Hiwater is a self service paddle board and beach rental system. Users download the app and check out items like paddle boards, chairs, beach games and more. Our racks are solar powered and can be set up at beaches, lakes, and rivers. Also great are parks, boat launches, docks and piers. The flex-based design allows it to be placed on all types of surfaces like sand, grass, or concrete. Holes in the solid base allow you to stake it into the ground or bolt them to a surface for greater stability. The durable powder coat steel frames are fabricated right here in Milwaukee Wisconsin and will serve your locations for years.
Beach equipment like paddle boards or kayaks are big, require a large vehicle to haul, and then when you are done where do you store them? Imagine a group of students living in a high rise apartment. How about a family on vacation? Did they remember to bring chairs or maybe they just want to play a round of corn hole. Hiwater helps everyday people experience the fun and benefits of these activities in a convenient way. Our modular racks hold a variety of items that customers can rent without the hassle of owning them.
With wages rising and increased difficulty of finding good help HiWater’s innovative software makes it possible for a single person to manage multiple locations from their phone. Whether it’s a packed vacation hotspot or quieter beach serving the local community, our system makes running beach rentals profitable in more locations, even those that wouldn’t support a traditional style rental business.
Let’s walk through the rental process. When customers see a rack they download the app to get started. Users create an account by purchasing their first set of board tokens. At this time HiWater save the card on file. These tokens are then redeemable at your racks. 1 board token cost the user $1.00
Next the user selects the desired amount of equipment and how long they want to rent it for. The app takes the board tokens and charges the customer for the sales tax. After a successful payment the phone app begins to open the locks “CLICK”. The customer now has access to the equipment and the timer begins. When the rental time expires the user simply returns the items to the rack and verifies the return with a photo of each item.
Great question! If a customer is having so much fun, they may want to keep the equipment for longer. The user can choose to purchase more time at any moment in the app. However if they forget to do this the Hiwater app will automatically bill the customer for each hour. If they damage or lose a paddle simply make a request to Hiwater support and we can bill the customer and send a replacement.
There are many options out there for making extra money all which require work. You can drive for uber, deliver packages for Walmart or Amazon or try to sell the same things online that millions of other people sell. The problem is these options depend mainly on your hours with no way to actually scale… well unless you have a cloning machine. HiWater as a business can help you make real passive income. With the ability to manage multiple locations from your phone this side hustle can quickly become your main hustle.
Lets look at what you can earn. This is the fun part. The average person pays $20 an hour to rent a paddle board with a normal time of 2 hours. If a person rents 2 boards for 2 hours that is $80.
Based on the price above let’s say you have a location that does 100 paddle board rentals in a week. That is $4,000 in sales in a 7 day period. What’s great about Hiwater is when the beach is open… so are you!
By getting 100 rentals a week over a 30 day period your business brings in over $17,000 from just one location. Imagine if you have multiple locations. In our example we only rented boards. By renting other items like chairs and beach games you can make even more.
Whether you can do 25 rentals and make $1000 a week or 100 rentals it’s easy to see why HiWater is a business worth starting.
To get your HiWater business going you need to first purchase racks and the equipment you want to provide to your customers. Having the right items and amount of equipment at you location is important to get a good return. The total investment cost depends on the amount of equipment you need at each location. Our soft top paddle boards with a life jacket and paddle, for example, wholesales at $599.99 per set. With our Quick Start Package the staff at HiWater can get you a detailed quote based on your quantity and what configurations you choose.
It’s common to for a person to assume HiWater is a franchise, but that is not the case. However you do need to license our software to manage your location through the app. HiWater charges 3 tokens($3) per hour for large items, and 1 token per hour for small items like chairs, loungers, or beach games. This license doesn’t dip into your profits like a percentage based model would. The HiWater software give you the ability to set your prices. If you charge more…you make more but our fee stays the same!
As a HiWater rack owner you have control. You can edit your listing details, set your opening and closing hours, turn your racks on or off based on weather conditions, and manage reservations. Want to get more money off of each rental…charge a few more tokens! You can even set your own pricing especially during your peak times of operations. With the HiWater app all activity at your locations are viewable in the app. See when customers checks out an item, buys more time, reports a problem, or snaps a photo to verify a return. You can track your earnings and see what product is rented the most. Our software makes managing your rental business easier then ever before.
Hiwater handles all account management, this includes card capturing and security, refunds, data management, and ongoing app development. We work with you to provide training and support to help your business along the way.
While the self-service beach rental industry is brand new, our team comes with a decade of experience. Under the brand, Battle Company, we’ve created hardware and software that helps power the entertainment & hospitality industry. Party rental businesses, campgrounds, family fun centers, adventure parks, theme parks, and all branches of the military have depended on us. Our innovated products have shipped to all 50 states and over 40 countries around the world. Our past success means we didn’t need to raise money or hunt down venture capital to bring this equipment to market. You can have confidence that we have the experience and know-how to serve your businesses for years to come.
If you own a location or business by the water you can check this off the list but for a majority of you that are interested you need to secure a location. You have a few options, the first are busy beaches in your area run by the local city or municipality. By getting a permit from your city hall you can lock down a location for your racks. Other great options include teaming up with a business like a resort, restaurant, or marina that has water access. Our Quick Start Package gives business owners what they need to get the conversation going.
Hiwater’s modular design makes it easy for you to set up and break down your racks with common tools using our step-by-step installation instructions. If you ever need to break down your racks, you can simply disassemble and haul them away in a truck or van. General maintenance is as simple as ensuring regular upkeep of your inventory, making sure your locks and rack hinges are in good working order, and wires are in good condition. If needed, you can occasionally use a can of touch up paint to keep your racks looking fresh.
The amount of equipment you need really depends on the location you choose and what services you’re looking to provide for your customers. At the beach, paddle boards, loungers, chairs, and beach games are good options. For a river or lake, you may want to add kayaks or tubes. It’s important to select the right amount of equipment to support a location especially on your busiest days. Having the right inventory helps you to serve local families, college kids, couples on dates, and those looking to do group outings like church gatherings, clubs, and businesses who want to do team building. While with our racks, slow days turn a profit, it’s your peak times where you maximize your earnings. We help you select the right equipment to serve your locations needs.
The HiWater system and software provides protection for your business. From the secure design of our racks to our software verification system HiWater hold users accountable for their rentals. By saving a card on file HiWater can charge customers for late returns and lost or damaged items. Just submit a request and we can charge for a replacement.
Like every business, you need insurance to protect yourself and your investment. Liability insurance helps cover the cost of injury and property damage claims against a business. HiWater connects you with a recommended provider in our Quick Start Guide with an A+ rating. These plans start around $200 a month.
To start a business you’re going to need some capital. If you don’t have cash or card on hand we can help you with financing for your equipment purchase. With decent credit history, you can secure a loan with an affordable monthly payment to get your business off the ground. This helps build your business credit and makes it easier to buy more equipment as you scale. You can always go in together with a family member or friend… if you like the idea chances are they will too.
The money collect for your Hiwater rack rentals is paid out monthly. With our board token system Hiwater charges the customer for sales tax at the time of check out based on your state’s local sales tax requirements. When HiWater sends out your monthly earnings it will include the collected tax amount.
Normally, we like to have a call with each every one of you. Based on the overwhelming interest in HiWater has put together a Quick Start Package help to you get the ball rolling.
The Quick Start Package gives you important documents like our Location Guide, an editable Powerpoint Presentation, insurance information, legal agreements, introductory email templates, and our HiWater business checklist. We will also assign you a HiWater account manager who can get you pricing and will work with you to get your business going. These resources will be helpful for locking down spots at your local beaches, restaurants, resorts, and marinas or any area where you would like to place a rack. If you are serious on working with HiWater than pick up the Quick Start Package below.
QUICK STARTPACKAGE TO GET STARTED
$ 249.99ONE TIME FEE
- ACCOUNT MANAGER
- LOCATION GUIDE
- LOCATION PRESENTATION
- EMAIL INTRO TEMPLETES
- LEGAL AGREEMENTS
- INSURANCE PROVIDER
- FINANCING INFORMATION