Creators of bike rental software Bike Rental Manager have announced that the group has surpassed its crowdfunding target in late 2020, raising 123% of the initial 250k goal.
With growth in mind, the team has recently two Sales Consultants and a Customer Success Manager, who, along with recently appointed marketing agency Digital Ethos, will help to deliver BRM’s growth strategy and the launch the B2C side of the rental platform, Bike.Rent.
Bike Rental Manager was founded with the aim of making the bike rental experience seamless and fully integrated into the operations of bike stores around the globe, creating a digital ‘one stop shop’ for the rental experience. Additionally, Bike Rental Manager offers a way for bike shops to easily rent its bikes; managing inventory, reservations, payments, maintenance, waivers, deliveries, tracking and reporting.
The platform has already onboarded over 400 bike shops across 18 countries. Each year, helping to connect hundreds of thousands of bike renters to tens of thousands of bikes across the globe to provide a consistent, high-quality booking experience.
Based on the success of the CrowdCube campaign, the business plans to expand the access of the platform to consumers so that the rental fleets of all bike stores will be available from a single application.
Doug Stoddart, Founder and CEO of Bike Rental Manager, said: “After the success of our crowdfunding campaign, it’s been great to see the momentum building in the business and we’re really excited to carry on this trajectory of growth.
“Once the B2C platform has been established there are further opportunities that we’d like to explore, including providing a platform for bike stores to sell their used stock, giving store owners enhanced access features to help their marketing strategies, and giving users access to tours, activities and events. All synchronised with a seamless bike rental experience.”