The Future of Rental: Remote Work

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As much as people joke about how no one uses their phone to call anyone anymore, someone out there keeps making the phone at the counter ring. What if your phones got answered but your in-store team wasn’t constantly being interrupted by the ringing? A couple of years ago (pre-pandemic!), I visited a large nationwide […]

North London Plant Hire Reaches 100 Years

A sign for North London Plant Hire's original window-cleaning business

Once upon a time, way back in 1921, North London Plant Hire was founded as A.S. Bines Ltd., a window-cleaning business. From a four-story Victorian house, it served many of London’s largest buildings.  World War II required some diversification; as Director Paul Huckstep put it, “there weren’t many windows left to clean”.  They started hiring […]

Always the Season for Giving: Leppo Rents and The Leppo Way

The Leppo Rents team shows off the Mi22ion wrap.

At Point of Rental, we like to highlight EPIC companies in the rental industry. When the March/April edition of Pro Contractor Rentals came out, the cover story focused on Leppo Rents, a company that epitomizes EPIC principles.  What particularly caught our eye was how Leppo showed its Caring side with several different giving campaigns, from […]

Lowe’s Aims High With Point of Rental Software

Point of Rental backs Lowe's rental processes

Lowe’s knows that having the right tool is key to every project. That’s why, after an extensive vetting process, the North American home improvement and hardware leader chose Point of Rental software to manage their new tool rental program from reservations to returns and maintenance. Building their rental system on Point of Rental gives Lowe’s […]

What are the Differences Between Parts Purchasing & Parts Procurement?

Understanding the difference between parts purchasing and parts procurement can make a world of difference to your bottom line. That’s why knowing the difference between highly used — and equally important — terms in the industry could save your rental business time and money. Terms like “parts purchasing” and “parts procurement” are oftentimes used interchangeably […]

Celebrating RM’s 12 to Watch Under 40

Rental Management's 12 to watch under 40 2020

Rental Management magazine announced their annual 12 to Watch Under 40 list in their September issue, highlighting young leaders in the rental industry from throughout the world. Congratulations to this year’s featured leaders (in alphabetical order): Kerrigan Ambers, Shawn Blaisdell, Natalia Sanner Cristofoletti, Andrew deVries, Matt Gilbertson, Lee Hutchinson, Victor Manuel Matta Jr., T.J. McQuaid, […]

3 Easy Ways to Boost Your Equipment Rental Revenue

Boost Equipment Rental Revenue in three easy steps

If you want to increase your equipment rental revenue, it’s time to get back to rental basics. It’s easy to get wrapped up in taking care of your day-to-day work of managing people, deliveries, pickups, maintenance, and everything else you need to take care of – and that’s great! It means business is humming along. […]

Tech Helps Rental Combat COVID-19

Use technology like electronic signatures and online rentals to combat COVID-19

The rental industry and its suppliers aren’t standing idly by and letting the coronavirus threaten the lives of their employees, their customers, or their businesses. They’re transforming the rental process at an unprecedented pace to create contactless counters to combat COVID-19.  Software features designed to reduce paperwork and increase efficiency have suddenly become critical components […]

Eleven Point of Rental Users Earn 2020 Top Gun Awards

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Last week, Peer Executive Groups (PEG) announced the winners of the 2020 Top Gun achievements in advance of their fall PEG meeting schedule. The award is given to the top 25 percent of stores, based on two ranked financial indicators that are calculated from financial statements submitted by rental store operators enrolled in PEG peer […]

Mastering the Close in Three Steps

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Point of Rental cares about the rental industry and its success. So in our blog, we’re going to do a better job of tapping into our 600+ years of in-store experience on our staff. We’re going to work with our worldwide customer base to get blog content that will benefit everyone – not just Point […]