Take Advantage of Our JEM Concierge!

JumpOrange has recently introduced the new JEM Concierge service! This perk allows JEM Members to schedule a 1-on-1 appointment with a JO team member for help with making a purchase. Here are a few reasons why you should give the JEM Concierge a try for your next inflatable purchase!

Our team members are very knowledgeable about the party rental industry and would love to share this information with you! They will have a heads up on incoming inventory and can give you tips if you’ve been eyeing a particular inflatable. Our team will also let you know of future sales events so you can plan ahead.

During sales events, it can be difficult deciding which of our inflatables are the best for your business! Fortunately, our team is ready to help! With information about your current inventory as well as ongoing trends, they can help point you in the right direction so you can take the tension out of your shopping experience!

You can choose which day works best for you when you schedule your appointment on our website. Choose which day you want to meet, the time of day, and team member you wish to speak with. Prefer to chat in Spanish? Request to speak with our Spanish fluent team member Brigitte.

This feature is only available for JEM Club Members. Besides this concierge service, JEM members also get access to free shipping options, discounts on inflatables, and access to exclusive sales events. Take advantage of all these benefits and sign up today!

How To Start A Party Rental Business

The party rental industry is growing rapidly, and now’s the perfect time to join! Starting a party rental business can be both a lucrative and fulfilling opportunity, and with proper preparation, anyone can succeed in it! Here are a few tips on starting your own business!   

Before committing to a party rental business, do some market research. Factors such as demographics and climate will play a role in the viability of your chosen market. You will want to identify competitors and how you can stand out from them in your market. Examining places such as schools, community centers, and local businesses can also help you determine future customers to supplement your client base of families. 

We highly recommend starting out with one bounce house, one combo, and one 14-15 ft slide, preferably ones with more general colors and theming. This will help you reach a wider range of clients when starting out, and as the business grows, you can add more units such as 19 ft slides, obstacle courses, and games, as well as more specialized themes. Don’t forget to invest in liability insurance to protect your business.

Using a variety of online channels will help you streamline your business. A website can provide structure for inflatable inventory and bookings, while social media accounts can help you reach out and expand your customer base. By providing excellent service you can also earn glowing reviews on sites such as Google and Yelp. Keep your online profiles up to date with engaging content and you’ll quickly increase your reach! 

At JumpOrange, we also offer JEM Club Membership! This is the perfect way to save on startup costs with free shipping options, discounts on inflatables, and access to marketing materials. We also have plenty of industry insider knowledge we would be happy to share. Let us partner with you and help you maximize your business! 


Why We Love Reviews!

Who doesn’t love being able to talk about their positive experiences? At JumpOrange, we welcome feedback from our clients! Here are a few reasons why we love getting reviews from our clients!

Online reviews are a great way for clients to share their inflatables online. We enjoy seeing our inflatables in action and serving our clients in the field! Not only that, but knowing our inflatables is helping bring smiles to both business and party guests alike does the same for us!

JumpOrange takes pride in having a helpful and friendly team! Our team members are ready to help clients through every step of the buying process. On that end, they simply love hearing from clients they’ve helped. A positive review recognizing a team member’s efforts that helped someone is enough to make our day!

We absolutely love it when clients say how much business they’re now getting thanks to our inflatables! It’s these kinds of glowing reviews that help us strengthen our relationships with them and make us want to root for you all the more! Your success is truly our success!

Have a great buying experience with us? You can find us at gradeus.com to leave your review! Or you could share online on Facebook or Google! We look forward to hearing from you!

How to Get Notifications on In Stock Inflatables

One of the most frequent questions customers ask is when JumpOrange is set to bring in more inflatables to our warehouse. With the busy season coming on, party rental businesses want the newest and best to offer their clients, while at the same time not constantly having to check the website for updates. At JumpOrange, we recognize the importance of securing the best inflatables when you need them, and to that end, we offer several different options for providing up-to-date news on incoming inflatables!

Social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram, and Tik Tok provide channels for businesses to connect with JumpOrange! Our social media channels post on a number of topics, including images of newly arrived inflatables! Following us on social media is also a great way to get in direct contact with us, either by leaving a comment or messaging us online!

Subscribing to the JumpOrange email newsletter is a great way to stay informed! JumpOrange sends subscribers emails on a variety of topics, such as info on sales, inflatable spotlights, and inventory updates. From there, clicking on the images will also take you straight to the appropriate product pages on our website to purchase!

If there’s an inflatable that you have your eye on that happens to be out of stock, you can sign up for an In-Stock Alert on the product page. You will then be notified by email as soon as this item’s stock is up on the website. While you’re here, it might also be a good idea to add it to your wishlist, which can be found just below the Notify Me button!

With these options to choose from, you have plenty of ways to check on the status of your favorite inflatables! Stay connected through JumpOrange’s various channels and give yourself the best chance to secure the inflatables you want when you need them most!

Fall Inflatable Rental Opportunities

With the busy season of summer over, it might seem like the time to wrap it up and call it a year. However, it’s still possible for party rental businesses to take advantage of the unique opportunities available in the offseason. Here are a few ideas on renting your inflatables during the fall.

Inflatables have increased in popularity at wedding reception events. The cooling temperatures during the fall months make bounce house rentals a viable option for weddings. Younger children in attendance will greatly enjoy the chance for playtime during the reception, and the bride and groom can even join in on the fun too!

While kids returning to school usually means fewer parties, it can also provide new opportunities for party rental businesses. Events such as school carnivals or back to school nights provide great opportunities for party rental businesses to participate in their communities during the fall. You might even consider renting out your inflatable obstacle courses as a fun alternative for kids in P.E. class! 

While trick or treating is most popular around Halloween, the holiday also inspires similar local events. Pumpkin patches are a fantastic place to rent inflatables since they operate alongside other entertainment options such as petting zoos, hayrides, and mazes. Communities and churches often hold their own events as alternatives to trick or treating around Halloween and are excellent ways to rent your inflatables. 

These are only some of the opportunities that are still available for party rental businesses during the fall. Are there any other autumn events that your business has found success in renting out for? Let us know!

Which Inflatable Shipping Option is Best for You?

            Inflatable shipping is an often-unsung part of running a party rental business. A lot of factors go into delivering inflatables to where they need to go. To help you decide, we’ve listed some common methods for shipping inflatables, as well as when to use them.

Terminal Shipping         

   Terminal shipping is one of the most used methods for shipping inflatables. For this method, the shipping truck drops off its goods at a terminal for customers to pick up. Generally, this method offers the fastest shipping times as it is much quicker for trucks to unload their cargo at a facility prepared to handle them,  

Residential Shipping

Residential shipping is another great option to consider. For this method, the shipping truck delivers the inflatables directly to the customer’s home by setting up an appointment with the customer. This is a great option for customers who want their inflatables dropped right at their door.

           Will Call Inflatable Pickup

Finally, will call inflatable pickup at our warehouse offers a different alternative for receiving inflatables. Call ahead with our office and they’ll have your order ready to go when you arrive. If you are within range of our warehouse, you can eliminate the middleman and handle shipping yourself!

JEM Club Shipping

Active JEM Club members get access to all these options! All orders with commercial inflatables are eligible for free terminal shipping, and orders with 3+ units are eligible for an upgrade for free residential delivery. Upon joining, JEM Club members enjoy these benefits for a full year. As a result, members save hundreds of dollars in shipping fees in the process!

Each of these inflatable shipping methods has one goal in mind: getting your inflatables in your hands as soon as possible. Which shipping method do you find the most useful? Let us know in the comments!

Commercial Inflatables Vs Residential Inflatables

The difference between residential and commercial inflatables is a question new party rental business owners often ask. Residential inflatables are sold in retail stores such as Walmart and Target. Commercial inflatables are sold by manufacturers and distributors such as JumpOrange. It is easy to miss the differences between these inflatables. Here are a few reasons why party rental businesses prefer commercial inflatables.

Commercial inflatables are designed to handle heavier use. Companies such as JumpOrange use lead-free commercial grade PVC vinyl that is fire and puncture-resistant for their inflatables. This material is also easy to clean as it is more resistant to mold and mildew. As a result, this vinyl is 5 times stronger than the nylon material that residential inflatables use. This also means that residential inflatables have shorter lifespans with their lower resistance to mold, mildew, and repeated use. With proper care and maintenance, JumpOrange inflatables can last over seven years. 

The extra parts and accessories for both inflatables come with slight differences. For instance, commercial inflatables use replaceable linings on high traffic areas such as the slide, stairs, and pool, which extends the lifespan of the inflatable. They also include metal stakes, powerful air blowers, and tarp. Compare this to residential units that offer no replacement linings and have a shorter lifespan as a result. They also tend to use plastic stakes, weaker air blowers, and no tarp. 

Last but not least is the difference in product warranty length. Commercial inflatables have a longer lifespan, and thus include a longer warranty. For example, JumpOrange’s warranty covers up to 18 months on water-based features and 3 years on dry units. Most residential inflatable warranties only cover up to 6 months. Superior warranty policy grants party rental companies peace of mind. 

When it comes to choosing inflatables to start a party rental business, only the best will do. Choose JumpOrange inflatables and they will provide significant ROI for years to come! Check our full collection here!

3 Reasons Why 15 oz Vinyl is Better

When it comes to commercial inflatables such as bounce houses and water slides, using the best vinyl material is a must. Party rental businesses most commonly rely on 18 oz and 15 oz vinyl, with the weight referring to the vinyl weight per square yard. JumpOrange uses 15 oz vinyl for its commercial inflatables. Here are a few reasons why our 15 oz vinyl is equipped to help your business.

Inflatables with 15 oz. vinyl will weigh roughly 20% less than ones than 18 oz. vinyl. This lighter weight means reduced shipping and labor costs. These lower costs in turn carry over as savings for your business when purchasing inflatables. This lighter weight also makes it possible for JumpOrange to use more creative designs for our inflatables.

Our 15 oz vinyl may be lighter, but it is no less durable. Our vinyl has undergone NFPA 701 test methods for flame resistance. Thanks to our practice of reinforcing our inflatables’ high-stress points with extra stitching and heat sealing, this vinyl has proven to be tear and puncture-resistant. To top it all off, our inflatables are also backed by our warranty, good for up to 3 years on dry units and 1.5 years on wet units.

The lighter weight of 15 oz. vinyl lends itself to easier inflatable care and maintenance. This is evident in its ease of setup and teardown, as being lighter makes for an easier time in inflating and rolling up. At the same time, our material is mold and mildew-resistant, so proper maintenance will allow it to last for a long time.

More and more party rental businesses are discovering the benefits of 15 oz. vinyl for their inflatables. Thanks to the work JumpOrange has put in, our 15 oz vinyl will not reduce your inflatables’ durability, but it will save you time and money. Check out our full collection of commercial inflatables with 15 oz vinyl at our online store!

Preseason Party Rental Business Essentials

Another busy season is fast approaching, and your business must have everything it needs to succeed during this critical time. Fortunately, several tools and resources are available to help you do just that. Here are a few essential tools sure to help your party rental business this season.

JEM Club is one of the best investments you can make for your party rental business. Members get a variety of perks that will save them money and grow their business. Members get free terminal shipping with a free upgrade to residential delivery on all orders with three or more units. In addition, they save 15% off all inflatable units and save even more during JEM Club exclusive sales that happen throughout the year. JEM Club is active for a full year the moment it is purchased, so take full advantage of what it offers!

Looking to purchase an inflatable but lack available funds? Faastrak is ready to help. If you possess good credit, it’s easy to apply for financing and make a game plan to pay off your inflatable. Simply provide the necessary information upon signing up. This flexibility will allow you to conserve your current funds for immediate business needs while still being able to add to your inflatable inventory in time for the season!

Recent incidents involving inflatables are a reminder about the importance of safety in the industry, so ensure your business has the insurance it needs entering the season. General liability insurance is a great starting point, as it will cover property damage and injuries that may result from guests using your inflatables. TRUiC has found the average yearly cost for general liability coverage in the party rental industry to be $500-1,100. Depending on the size and other services offered by your company, you may also need other types of insurance such as Worker’s Compensation Insurance.

With these resources available, your business will be equipped to handle the obstacles it faces this season. What other ways does your business prepare for the season? Let us know!

Gift Guide For Party Rental Company Owners

Owning a company in the party rental industry is tough. In the midst of serving others this holiday season as well as minding the usual demands of running a business, it can be easy for business owners to overlook what holiday gifts they’d like for themselves. Here are some gift ideas for the party rental business owner.


Simple Green Vinyl Cleaner


Company Needs

A party rental company will always need certain items, especially for their inflatables. Vinyl cleaner such as that provided by Simple Green is a great choice for any party rental company, as having this specialized solution will be a big help in cleaning larger inflatables. Similarly, disinfectant is always handy to clean surface areas with high touch volume. Other practical gift ideas include extra tarp, stakes, and face masks to help keep the company well stocked.

Reading Material

Small business owners are looking for ways to get ahead, and this is especially true in the competitive party rental industry. Well-researched books on the subject provide great insider knowledge to help with this. Two well-recommended books are Party Rental Business Playbook and How To Start Your Own Bounce House Business U.S.A.: From Part Time To Full Time In No Time. These books have plenty of tips and tricks sure to help both new entrants and seasoned pros.

Food and Drink

Treats are always welcome, and can be given based on the owner’s preferences. Perhaps one owner enjoys premium roast coffees, which would pair wonderfully with a personalized coffee mug. Another might prefer wine bundled with a specialty bottle opener. Specialty food always makes for great gifts, and there are plenty of options available such as chocolate boxes, dessert kits, and meal prep sets that are all customizable and sure to meet anyone’s tastes!

Whether it’s tailored to their industry or a more general treat, plenty of great gift ideas are out there that party rental business owners will love.