Point of Rental acquires Rental Hosting

By Leila Steed01 February 2021

United States-based Point of Rental has acquired web design and hosting company Rental Hosting for an undisclosed amount, as part of its expansion into eCommerce platforms.

Point of Rental design image Rental Hosting’s CEO, Caleb Yell, said the takeover would not affect its existing customers.

Rental Hosting, which was established in Portland, Oregon in 2014, builds integrated websites that incorporate eCommerce, customer portals and online payment functionalities. Websites developed by the company also provide users with equipment instructions and videos and, for the rental firms, a rental and sales inventory. 

Wayne Harris, Point of Rental CEO, said, “As we move eCommerce to the forefront, both as a company and as an industry, this acquisition gives us the resources to do so in innovative, thoughtful ways. This will bring our teams closer together for collaboration earlier in the development process and allow us to better serve our customers’ needs.”

Point of Rental, which was established in Fort Worth, Texas, by three friends and NASA co-workers in 1982, described this latest takeover as ‘another step’ in its eCommerce prioritisation. It follows the company’s 2020 acquisition of the RentItOnline eCommerce platform and will see all staff of Rental Hosting retain their jobs with Point of Rental.

Caleb Yell, CEO of Rental Hosting, said, “This move won’t affect current Rental Hosting customers during the transition, and they’ll reap the benefits of our closer collaboration with Point of Rental’s development team as we build an even more tightly integrated eCommerce process.”

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