[TheThinkTank] 6 month Bike "Checkout" System w/ the option to buy

David Oliver nowhere3 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 10:50:40 PST 2020


I can't suggest https://myturn.com/ enough for what you are describing. The
only downside is kind've high fees if you want to use their built in card
processing. We only take cash as the deposit for our rentals so don't have
any experience with the card side of it.

On Fri, Nov 6, 2020 at 12:18 PM peter at BikeClarkCounty.org <
peter at bikeclarkcounty.org> wrote:

> We use Lightspeed as our POS (popular among many retail bike shops).
>
> We have Rental Bike (1/2 day, full day, and long term) as an inventory
> item that we can check out to a customer.  Along with optional helmet,
> locks, bags etc.
>
> During covid some customer’s bought bike (for long term rental/use)  &
> then donated back to shop when done.  :)
>
> fyi  - pvt.
>
>
> Peter Van Tilburg
> Executive Director, Board VP
> Bike Clark County
>
> Community Bike Shop:
> 1604 Main St., Vancouver, WA. 98660
> Wed-Sat 11am-6pm, Sunday 11am-4pm
>
> c. 503.572.9894
> peter at bikeclarkcounty.org
> *http://www.linkedin.com/in/petervantilburg
> <http://www.linkedin.com/in/petervantilburg>*
> http://www.bikeclarkcounty.org/
> www.bikeclarkcounty.org
> *Bike Clark County is equipping, empowering, and connecting youth to our
> community.*
>
>
> On Nov 6, 2020, at 8:16 AM, Audrey Wiedemeier <audrey at bikelibrary.org>
> wrote:
>
> Hello Friends:
>
> Yesterday the Bike Library Checkout App that is custom built html failed
> to load. It won't be an easy fix as the Bike Lib. app was running on a
> really old version of php; a version that is no longer supported. The code
> is at least ten years old and likely will need to be completely rewritten.
> That being said, we need to decide to rewrite the code or query other
> operations out there.
>
> The order of operation for the Checkout System is:
> - find a bike, put down a deposit of $100-$300, sign the liability waiver,
> patron takes bike
> - on our end each bike has a 4-digit number that gets entered into our
> system with bike specs and the 6 month "due date" is recorded with that
> number
> - six months go by and the patron can return the bike for a refund of
> their deposit minus $50 OR they simply keep the bike and we keep their
> deposit $.
> - if they return it we make sure we have an updated mailing address, and
> the app lets us know how much we need to write the check out for to send
> via snail mail
>
> My questions to y'all are:
>
> 1 Do other shops operate in a similar fashion? If so, what POS system are
> you using?
>
> 2 Are there other shops out there who would want to replicate this
> checkout system? We have always wanted to make it easier to share and now
> would be the time to do it.
>
> 3 Have you heard of any new tech solutions that we should research? I've
> heard it's easier than ever to build your own app and I've fallen behind so
> maybe is a simple solution.
>
>
>
> Peace & grease,
>
> *Audrey Wiedemeier* (She/her/hers)
> Iowa City Bike Library, Director
>
> 700 S. Dubuque St, Iowa City
> *COVID Hours: *Tues. - Thurs. 10 AM - 5 PM; Sat. 10 - 3 PM
> Need something? Set up an appointment by email.
> Want to donate? Drop off anytime during these hours. Thank you!
>
> BikeLibrary.org <http://bikelibrary.org/>
> C: (515) 450-1651
>
> ____________________________________
>
> The ThinkTank mailing List
>
> Unsubscribe from this list here:
> http://lists.bikecollectives.org/options.cgi/thethinktank-bikecollectives.org
>
>
> ____________________________________
>
> The ThinkTank mailing List
>
> Unsubscribe from this list here:
> http://lists.bikecollectives.org/options.cgi/thethinktank-bikecollectives.org
>
>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.bikecollectives.org/pipermail/thethinktank-bikecollectives.org/attachments/20201106/839f2b5b/attachment.html>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: PastedGraphic-1.tiff
Type: image/tiff
Size: 22800 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://lists.bikecollectives.org/pipermail/thethinktank-bikecollectives.org/attachments/20201106/839f2b5b/attachment.tiff>


More information about the Thethinktank mailing list