Watch this short interview with Founder Aaron Fischer and Joe McGeorge (COO). Hear the story behind HiWater and learn about the opportunity to make money with a self service beach rental business!
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. The durable powder coat steel frames are fabricated right here in Milwaukee Wisconsin.
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 beach 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 operate and 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 at a location that wouldn’t support the costs and staff needed for a traditional style rental business.
HiWater equipment comes in different shapes and sizes giving you the right equipment for every type of location. We offer racks, locker options, and our all new mobile kiosks. Whether you have a permeant place or need a more mobile solution our equipment meets the needs of every type of location.
Let’s say you’re new HiWater location is set up and ready to rent equipment. Here is how the process works. As people begin arriving to the location they notice a new conveniently positioned rental rack. As they approach, renters are directed to download the HiWater app. After downloading the app they create an account by purchasing their first set of board tokens. At this time HiWater saves that customer’s card on file for faster checkout. 1 token cost the user $1.00.
With tokens in their account users are now ready to rent items from your racks. By using the app customers simply select what equipment and the length of time. Time options include hourly and daily rates. Upon selection tokens are redeemed and the customer is charged the local sales tax.
Congratulations! You just made money with your new HiWater rental business! After a successful payment the HiWater app opens each lock “CLICK” giving instant access to the equipment. When the rental time expires users simply returns the items to the rack verifying the return with a photo of each item.
Customers having a blast may want to keep equipment longer than what was initially paid for. At this point the Hiwater app is set up to automatically bill customers for the extended time. This ensures you as a business owner gets paid!
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 thing online that millions of other people try to 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.
Let’s look at what you can earn. This is the fun part. Say you priced your paddle board rentals at the average of $20 an hour with a minimum rental time of 2 hours. One rental will make you $40. If the user rents multiple items for friends or family members this can boost a rental up to $80 – $160 for one transaction!
With the right amount of equipment and locations you can get between 10-200 rentals that generate between $400 – $8000 per week! With the ability to rent different items and manage multiple locations from your phone this side hustle can quickly become your main hustle!
Take a look at the revenue simulator below. Use this tool to estimate what you believe your locations can make! Remember… our racks hold a variety of items like paddle boards, kayaks, chairs, games, tubes etc. Write down what you want to offer and add up the totals of each item. This will help you determine if HiWater is the right investment for you!
” My first season on the lake was a success. I plan on offering more items next season like kayaks as well as securing more locations.”
JT – Operator in MN
To get your HiWater business going you need to first become an operator by purchasing the HiWater Quick Start Package. This provides you with the information needed to become a Hiwater business owner. Next you’ll decide on which racks and equipment you want to provide to customers. Having the right items and amount of equipment at you location is important to maximize earnings. Your total investment cost depends on the amount of equipment you need at each location. Our soft top paddle boards with paddle, for example, wholesales at $599.99 per set. As a HiWater Operator you get instant access to equipment and pricing based on your quantities and configurations in our operator store. Oh and if you are wondering what it costs just know a HiWater business is affordable! How affordable? You can get get started for just a few thousand dollars. Which is reasonable investment for a real business especially when compared to a traditional beach rental business.
It’s common to assume HiWater is a franchise, but that is not the case. Rather, you will obtain a license to our software for management & operation of your location through the app. For app services including location listing, rental management, and licensing, HiWater is paid 20% of rental revenues. As a business owner, the HiWater app is crucial for your self-service rental business and the source for your customers to get access to your equipment, on their time.
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 make more money off of each rental…charge a few more tokens! You set the pricing especially during your peak times of operations. With the HiWater all activity at your locations are viewable in the app. See when customers check out an items, buy more time, report a problem, or end a rental by snapping a photo to verify a return. Track your earnings and see what product is rented the most. Our software makes managing your rental business easier than ever before.
HiWater handles all account management, this includes card capturing and payments, data management, and ongoing app development. We provide training and resources to help you grow your business. 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 innovative products have shipped to all 50 states and over 40 countries around the world. You can have confidence that we have the experience and know-how to serve your businesses for years to come.
Based on the overwhelming interest in HiWater, we haves put together the Quick Start Package for new operators.
The Quick Start Package gives you instant access to the exclusive operator store where you see pricing and place orders for equipment. Also included are documents like our Location Guide, an editable PowerPoint Presentation, insurance information, legal agreements, introductory email templates, and our HiWater business checklist. These resources are necessary 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 become an operator by pick up the Quick Start Package below.
New operators get instant access to our exclusive store. See special pricing and offers and have your new self-service beach rental business up and running quickly.
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