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Rent anything, anywhere

Published 04/12/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Robyn Valenzuela
What can you use the app for?

Rentabilities is an application that offers a portal that enables rental businesses to list their products, including products such as party tents, tools, sports equipment and office furniture. Rental customers can search for products and check prices and availability. From hole diggers to scooters, Rentabilities has thousand of products that customers can search for and locate a good rental price for. In fact, as of April 2012, Rentabilities offered "118614 products from 2235 rental merchants - including over 3,000 bouncy castles."

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Rentabiltiies houses its offices in Boston, Massachusetts. It was founded by a pair of brothers in their early twenties named Andy & Alex Cook. The brothers are alumni from University of Massachusetts Amherst. The site was founded in 2007 and Rentabilities won $50,000 in the MassChallenge competition in 2010.

What are the differences to other apps?

Rentabilities has benefits to both the consumers and the rental businesses. It is unique in that it is like eBay for rental equipment and items. Particularly bouncy castles appear to be one of the hottest items to rent on the site.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Rentabiltiies is very easy to use. Users will just need to input the item one is looking for and their location. Rentabilities is a fairly vast site so it is likely that users will find a solid selection of merchants and items to choose from. In addition, users can book the item instantly through the Rentabilities site which removes any issues with having to engage the rental business during the booking process.

How does the registration process work?

New users can register for Rentabilities once they are ready to acquire a rental. To do so, users can click on the 'Sign In' link in the upper right corner. New users will then proceed to the 'Sign Up' page. Rentabilities requests users to input their company name or their name, an email address, phone number, password and a username. Not even a credit card is required upon signing up, which is convenient. Registering is completely free.

What does it cost to use the application?

It's completely free to setup a profile on Customers can browse through the Rentaibilities listings and they just need to pay for any items they rent from the rental company. For rental companies, there are two plans available. Their Standard Plan runs $19 per month and allows the company to use its own website as a storefront. Rentabilities provides the rental inventory management software needed to power this kind of solution. For $49 per month, companies could subscribe to Rentabilties' Pro plan which includes a customized rental storefront. In addition to both plan options, Rentabiltiies charges a 5.95% "performance" fee for all rental transactions.

Who would you recommend the application to?

For anyone who ever needed to rent an item, Rentabilities offers and easy and effective way to comparison shop. For the rental companies the application provides them more exposure to customers which should convert into more sales.

  • Search for rentals
  • Compare prices
  • Rental companies can reach more potential customers
  • Customers save time and money by finding the best deal

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Rentabilities pricing

Cheapest plan (per month) : $19.00
Most expensive plan (per month) : $49.00




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