Centix Online Webshop: for loans and rentals

How do you arrange the loan or rental of your tools and resources? Is it still done via phone or email? When dealing with the internal or external rental or lending of tools and materials, it can be challenging to maintain an overview. With the Centix Online webshop, lending and rental not only become easier but also save you money.

Centix Online Webshop: for loans and rentals

How do you arrange the loan or rental of your tools and resources? Is it still done via phone or email? When dealing with the internal or external rental or lending of tools and materials, it can be challenging to maintain an overview. With the Centix Online webshop, lending and rental not only become easier but also save you money.

Your challenge:

Are you also dealing with:

  • Tools, materials, and equipment getting lost on-site? Perhaps they were accidentally taken home…
  • Loss of overview because you don’t register (or on paper) who has which equipment on loan.
  • Issues with depreciation and administration because you do not have a clear picture of which machines and equipment were used for which project. Where can you allocate depreciation costs?
  • Higher costs because you have to replace lost protective equipment and tools?

Part of our trading modules

The webshop in Centix Online is a component of the comprehensive order module within our trading modules. These modules are suitable for wholesalers, rental companies, construction companies, and civil engineering companies involved in the (internal) rental of equipment and tools. The modules provide support from the preparation stage, such as reserving equipment, to cost tracking on projects and invoicing customers.

Gerrie Wijers, operational manager at municipality Nijmegen:
“We wanted a clear view of what we are buying, what we are lending, and to whom. We use Centix purely as a warehouse inventory system.”

In the field

In the construction industry, your interactions extend to contractors, superintendents, and work planners. How do they reserve or order their personal protective equipment (PPE) and tools from you? Approximately 70 percent of Centix customers achieve this through the webshop within Centix Online. This functionality ensures a more efficient way of working and reduces the workload.

 

For an average Centix construction customer, around 70 percent of rental orders now go through the webshop in Centix. The remaining orders are processed through order baskets, primarily placed by executives and occasionally by work planners. Additionally, employees utilize the shopping cart functionality to order personal tools and (protective) equipment.

Counter issuance and rental rate schedules

Specially designed for construction and rental companies, as well as municipalities, we have developed the counter issuance functionality. This allows you to effortlessly issue tools to dozens of employees, significantly expediting the work process. Additionally, we provide comprehensive rate schedules for daily, weekly, and monthly rentals, offering options to track meter readings, aggregate consumption, hours, and kilometres.

How does it work?

  1. Orders are placed in the webshop.
  2. Orders can be picked and prepared.
  3. At the counter issue, you can register (with or without a QR code) what is issued and to whom.
  4. Upon returning loaned/rented equipment, you register this again.
  5. This process makes the equipment/tools available again for loan/rental in the webshop.

For whom?

Many construction and installation companies, organizations in the industry, municipalities, and rental companies are already successfully using Centix. The Centix webshop primarily supports internal employees, including mechanics, workman, supervisors, and project managers. They can easily place orders for the equipment, materials, or tools they need through the Centix webshop using a clear catalogue. With a glance, they can see the available product categories and locate what they need. Ordering, requesting, or renting has never been so easy.

Ploegam chose Centix partly because of its Centix webshop.

Ploegam logo

The benefits for Ploegam:

  • Ordering is made easy with phones, eliminating the need for messages or calls.
  • Enhanced overview and insight into the deployment of equipment, materials, and tools.

The catalogue: Your business card

The webshop offers a clear catalogue, allowing you to easily see available product categories and locate specific items immediately. This user-friendly interface serves as your indirect business card. With added subcategories and convenient filter options, finding what you need is quick and effortless. You can even filter by features such as weight, fuel, or power.

Challenges rental/loan VS the Centix webshop

Managing tools and equipment presents various challenges. The Centix Webshop offers effective solutions to these challenges.

Challenges

Time-intensive ordering processes: The conventional ordering process, often done by phone or email, can be time-consuming as employees sift through long lists of products and wait for confirmation.

Centix solution

Efficient ordering: Our webshop significantly simplifies the ordering process, allowing employees and customers to place orders quickly and effortlessly.

Challenge:Time-intensive ordering processes

The conventional ordering process, often done by phone or email, can be time-consuming as employees sift through long lists of products and wait for confirmation.

Solution: Efficient ordering

Our webshop significantly simplifies the ordering process, allowing employees and customers to place orders quickly and effortlessly.

Lack of overview: Manually keeping track of which items have been loaned, to which customers or projects and at what cost can lead to confusion and errors. Managing this tracking process becomes a significant challenge in itself.

Clear overview: With real-time inventory management and access to order history, users consistently maintain a clear overview of lent items, recipients, and associated costs.

Challenge: Lack of overview

Manually keeping track of which items have been loaned, to which customers or projects and at what cost can lead to confusion and errors. Managing this tracking process becomes a significant challenge in itself.

Solution: Clear overview

With real-time inventory management and access to order history, users consistently maintain a clear overview of lent items, recipients, and associated costs.

Manual cost calculations: Calculating costs for rentals to specific projects or customers often requires manual calculations, which can cause errors and delays.

Automatic cost calculations: The webshop automates the calculation of rental costs for specific projects, eliminating the need for manual calculations and minimising errors.

Challenge: Manual cost calculations

Calculating costs for rentals to specific projects or customers often requires manual calculations, which can cause errors and delays.

Solution: Automatic cost calculations

The webshop automates the calculation of rental costs for specific projects, eliminating the need for manual calculations and minimising errors.

Limited search options: Lack of advanced search functions may pose challenges for employees and customers trying to swiftly locate the products they need within a vast catalogue.

Advanced search options: The webshop provides robust search and filtering options, empowering users to swiftly locate what they need, whether it’s product categories, features, or specifications.

Challenge: Limited search options

Lack of advanced search functions may pose challenges for employees and customers trying to swiftly locate the products they need within a vast catalogue

Solution: Advanced search options

The webshop provides robust search and filtering options, empowering users to swiftly locate what they need, whether it’s product categories, features, or specifications.

Counter issuance

It’s no coincidence that construction and rental companies, along with numerous municipalities, choose Centix! The Counter issue functionality, in particular, is tailor-made to efficiently facilitate dozens of individuals bringing in their tools, whether it’s a leaf blower or hedge trimmer. This ensures a swift start to work, while providing you with a comprehensive overview of your equipment and tools.

Are you already using R2M?

Centix introduced the Rental 2 Move (R2M) functionality some time ago to facilitate the re-lending of rented equipment to employees within a project. With a card system, borrowing and returning materials or tools becomes a seamless process. Particularly on (large) projects, this system makes it easy to track ownership of tools at any given time. The Centix R2M finds applications in stops, turnarounds, and issuance at construction sites, and can also serve as supporting functionality for rental companies.

 

Interested in the seamless lending of rental items through cards? Request a demonstration now! Simply contact our sales department to schedule yours.

Rental rate schedules

For rentals, the possibilities are extensive: comprehensive rate schedules cover daily, weekly, and monthly rental periods. Did you know that this also allows you to monitor meter readings, generator consumption, as well as hours and kilometres? With Centix, you can meticulously track your orders in the webshop, where mechanics, foremen, work planners, and project managers place their orders. Additionally, wholesalers or rental companies can utilize it to enable their customers to place orders, saving significant time in calls or emails.

Shopping cart functionality

Just like a typical webshop experience, navigating the Centix webshop is familiar. Your employees, executives, or work planners with access can easily browse the catalogue to see available resources and immediate stock levels. It’s simple! Personal protective equipment and tools/materials can be reserved in the webshop and conveniently collected at a distribution point. Personal protective equipment and tools/materials can be reserved in the webshop and conveniently collected at a distribution point.

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