A new online equipment rental marketplace launched June 1, at www.iRENTequip.com. The site is designed to serve the rental industry for construction, landscape, agriculture, industrial forklift, and trucking equipment.
“The iRENTequip marketplace allows anyone to request a rental with literally every rental provider in their local market simultaneously, and then receive bids for their business, all for free,” said Beau Frank, CEO of iRENTequip.
The site is designed to save rental customers from calling store to store for quotes and availability. “Renters are looking for a fair rental rate from a proven provider,” Frank says. “Typically, they would call two or three rental outlets or dealers to get rates, check availability, negotiate, and then make a decision. With iRENTequip, they no longer have to make those calls. They can reach out to five times as many providers instantly, receive multiple bids for their rental online and via cell phone, negotiate online, and see how other renters have rated all the rental providers that are bidding.”
The iRENTequip marketplace is free for renters. It takes less than a minute for renters to request an item they need. Then every rental company and dealer in their local market is notified. Rental providers receive these requests and bid on them online within minutes. With full visibility to all bids, equipment specs, travel distance, and ratings of the providers at their fingertips, renters can make an informed choice of the best provider for their needs, and accept a single bid. Once a bid is accepted, the renter and provider are connected to complete the transaction.
In addition to the equipment rental marketplace, users also asked for a marketplace to ship equipment, both as part of the rental process, and to handle general equipment movement. In response, the company launched www.iSHIPequip.com, an online equipment shipping marketplace. Renters, rental companies, dealers, contractors, landscapers, farmers — any equipment owner — can utilize the iSHIPequip marketplace to generate competitive bids to move their equipment from more than 130,000 rated providers, both local and long haul. Every dollar spent at iSHIPequip also earns Iron Points, a rewards program where users can choose from 6 million rewards or they can be used to pay for future rentals.
iRENTequip is an online equipment rental marketplace. With more than 25,000 rental providers, iRENTequip is designed to improve equipment utilization and profitability for both equipment renters and rental providers.