Our product development team has been busy with some major updates, and while they're still well underway, there are a few smaller improvements that we're excited to showcase. With the latest updates, rental businesses will be able to operate with more flexibility thanks to the delivery-only option, while the updated check-in process will help avoid any overbookings.
With the new delivery-only option, merchants can hide the store pickup option in their online store, making purchases and rentals only available to be delivered.
The new update means that Rentle is now fully customizable to support the delivery-based rental model. This allows businesses with even no physical location to handle and manage all orders and deliveries entirely through Rentle.
While the update supports businesses that operate in delivery-only mode, it also makes it easier to create things like seasonal delivery options. Once they’re not relevant anymore, the delivery option can be easily hidden and set visible again when needed.
→ With the delivery feature enabled, you can hide the store pickup via Store settings > Channels > Browsing mode.
Rentle Check-in kiosks get boosted
Check-in kiosks are now better connected to Rentle's backend and calculate the product availabilities in real-time. The improved check-in also allows your customers to choose product variants themselves.
Before, the check-in channel worked as a way to speed up customer service and order collection in the store with walk-in customers - leaving things like product availability and variants to be handled at the counter. While this brought flexibility to handling larger crowds of walk-in customers, the risk of fully booked products, or overbookings caused by check-ins still remained.
The update helps ensure that check-in bookings won’t cause any overbookings and that the orders coming from the check-in already have the exact product variants selected. We also made some additional improvements to the general user flow to make the check-in experience even better.
As always, for more information on the new improvements and updates, visit our help center at support.rentle.io. In case you have any additional questions regarding the updates or upgrading your Lite account, don’t hesitate to message us on the chat or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.