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Inflatable Combos: The Best Inflatable Unit to Start With

Inflatable Combos: The Best Inflatable Unit to Start With

When building your inflatable rental business, you will need a strategy for adding the right units at the right stage of your growth. There are a variety of factors that play into the decision to add your first units, like where you reside geographically, what your starting budget is, and how many people you have to help you. However, generally speaking, inflatable combos are a great way to go.

Let’s get into the specifics of why a combo unit is a great beginning unit.

What is a combo unit?

A combo unit offers the best of both worlds in the sense that it combines a traditional inflatable bouncer (the unit that started it all!) with interactive pieces that will keep your customers busy, active, and entertained for hours. Initially, your target audience will probably be children ages two to nine, and combo units serve this age group well.

The interactive pieces on combo units may include a climbing ladder, a slide, a basketball hoop, pop-up dummies, or similar elements that keep children amused for longer periods of time than a traditional bouncer would.

Is it worth the cost?

In terms of price, combo units are a little more expensive than traditional bouncers, but the upfront cost pays off fairly quickly. As an inflatable business owner, you can expect to earn on average $75-$100 more per rental (depending on the rental rates for your region) in comparison to a bouncer. That means the return on your investment could be made up in one weekend! Don’t forget that referrals make up a large portion of your business, and when event guests see a combo unit in action, they’ll almost always prefer a combo unit to a traditional bouncer.

Will it work well in my location?

Combo units are great for any region, whether you reside in a warmer or a colder climate. If you really want to differentiate yourself from your competitors, investing in a combo unit that can be used wet or dry is the way to go. This means you can rent out a water-based combo unit during the warmer months, and rent that same unit dry during the cooler months. Because vinyl tends to become very slippery when it’s wet, you’ll want to make sure you purchase a wet/dry inflatable combo unit that is equipped with non-slip vinyl in order to prevent injury. Safety is key!

You may be hesitant to take on a water unit, but don’t be. Customers are looking to rent wet units more and more these days, and you’ll want to have what your customers are looking for in order to be successful.

If you have any questions about setting up or growing your business, or questions about the safety features available on our combo units, feel free to give us a call at 1-800-569-0719, or send us a message.