ARA Coronavirus Discussion Group: Visits from vendor representatives

September 2020

The ARA Coronavirus Discussion Group on Facebook allows those in the equipment and event rental industry to discuss what’s going on in their businesses and ask questions to fellow members during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Each week, Rental Pulse will highlight a post from the week that garnered attention about a specific topic. This week’s post discusses the feeling around manufacturer/supplier representatives visiting rental stores during COVID-19.

“What are your thoughts about seeing vendor reps at this point in the pandemic? Many have been working from home since the COVID-19 outbreak. Are you ready to see them just yet or do you think they should wait a little longer before coming to visit you in person?”

This post has more than 35 comments mainly from rental store operators. Most are very happy to have any vendor representatives visit, but would like them to schedule a visit ahead of time and follow safety guidelines. Some would be open to outdoor visits to stay safer.

To view this post and the comments, click here.

The ARA Coronavirus Discussion Group on Facebook was created shortly after the pandemic began as a place for rental industry members to openly discuss the challenges they were facing. The page now has more than 2,500 members and continues to discuss all aspects of the pandemic’s impact on the industry.

Make sure you and your coworkers are involved in the ARA Coronavirus Discussion Group on Facebook. You will need to answer quick qualifying questions before being allowed to join. Join this group now

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