Which Inflatable Shipping Option is Best for You?

            Inflatable shipping is an often-unsung part of running a party rental business. A lot of factors go into delivering inflatables to where they need to go. To help you decide, we’ve listed some common methods for shipping inflatables, as well as when to use them.

Terminal Shipping         

   Terminal shipping is one of the most used methods for shipping inflatables. For this method, the shipping truck drops off its goods at a terminal for customers to pick up. Generally, this method offers the fastest shipping times as it is much quicker for trucks to unload their cargo at a facility prepared to handle them,  

Residential Shipping

Residential shipping is another great option to consider. For this method, the shipping truck delivers the inflatables directly to the customer’s home by setting up an appointment with the customer. This is a great option for customers who want their inflatables dropped right at their door.

           Will Call Inflatable Pickup

Finally, will call inflatable pickup at our warehouse offers a different alternative for receiving inflatables. Call ahead with our office and they’ll have your order ready to go when you arrive. If you are within range of our warehouse, you can eliminate the middleman and handle shipping yourself!

JEM Club Shipping

Active JEM Club members get access to all these options! All orders with commercial inflatables are eligible for free terminal shipping, and orders with 3+ units are eligible for an upgrade for free residential delivery. Upon joining, JEM Club members enjoy these benefits for a full year. As a result, members save hundreds of dollars in shipping fees in the process!

Each of these inflatable shipping methods has one goal in mind: getting your inflatables in your hands as soon as possible. Which shipping method do you find the most useful? Let us know in the comments!

Commercial Inflatables Vs Residential Inflatables

The difference between residential and commercial inflatables is a question new party rental business owners often ask. Residential inflatables are sold in retail stores such as Walmart and Target. Commercial inflatables are sold by manufacturers and distributors such as JumpOrange. It is easy to miss the differences between these inflatables. Here are a few reasons why party rental businesses prefer commercial inflatables.

Commercial inflatables are designed to handle heavier use. Companies such as JumpOrange use lead-free commercial grade PVC vinyl that is fire and puncture-resistant for their inflatables. This material is also easy to clean as it is more resistant to mold and mildew. As a result, this vinyl is 5 times stronger than the nylon material that residential inflatables use. This also means that residential inflatables have shorter lifespans with their lower resistance to mold, mildew, and repeated use. With proper care and maintenance, JumpOrange inflatables can last over seven years. 

The extra parts and accessories for both inflatables come with slight differences. For instance, commercial inflatables use replaceable linings on high traffic areas such as the slide, stairs, and pool, which extends the lifespan of the inflatable. They also include metal stakes, powerful air blowers, and tarp. Compare this to residential units that offer no replacement linings and have a shorter lifespan as a result. They also tend to use plastic stakes, weaker air blowers, and no tarp. 

Last but not least is the difference in product warranty length. Commercial inflatables have a longer lifespan, and thus include a longer warranty. For example, JumpOrange’s warranty covers up to 18 months on water-based features and 3 years on dry units. Most residential inflatable warranties only cover up to 6 months. Superior warranty policy grants party rental companies peace of mind. 

When it comes to choosing inflatables to start a party rental business, only the best will do. Choose JumpOrange inflatables and they will provide significant ROI for years to come! Check our full collection here!

3 Reasons Why 15 oz Vinyl is Better

When it comes to commercial inflatables such as bounce houses and water slides, using the best vinyl material is a must. Party rental businesses most commonly rely on 18 oz and 15 oz vinyl, with the weight referring to the vinyl weight per square yard. JumpOrange uses 15 oz vinyl for its commercial inflatables. Here are a few reasons why our 15 oz vinyl is equipped to help your business.

Inflatables with 15 oz. vinyl will weigh roughly 20% less than ones than 18 oz. vinyl. This lighter weight means reduced shipping and labor costs. These lower costs in turn carry over as savings for your business when purchasing inflatables. This lighter weight also makes it possible for JumpOrange to use more creative designs for our inflatables.

Our 15 oz vinyl may be lighter, but it is no less durable. Our vinyl has undergone NFPA 701 test methods for flame resistance. Thanks to our practice of reinforcing our inflatables’ high-stress points with extra stitching and heat sealing, this vinyl has proven to be tear and puncture-resistant. To top it all off, our inflatables are also backed by our warranty, good for up to 3 years on dry units and 1.5 years on wet units.

The lighter weight of 15 oz. vinyl lends itself to easier inflatable care and maintenance. This is evident in its ease of setup and teardown, as being lighter makes for an easier time in inflating and rolling up. At the same time, our material is mold and mildew-resistant, so proper maintenance will allow it to last for a long time.

More and more party rental businesses are discovering the benefits of 15 oz. vinyl for their inflatables. Thanks to the work JumpOrange has put in, our 15 oz vinyl will not reduce your inflatables’ durability, but it will save you time and money. Check out our full collection of commercial inflatables with 15 oz vinyl at our online store!

Preseason Party Rental Business Essentials

Another busy season is fast approaching, and your business must have everything it needs to succeed during this critical time. Fortunately, several tools and resources are available to help you do just that. Here are a few essential tools sure to help your party rental business this season.

JEM Club is one of the best investments you can make for your party rental business. Members get a variety of perks that will save them money and grow their business. Members get free terminal shipping with a free upgrade to residential delivery on all orders with three or more units. In addition, they save 15% off all inflatable units and save even more during JEM Club exclusive sales that happen throughout the year. JEM Club is active for a full year the moment it is purchased, so take full advantage of what it offers!

Looking to purchase an inflatable but lack available funds? Faastrak is ready to help. If you possess good credit, it’s easy to apply for financing and make a game plan to pay off your inflatable. Simply provide the necessary information upon signing up. This flexibility will allow you to conserve your current funds for immediate business needs while still being able to add to your inflatable inventory in time for the season!


Recent incidents involving inflatables are a reminder about the importance of safety in the industry, so ensure your business has the insurance it needs entering the season. General liability insurance is a great starting point, as it will cover property damage and injuries that may result from guests using your inflatables. TRUiC has found the average yearly cost for general liability coverage in the party rental industry to be $500-1,100. Depending on the size and other services offered by your company, you may also need other types of insurance such as Worker’s Compensation Insurance.

With these resources available, your business will be equipped to handle the obstacles it faces this season. What other ways does your business prepare for the season? Let us know!

Gift Guide For Party Rental Company Owners

Owning a company in the party rental industry is tough. In the midst of serving others this holiday season as well as minding the usual demands of running a business, it can be easy for business owners to overlook what holiday gifts they’d like for themselves. Here are some gift ideas for the party rental business owner.

 

Simple Green Vinyl Cleaner

 

Company Needs

A party rental company will always need certain items, especially for their inflatables. Vinyl cleaner such as that provided by Simple Green is a great choice for any party rental company, as having this specialized solution will be a big help in cleaning larger inflatables. Similarly, disinfectant is always handy to clean surface areas with high touch volume. Other practical gift ideas include extra tarp, stakes, and face masks to help keep the company well stocked.

Reading Material

Small business owners are looking for ways to get ahead, and this is especially true in the competitive party rental industry. Well-researched books on the subject provide great insider knowledge to help with this. Two well-recommended books are Party Rental Business Playbook and How To Start Your Own Bounce House Business U.S.A.: From Part Time To Full Time In No Time. These books have plenty of tips and tricks sure to help both new entrants and seasoned pros.

Food and Drink

Treats are always welcome, and can be given based on the owner’s preferences. Perhaps one owner enjoys premium roast coffees, which would pair wonderfully with a personalized coffee mug. Another might prefer wine bundled with a specialty bottle opener. Specialty food always makes for great gifts, and there are plenty of options available such as chocolate boxes, dessert kits, and meal prep sets that are all customizable and sure to meet anyone’s tastes!

Whether it’s tailored to their industry or a more general treat, plenty of great gift ideas are out there that party rental business owners will love.

Inventory Restocks

A variety of slide designs available at JumpOrange

We know that summer is typically the busiest season for our clients. This increase in demand often means it’s harder to find the right inflatables needed to boost business, if any inflatables are available to be sold in the first place! That’s why JumpOrange has added a number of inventory restocks to meet your needs. 

We’re bringing back both classic favorites and recent designs from the JumpOrange collection. Our selection of inflatable slides, bounce houses, and combos will have something to meet your business needs. You can preorder on our website to secure the inflatable you need, or make arrangements with one of our sales reps. Just be sure to act quickly, as these items have limited stock and will likely sell out quickly!

We will have projected dates for when these items will arrive in our warehouse. However, dates are subject to change due to delayed shipments. Our website has the most up-to-date information on any changes to these dates to keep you informed on the status of the units. We then ship your Inflatables as soon as possible. That way, your inflatables can get to work for your business sooner. 

The JEM Club Membership program is the best value when it comes to building your business this season. For an annual fee of $595, members enjoy several different benefits, including exclusive discounts, free terminal shipping, and free residential shipping on orders with 3 or more units. All the money saved from these perks can go toward investing in your party rental business.

We believe that our clients’ greatest successes are our own. This means we want to put them in the best position to succeed. Consistent Inventory restocks are just one way we work towards that. Let our team at JumpOrange set your business up for continued success!

Top Inflatable Slides This Summer

It’s not easy finding the perfect slide for your inflatable business. Fortunately, JumpOrange has a variety of slides to fit all sorts of themes and occasions. Featured below are five slides that been proven successes for our clients!

19 Ft Dolphin Slide (Limited Stock) ORDER NOW

The 19 Ft Dolphin is one of the newest slides at JumpOrange! As part of the new XLD series, it features exclusive vinyl colors and a detachable pool. Users can climb the crest of the crashing wave and descend alongside a pod of dolphins. See for yourself why this slide has swiftly become a renter’s favorite!

19 Ft Flame Slide ORDER NOW

It’s easy to see what makes the 19 Ft Flame Slide such a hot commodity! It’s bold, fiery design has proven to be a favorite among party rental companies. Order one today and it’ll turn up the heat at your next event!

19 Ft American Boxing Slide ORDER NOW

The 19 Ft American Boxing Slide is a clear contender for Most Patriotic design! The classic red-white-and blue color scheme and boxing glove give this slide serious punch. Grab one of these and watch it deliver a knockout experience at your next party or event!

19 Ft Thunder Slide ORDER NOW

The 19 Ft Thunder Slide is a booming good time! It’s made from heavy duty puncture and flame resistant lead-free 15-ounce commercial grade PVC vinyl material, while webbing and stitches add strength to the inflatable. This slide is sure to provide thunderous fun at your next event!

19 Ft Dark Night Slide ORDER NOW

Formerly an ERS exclusive, the 10 Ft Dark Night Slide has quickly proven to be a rental favorite. Its sleek and stylish design is eye-catching, while premium heat sealing gives it extra durability to stand up to repeated use. Order one today and get this slide ready to go for summer!