Turn people's own mobile devices as the check-in points of rental shops

by Akseli L.

14 March 2020

As the whole world is currently fighting against the spread of Covid-19, we decided share this tip that turns people's own mobile devices into check-in points of a rental shops. Thus, people don't need to touch screens that dozens of other people have touched before. 

The hack is fast, easy, and cheap to carry out.

  1. The check-in interface offered by Rentle is basically a website, meaning that it has a unique URL address. Everyone can easily generate QR-codes from URL addresses with any of the free QR-code generator that can be found from the Internet. Here's one, for example: https://www.qr-code-generator.com/
  2. Go to your Rentle's shop settings and open the channels tab. You should see a page that looks like this: 
    check-in URL
  3. Click the icon that's circled in the screenshot above to copy the unique website address of your shop's check-in point.
  4. Go to the QR-code generator website that you find the best.
  5. Paste the copied website address to the specific field to generate a unique QR-code. Then, download the QR-code as a JPG or PNG. 
  6. Open the downloaded QR-code file with the tablet computers at your check-in or print the QR-code on a paper. Print as many as you feel is enough.
  7. Instruct people to open their smart phone's camera application, and point to the QR-code. Most smart phones recognize the QR-code automatically and opens the website. If for one reason or another this doesn't work, instruct your customers to type the website address in the web browser they are using.

☝️Bonus: Even without the hygienic reasons, this is a great way to scale up the number of your check-in stations. It's particularly good way to relieve congestion in rental shops during peak hours.

Let's fight against the spread of Covid-19 together, while enjoying the beautiful outdoors! Help your customers to avoid unnecessary touching of impure surfaces by helping them to use their own mobile devices to rent their gear.

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Akseli L.

The marketing guy who spends his time cycling, photographing, and helping rental shops to thrive on a daily basis.

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