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Welcoming Carl’s Van Rental to Fetch

We’re delighted to welcome Carl’s Van Rental as the newest Fetch partner!

Carl’s Van Rentals is family-owned and operated and has been providing the state of Florida with large capacity vans since 1994. Starting out as a used car lot just south of downtown Orlando, Florida, Carl’s Van Rentals had only a few vans, but slowly built a local reputation for having the best prices and service in Orlando.

Carl (yes there is really a Carl!) came up with the idea of opening a van specific rental company when his son’s Little League baseball team qualified to play in a State Championship game. The game wasn’t in Orlando and the entire team needed to go on the trip. After looking all over the Orlando metro area, Carl was unable to find any vehicles that could accommodate over seven people.

Since Carl was operating a used car dealership, he began to stock vans on his lot and in June 1993 started offering the vans for rent.  Since then, we have expanded throughout the state of Florida serving most major metropolitan areas and a majority of Florida’s largest international airports.

We’ve partnered with Cameron Bethmann at Carl’s Van Rental to make their 9′ cargo vans available through Fetch Truck Rental. These trucks are now available to rent in the Fort Lauderdale and Jacksonville, with additional cities coming soon. With Fetch, renters can reserve these vehicles 24/7, with vehicle check-in and unlock completely automated through the Fetch app.

We have partnered with Fetch to be able to service the market better as more and more people want on-demand rental options. People these days do not like to talk to people or be bothered with making reservations, providing all the needed paperwork and meeting at certain times. With Fetch, people can rent when they need it, for as long as they need it with no need to ever talk to someone to do it. We look forward to growing our company with Fetch in this new market full of mobility options.

We’re excited to welcome Carl’s Van Rental as the newest Fetch partner. If you’re in the Fort Lauderdale or Jacksonville areas, and need a cargo van, we hope you’ll considering renting with Fetch and Carl’s.

 

Welcoming our newest team member, Ayanna, to Fetch!

We’re thrilled to announce a new addition to the Fetch team!

Ayanna Shaheed has joined Fetch as a customer support and operations associate. In her role, Ayanna will be assisting Fetch customers and fleet partners with support requests and general assistance. She will also assisting with projects around website design and software development.

Ayanna recently graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Computer Science. We couldn’t be happier to have Ayanna join our team at Fetch, and she’s already made several significant contributions in helping create an even better experience for our customers and partners.

“Our customers are really the reason I look forward to coming to work every morning. When I pick up the phone, my mission is to make sure whomever is on the other end has an amazing experience renting with Fetch.
I’m always looking for ways to go the extra mile for our customers and partners.”

If you do speak with Ayanna or exchange an email with her, please give her a warm welcome. We hope you enjoy working with her as much as we already have.

 

Welcoming Universal Body Shop to Fetch

We’re excited to welcome a new Fetch partner, Universal Body Shop.

Universal Body Shop is one of the best-reviewed auto collision ships in the Atlanta area and has been in business since 2010. Founded by Sergio Monzalvo, Universal offers a range of collision services, including paint and body repair.

Universal Body Shop often assists customers with arranging car rentals during the time that a customer’s vehicle will be out of service for repair.

Universal customers were often frustrated with having to drop their car off at Universal and travel to a different rental car location to pick up their car and then again arrange transportation between locations at drop off. Moreso, Universal also knew they were missing an opportunity to generate additional revenue by providing a rental-car service.

By partnering with Fetch, Universal Body Shop is able to offer its customers rental cars and trucks.

“By using Fetch’s software and platform, we’ve been able to operate our rental operation with only a few hours of time each week. The self-service technology lets our customers reserve the vehicles on their own schedules and lets our staff stay focused on our main collision business.”

“We’ve already been able to generate significant profit with Fetch, and we now want to grow our rental fleet to offer different size vehicles and price points to customers. Fetch makes operating our rental fleet so simple, and we’re very excited to continue growing this side of our business.” – Sergio Monzalvo, CEO of Universal Body Shop.

We’re thrilled to help Universal Body Shop’s team use Fetch’s self-service rental platform to add a rental component to their business, which is ultimately helping them provide a seamless experience for their customers.

 

Fetch Launches First-Ever Truck Rental Marketplace

Today, we’re so excited to unveil the new Fetch marketplace – the first completely self-service marketplace for renting a truck.

For renters, Fetch is now the only mobile, self-service rental experience that lets renters avoid all of the hassles of a traditional truck rental agency, such as waiting in line or renting a truck after hours.

For fleet owners, the Fetch marketplace provides the easiest way to start or expand your own truck-rental business, using the Fetch platform to manage your fleet and generate new income.

Over the past 18 months of developing the Fetch platform with our own fleet of rental trucks, we’ve learned several surprising things:

  • Starting a car-rental company from scratch is nearly an impossible task. Securing fleet insurance, getting vehicle financing and learning how to manage risk are all processes that can take months.
  • Managing a rental fleet isn’t overly difficult. By combining technology with a tight operations schedule, a fleet requires only a minimal amount of time to maintain.
  • Customers love a self-service rental experience. The ability to pick up a car and return it, 24 hours a day – and without waiting in line – is a game changer. Fetch customers return to rent again and again.

With the new Fetch marketplace, we’re opening up the Fetch fleet management system, automated rental process and technology platform to any owner that wants to either build their own rental business or automate management of their existing fleet. Any owner in the United States is now eligible to list their trucks for rent on Fetch.

As part of our benefits for owners, Fetch will:

  • Help you procure rental fleet insurance
  • Assist with vehicle financing so you can quickly procure new vehicles for your fleet
  • Ship you our Fetch vehicle hardware, enabling remote unlocking and vehicle tracking
  • Provide access to our fleet management system
  • List your trucks for rent in our marketplace and connect you with local renters

Entrepreneurs can start with as little as one truck, add their vehicle to the Fetch marketplace, and instantly generate income as Fetch connects you with local renters. And, with the Fetch platform, these vehicles are connected to Fetch’s fleet management platform, enabling a completely self-service rental experience so that owners to do not have to physically meet renters and hand them keys.

“For truck rentals, your only options are typically U-Haul or Home Depot. I felt that Fetch was a superior service, and wanted to spread what I thought was the best and easiest van and truck rental experience around,” said Alex Chu, a new Fetch partner and entrepreneur.

By listing vehicles on Fetch, owners can earn as much as $1,500 per vehicle every month. Unlike franchises that charge exorbitant startup fees, there’s no cost to launch your fleet on Fetch, and you can instantly start generating rental income.

Owners can list their vehicles with Fetch today. Don’t have trucks? Fetch can help you secure financing to build your own rental fleet.

We’re so thrilled to launch the new Fetch marketplace, enable a self-service rental experience for customers, and help entrepreneurs and fleet owners grow their business.

Roadie and Fetch Launch Truck-Rental Program in Atlanta

We often talk with Fetch customers that are also entrepreneurs and side hustlers looking for ways to expand their income. It seems like almost every week, we’ll hear: “Fetch and Roadie should partner so that I can use Fetch trucks to complete Roadie gigs!”

Today, we’re delighted to announce our new partnership with Roadie, enabling anyone to use Fetch trucks to complete Roadie Gigs. With this program, Fetch trucks are available to Roadie Drivers at significantly discounted rates.

Headquartered in Atlanta, just down the road from Fetch, Roadie is an on-the-way delivery service that connects people who have stuff to send with drivers already heading in the right direction. Unlike dispatch couriers and on-demand services, Roadie gives Drivers the freedom and flexibility to choose the jobs they want, based on their own schedule and availability. Roadie Drivers can earn up to $50 per local delivery and up to $650 on long-haul deliveries.

 

 

With Fetch, Roadie Drivers can book their Fetch truck at the click of a button. Fetch trucks are available for pick up and drop-off  24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It’s the perfect on-demand solution for busy Roadie Drivers that need instant access to larger vehicles.

We’re thrilled to partner with Roadie and can’t wait to see what you’ll deliver with Roadie and Fetch!

Interested in becoming a Roadie Driver? Visit the Roadie website to learn more.

Extra Space Storage and Fetch launch partnership

At Fetch, our mission is to make transportation effortless. We’re thrilled to share that we’ve launched a new partnership with Extra Space Storage (NYSE: “EXR”) to make your storage move-in effortless.

With this partnership, Fetch trucks are now available to rent on-demand at select Extra Space Storage locations in metro Atlanta. Extra Space Storage customers will also receive exclusive promotions and discounts when renting a truck or van with Fetch.

Additionally, Fetch customers will receive an exclusive promotion through Extra Space that allows them to enjoy their First Month Free and a complimentary lock.

Moving is a time of transition and great stress. By partnering with Extra Space Storage, our goal is to help your storage move-in be seamless and hassle-free.

“Extra Space Storage is always looking for new ways to make life transitions easier for our customers,” says Divisional Vice President, Chuck Machenheimer. “Anytime we can bring customers closer to another service they need in the process, we count that as a success.  Our partnership with Fetch does just that and we are excited about this partnership.”

By making Fetch trucks available at Extra Space Storage locations, customers can quickly locate and rent trucks by the hour or day using the Fetch website. Fetch trucks are conveniently parked at Extra Space Storage facilities, eliminating the need to travel to a different location to pick up a truck.

Customers may also pickup and return the vehicles anytime, 24/7, and every Fetch truck includes free miles, gas and insurance to simplify your rental experience.

We’re so delighted and thankful for the Extra Space Storage team’s trust in building this partnership. Extra Space is a leader in leveraging new technology to simplify the move-in process for their customers. We’re thrilled to assist in simplifying transportation for their customers.

 

Fetch and PREP partner to provide on-demand truck rental for upcoming culinary startups

We’re thrilled to share that we’ve launched a new partnership with PREP Atlanta. Now, PREP Atlanta members have 24/7 access to Fetch hourly and daily truck rentals onsite at PREP.

Through our work with growing culinary startups such as Sifted, we’ve gotten to know the PREP team and seen the amazing work they’re doing in helping culinary startups to quickly launch their products. PREP helps these companies by providing all of the infrastructure they need to launch and grow. No worrying about equipment or licenses – PREP handles everything.

For many food startups, one of the key ingredients to their infrastructure is transportation. It’s too costly, and it simply takes too much time, to purchase a company truck or van. And, a personal vehicle doesn’t provide the cargo space required for large deliveries.

By having Fetch vehicles available onsite at PREP, members can now access our cargo vans 24/7, renting them for as little as an hour at a time. Because there’s no physical office that needs to be open to rent a Fetch truck (your phone unlocks the truck!), Fetch fits perfectly within the chaotic, off-hours schedule of a culinary entrepreneur.

We’re delighted that the PREP team has partnered with Fetch, and we’re even happier to assist the incredible companies at PREP in continuing their growth.

You can view details about our new location at PREP and also rent a truck by the hour or day anytime through the Fetch website.

 

 

 

 

Space Shop Self Storage and Fetch launch partnership to offer on-demand truck rental

We’re thrilled to share that we’ve launched a new partnership with Space Shop Self Storage in Atlanta. Now, Space Shop and Fetch customers can access Fetch trucks for rent instantly at select Space Shop locations.

Space Shop Self Storage customers also receive exclusive discounts and promotions when renting a vehicle with Fetch. (Just ask your Space Shop store manager for your discount code.)

Our mission at Fetch is to make transportation effortless. By making Fetch trucks and vans available to rent instantly at Space Shop Self Storage locations, Space Shop customers have instant access to cargo vans and trucks to facilitate their self-storage move in. No more having to call around to locate a truck, drive to a pick-up location miles away, or worrying about if a rental location will even be open. With Fetch and Space Shop, a variety of trucks and cargo vans are available to rent on-demand, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We’re incredibly appreciative of the support the team at Space Shop has provided us, and we’re thrilled to make your move even easier through this partnership.

 

 

 

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