Category: Rental Industry

Smoothing Out the Slow Season Dip

Posted on June 12, 2018
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Beth Hoff Blackmer explains how to navigate through the challenges of a seasonal rental business.
Every spring is full of excitement as we purchase new equipment and forecast our growth. Summer months are busier each year, and thankfully, we’ve increased revenues for the past seven years. When January comes around for our seasonal construction rental business, however, there’s still the cash flow crunch. Aspen Rent-All is perched 7,500 feet above sea level, so we experience an intense winter from Thanksgiving to Easter and a dramatic drop in construction rentals. That’s why it’s critical for us ...Read More

Point of Rental Customers, Rental Industry Roar in 2017

Posted on May 22, 2018
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The RER 100 for 2018 featured many Point of Rental customers.
The RER 100 list for 2017 is out and, according to the numbers, it was a great year to be a Point of Rental customer (although we think that’s always the case). It was pretty darn good for the rental industry, as well, with the RER 100 topping $22 billion total in earnings as a group. Point of Rental customers averaged a 4.9 position climb on the 2017 list. Without further ado, here are the Point of Rental customers that earned their ...Read More

Point of Rental Named InTents’ Readers’ Choice!

Posted on April 3, 2018
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Point of Rental won InTents' Readers' Choice Awards as the magazine celebrated its 25th anniversary.
Thanks, InTents readers and POR customers! InTents celebrated their 25th anniversary by asking their readers to vote for the best of the best in 25 categories last December. Point of Rental’s customers came in strong for us and we’re happy to announce we were named as the Best Rental Software Provider! Here’s the full text from the write-up: Point of Rental is dedicated to producing innovative software and providing top-notch customer service to ensure tent rental businesses run smoothly. From ...Read More

Use Your Online Presence to Better Your Bottom Line

Posted on March 20, 2018
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This article originally appeared in Pro Contractor Rentals. Running a business today without managing your online presence is like neglecting to put a sign on your store and boarding your windows – you’re losing potential customers because they can’t trust you or, even worse, can’t find you. According to a BrightLocal survey, 97% of consumers used the internet to find a local business in 2017, with 41% of people looking at least once a week. Your potential customers are looking ...Read More

Point of Rental Announces Innovation Award Finalists

Posted on October 20, 2017
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Point of Rental's International Innovation Award Finalists have been named.
After two weeks of judging and some incredibly difficult decisions, the shortlist for the 2017 Point of Rental International Innovation Awards has been determined. A record number of submissions were received this year, and the finalists represent a wide array of innovative uses of rental software throughout the world. “Thank you to all the companies and each person who sent in entries,” said Global Marketing Strategist Lauren Harris. “It was exciting to see the many different ways people are using ...Read More

Talking Rental: POR’s Five to Watch Under 40

Posted on September 22, 2017
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We talked to Point of Rental's 5 to watch under 40 from Rental Management Magazine.
When five Point of Rental users were named to Rental Management Magazine’s 12 to Watch Under 40 list, we reached out to them to find out what helped get them there and what they love about the rental industry. Here’s what they had to say: What do you think got you on the list of “12 to watch under 40”? Sam Castillo, Tates Rents: I led the effort in passing Idaho’s Theft of Services Bill this year as ARA of ...Read More

Fleet Management: Use The Right Tool for the Job

Posted on September 5, 2017
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Fleet Management is made easy with rental software like Point of Rental's.
The following article from VP of Sales Greg Bennett was originally published in Pro Contractor Rentals' magazine, Pro Contractor Rentals Weekly.  A coworker of mine came into the office last Monday with a sore back and blisters on his hands. His lawn and weeds had been growing onto his sidewalk, but he didn’t want to spend the money on an appropriate trimming tool. Instead, he had edged his lawn using a branch trimmer in the middle of a Texas summer. ...Read More

Back to School: Learning Rental Every Day

Posted on August 24, 2017
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Point of Rental takes you back to school with these useful learning resources.
It’s back-to-school time here in Texas and throughout the country. Prepped with new bags, books, and supplies, kids are excited to start learning new things (well, most of them are). But there’s no reason they should be the only ones excited – at Point of Rental, we believe everyone should be eager to learn new things, regardless of age. With that in mind, we’ve come up with our list of resources that we believe will help you keep learning new ...Read More

Point of Rental Customers Rise in RER 100

Posted on June 5, 2017
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Star Rentals earned its way to No. 47 on the RER 100 for 2016.
The RER 100 list for 2016 is out and, according to the numbers, it was a great year to be a Point of Rental customer (although we hope that’s always the case). Eleven companies on the list use our software, and each one of them rose in their ranking from where they were in 2015. Without further ado, here are the Point of Rental customers that earned their way onto the list: 39. Art's Rental Equipment – Art's serves Ohio, Kentucky, and ...Read More

RER’s Top 100 Companies’ Secret: Top Rental Software

Posted on May 24, 2017
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RER Top 100 Companies use Rental Elite to help run their businesses efficiently.
Congratulations to this year’s RER Top 100 companies! It’s not easy to build and maintain a high level of success. That’s why RER Top 100 companies are partnering with Rental Elite, Point of Rental’s customized ERP software solution and a 2016 RER Innovative Product Award winner, keeping them efficient and growing. Because their infrastructures are so unique, Elite users need end-to-end integration. They need seamless, consistent updates to keep their business streamlined and innovative. They need fully integrated accounting features ...Read More
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