SOURCE: EquipRent.com

EquipRent.com

May 07, 2013 06:00 ET

EquipRent.com Adds Rental Request-to-Text Service for Equipment Rental Companies

Using SMS, It Is Now Possible for Rental Branches to Receive Rental Requests via Text Messaging in the Field

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - May 7, 2013) -  EquipRent.com, the online equipment rental quote service that connects commercial contractors to local rental companies, is pleased to announce the first nationwide service delivering rental requests via SMS text to local branches.

EquipRent packages the renter's equipment request which includes: equipment, project location, phone number and company name into a "human-written" text message before electronically sending the request to the mobile phone of the most qualified branch. Rental company personnel can then click on the text message and get connected directly with the prospective renter. Research shows that a rental company can book 150% more business if the prospect is connected within the first 5 minutes.

"EquipRent strives to be the most innovative company in the equipment rental marketing world. Our customers have been sharing with us that reaching new customers faster is imperative for growth in 2013. By offering a feature that engages a prospective renter with just a click from their mobile phone would give them that edge to book more rentals," said Chris Young, Founder and VP of Technology at EquipRent.

The service is currently free for a limited time to new rental companies and our installed network.

New EquipRent rental companies can start using Rental request-to-text service today by visiting http://equiprent.com/signup. If you are a current rental company in our network, just login to your account and add the feature. For more information on this and other features visit the Rental Company webpage - http://equiprent.com/c/rental-companies-join

About EquipRent.com
EquipRent's mission is to connect commercial contractors and residential DIYers with local equipment rental companies nationwide. EquipRent delivers highly qualified opportunities to rental companies and enables contractors to receive multiple quotes in the most efficient and cost effective way possible. For more information, please visit http://www.equiprent.com or call us at 480.347.0717. Also, stay connected on our News and Event page, facebook.com/equiprent, Twitter @equiprent or watch video.

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