Canadian Co-op MEC has joined Point of Rental.

Canadian Outdoor Co-Op MEC Joins Point of Rental

MEC, Canada’s largest consumer co-op, has chosen to implement Point of Rental’s Rental Essentials software. The organization plans to expand use to their 23 stores in the near future, creating a consistent employee and customer brand experience.

“We’re excited to work with a forward-thinking organization like MEC to help them bring next-generation convenience and processes to their rental counters and members,” VP of Cloud Products Evan Fort said.

“Point of Rental allowed us to move from a heavily manual process based around spreadsheets and phone calls to an online system that lets our customers make bookings themselves through an easy-to-use interface,” said MEC Operations Activity Coordinator Cam Miller. “As sharing economies become a bigger part of the retail space, the new software gives us a scalable solution that lets us grow our program without increasing labour costs and staff frustration with an old system.”

MEC was founded in 1971 when a group of Canadian mountaineers decided to pursue an unconventional retail model when creating a store for mountaineers and adventurers. Since then, they’ve expanded nationwide and expanded to more than 5 million members. As a community-focused organization, MEC is committed to providing access to high-quality apparel and equipment, and Rental Essentials will help them do that efficiently.

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About MEC

MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op) is Canada’s go-to place for outdoor gear, know-how and inspiration. Combining high-quality apparel and equipment with expert advice and firsthand experience, MEC supports a wide range of activities including camping, snowsports, watersports, cycling, climbing, hiking, running, yoga and travel. Established in 1971, MEC is Canada’s largest consumer co-operative with more than 5 million members across the country. A lifetime membership is available for $5. A strong backer of community initiatives, MEC has invested over $41 million and counting into non-profit organizations that support outdoor recreation and conservation. For more information, visit, follow @mec or visit one of our 23 stores nationwide.

About Point of Rental Software

Named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in America, Point of Rental Software provides smart, scalable rental and inventory management software to over 5,000 business locations of all sizes and industries. With offices in the UK, USA, and Australia, Point of Rental offers the global rental and hire industry unparalleled customer support and award-winning products designed to streamline operations. Rental Elite delivers a customized ERP software for world-class rental corporations. Rental Expert is a full-featured rental management software that optimizes complex operations for advanced rental businesses. Syrinx optimizes complex processes for hire depots of any size. Rental Essentials is a cloud-based rental and inventory software that streamlines business for straightforward rental operations. To learn which product is right for your business, call 1-800-944-7368, visit or email [email protected].

About Point of Rental Software

Point of Rental provides hire and inventory management software solutions that connect people from every hire vertical and job role, empowering them with the tools they need to streamline operations and grow strategically. For more than 35 years, Point of Rental has led industry innovation, earning dozens of innovation and service awards for hire software. As a four-time Inc. 5000 fastest growing company, the company serves customers in 80 different countries from offices in Dallas, London, Melbourne and Johannesburg. Fill out the form below to find out how a team with 600+ years of on-site hire experience can get you where you want to be.

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