United Rentals, Inc. has launched United Rentals Certified Auctions on eBay. This service hopes to offer a steady stream of quality used equipment – from skid steer loaders, mini-excavators and aerial lifts, to generators, welders, and more.
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“We are continually upgrading our equipment fleet to provide rental customers with the latest models to meet their needs,” says Michael Kneeland, executive vice president of operations for United Rentals. “We regularly have a large inventory of used equipment that has been maintained by our technicians which we can offer to customers interested in making a capital purchase of this kind. eBay is the best method to make it widely available.”
eBay’s platform has enabled it to grow to a worldwide community of 168 million registered users who favor the site because of its ability to drive buying and selling efficiencies. The launch of United Rentals Certified Auctions is part of United Rentals’ new strategic e-commerce plan to provide customers with convenient online options for purchasing or renting equipment. United Rentals equipment purchased on the site is available with a United Guard Extended Warranty, which covers inspections and repairs for an additional charge.
“eBay is pleased to connect United Rentals with users who rely on eBay to operate their businesses cost effectively,” says Daniel Leffel, category manager for eBay Business. “United Rentals’ reputation for supplying equipment and contractor supplies to meet every job site need is a great fit with eBay.”