The Benefits of Renting Equipment Online

8 February 2021

Renting equipment offers your small business the opportunity to save money while ensuring you have the equipment you need—when you need it. But you don’t always have time for phone calls, and planning for future equipment needs often takes place in the evening, when you can’t get in touch with anyone. The solution? Rent equipment online!

Here are the top three reasons to rent equipment online:

Keep to your schedule

During working hours, you’re out there getting the job done. But with multiple projects to manage, your work time extends beyond traditional working hours.

Renting equipment online allows you to plan for the next phase of jobs when it’s convenient for you. With just a few clicks, you get peace of mind knowing you’re prepared.

Save time

Whether you’re experiencing an equipment shortage and need help immediately or want to schedule a long-term rental, renting online makes the process simple and easy. You can get an accurate quote immediately, and you don’t need to search through multiple listings or call numerous vendors. Browse inventory, select the quantity and dates you want, and you’re done.

Renting online also saves administrative time because it’s easy to repeat orders and track your rental history. All the information is in one place, and you have complete control over how you use it when managing your business.

Manage your fleet

Renting online allows you to plan for both your short- and long-term equipment needs. Because you have an easily accessible online account, you can see every piece of equipment in your fleet, simplifying management and ensuring you’re ready for the job.

You can quickly expand the capabilities of your fleet or cut costs, allowing you to stay on top of your business’s needs with less effort, and you’ll receive alerts and status updates so you always know where you stand.

Introducing Rental Point

Rental Point by The Cat® Rental Store is an online portal that gives customers 24/7 secure, mobile-friendly access to inventory and a number of other benefits—all while ensuring you get the right equipment for the job. If you’ve never rented from Rental Point before, you can visit to browse the 1,800 products in stock. Quickly set up an account, reserve equipment, and get a quote. Rental Point is also a quick way to reach The Cat Rental Store for a service call or to request a pickup.

Interested in learning more about how you can rent equipment online? Visit Rental Point to get started!

Finning is the world's largest Caterpillar dealer, selling, renting and providing parts and service for equipment and engines to customers across diverse industries, including mining, construction, petroleum, forestry and a wide range of power systems applications. We operate in Western Canada, South America, and UK and Ireland.