Learn more about our fantastic new features on Share Peterborough

by | Feb 7, 2018 | Cir­cu­lar eco­nomy, Share Peter­bor­ough

The excit­ing new things you can do on our shar­ing plat­form – Share Peter­bor­ough

Since the launch of the Share Peter­bor­ough plat­form in Decem­ber 2016, we’ve been con­tinu­ing to engage with loc­al organ­isa­tions, find­ing out how they’re using the site and under­stand­ing what they wish the site could do, that it doesn’t already. This has led to the devel­op­ment of three excit­ing addi­tion­al fea­tures on Share Peter­bor­ough:


  1. Cre­at­ing groups or net­works – you can now cre­ate groups on the site to exclus­ively share resources between mem­bers.
  2. Cap­tur­ing the impact of each trans­ac­tion – you can now see the pos­it­ive social, eco­nom­ic and envir­on­ment­al impact of each suc­cess­ful ‘share’ on the plat­form, from amount of waste diver­ted from land­fill to the num­ber of hours you’ve donated. You can also leave a com­ment or review after each trans­ac­tion.
  3. New user levels – you’ll now be able to show­case your com­mit­ment to shar­ing and cre­at­ing a more cir­cu­lar eco­nomy by being awar­ded a badge to reflect your level of activ­ity, from ‘New user’ to ‘Cir­cu­lar Hero’. 

All your ques­tions answered…


Groups & Net­works

What type of groups or net­works could I cre­ate?

You can cre­ate a group for a loc­al busi­ness net­work, a spe­cific geo­graph­ic area, an office build­ing, an industry sec­tor, your sup­ply chain, or even your organ­isa­tion (if you have lots of depart­ments!).

How do I cre­ate a group? How do I become part of a group? 

All you need to do is nav­ig­ate to the main menu, select ‘Groups’ and then ‘Cre­ate Group’.

Groups > Cre­ate Group



Then simply add a name, select a cat­egory and include a short descrip­tion. You also need to select wheth­er you’d like the group to be private or not. Cre­at­ing a private group means that oth­er users of the site won’t be able to see which organ­isa­tions are group mem­bers or apply to join, mem­bers will need to invite oth­er organ­isa­tions to join.

Cap­tur­ing Impacts

What’s in it for me… why should I fill out the impacts form? 

Once you’ve received or shared an item on the site, you will be dir­ec­ted to fill out a sim­ple form. Depend­ing on what’s been shared, you might be asked how much money/time this trans­ac­tion has saved you, the amount that has been diver­ted from land­fill or the amount of time you’ve donated. With the excep­tion of the amount of money that the site has saved your busi­ness, these impacts will then be imme­di­ately shown on your busi­ness pro­file, so that you can show­case the pos­it­ive envir­on­ment­al, social and eco­nom­ic impact your organ­isa­tion is hav­ing loc­ally.

With a click of a but­ton, you can then share this on your social media chan­nels!


I’ve already had a few suc­cess stor­ies, how can I make sure that the impacts of these are cap­tured?

To make sure that the impacts of pre­vi­ous suc­cess stor­ies show on your busi­ness pro­file, you’ll need to quickly fill out the impact forms. To do this, nav­ig­ate to the main menu and select ‘Our Impact’ and then ‘My Incom­plete Suc­cess Stor­ies’. Then simply fill out the short form(s) – we prom­ise it will only take a mat­ter of seconds!

User Levels

What do the user levels mean? 

The dif­fer­ent user levels relate to the num­ber of list­ings you’ve cre­ated on Share Peter­bor­ough and also the num­ber of suc­cess stor­ies you’ve had. The dif­fer­ent user levels equate to the fol­low­ing achieve­ments:

  1. New User – you’ve just registered on Share Peter­bor­ough #new­bie
  2. Change Maker – you’ve cre­ated 3 list­ings on the site. You’re start­ing to change how your organ­isa­tion does things, which is not only con­trib­ut­ing to improv­ing the resi­li­ence of your busi­ness, but also cre­at­ing a more sus­tain­able city! #beth­echange
  3. Super Sharer – you’re a shar­ing pro! You’ve had 5 suc­cess stor­ies on the site and you’re now see­ing the impact this is hav­ing on your busi­ness and the wider com­munity. #sharingis­car­ing
  4. Cir­cu­lar Hero — you’ve had an epic 20 suc­cess stor­ies on the site! You’re increas­ing the util­isa­tion of assets with­in your organ­isa­tion and mak­ing sure noth­ing goes to waste… a true inspir­a­tion to oth­er loc­al busi­nesses and con­trib­ut­ing to our ambi­tion of cre­at­ing a Cir­cu­lar City! #busi­ness­goals

How do I pro­gress to the next level? 

Keep up the good work! Make sure you’re reg­u­larly cre­at­ing list­ings on the site, and remem­ber to mark each suc­cess­ful trans­ac­tion on the site as ‘com­plete’. To check wheth­er you have any out­stand­ing suc­cess stor­ies, you can go to ‘My Impact’ > ‘My Incom­plete Suc­cess Stor­ies’.

Our tips:

  • Make sure the rest of your team know about Share Peter­bor­ough and how it can be used. The more people that know about it, the more oppor­tun­it­ies you’ll find to use it!
  • Check wheth­er you’re signed up to our weekly email digest. You can do this by check­ing your user set­tings. This will mean that you can find out about the latest items on Share Peter­bor­ough that match your busi­ness interests – and you’ll receive this every Fri­day after­noon straight to your inbox.
  • Set aside 20 mins to do a quick office de-clut­ter! You’ll be mak­ing more space in your office and also mak­ing it look smarter for when you have those unex­pec­ted vis­its. Wheth­er you find unused folders, print­ers or even out­dated pro­mo mater­i­al, you can put all of this on Share Peter­bor­ough. And even if you think no one will want it, remem­ber… one person’s waste, really is another person’s treas­ure!

Want to find out more about using the site and brush up your skills? We hold reg­u­lar work­shops, so please email info@sharepeterborough.com to find out when the latest one is!

If you haven’t joined Share Peter­bor­ough yet, remem­ber it’s com­pletely free to do so and only takes a minute to sign up, simply click here