Could web rental efficiency gut DIY chains?

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If specialized do-it-yourself tools can be rented, easily and efficiently, for two hours, will that start to hurt Lowe’s and Home Depot?

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INTERNET, SMARTPHONES AND MATCHING TECHNOLOGY HELP SUPPLEMENT INCOME

Digital Marketplace Rentus.com Gives Boost in Bad Economy

LOS ANGELES, CA– Rentus.com, a new and unique platform has emerged as a viable opportunity to generate repetitive revenue from the items people already own. Rentus.com allows owners to rent their tools, equipment, sporting goods, cameras and other items to others. With Rentus.com people are becoming “Rent-Lords” and profiting from the Sharing Economy.

“As families struggle with high unemployment and underemployment rates, several opportunities to supplement family income with the help of technology are becoming more popular,” said Rentus.com CEO Elias Chavando. “People are renting rooms in their homes to strangers on Airbnb and becoming taxi drivers with uBer and Lyft, Rentus gives them an alternative option without renting out your home or car.”

Happy Rentus.com client with money in hand and computer rejoices win over the Internet with Rentus.com

Rentus.com is the only online and mobile marketplace where people can list items for rent to others. On the other hand, Rentus.com provides a place for consumers to find the best prices and availability to rent items for themselves.

According to a recent survey conducted on social media by Applied Marketing Strategies, the average American Family has about $5,000 dollars in tools, equipment and toys in their garages and storage units. Renting these assets to others creates a recurring revenue source for families and individuals. Plus, by renting instead of selling, families don’t get rid of items they may use in the future.

Owners and renters can communicate and ask each other questions in a secured and private messaging platform provided by Rentus.com. Once the rental is booked, both parties are given each other’s details to arrange delivery or pick up of the rented item.

“The listings are free so there is nothing to lose and everything to gain. The owner of the item pays a small percentage of the transaction as a processing fee once the rental is completed,” said Mr. Chavando.

Rentus.com is available online at Rentus.com and the Rentus.com mobile app is available for iOS on the iTunes store.

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Rentus.com on the Roll

Innovative Website to Expand Online Renting to Moving and at the same time, have mobile billboards

Los Angeles, CA—Beginning this week, Rentus.com is set to roll out the first of a fleet of moving trucks at a much cheaper price than the average moving company.  Rentus.com is the Airbnb for your ‘stuff,’ an online marketplace where users can list items to be rented, or rent items to use. The moving trucks are in addition to the other thousands of items already listed on Rentus.com. Users can rent a moving truck for $49.99 a day with 100 miles included and still have money left over to rent other moving materials.

“Moving is stressful enough without the high prices of a moving truck or moving company. Our moving trucks will give our users an opportunity to rent a truck for a reasonable price,” said Rentus.com Founder and CEO Elias Chavando.

Rentus.com Moving Truck and billboard

Renting a moving truck in the Los Angeles area and only going 100 miles can cost $200 or more. With Rentus.com you can not only rent the truck for under $50.00  a day, but also rent moving items as well. Moving dollies and hand trucks can cost you another hundred dollars to buy for a one time move. Rentus lets you rent these items for a day or even a few hours without paying full retail.

“We are able to rent the trucks at a much lower price and in return are having Rentus.com advertised throughout the city. The trucks will act as mobile billboards throughout the Los Angeles area while providing our users with a less stressful moving experience,” said Chavando.

Based in Los Angeles, Rentus.com went live on January. They have partnered with several rental businesses providing them with an inventory of thousands of items ready to be rented out. Peer to peer rentals are also taking off.

Rentus.com is currently available in Southern California and will be expanding to more markets in the United States and Europe.

For more information or to arrange an interview with Elias Chavando, CEO Rentus, contact Catherine Bradley with Shirley & Banister Public Affairs at (703) 739-5920 or cbradley@sbpublicaffairs.com.

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