Car sharing club Connect by Hertz has signed a three year agreement with B&Q to bring its short term, self-drive van rental to customers.
After a successful 23 week pilot across seven stores, Connect by Hertz vans will now be rolled out to 137 B&Q stores across the UK.
Mark Frissora, chief executive officer and chairman of Hertz, said: “Our agreement with B&Q has made the shopping experience even easier for customers. With a Connect by Hertz van, customers can shop with ease in the knowledge that they can take their large purchases directly home with them there and then, rather than worrying about fitting large items into their car or sitting at home waiting for deliveries.
“This agreement marks a new era in home delivery, and is just one example of how short term rentals are revolutionising the way we move – demonstrating the possibilities Connect by Hertz can have for consumers, businesses and partners.”
The new agreement will give B&Q customers the option to rent a Connect by Hertz van from the store’s car park, enabling them to take large purchases home, immediately after payment.
Customers will no longer need to worry about squeezing large fixtures and fittings into their own cars, or stay at home to wait for deliveries. With dual branded Connect by Hertz/B&Q vans stationed in the store’s car parks across the country, customers can shop with the utmost freedom, and not feel restricted by the size of the purchases they make.
Priced at £14 an hour, customers can load their shopping into a LWB Ford Transit Van and take their latest purchases straight home with them. The price covers insurance, tax, congestion charges and 20 miles of fuel.
Customers sign up to Connect by Hertz by phone, online or by using an instant enrolment pack available from the store.