App Facts – How The usrentacar App Is Doing A Year On

Hi all,

We first launched the usrentacar voucher app back in April 2011 as a way to help customers collect their car rental without having to print of paper car rental vouchers.

Since its first incarnation the app has morphed to include our Wait Time feature, our review option and our popular car finder service. Recently we hit the 5000 downloads  milestone  so I thought I’d share some information regarding the app.

Obviously the UK is the Country that has provided the most downloads, but which other Countries like our app?

  1. UK
  2. USA
  3. Italy
  4. France
  5. Brazil
  6. Netherlands
  7. Norway
  8. Ireland
  9. Australia
  10. Spain
The app has provided over 1000 individual reviews which are live on the usrentacar.co.uk website, found here – car hire USA reviews and can be defined by the source field (as highlighted below).

The app has provided over 2000 wait times at over 50 USA locations all of which have been embedded in to our results page to create an unique average.

The features of our app have been copied by a host of car rental companies which I guess is a compliment!?
We’ve started work on a new version of the app which we believe will again be another first within our industry, I’ll keep you posted on the new features as soon as I learn more.

I can confirm that the feedback we’ve received regarding the apps own review system has been heard and will be amended, if you have any feedback for our mobile team please feel free to comment below.

regards,

James

 car hire USA

The usrentacar.co.uk iPhone Voucher App – Podcast

Hi all,

It’s podcast time again at usrentacar.co.uk and this months listen is dedicated to the usrentacar.co.uk voucher app.

Frank Williams, takes a look at the app and runs through some of the features you’ll be able to take advantage of for free.

Frank also give’s you Android users some insider knowledge and tells you how to get a free Florida discount voucher.

Introducing the new usrentacar.co.uk Free iPhone Voucher App!

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Remember the usrentacar.co.uk podcast is now available to download from Itunes.

If there’s a topic you’d like us to cover please feel free to comment below.

regards,

James

Car Hire USA Reviews Via The App

Hi all,

Just when you thought it was safe, I’m back with another post regarding the app. The usrentacar voucher app is now almost 2 weeks old and quickly coming  up to 500 downloads… hooray…!!

One of the app’s unique features is the ability to review your car hire live at the time of collection.

Here are a few of the reviews sent to us via the iPhone app so far…

Miss M Brook, collected from Los Angeles Airport with Dollar

Dollar LAX – service and cars are ok. The first time I hired from them the GPS didn’t work, so check before you drive! Also, the staff can be quite aggressive upsellers, especially the breakdown cover, which they will tell you isn’t covered by your US rentacar voucher, this isn’t true, as there is basic cover included. It’s up to you if you want to get the extra, but they act like there’s no other option. The service and cars are better at Budget Union Station, but the fleet is bigger and the hours are longer at Dollar LAX which is why I hire from them.

Mr J Young, collected from Tampa International Airport with Dollar

upgraded from Ford Escape after being given wrong car by Dollar at Tampa Airport, all sorted out by usrentacar :-)

Mrs J Mould, collected from Los Angeles Airport with Dollar

Great car no problems , very happy I went and booked it through usrentacar otherwise dollar tried to push us to add things when u don”t need to , when we booked everything thing is included usrentacar told us ,dollar are on commission here! So Beware!! great value paid 331 for months rental cheapest in LA ! Very fast service at dollar there is a international prepaid rentals , down load the usrentacar app on iPhone and showed them we had the car in 10 mins :)

We really like the idea of customer being able to review immediately upon collection, the option is also there to provide a picture of your rental vehicle which we hope people will begin to use.

Will you be using our app this year?

About the app

Download the ‘usrentacar voucher iPhone App‘ and make your USA car hire rental voucher mobile! If you are fed up with having to bother with the hassle of printing off pieces of paper to take with you when you collect your car then the usrentacar voucher App is for you.

Its simple; just download the iPhone App from the App Store and your rental voucher will be available via your iPhone.

But its not just an voucher App it will also give you access to some pretty snazzy information. The App will also help you find out the current average wait time to collect your car, you can also review and rates your car rental experience as well as keep up to date with all the latest news and info from the usrentacar.co.uk blog.

We hope our voucher App will help take a little bit of hassle away from your travel plans.

Regards

James

Wait Time with usrentacar.co.uk®

Hi all,

Apologies if I’m boring you with our new car hire app, but the launch has been very exciting for us and I cannot promise that these posts will stop any time soon :-) .

Over the weekend, supported by a very good download Friday, the usrentacar.co.uk app reached the giddy heights of 67th in the app store travel  chart! For a niche car hire app we feel this is a great achievement so a BIG thank you to all of those who have downloaded it.

Now back to the main point of this post.

One of the main and unique parts to the usrentacar voucher app is our Wait Time feature.

What is Wait Time?

The Wait Time feature tells our customer’s the average time it takes  to collect their vehicle from their specific location with their specific supplier.

How does it work?

The Wait Time system is ultimately run by you, the app user. When you collect your rental using our app, you are given the option to add your own Wait Time, these wait times are collected by our app which then displays the average time of collection at that location with that supplier.

Why are you telling us this now?

The reason I mention this is we have just had our first set of results back which I thought I’d share. A lot of the wait times were provided from collection at Orlando International Airport and Los Angeles Airport.

  • Collection with Dollar from Los Angeles Airport – 15 mins
  • Collection with Alamo from Orlando International Airport – 20 mins
  • Collection with Dollar Orlando International Airport – 30 mins
  • Collection with Dollar from Tampa International Airport – 10 mins
  • Collection with Alamo from Maui Airport – 15 mins
  • Collection with Alamo from San Francisco Airport – 10 mins

So get involved with the new Wait Time feature and add your own time by downloading our app from Itunes – http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/usrentacar/id427152889?mt=8&ls=1#

regards

James

usrentacar.co.uk® Releases Unique Car Hire USA iPhone App

Hi all,

If you follow us on facebook then you’ll already know but today is the official launch of the usrentacar.co.uk Iphone App. Here at usrentacar.co.uk we never like to imitate but instead innovate and we believe with our brand new car hire app we are again innovating within the industry. The first thing the app had to be was free and it is, the usrentacar app is free to download straight from Itune’s. Secondly, it had to be informative, so we made sure our popular blog was featured. Thirdly it had to offer something other car hire apps aren’t and I think we’ve done that.

The primary feature of the iPhone, iTouch and iPad compatible app is that of a portable car hire voucher. As you maybe aware to collect your car hire, you must produce our voucher. This is printed from our website once the full balance is paid and confirms to our suppliers that you have pre-paid in the UK. Our new app allows the user to show their phone upon collection instead of the printed off voucher (Alamo and Dollar only), not only is this method easier and quicker it is also far more environmentally friendly.  We believe this to be another car hire first for usrentacar.co.uk following on from our facebook like integration and unique user reviews.

Speaking of reviews, our app will also allow our customers to review their hire immediately upon collection and also provide a picture of their rental which will be displayed within our search results.

Another feature which is definitely a first is our “wait time” feature, the app will show the user the average wait time and their pick up location and also allow our customers to add their own time.

iTunes usrentacar.co.uk App Description

The usrentacar.co.uk iPhone application is a free tool to help assist users with car rental bookings. The application’s primary function is to provide users with a mobile version of a car rental voucher which is used to collect their pre-reserved car rental. The application is also an information resource for existing and new users. The application will also provide users with average ‘wait times’ for collecting their vehicle (they can also add their own wait time) The application also offers users a chance to ‘review’ their car rental experience. The application will also provide access to latest blogs on car hire in the USA The usrentacar.co.uk iPhone Application is provided free of charge. To download the usrentacar app for free click here

regards,

James

 car hire USA

Which App’s Should I Have For My Orlando Visit?

Hi all,

I’m probably not the most technical guy in the world however I thought I’dgive it a go by listing my top 6 app’s to download for your Orlando holiday.

Top 6 iphone App’s

  1. The usrentacar voucher app make your car rental voucher mobile.
  2. Disney World Wait Times – Attraction wait times for Disney World covering the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom.
  3. Universal Wait Times – Attraction wait times for Universal Orlando including Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.
  4. Scott Joseph Orlando Restaurant Guide – A guide to the best restaurants in Central Florida, including Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando, from the area’s most trusted critic.
  5. Orlando Attractions Magazine – This free application allows you to stay connected to all the latest news and happenings surrounding the Orlando area tourist attractions.
  6. Orlando Essential Guide - An Essential Guide To Seeing Orlando’s Best.

All of the app’s I have chosen are free to download and can be used on most apple devices (ipad, iphone, itouch etc).

What do you think of my picks?

Am I missing any?

Can you add to this list? If so please comment below.

regards,

James

 Florida car hire


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