "What is your want or problem?" field to help sellers.

    Your request will be published on the ​​Request Land after being checked by other users (mutual checking) to prevent inappropriate use. In addition, your request is immediately sent to responders who have shops in the area you specified on the map and whose receivers match your request. Specify areas to send with the map.

    • A square area :: Touch the map and you will see a square. Widen or shrink the square using the four handles on the square.
    • Address areas :: Touch the map, choose an address from proposals. You can specify multiple address areas.

    The most effective way to resolve the economic gap is to control your requests yourself and avoid concentrating them anywhere(*2). Request Land helps you to do that. If requesters (any buyers) distribute requests using Request shift! or something like that, we can expect that inequality of income will be reduced and employment will be increased. Even though each request is small, the net effect will be big enough to change the world. Read about Request shift! near the map and use it as often as possible. If you live in a city, you can assign your requests to the surrounding areas.

    Responders (sellers) find your request on the land map or receive it with their receivers. If they want to respond, they make entries to your request. If the number of sellers is large, the Request Land server selects sellers at random up to the number you specified on the request. A seller can make an entry to do a session from any place or country.

    Although buying from a shop outside your region may be convenient for you in the short term, your local shops may go out of business and your regional economy may suffer in the long term. If you want to encourage your local shops, check \"Restrict entry area\" above the map, and you can limit sessions with sellers to the area you specified on the map. Use the restriction to accumulate money locally, and your local economy should prosper and incomes should increase.

    If you want to have consulting sessions with sellers in the area you specified or encourage local shops and domestic industry, check \"Restrict entry area\". If you don't check it, sellers in any country are allowed to make entries and have sessions with you. In that case, while you could buy things not found locally, you cannot grow local sellers.

    [IMPORTANT] Our server is small currently. If you specify a large area or many areas in the map, the server will be overloaded.

    To add currencies and languages to choices, choose some more currencies and languages in advance on the "User's basic information" page.

    If you don't get a quick response to your requests, please invite sellers you know to join Request Land.


    Tapping the menu button at the top left corner of the screen shows the project menu.

    Pressing the Request Land icon next to the menu button brings you back to the land map page.

  • chat Wait for responders and start chat sessions

    Tap "Project" in the "All Project" buttons to see requests in the current project.

    Responders who want to give or sell to you make entries to your request. You can view information about your request in the status section.

    Tap PROFILE buttons to confirm their public profiles or view their addresses and policies.

    [Note] Be aware that a responder may access you from another country, while you thought it was a neighbor responder. Unless you set the \"Restrict entry area\", anyone can make an entry from anywhere in the world! Read the profiles and Thanks! messages and choose responders for sessions. You don't need to have sessions with all responders.

    If you are all right, tap one or more "SESSION" button to open chat sessions (chat). Start consultations.

  • star_border Compare proposals and Buy

    Have fun in the session or visit the seller. Request Land does not provide payment function now. Consult with the store to pay at the seller's website or at their shop.

    Be very careful of fraudulent sales during a chat session. It is safer to use an open session where the conversation is published. The requester 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. Especially, don't buy or sell expensive masks!

  • favorite Send a Thanks! message

    Later, send Thanks! messages to say thanks. Next time you can send a request to the responder by specifying their Land ID. The numbers of received Thanks! as a requester, requests, purchases, and opened sessions are visible to others as you and your organization's achievement.

  • star_border Request shift! for inequality and global warming(*3)

    Inequality is that money doesn't flow smoothly to the people who need it. When we place requests on the map, if we scatter them on more people (and avoid concentration), they will get more money. That increases economic activity and improves the overall economy. When the economy improves, everyone's income increases.

    Space shift!

    There are many requests in a city, but not so many outside the city. The chance to flow money is there!! If you can, place your requests so as to shift them away from cities.

    For example, if you live in the east part of the city, just place your request, to find a plumber for example, a bit further east. How easy is that!? People in the east shift their requests further east. People in the west shift further west, and so on.

    You just placed a request a bit further east. That allows you to find a near plumber and to cooperate with others to shift income opportunities toward the periphery of the city like a bucket brigade. If the suburbs is richer than the city, distribute requests to the city, too. That results low cost and low CO2 emission for transportation to visit you.

    If you repeat that for anything possible, overcrowding (slumification) of cities will gradually be eased, and employment in the provincial area will increase.

    Time shift!

    Another Request shift! is the time shift. Because shops usually don't want to loose opportunities, they staff employees and equipment for peak times. During off-peak hours, their precious resources are not utilized well. So, just write requests when they have time, rainy days for example, if possible. It's a win-win because the shops have more time for you.