About Gearflow

Gearflow is a marketplace for construction equipment connecting dealers, OEMS, contractors and part sellers from across America. It allows sellers to create their own storefront, list unlimited products and manage everything with a free dashboard reporting tool. Similarly, buyers can make bids, rate sellers and track their purchase through their own dashboard.

GearFlow- Heavy Equipment Marketplace
  • Online Account
    Management
  • Returns and Cancellation
    Management
  • Review any Seller
    Feature
  • Parts And Equipment
    Selling Option

Defining The Problem

Contractors manually call/email multiple rental companies to find the best rental rate. Sites that list equipment for sale don’t offer an easy search. Listings either don’t quote a price or show images of equipment.

    • Equipment Parts Sales - Millions of parts lie waste on shelves collecting dust all throughout the US.
    • Equipment Sales - Again, there are millions of units that end up going to auctions because retail sellers cannot find ideal buyers locally. Ideal buyers are often located in a different market.
    • Equipment Rentals - To avoid purchasing an expensive heavy equipment that may become redundant after a short-term usage, companies now look for rental options. But the obscurity about the players and their practices in the rental segment remains a major obstacle.
Equipment Rental Website Development

How FATbit (Yo!Rent) Helped

FATbit delivered a dynamic solution to match the client’s business requirement right down to the last detail. To build this solution, FATbit added some extra features such as better reporting to admin, customized subscription plans to accommodate different user types, provision to on/off renting feature from the back end. The application provides end users with the facility to rent and sell heavy machinery to other vendors in the same industry.

Key Features Deployed:

  • Custom designing of website pages
  • Added product financing option
  • Enabled offer creation on products
  • Created reports section(dashboard) for admin
  • Applied a uniform color theme across the website
  • Added rental option with the ability to set on/off
Features of Equipment Rental Website

Process

We curated a flexible roadmap to develop the proposed platform for the client. The process included designing and development to meet all the objectives. The project delivery with all the proposed functionalities was achieved after meticulous testing and successful deployment.

Equipment Rental Website Design

We constructed a purposeful design to integrate the required modules and functionality in the platform.

Heavy Equipment Marketplace Development

The development stage involved extensive prototyping for various use-cases and capabilities of the platform.

Rental Website Testing

Rigorous testing perfected the pre-deployment build and sculpted quality into the end-product.

Launch Equipment Rental Website

We deployed the platform on the client’s server and configured preferences and settings.

Rental eCommerce Support

We provided the client 1-year of free technical support to resolve any issues that may arrive post-deployment.

Technology Stack

Website Development with FATbit Framework

FATbit framework

Equipment rental website built with Php

PHP

MySQL Powered Equipment Rentals Website

My SQL

Equipment rental website built with JavaScript

JavaScript

Tech Stack with CSS3 and HTML5

HTML5

Tech Stack with CSS3 and HTML5

CSS3

3rd Party APIs

Zoho in Party Rental Website
Zoho in Party Rental Website
GTM API Integration
GTM API Integration
SMS API Nexmo
Social Media APIs for Rental Website

Results

Gearflow.com raised $1.1M seed funding to elevate construction equipment rental

The areas that the company will focus on are:

  • Improving the online buying experience for end users.
  • Refining the seller experience on Gearflow.
  • Growing their team to scale customer support.
  • Yahoo Finance
  • Rental Pulse
  • PR Newswire

Client Testimonial

“Excellent group of people! Always willing to help and listen. Yo!rent team over-delivered! I’m looking forward to continuing working together to maintain and improve the marketplace.”

gearflow logo Luke Powers,

Founder and CEO gearflow.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does Yo!Rent work? In what programming language is the source code written?

Yo!Rent is a rental marketplace solution to build multi-vendor rental website where sellers can showcase, rent & sell their products. Yo!Rent is a fully customizable and scalable solution packed with advanced features.

Admin is the main controller of website. Commission through product rentals, PPC and product ownership sales are the major sources of revenue generation in this business model.

Sellers can create a shop and list their products for rent or sale after specifying the rental price, sale price, security deposit, shipping etc. on the website.

Buyers are able to browse and view all the products under various categories and they can rent or purchase the same after making payments on the website. Buyers who wish to rent a product are charged a refundable security amount while renting the product on the website. Once the product is returned to the seller, the seller initiates the Security Refund in the system (Complete/Partial/No Refund) based on returned product condition.

Yo!Rent's source code is written in PHP language. For complete information on the Technology stack used, please click here.

Is the personalized demo FREE?

Yes, the personalized demo is free of cost for the first time.

Is rent, sell & purchase possible with Yo!Rent?

Yes. Yo!Rent is a platform for building a marketplace wherein the sellers can register themselves to showcase their products for both renting and selling. Admin has the flexibility to turn Rental option on/off as per the business needs.

Can the marketplace owner (Admin) modify the source code?

YoRent is a scalable and customizable solution and the clients can modify it as per their business requirements. The developers who will work on the code will have to familiarize themselves with FATbit's framework. For more information, please click here.

How does a Yo!Rent powered Marketplace handle payments/money flow? Is there a flowchart that explains the same?

When a buyer makes a payment, the payment goes into Admin’s account and virtual payment is transferred to the seller's wallet after deducting Admin’s Commission. Once the seller requests for withdrawal, admin manually deposits the amount in sellers' bank/PayPal account. In seller's section, a form can be found under Account Information to add banking details. For extensive details, please follow link click here.

Does Yo!Rent offer mobile app solutions as well?

Yes, we do have readymade Android Buyer App to go with YoRent web for those businesses who want to increase their reach to a wider audience.

Does Yo!Rent have any geographical restrictions?

No, Yo!Rent doesn’t have any geographical restrictions. You can use this solution to launch your marketplace in any part of the world.

Can you set up a demo system for my client to test out?

Yes, we can set-up a demo for you to test the platform at your end which will be hosted on our server and will be valid for a limited time period.

Is it possible to add custom payment methods?

Yes, currently Yo!Rent comes integrated with 15+ payment gateways by-default. It's possible to integrate extra payment gateways into the Yo!Rent system. You may ask our team to perform the integration at an additional cost or have your own in-house team do that for you.

Yo!Rent comes integrated with following Payment Gateways:

  • Credit Card - Authorize.Net (AIM)
  • PayPal Payments Standard
  • Cash on Delivery
  • Bank Transfer
  • Amazon
  • Razorpay
  • Stripe
  • PayU Biz (India)
  • PayPal Adaptive Payments
  • Omise
  • CCAvenue
  • Khipu
  • Paytm
  • Citrus
  • 2Checkout
  • PayU Money (India)
Does Yo!Rent support any reward-based system?

Yes, Yo!Rent comes with Referral Module which can be activated/deactivated by the Admin.

  • Users can share unique URL & earn reward points through the referral module system.
  • Admin can manage the reward points for referrers as well as referrals on registration and first purchase.
  • Admin can also credit any User's account with Generic reward points.
Does your platform support P2P rental marketplace?

Yes, Yo!Rent supports B2C, B2B and P2P marketplaces.

Does Yo!Rent have a detailed documentation about each feature?

Yes, we can provide you with system manuals that detail each and every feature in the system. Feel free to contact our support team for the same.

Does Yo!Rent provide an option to put a hold on the buyers' credit card until the product is returned safely?

Yes, Yo!Rent provides an option to hold the security deposit in the Portal's payment account.

Is there any seller/buyer verification method available in Yo!Rent?

Yes, Seller and Buyer verification management is available in Yo!Rent. Seller Approval forms can be managed from the Admin Panel. You can add multiple fields in order to gather the required information for seller onboarding.

Is there any provision in Yo!Rent to charge a customer for late return or product damage?

Yo!Rent offers a feature wherein Sellers can collect a security deposit from the User when they rent out a product through the platform. Seller then has the option to Refund (Full/Partial or No Refund) the security amount depending upon the date and condition of the returned product.

Is it possible to launch a Car Rental Marketplace with Yo!Rent?

Yes! Car rental marketplace can be built with Yo!Rent.

What are the server requirements to set up a rental marketplace with Yo!Rent?

The server requirements for Yo!Rent are as follows:

Supported Operating Systems:
  • Linux x86, x86-64
Supported Web Servers:
  • Apache 2.2.x – Apache 2.4.x
  • Nginx - 1.14.x
PHP Compatibility:
  • 5.6 /7.0
Required Extensions:
  • GD with Free Font support
  • Zlib with zip support
  • DOM
  • Mbstring should be enabled
  • Iconv function should be enabled
  • Fileinfo function should be enabled
  • Ioncube Loader
  • Safe mode off
  • Memory limit 32M or more (Some pages with advanced features may use up to 128M)
My SQL
  • 5.6 or newer
  • PHPmyAdmin variable - SQL_mode, must have value "NO_ENGINE_SUBSTITUTION" only
Server Hosting setup
  • Ability to run scheduled jobs (crontab) with PHP
Compatible Web Hosting
  • Virtual Private Server (VPS)
  • Dedicated Servers
  • Cloud Server
Does Yo!Rent have a single vendor platform?

Yes, in addition to its multi-vendor platform, Yo!Rent has recently launched its single-vendor platform. You can learn everything about its features, business model, and UX on this dedicated page.

Who can list products in a Yo!Rent-powered multi-vendor marketplace? Admin or vendors?

Both the admin and vendors can list products in a Yo!Rent powered marketplace by following a few simple steps. The admin reserves the right to remove any listing that's not in compliance with their website's Terms and Conditions.

What are the benefits of selecting Yo!Rent and how is it different from other eCommerce platforms available on the market?

Following are the key differentiators of Yo!Rent as an eCommerce rental platform:

  • One time cost & lifetime license
  • Fully secure
  • Fully customizable
  • Rent and sell option
  • 1-year free technical support
  • Complete ownership
  • Free demo availability
  • Single and multi-vendor variants
  • Flexi payment option
  • Affordable Pricing
Do you have any learning material about the online rental industry and Yo!Rent?

Yes, we have a rich resource of guides and industry reports focused on the state of the online rental industry and the ways Yo!Rent is playing a part in that:

Online rental industry report - https://www.fatbit.com/reports/online-rental-industry-report.html

Yo!Rent's complete feature list - https://www.fatbit.com/images/pdf/yorent-features-list.pdf

Blogs about popular rental niches and their business models - https://www.fatbit.com/fab/category/rental-startup-ideas/

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