PROs have plenty of options for buying new restroom trailers, from upscale units to shower trailers for worksites. While the initial cost is hefty, choosing the right type can generate revenue for years to come.
Your decision should consider your current inventory, business goals, and target market. Explore what’s available and in demand in the portable restroom industry. Then, do your research to narrow down your choices and buy a restroom trailer that fits your needs. Continue reading for our insight.
Take stock of your existing portable restroom equipment and rental inquiries and sales. Do you have to say no to prospective customers because your restroom trailers are reserved? Or do you get calls asking about certain trailer amenities that you don’t have? Your restroom trailer purchase should fill any inventory gaps and add value to your lineup. Check out our guide to popular restroom trailer features and determine where your current inventory falls short.
However, in some cases, it may be better to increase the appeal of your current trailers before investing in a similar model. Ensure you’re not underpromoting your restroom trailers and that the ones you own deliver a strong return on investment (ROI).
Consider what your current customers want by looking at the types of events and construction activities in your area. Also, review your local competition. Are they gaining traction by marketing specific amenities or trailers that you don’t offer? The bottom line is that luxury trailer rentals can pay off big. Still, your approach to purchasing should reflect what your customers are willing to pay while ensuring your portable restroom company’s pricing and offerings meet or exceed the competition.
Think about how restroom trailers fit into your business model. If you cater to the manufacturing or mining industry and find demand increasing, you may want to choose shower trailer units. On the other hand, many PROs choose a less expensive trailer unit with popular amenities to dip their toes into future market expansion.
Your current and future business goals should drive your equipment investment decisions. Take time to reflect on how you want to grow your business, then look at the types of restroom trailers that’ll help you get there.
Once you decide which trailer type suits your market and goals, it’s time to select a luxury trailer or shower unit. Again, this isn’t an easy task as you’ll find many excellent options at various price points. The style and features should satisfy current and future needs. Upscale trailer amenities can help you capture business from large events needing backstage restrooms or weddings wanting high-class amenities.
Likewise, shower units offer features suitable to various environments, from decontamination trailers to portable laundry stations. You can choose the number of urinals, toilets, and sinks to get a solution that fits your budget and objectives.
Investing in new rental equipment is exciting yet stressful. Feel confident in your decision by looking at it from several angles and reviewing your options. Don’t forget to estimate your ROI and explore ways to recover your investment quickly.
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