EquipRent Now Offers Member Branches Lead Alerts Through Text Messaging

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 vice president 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 www.equiprent.com/signup. If you are a current rental company in the network, just login to your account and add the feature. For more information on this and other features visit the Rental Company webpage - www.equiprent.com/c/rental-companies-join