Whether you are new to SHARE or are a long time supporter, we want to tell you all about our different membership types! As you may know, we introduced our Low Income and Student memberships last year and have also made a few changes to our classic Standard and Subscriber memberships. Maybe there is a membership that is better fit for you?
When you sign up as a member you will need to show ID when you first come into the shop. This can be a drivers license or passport and you will need to be over 18. You will also need to save a payment card in order to pay for your membership and borrowing, to act as a security deposit and to process late fees. We use Stripe, a PCI Service Provider Level 1, which is the highest grade of payment processing security.
So without furthur ado, here is a guide to our 4 membership types!
Our Standard membership is now only £1 for a year (down from £15!). This makes joining up, even just to borrow one item for the whole year, well worth the money. Once you have joined as a Standard member, you will then pay the standard borrow price for each item, per day. Perfect for only a few borrows per year!
This membership is the best option for most borrowers and is perfect if you borrow items frequently. Or you simply want to support our cause! When you sign up as a Subscriber, we set up a recurring online payment of £10 every 3 months. This works out at £3.33 per month. You then have 25% off all borrow fees, as well as other great perks like free borrows of the Thermal Imaging Camera and seasonal promotions, such as free borrows on Christmas items in December! If you find that the Subscriber membership is not for you, you can cancel at any time and we will help you find the membership that better suits you.
Low Income Membership
This membership is a great addition for our system, especially during the difficulties of the pandemic, and only costs £1 for a year. If you are currently on Jobseekers Allowance, PIP, Universal Credit or Income Support, you are elligable to sign up as a Low Income membership. We require proof of this financial benefits from the last 3 months. This could be an email or bank statement, and will need to be checked again every 3 months. Once you are signed up you will recieve 75% off all borrow fees. A great way to save when money is tight!
We also introduced this membership in 2020, and is perfect for students over 18. This costs only £1 to sign up, so is good for uni students visiting their family in Frome, perhaps only once or twice a year at Christmas or over the summer. You will need to provide Student ID, an active NUS card (checked every 3 months) and you will then receive a 10% discount on all borrow fees! Great for some camping gear, ready for Glastonbury, or to borrow a sewing machine for your Textiles project!
Join us now!
Sign up online now and start reserving, or visit us to sign up in store! Make sure to bring your ID (drivers license or passport) when you visit! We will be open 10:30am – 2pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays initially. Then in line with step 4 of the Government roadmap out of lockdown we’ll open 6 days per week: 10.30am-2pm from Monday to Saturday. (See our roadmap)