Start a plant hire business with Rentle Plant Hire Software

Accept online bookings and manage your entire plant hire business in one place. Rentle Plant Hire Software has all the tools for smoother order management, asset tracking, and more. Get started in just a few clicks.

The essentials for a plant hire company

Sales channels

Rent heavy equipment online, in person, and basically wherever your customers are. With Rentle, you can build a beautiful online booking website and efficiently serve walk-in, call-in, and mail-in customers in one platform. Everything is always seamlessly connected, so you will never get overbooked.

Product catalog

Add construction equipment for rent and upsell additional services to complement your offering. With Rentle, plant hire businesses can flexibly customize their product catalog to match what customers want.

Store management

Streamline daily work and save time in the back office by automating order and inventory management. Rentle gives you complete control over your business and keeps you and your team always up for the next task.


Accept online payments effortlessly with Rentle's integrated payment gateways. You can accept card payments, Google Pay, Apple Pay, and other local payment methods depending on your country.

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Customers Love Rentle

We analyzed our reviews and found that customers love us for three key reasons: world-class support, ease of use, and business impact.

Easy Setup

It is a pleasant experience. I was integrating it into my we...

Duke B.

GM, Information Technology and Services

Great system very user friendly

Very positive. Great support from your staff. Easy to update...

Tina O.

Business Owner, Sporting Goods

Simple to setup but still feature rich

I was able to set up my store and start renting online in le...

Steve B.

Small Business Owner

Rentle, very good tool to manage my kayak renting activity

I'm glad I found Rentle to manage my business! The interface...

Valentin L.

CEO, Sports

Revolutionary for rental and activities business model

Superb support and reaction time for problems. I have never ...

Lasse N.

Managing Director, Consumer Services

The ideal platform for your rental service!

Overall, Rentle is an excellent platform for any rental busi...

Jose Luis E.

Bike Shop Owner

Very User Friendly

Rentle is very user-friendly, especially for someone who is ...

Megan P.

Small Business Owner

Renting with confidence

Due to the nature of the business, Rentle gives me more conf...

Rafael F.

Small Business Owner

Launching Decathlon Rentals in the UK

I think that usually you can just buy a software product and...

Sharon P.

Commercial Manager, Decathlon UK

Launching equipment rentals in 40 department stores

Basically after a 30-minute training and a handful of real-l...

Toni S.

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Learn more about plant hire

How do I start renting heavy equipment online?

The first step you can take to start renting heavy equipment online is to create an online booking website. This can be done easily using plant hire software like Rentle. The website should include information on the different types of heavy equipment and machines you have available for rent, as well as the rates, contact details, and terms of the rental agreement. Although the sector generally operates on the basis of quoting and invoicing, you should also set up a payment processing system that allows customers to pay for their rentals online. As heavy equipment rentals tend to be long-term, it is important that your system offers the option to bill or charge on a recurring monthly basis. With Rentle's integrated payment gateways you start accepting payments in no time.

How do I start a plant hire business?

The first step is to research the plant hire market and learn about the industry. This includes learning about the potential customers, the competition, the legal requirements, and the necessary equipment and personnel. The second step is to develop a business plan. This document will outline your business goals, strategies, and financial projections. The third step is to get started! Once you have your business plan in place, you can begin setting up your business and marketing it to potential customers.

Is a plant hire business profitable?

There is no definitive answer to this question because it depends on a number of factors, such as your client portfolio, the size of the market, and the prices charged. However, generally speaking, plant hire businesses can be very profitable if they are well run and offer good customer service. Your earnings will mainly consist of rental income from the heavy equipment and machines. You can earn extra income by selling additional services relevant to the construction industry. Rental fleet, storage space, insurance, transportation, and staff salaries are typically the most significant expenses.

Do I need plant hire software?

It is strongly recommended that you start using cloud-based plant hire software from the beginning of your business. Rental management software allows you to manage inventory, process orders, and run your plant hire business in one system instead of spreading all the information across several apps and spreadsheets. This gives you a better overview of your business and complete control of the rental operation.

What is meant by plant hire?

Plant hire is the act of renting or leasing heavy construction equipment. This can include bulldozers, excavators, and cranes. It is a common practice in the construction industry, as it allows companies to avoid the cost of purchasing their own equipment.


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