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Service Locations: Design and setup services available for the entire United States.

Showplace will help fill your property with quality products that last – everything has been tested and is loved by hosts and guests alike. They offer a curated collection of brands and vacation rental supplies with durability and style in mind for your guests.


Showplace: Free to join.

Shop Showplace: The price of individual products varies and is clearly displayed when users have created an account and are logged into Showplace.

Design and procurement fees: Calculated by the square footage and size of the property.  STR HUB readers receive 25% off design service fees.

  • Recommended for the Following

    Individual Self-Managing Property Owners – Yes

    Property Managers and Co-hosts –  Yes

  • Features

    Products Offered

    • Bath and bedding
    • Cleaning supplies
    • Furniture and decor
    • Kitchen supplies
    • Coffee and pantry
    • Maintenance supplies
    • Bonus amenities
    • Open Box Items– Hosts can shop deeply discounted items on Showplace via a la carte purchasing.
    • Free products – Brands offer free promotional products to hosts in exchange for the opportunity to place a small marketing piece in the property.


    Services Offered

    • Furnished New Listing
      • Communicate your dream design to Showplace and let their design team get to work for you.
      • Customized furniture and supply recommendations.
      • A dedicated design dashboard where you can see room-by-room designs and mood boards for your listing.
      • The Showplace design team will not only create the design, but will also shop and source products to bring your design to life.
      • Consolidated ordering and delivery – Once you sign off on product selection, Showplace will coordinate the ordering and shipping of items. For those not local, all packages will arrive to Showplace warehouses, and they will schedule for all items to be delivered to the property on one preset day.
      • Installation service – Showplace can fly out a team to get your property set up and guest ready (48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia).


    Volume Aggregation

    • Showplace buys products for thousands of individual hosts and property managers and has negotiated volume pricing for everyone in their network.


    Expert Designers

    • Showplace has expert designers with backgrounds in the short-term rental industry.


    Set-up and Installation

    • Installation options depend on the budget and range from DIY or white glove service.


    Shipment details

    • Showplace can have your listing staged and photo-ready within 7 to 8 weeks of meeting with your designer.



    • Showplace works with trusted manufacturers to ensure the quality of the furniture you buy.
    • All products undergo rigorous testing to ensure durability and quality.


    Payment methods

    • Shopify, Stripe, and credit card.


    Showplace Guarantee

    • Showplace guarantees the products you buy.


    Customer Support

    • Email, text messages, and QR scanning
  • Pros
    • Joining Showplace is FREE.
    • Showplace has access to quick ship items that can help get listings furnished and live faster.
    • Access to high-quality products at extremely steep discounts through open-box offerings.
    • Occasional opportunities to receive FREE products in exchange for placing product information in your listing. *Hosts may have to pay shipping costs.
    • Great time savings by utilizing a designer to help you create a space that stands out.
    • Showplace guarantees the products you buy.
    • You do not have to utilize the Showplace design services in order to shop on Showplace.
    • Users can purchase directly from the site without waiting for a quote or code.
  • Cons
    • Quantities and colors may be limited for open-box discounted items.
    • Free promotional items might have certain criteria your listing must meet in order to be eligible.
    • Showplace is currently only available in the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia.
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TaskRabbit is revolutionizing the way we find help with our everyday tasks. Through their online and mobile marketplace, they are connecting freelance labor to help with a variety of needs – from furniture assembly to delivery services and more. With availability to over 36 States, you can find help quickly. 


Fees depend on the Tasker’s hourly rate and the nature of the job.

  • Recommended for the Following

    Individual Self-Managing Property Owners – Yes

    Property Managers and Co-hosts –  Yes

  • Features

    Services Offered

    • Grocery shopping and delivery
      • Get groceries for you and have them delivered straight to your door.
      • Contactless delivery
      • Same day delivery available
      • You can contact Tasker directly after booking.
    • Assembling Furniture (partnered with IKEA)
    • Moving services
    • House cleaning
    • Handyman Services
    • Furniture Movers
    • Gardening
    • Laundry Services


    Account Registration

    • Yes



    • None


    Payment options

    • Credit card
    • Your card will be charged within 24 hours after the tasker invoice.


    Mobile App

    • Yes, available in the App Store and Google Play.



    • None


    Additional Information

    • Task Rabbit is available in 36 states (USA) and 7 other countries.
    • You can check the tasker reviews, ratings, and prices.


    Customer Support

    • Email


  • Pros
    • Offer same-day grocery delivery for vacation rentals (a great guest upsell).
    • Offer contactless delivery.
    • A great way to get another set of hands while setting up a property.
  • Cons
    • May have a limited number of Taskers in some rural locations.
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Airtasker is a gig economy platform that connects people seeking help with a task to people with the skills to do the job.  Airtasker allows customers to rate taskers and taskers to rate customers in a manner that is almost identical to the Airbnb review system.


  • Creating an Airtasker account is free.
  • Customers set a price they are willing to pay when they create a task.
  • The price can be modified after the task is created if the scope of the task changes.

  • Recommended for the Following

    Individual Self-Managing Property Owners – Yes

    Property Managers and Co-hosts –  Yes, but ideally property managers and co-hosts have a fixed team they work with consistently.  Airtasker could be an option for getting extra assistance for short-term projects.

  • Features

    Automated Cleaner Scheduling: No, creation of tasks must be done manually.

    Cleaner and Maintenance Payments: Yes via Airtasker Pay using:

    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • AMEX
    • Debit cards

    Cleaner Marketplace: Yes. 

    Cleaning Checklists: No

    Quality Verification Photos: No, photo verification of task quality is not built into the Airtasker app.

    Issue Reporting: Can be done through direct messaging with Airtasker. 

    Inventory Management: N/A

    Linen Management: This can be posted as a task.

    Quality Control Inspections: No

    Cleaning Team Screening: Each Tasker’s profile has verified ratings and reviews from the previous tasks completed.

    Mobile App: Yes

    Customer Support: Yes.

    • Help center
    • Email


    • Currently unaware of any PMS integrations for Airtasker.

    Other Features: 

    • Just like Airbnb, Airtasker chargers a service fee. This fee is charged to the Tasker and can range from 10-20% of the task price.
    • Airtasker has a dispute resolution process if issues arise during a task.
    • Airtasker is available in:
      • United States
      • Australia
      • The United Kingdom
      • New Zealand
      • Singapore
      • Ireland.
    • *You can only create tasks in the country you are located in.
  • Pros
    • A fast way to find help for a wide range of projects including: furniture assembly, cleaning, maintenance, painting, marketing tasks, photography, wallpapering, etc. The possibilities are almost endless.
    • Airtasker holds the task payment in escrow until the task has been completed to the customer's satisfaction.
  • Cons
    • Airtasker is a relatively new platform and there might not be many "Taskers" (professionals who have joined the Airtasker platform) in your area.
    • Just like guests take a risk staying at properties without many reviews, customers are taking a bit of a risk if they use a Tasker with a limited number of reviews.
    • Invoices are not provided automatically.  Taskers are independent contractors, so you’ll have to request an invoice from them directly for your records and tax purposes.