I am working on an online platform (mobile and web apps) that enable item lending/renting between peers. When a user posts an item for rent, he needs to put down his preferred places to meet for item pickup/return. Tentatively, we use "preferred meetup locations". But I am not quite sure if that serves our purpose well because the word meetup gives me a sense of larger group gathering.

Is the current term suffice? If not, please provide suggestions. Thanks.

  • It seems like they don't even need to meet. They just need a preferred exchange location. (It even allows for someone else can handle the exchange.) – Canis Lupus Mar 30 '15 at 20:32
  • Sounds like an opportunity to be creative: meetpoint, dropspot... work in your brandname to get bonus points from the marketing department. – John Mar 30 '15 at 23:49
  • @CanisLupus - Thanks. I thought of using the word exchange but I think it might be a little imprecise in the case that a user is willing to lend out his item free of charge (a use case that we support). Maybe I am just being too picky. What's your take? – tamakisquare Mar 31 '15 at 5:31
  • @John - You have got a point there. I will discuss this approach with my team here. Thanks. – tamakisquare Mar 31 '15 at 5:32

I think the term you're looking for is - Rendezvous.

  • A rendezvous is an event, he wants the name of the place. "Rendezvous point" might work, though. – Parthian Shot Mar 30 '15 at 20:41
  • In that case I believe "Stamping ground" would serve the purpose. – Andy Semyonov Mar 30 '15 at 20:53
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    @AndySemyonov No, it wouldn't. Stamping ground is a habitual locality (not specific place). "Hackney? That was my old stamping ground!" – Andrew Leach Mar 30 '15 at 20:59
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    @Parthian Shot Rendezvous is also used to describe the venue. ODO has: rendezvous (1.1) A meeting place: you’d be welcome to use this place as a rendezvous The 'preferred' requirement is not really met, though. – Edwin Ashworth Mar 30 '15 at 22:33
  • @EdwinAshworth I stand corrected. – Parthian Shot Mar 30 '15 at 22:40

I think you need brevity here for the field name itself, maybe locations. I suppose there will be a form to fill out. In the html input box, you can display a helpful message, and that can be a little bit longer. Also, on the page that explains how the system works, you can define locations more thoroughly.

If you feel locations is too short, you could say possible locations.

It is helpful to leave it rather general, because you want it to work from all points of view -- initial drop-off, initial pick-up, final drop-off, final pick-up.

If you want to get fancy, you could say locus. But I'm sure it's better to stay away from fancy.

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