3 Products Every Party Rental Company Should Consider
With spring right around the corner(hopefully) and outdoor events at a premium(hopefully), you have to be ready and willing to deal with whatever curveball or customer request is thrown your way.
We mentioned party rental companies in the title but that doesn't mean event venues, banquet halls and basically any place that is used for a large gathering of guests shouldn't heed this advice.
Basically if you're in the business of people gathering, then read on to find out what 3 products every party rental company should think about investing in.
As soon as the weather turns and the temperatures get above 50 degrees(atleast in the northeast), customers of all ages want to congregate outside.
Corporate events, backyard barbecues, birthday parties, graduations, farmers markets, sports tournaments are all things that may demand a respite from the sun or a sancturary from the rain.
With unpredictable weather always on the horizon, a tent is a great option to appeal to prospective customers who might might think about choosing another company that deals soley in tents because of the risk of inclimate weather.
There's obviously the option to just rent a tent from a tent company. That's fine if your customers ask for a tented party once a year.
Rather than cutting out the middle man by just owning your own tent, you're putting your company at risk by using a product that's not fully vetted for quality that's up to your standards.
On top of that, you're really at the mercy of the event company that owns the tent in terms of when and where you can use it, and it'll be cheaper in the long run if you continue to use your own tent, rather than have to pay for rental each time.
We're all in the business of making money and continuing to rent the products that YOU OWN again and again is the recipe for one tasty success pie.
If or when do you do decide to invest in tents, don't forget to check out our custom Tent Tags!
Cross Back Chairs
You don't need to read about the importance of having plastic folding chairs and banquet tables in our inventory. Chances are if you're a party rental company or event venue, you already own a slew of them or if you're just getting started, those are some of the first products you invested in.
One of the more trendy options over the last several years is the pivot to rustic, natural event furniture(we talked about it here).
If that's something you might be interested, Cross Back Chairs offer commercial grade durability with a unique, hand crafted design that customers and brides especially are clamoring for.
Another reason you might want to choose Cross Backs as your stacking chair of choice, they take up less space than the chiavari chair and for party rental companies, storage space is a premium you can't put a price on.
If you've read any of my blogs before, you know I'm a big Farm Table guy. If you want to know how to care for them, how to store them and how to use, click on over and read about it here.
If you want to throw a tablecloth over them and line up some folding chairs, that's a great, economical and pretty standard move.
If you want to stand out and compliment your cross back chairs or wood folding chairs, then consider Farm Tables.
One thing customers always want more of is options. If they're deciding between multiple party rental companies or venues, they don't want to feel pigeonholed into one possibility.
By giving your customer the farm table option, you're also most likely going to pair them with your cross back chairs, so that's two of your more expensive items being rented for one job. Less travel, less stress, and less hours for your team = more money for you in the long run.
While these items may not be your typical party rental staples, they're a great addition to your inventory and should absolutely be considered if you're in the business of customer satisfaction.
Give any of us a call here at EventStable and one of our expert sales representatives would be more than happy to help you out!
Author: Connor Rusinko
Connor is the E-commerce specialist and analyst at EventStable. He resides in West Hartford, Connecticut with many leather bound books that make his apartment smell of rich mahogany. You can find him in a local 30+ men's league still hanging on that dream of making it to the NBA