LOS ANGELES, June 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentus.com, the leading online and mobile rental marketplace, is teaming up with Roadie to offer delivery and pickup on all Los Angeles area rentals booked through the Rentus.com marketplace. The partnership will give Rentus.com users access to Roadie's on-the-way network of vetted drivers, relieving one of the biggest burdens of online renting – picking up and returning items.
"We are excited to announce our partnership with Roadie. Our users will be able to arrange and schedule the delivery of rental items on our platform and have the assurance of reliable and trusted delivery," said Elias Chavando, Rentus.com CEO. "No other marketplace offers this service, and our users are thrilled to have the convenience of this option now."
Instead of letting unused stuff collect dust, owners can make money by renting items out to someone who needs it today. At Rentus.com users can rent just about anything from tools and equipment, to party supplies, photo and video, medical and sporting gear. Through the partnership with Roadie, anything rented at Rentus.com can be delivered door-to-door to and from owners and renters' homes or businesses.
For rental companies, Rentus.com provides a platform to reach more committed customers. The partnership with Roadie adds another layer of service to Rentus.com's Software as a Service (SaaS) system that allows rental companies to manage bookings, inventory and now deliveries in one convenient dashboard.
"Our partnership with Rentus.com highlights what makes the sharing economy great — helping a friend by giving their stuff a lift or by lending them something they'll need today," said Marc Gorlin, founder and CEO of Roadie. "And if you think about it, there's no reason for folks to buy a two-bit drill for a two-hour project when they can rent one instead."
Roadie is a delivery service that connects people and businesses that have stuff to send with drivers already heading in the right direction. The result is a faster, easier, and more cost-effective way to send anything from folding chairs to photo gear and everything in between. Through this partnership, renters and owners now have a safe, easy alternative to meeting in person or dealing with traditional shipping costs and hassles. Roadie gives renters and owners a personalized delivery experience, including real-time tracking, photographic chain of custody, and coverage up to $10,000 through UPS Capital.
Anyone in the Los Angeles area can get started today at: https://www.roadie.com/rentus
Rentus is a marketplace where people can make money by renting out unused items, without letting them go. At Rentus.com users can rent just about anything from tools and equipment, to party supplies, photo and video gear, medical equipment and sporting gear. Rentus.com is available online at Rentus.com and the Rentus.com mobile app is available for iOS on the iTunes store.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Roadie is an app-based community that puts unused capacity in passenger vehicles to work by connecting people with stuff to send with drivers heading in the right direction. Roadie's model enables efficient, low cost delivery for senders and rewards drivers for trips they were already taking. Roadie is backed by Warren Stephens of Stephens Inc.; the UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund; Eric Schmidt's Tomorrow Ventures; David Bonderman, founder of TPG Capital; Guggenheim Partners' Executive Chairman Alan Schwartz; Square Co founder Jim McKelvey; the Mellon Group; former CEO of ISS Tom Noonan, and H. Barton Asset Management, among others. To learn more about the world's first on-the-way delivery network, visit www.roadie.com.
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