SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- BabyQuip, the leading baby gear rental service and marketplace, today announced the first "Travel Happy" gift card for US baby gear rentals. Friends and family can now gift easier family travel to parents visiting 300 destinations this holiday season. The gift cards, which can be purchased on the BabyQuip site and on Amazon, are available in values ranging from $25 to $250. On Cyber Monday the company will offer a 20% discount on the $100 gift card, making it available for purchase at $80, only on Monday, November 26, 2018.
Gift cards can be used to order quality baby equipment that will be delivered and set up at a family's travel destination. This helps traveling families enjoy a home-like holiday experience wherever they stay. As BabyQuip continues to popularize baby gear and toy rentals throughout the US and Canada, the company believes families will lug fewer bulky baby gear items through airports and check up to 10,000 fewer pieces of baggage during the upcoming holidays.
When asked about the most stressful aspect of family travel in a November 2018 survey, BabyQuip's parent customers reported packing (29%), the flight (26%) and not having the baby equipment they need at their destination (23%) as top family-travel stressors. Grandparents were most likely to feel stressed about not having the baby gear they need in their home when hosting visiting grandchildren.
With more than 15,000 reservations to date, and as more and more parents and grandparents elect to rent baby equipment for family travel, BabyQuip can make the following predictions about the upcoming family travel holidays:
- Jogging strollers will sell out Thanksgiving week, as parents plan to burn off extra calories.
- High chair rentals will surge for Thanksgiving and Christmas family meals.
- Full-size wooden cribs will be the most frequently rented item in November and December, helping babies sleep better and more safely.
- Airbnbs and hotel rooms will be more festive, as BabyQuip Quality Providers deliver a wide array of holiday decorations this season, including Menorahs and dreidels, pre-lit Christmas trees, Santa snack plates and stockings to hang by any chimney with care.
"As BabyQuip enters our third Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah family travel season, we are thrilled to introduce gift cards as a thoughtful and useful gift for the family travelers on anyone's list," said Fran Maier, Founder and CEO of BabyQuip. "As baby gear rental grows in popularity, we're gearing up for a record-breaking holiday season, especially as we continue to train and add new Independent Quality Providers to the BabyQuip platform and open new markets weekly."
BabyQuip, formerly Babierge, is the leading baby gear service and marketplace in the US and Canada. The company has already served more than 15,000 orders to traveling families visiting 300 destinations in the US and Canada. A winner of Sunset Magazine's 2018 Best Travel Hack for Families Award, BabyQuip helps families pack light and travel happy by delivering and setting-up exceptionally clean, quality and insured baby gear at their hotel, Airbnb, other vacation rental, or grandparent's home. As a branded multi-sided marketplace, the BabyQuip platform enables on-the-ground "Quality Providers," independent contractors and mom 'n pop businesses, to build a solid business renting gear that they own. Mostly moms, Quality Providers benefit from liability insurance, an active and supportive community, ongoing training regarding product safety and cleanliness and leads generated from both online advertising and through strategic partnerships. Quality Providers' average monthly earnings exceed those of most other gig economy opportunities. Parents and grandparents love BabyQuip because of the company's commitment to exceptional hospitality and cleanliness standards. Learn more about BabyQuip on LinkedIn, follow the company on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.