“I consider Rentivist an ideal treat for every event designer. The website connects owners of items with the people who need to rent it. Think of it as an eBay for the event industry, but you rent instead of buying. There is a lot of eye candy and I can see this being used as an even greater tool to get ideas for style pages and more. I am thrilled to share this new world of renting with the DesignDawgs community!” – David Merrell
Rentivist is the latest online platform for global event planners. Launched in July 2015, the company is a new resource for sourcing event, special occasion and lifestyle inventory. Their model is based on an equal supply and demand for one of a kind rentals. Rentivist’s community is made up of Listers who use Rentivist to list and share their collections, and Renters who use Rentivist to find and rent items to style their dream event. The company is committed to making renting and listing easier, faster, and way more convenient. with a goal of making the world a much more styled place, one rent-able at a time.
With that in mind, here are four ways every event professional can utilize Rentivist’s convenient new platform.
Sourcing unique items from all over the country.
Our clients always want us to be on the forefront of trends, finding the coolest new product for their event. Rentivist has thousands of rentals nationwide with many unique items for rent. No longer are you confined to your local rental companies, there is a whole world of diverse rentals at your fingertips. Many of those items are shippable if not available within your local area. Rentivist is instant access to awesomeness.
Create a Rentilist to organize rentals by client.
Find the rentals you want for your client, add them to the client’s Rentilist and everything is organized in one spot at the item level (as opposed to Pinterest which is more for organizing inspiration). You can easily connect with the Listers who have the rental items with a click of a button via the Rentilist.
Make money off stuff sitting around in your office/warehouse.
Planners often accumulate stuff from events even if they don’t mean to! Table numbers, vases, cake servers, etc. These items take up valuable office/warehouse space while providing no additional income. With Rentivist, planners can list their items and create a new revenue stream with virtually no work on their end. Creating a Collection on Rentivist is like having your own storefront for rentals that you can link to from your own website so you don’t need to spend money to update your planning website. Rentivist allows you to set your own policies and procedures so can determine how you will rent your stuff.
Don’t wanna rent out your stuff? Rentivist still helps you organize it!
By creating a private collection you are organizing all of your items so you can keep track of it all without having to invest a lot of money in an inventory management system.
For your design inspiration, here are more custom looks by the Rentivist team.