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Purchasing Inflatable Units: New vs. Used

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2014-05-13 09:47:26

There is a lot of decision-making that goes into purchasing a bounce house for sale or other inflatable units. After all, your units are the backbone of your business, and you’ll want to choose ones that will not only serve you well, but that will represent your business well. Before you make a purchase, it’s important to compare the quality, construction, and safety features of each, as they will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. You’ll also want to consider the pros and cons of purchasing new vs. used inflatable units before sales are made final.     Let’s explore the positives and the negatives of buying new vs. used inflatable units.   Purchasing new units Pros: Although it will vary with usage and upkeep, a well-made unit designed with quality in mind will likely last longer than a used unit. Usage plays a large role in determining the lifespan of an inflatable unit, so if you are looking to purchase a unit that will last several years, purchasing a new unit

Types of Events You Can Rent Your Inflatable Services To

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2014-05-27 14:09:53

Types of Events You Can Rent Your Inflatable Services To   In this industry, you get to sell excitement, fun and entertainment for a living … how cool is that? Because of this, you have the opportunity to sell your services to a TON of events. Everyone is always looking to make the special events in his/her life more memorable. That is where your business can come in and make a huge impact.   You can sell your services to any type of event there is. That may include, but is certainly not limited to, birthday parties, grand openings, festivals, church events, corporate events, block parties, campgrounds, pumpkin patches, fairs, promotional events, BBQs and even wedding and baby showers!   Typically, 80 percent of business owners who are just beginning an inflatable rental business will cater to backyard birthday parties. Backyard birthday parties are great events to target for a variety of reasons:  Firstly, there are neighborhood birthday parties that take place every

Pricing Your Inflatable Rental Services

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2014-05-29 15:00:09

Pricing Your Inflatable Rental ServicesDetermining price points for renting your inflatable rental units can seem like a difficult task. Rental rates vary from city to city, county to county and state to state. Luckily, there are convenient ways to determine which price points will work best for your company. You’ll want to be mindful of the rates of your competitors, of the area you’re servicing, and of the units in your inventory that set you apart.     One of the best ways to figure out what you should charge is to simply call and ask your competitors. Here’s what we suggest:Use a little imagination, and act as if that you are a mom or a dad. Role-play the part of a parent looking to rent an inflatable unit for your child’s next birthday party.  Call competitors in your area, and ask the questions that any normal parent would ask (the size of the units, what units are available to rent, the units available to rent besides traditional bouncers, what types of ra

Helpful Accessory Items For Your Business

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2014-06-12 09:35:06

Helpful Accessory Items For Your Business   When operating an inflatable rental business, it is important to have a few key accessory items on hand. Accessory items are the name given to the extra pieces that typically give your customers a better experience with inflatable games or interactive units.   You should consider adding the items below to your accessory items inventory to help you operate your inflatable rental business more efficiently.  Extra Game Accessories If you’ve purchased sport or interactive game units, you’ll likely have balls, boxing gloves and helmets to look after. It’s always smart to order extras of these items, as they can become easily lost over time. You’ll want to avoid putting yourself in a situation where you aren’t able to rent out your units because you’re waiting on an order of accessories. Moreover, game accessories can become worn after repeated use, so it’s good to have extras on hand when that time arrives.   Slide Co

Types of Inflatable Units

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2014-06-17 09:20:41

Types of Inflatable Units There are numerous types of inflatable units available on the market today. With so many to choose from, it can be an overwhelming task to decipher which unit will work best for your inflatable rental business. In the most basic sense, inflatable units tend to fall into one of five categories:Moon bouncers and combos  Mini combos and play centers Slides (dry, wet, and wet & dry)  Obstacle courses Interactive and inflatable games. Let’s take a deeper look into these different types.   Moon Bouncers & Combos Moon bouncers (or bouncers) are one of the most recognizable of all inflatable units. These jumpers come in a multitude of themes, from princess to racecar to season and holiday specific. Moon bouncers are the units that started the inflatable rental business, and they are the least expensive way to get started in the industry.   However, because the industry has progressed and changed so much, you’ll want to think about c

Equipment Maintenance

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2014-06-23 14:01:39

Equipment Maintenance Inflatable units bring a lot of joy to customers and, as a result, they can become worn if they are not properly maintained. Your inflatable units are the backbone of your business, so you’ll want to do everything you can to protect your investment. Here are some tips for properly maintaining your units. Use ground covers Ground covers may seem like an unnecessary extra load to carry around, but make no mistake about it, these covers will save you a lot of headache in the long run. When laid out properly, ground covers increase the longevity of your units by protecting them from rips and tears. A vinyl tarp works best for dry units. For wet units, you’ll want to use a canvas tarp, as vinyl becomes very slippery when wet.   Set a cleaning schedule With the heavy amount of use your inflatable units will get week after week, it is wise for you to stick to a cleaning schedule on a weekly-basis, or even a twice-weekly basis for highly rented units.

The World’s Tallest Inflatable Waterslide Hits the Market

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2014-06-26 11:39:06

The 4-story tall unit showcases some of the industry's best safety features.   Santa Fe Springs, CA---eInflatables, the largest manufacturer of inflatable units made in the USA, announces an exciting new unit for 2014. The two-piece 42’ Blue Crush™ Run N' Splash Combo™ is the world’s tallest inflatable waterslide! The unit measures 42’ high and 115’ long, can be used wet or dry, and features many cutting edge safety features. This is the latest and most exciting slide to be added to the best selling line of Blue Crush™ waterslides, which already features 27’, 32’ and 36’ slides.   “This slide can be set up at the beginning of the season, and bring in profits for months. It’s high quality, low maintenance, and is proving to be one of the most popular products we have ever created,” says Steve Nero, CEO of eInflatables. “This unit brings the ultimate in excitement for riders, while still maintaining the highest safety standards. We’re so proud of thi

Branding and Marketing Basics

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2014-07-08 12:55:02

Branding and Marketing BasicsEvery enduring business has effectively created a brand and a strategy to achieve success. It is best to do the same for your inflatable rental business. When it comes to branding, keeping consistent is key. Your words must be followed by actions. For example, if you say your company delivers on a particular goal – whether it be clean inflatables or punctual delivery every time – then you need to make sure you stand by what you say. Before you begin to brand, however, you’ll first need to create a name for your business. Don’t rush this important decision. After all, your company name will be plastered all over your website, on your social media channels, as well as on your marketing and advertising materials. When thinking of a name for your business, keep in mind what you want to communicate to others. What drew you to this business, and what do you want others to know about your company? After you’ve given that some thought, the next steps

Jumpstart Your Inflatable Rental Business

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2014-07-10 13:16:47

Jumpstart Your Inflatable Rental Business   Here at eInflatables, we’re lucky to have the best jobs in the world. We sell excitement, and that is exactly what motivates us each and every day to create the most innovative and cutting-edge inflatable units that are both fun and safe.  We love to partner with business owners to share the tools, knowledge, and passion we have for the inflatable rental business. We couldn’t be happier doing what we do, and with your own inflatable rental business, we know you’ll share our sentiments!   Maybe you’ve been thinking of starting your own inflatable rental business, but you need some more information to make a well-informed decision. Well, you’ve come to the perfect place. We’ve compiled a list of the top reasons to jumpstart your business.  Low initial investment and start up costs – Once you have your inflatable and the necessary delivery and set-up equipment, you’ll be free to immediately rent your unit. And,

The One of a Kind Bullseye™ Shooting Gallery! | Video

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2014-07-15 10:57:31

We’re so excited to introduce the Bullseye™ Shooting Gallery, a new unit for 2014! This unit is the ONLY inflatable electronic shooting gallery on the market, which makes it a highly innovative and entertaining unit for all who use it.   This interactive inflatable allows two users to compete against one another for 60 seconds at a time for the best score! Each target contains lights that blink in a random sequence to keep players on their toes for a thrilling match. Players will only score points when the lit target is hit within two seconds, and when a target is hit, an amusing noise erupts in the gallery! While the players are competing, an electronic score is displayed across the top for an easy way to determine the current score.  The unit comes in two clever themes that are popular among children: cowboy and pirate. You won’t have to worry about paint or the mess that comes with paint with this unit, as the Bullseye ™ Shooting Gallery is equipped with a uniqu