How to add Facebook Messenger Chat to Your EZRentOut Webstore

Interact more effectively with customers and prospects by installing the FaceBook Chat plugin for your EZRentOut Webstore.

Businesses with a Facebook page can install this plugin on their website. It enables customers to interact directly with your business anytime with the same personalized, media-rich experience they get in Messenger. They can either log into Messenger or begin the chat as a guest user. 

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EZRentOut Feature Release Notes November 2020

EZR november release notes

The EZRentOut team had an exciting quarter as we launched a new, fully redesigned interface. Based on extensive testing and valuable feedback from our customers, we have provided an enhanced user experience. The intuitive new design makes your rental operations easier, faster, and more efficient than ever before.

We also rolled out many exciting new features and enhancements. Try the usage tracking features that enable you to easily track usage of your rentals and charge overage, Also, check out the enhancements to  Bundles, Print Labels, and Alerts to further streamline operations.

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7 Highly Effective Ways to Prepare Your Small Rental Business for Black Friday

Ways to Prepare Your Small Rental Business for Black Friday

Last year, Black Friday shoppers spent $7.4 billion online – the second largest online sales day ever.  Couple this number with the $470 million spent on “Small Business Saturday”, and it’s evident that this weekend is extremely important for businesses, big or small.

With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday around the corner,  how can you prepare your store for eager shoppers? Here are a few tips on how you can set up your small rental business for success and make the most out of Black Friday.

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5 Ways Your Rental Business Can Save Time and Money with Cloud Warehouse Management

save time and money with cloud warehouse management

For rental companies that have large amounts of inventory to track, store, and maintain, optimal equipment management is a core business requirement. This is especially the case for the construction rental industry because they deal with high ticket items.

Regardless of inventory type, all rental companies need total inventory visibility. However, a lot of companies are still struggling with manual methods to manage their inventory across multiple warehouses. Manual methods such as spreadsheets are tedious to use, labor-intensive, static, and most problematically, highly prone to human errors.

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6 Important Factors to Consider When Choosing a WordPress Theme for Your Rental Business

Top WordPress Theme for Your Rental Business

WordPress powers almost 34% of all websites on the internet, making it one of the most widely used content management systems. One reason WordPress is a popular option is that it offers a wide variety of theme options to users. With new WordPress themes emerging almost daily, there is no shortage to choose from for your website.

While having so many options does sound exciting, having to sift through them in an attempt to pick just one can become tedious. Also, this isn’t a decision you can take in a hurry because choosing the right theme for your website is extremely important for online business success. It affects the first impression customers have of your company, defines your brand, helps promote brand consistency, and more. There are many factors to consider before choosing a WordPress theme.

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Key Heavy Construction Equipment Statistics – and What They Mean for Your Rental Business

heavy construction equipment rental

 

Over 21 percent of worker fatalities in the private industry in 2018 were in the construction industry. According to a 2018 Turkish study  equipment-related occupational accidents are typically higher compared to other types of occupational accidents worldwide. 

This is especially true for the heavy construction industry where the equipment is usually huge and heavy and the consequences of accidents are severe. While the inherent risk is there, it can be mitigated with proper training of workers, vigilance on the job site, and importantly, well-maintained machinery. 

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Keep Your Rental Information Safe – Plan Ahead for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

Keep your rental information safe

Have you secured your rental information against a natural or man-made disaster? You are likely not asking yourself this question on a daily basis, but it is important not to neglect this key area of business. Case in point: The wildfires raging across the West Coast threatening homes and businesses.

While the first concern regarding such natural disasters is the resulting property and financial damage, business owners also have to worry about their rental information. Since you cannot predict when calamity might strike, it is better to think ahead and always be prepared. For example, what happens if you lose all your rental information in a fire? It is going to be hard for you to get your company up and running again after such a loss.

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EZRentOut’s New Feature Enables You to Track Equipment Usage and Charge Overage

Usage tracking and over usage charge in EZRentOut

EZRentOut’s new feature enables you to determine whether customers have overused rented equipment and charge them for it. For example, suppose a customer rents out a forklift for a day. That does not mean they will use the machine for an exact 24 hours. Instead, that means they will use the machine for around eight hours or so, depending on what your business defines as “within fair usage”.

However, how do you check what the actual usage of a machine is once the customer returns it?

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Introducing the New and Improved EZRentOut UI

EZR new UI

The EZRentOut team is excited to announce the launch of our new, redesigned interface. Over the past few months, we listened carefully to our customers and conducted extensive testing to deliver an excellent user experience.

The new design is highly intuitive — it’s easier than ever to navigate the system. Also, access essential business information and manage workflows faster with our updated navigation bars. By increasing application efficiency, EZRentOut aims to significantly reduce the time you spend managing rental assets.

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