Booqable Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Booqable

Rental software for small and medium-sized businesses

4.69/5 (94 reviews)

Booqable overview

What is Booqable?

Booqable is intuitive rental software for small and medium-sized teams. Our rental software offers a professional online store, payment integrations, and built-in quoting, invoicing, and emailing. With Booqable's easy-to-use back-office, it's easier than ever to track your products, handle pickups and returns, and manage your orders and inventory.
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Pricing

Starting from
$29/month
Pricing options
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Subscription
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Australia, Canada, Europe, Germany, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
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Booqable reviews

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Justin J Chambers

Just the equipment management software I've been dreaming of

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-10-31
Review Source: Capterra

Time savings and management. Simple as that.

Pros
Number 1 - Customer support. I've never dealt with a company who works with you on such a personal level and takes care of basically anything you ask for. These guys are true professionals. After that, its all still so great. The fact that I can manage my inventory, while also populating my website and show what equipment is available to rent saves me an insane amount of time. On top of that, it's integrated with quoting and invoicing. You work out of one database and are able to use it over multiple uses. It honestly couldn't be easier or time saving.

Cons
There aren't many issues that I have with this software. One of things I brought up was to have the calendar subscription for iCal or Google Calendar show not only the Reserved items, but also what items are Concepts. The built in calendar works great when you're on a computer. But when I need to use my mobile, I generally look to my Google Calendar to get a quick glance of whats going on. Going on all of that, a stand alone app would be great as well. These aren't really cons, just things that would improve the experience.

Response from Booqable


Thanks for the compliments Justin, both on our rental software and our team, that means a lot to us :-)
Regarding the calendar; we just released an update that should make it a lot easier to see the status of your orders on the go.
Hope that helps! Cheers!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Chris Haysey

Best system on the market

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-02-01
Review Source: Capterra

Stress free compared to other systems. It covers everything you need to manage products and is very intuitive to use.

Pros
Ease of use and having thing required for my business.

Cons
That it is marketed so well, I fear my competition may start using it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jeremiah Marquis

Life Saver

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-05-27
Review Source: Capterra

It was definitely tough to get setup and had to learn a lot BUT now that it is setup I love it. I make the recommendation to all the other franchises out there to use this system. I use the Stripe integration as well and that's been pretty great. I have a "wish list" in the other part of my review but that will only make what I already have that much better.

Pros
I have my whole team using this and have actually coached other franchises on how to use it as well. Once it is set up then it's fantastic. I have accidentally double booked myself and was SO SURE I hadn't but the system stopped me. After I got done cursing out the software I had to apologize - it was right and I was wrong :( HAHA but that's what it is there for!

Cons
I wish delivery services were more integrated and flexible. I also would love a contract signature plugin like Docusign or something. We have to use and track that separately and it would be great to have it on the reservation level. The online booking calendar is a bit rough from the user standpoint. I wish there was an app as well instead of the mobile version on your phone. Lastly, I wish it integrated with google calendars better than the Zapier option to create calendar invites for deliveries or pickups. We do service and installation of products as well so we can't exclusively use the booqable calendar for our drivers or we might double book a service and a rental at the same time.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jessie Bell Waite

Great for rental business, but lacks nuance

Used occasionally for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-01-31
Review Source: Capterra

It really is great software for helping rental businesses manage their inventory online, and allows customers to shop and reserve those rental items. However, it lacks a bit of nuance and forces you to find work-arounds if you need something that isn't strictly for rentals. Also a huge turn off is the lack of security deposit feature, which seems ridiculous to me.

Pros
This software does a great job providing solutions for rental businesses. My client originally had a Woo Commerce account connected to her site to help manage her rental business, and it was basically one big work around. Woo Commerce had a rental option, but it clearly wasn't built for the rental business and was insanely expensive. Booqable solved this and provides great, easy to use software for renting out items to businesses.

Cons
It lacks nuance - for example, it has no feature to take security deposits. Customers either have to pay for their whole order up front, or you have to invoice them for the security deposit and then for the final payment...for a rental business, this seems silly. Booqable help says they will "take my suggestion" for further development. For payments, you either have to turn payments on checkout on or off - for my client, she offers retail items and rental items. Because Booqable doesn't have a security deposit feature, we had to turn payments on checkout off. But now we cannot allow our customers to buy through our site. Customer support suggested that we turn on Squarespace commerce...which means there would be two different shopping carts on our site: one for rentals and one for retail, which is an absolutely insane suggestion to me.

Response from Booqable


Thanks for your honest feedback, Jessie. We appreciate your thoughts on the security deposit and payment features. I can share some more info with you about the development of down payments. It's almost ready for release. Keep an eye on your changelog, as we're planning on shipping within a month. Stay tuned :)

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Lee Wright

Affordable Solution with Webstore, Barcodes & Very Cool to Use

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-03-20
Review Source: Capterra

My experience has been excellent from setting it up, to processing orders & the service team is very responsive.

Pros
Online store was a must. There's very few affordable packages that do this so that really narrowed the field which is surprising because it's 2020 not 2005. It's very easy to use, looks modern, is easy to read & works the way you expect. Barcoding is a great feature. The Pro subscription has unlimited products & 5 users which is just right for our company. My warehouse manager loves it too. Support has been excellent & I was able to integrate it with my Wordpress site.

Cons
The only minor thing was that I was limited in what fields I could import & can't modify products in bulk but that's only an issue when you first set it up.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Booqable pricing

Starting from
$29/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
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Booqable features

API
Activity Dashboard
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Customer Database
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Invoice Management
Quote Management
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration

Accounting Integration (100 other apps)
Activity Tracking (102 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (126 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (119 other apps)
Electronic Payments (115 other apps)
Reminders (105 other apps)

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Additional information for Booqable

Key features of Booqable

  • API
  • Authorizations
  • Barcode Scanning
  • Credit Card Payments
  • Custom Fields
  • Customer Database
  • Email Templates
  • Embeddable Products
  • Embeddable Shopping Cart
  • Equipment Scheduling
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Inventory Management
  • Invoices, Quotes & Contracts
  • Online Payments
  • Order History
  • Order Management
  • Packing Slips
  • Payment Requests
  • Payment Tracking
  • Product Bundles
  • Reports
  • Secure Checkout
  • Security Deposits
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Benefits

Always know which products are available or out with customers.
Receive rental bookings by integrating Booqable on your existing website.
Generate professional quotes, contracts, and invoices without any manual work.
Accept payments online, charge credit cards, authorize holds, and send out payment requests.
Use barcode scanning to accelerate your planning, pickup and return processes.