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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7 smart ways for AV rental companies to tackle the current market

AV rental companies tackle current market situation

In March of this year, over 500 trade shows were canceled globally, according to news accounts. Eight seven percent of audiovisual (AV) solution providers and 83 percent of AV end-users said their companies were negatively impacted by the pandemic, according to a survey conducted in the same month.

The same company reported data in June that the industry impact appeared to be lessening slightly, and attributed it to slowly opening economics and projects. While the impact of the pandemic may be lessening, it is important for AV rental companies to adapt to the “new normal”.

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Rental Office Furniture Demand is on the Rise. Is Your Business Keeping Up?

office furniture rental

The pandemic has impacted every industry differently and while most are facing tough challenges, others, such as office furniture rental businesses, are seeing an uptick in business.

There is a simple reason for the sudden increase in demand for office furniture. Now that people are spending more time at home and in a lot of cases, setting up their home offices, they require furniture pieces that can help make the workspace more comfortable.

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4 Smart Rental Business Ideas to Implement During the Pandemic

Rental business idea to implement during the pandemic

Businesses survive tough market conditions by adapting and pivoting and the rental industry is no different. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted rental businesses across a broad spectrum of industries. Customer needs, behaviors, and priorities have changed as people have made unprecedented changes to their lives.

 People are renting items for a whole range of new purposes which can facilitate their socially distanced lives. Take the example of renting work-out equipment instead of physically going to the gym. This trend is not just limited to individuals but also impacting entire industries.

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4 Ways Rental Equipment Maintenance Software Prevents Revenue Loss

4 Ways Rental Equipment Maintenance Software Prevents Revenue Loss

No matter which segment of the rental industry you function in, rental businesses of all sizes have one goal in common: improving the bottom line. This means increasing profits and reducing losses as much as possible.

Long-term market shifts show that the equipment rental industry in the US has been growing steadily. Increasing demand means companies can stock greater quantities of equipment so they never have to miss out on an order. On the downside, this also means more maintenance schedules to keep track of, and greater upkeep costs.

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EZRentOut Feature Releases August 2020

August 2020 release notes

The EZRentOut team rolled out some exciting features in the past months. As part of our effort to help you improve functionality and streamline workflows, we added enhancements to our Custom Fields and Bundles features. We also added new features that enable you to easily charge delivery and pickup fees, add serial numbers to Order Line Items, and much more!

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After the Pandemic: Key Trends to Watch in Construction Equipment Rental

What to expect from the future of the construction equipment rental

As of July 20th, the US has entered its fourth phase of reopening amidst COVID-19 lockdowns. The extent of relaxing the lockdown and reopening the economy varies widely across different states, counties, and even cities. Businesses that operate indoors are more hard-hit than ones that lend themselves more to social distancing. The construction industry is among those that are steadily opening up with work resuming at sites across the country.

Many states including Kentucky, Ohio, Maryland, Massachusetts, and New York have either reopened or are in the process of reopening the construction industry. While nonessential construction projects are still on hold, all essential ones, such as bridges, hospitals, affordable housing, and homeless shelters, are ready to start again.

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10 Cost Cutting Ideas & Money Saving Tips For Your Rental Business

Rental business

While there are several different kinds of rental businesses out there, they all share a similar goal – increasing profits. As you focus on making money, make sure your company should also find ways to save money. Every rental business should have an emergency fund, but there are many that don’t. No matter what kind of rental company you operate, you should be looking for ways to save money and cut costs.

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