Costco in U.K. teams up with Hertz in van share

The Hertz Corp. and Costco in the U.K. have teamed up to bring short-term Hertz 24/7 van rental to Costco's members.

The self-drive service operates at all 25 Costco warehouses in the U.K. Costco's members can hire a van from the warehouse car parks to drive their purchased items home immediately.

"We have been growing our global van rental offering through Hertz 24/7 for over five years. Our Hertz 24/7 service enables Costco to provide its members with an attractive and efficient van delivery service. Hertz takes care of providing and maintaining the fleet and handling all customer transactions while Costco's members can enjoy the convenience of taking their purchases home straightaway, rather than waiting for the goods to be delivered in the future,” stated Michel Taride, group president of Hertz International.

"Our agreement with Hertz 24/7 is another example of our dedication to improving member service, ensuring members can transport their purchases conveniently and at a low price. Given Hertz's 24/7's customer support network, combined with its solid reputation for reliability and experience of operating a large and strong van fleet across the U.K., I am confident that this agreement will further enhance the Costco member experience," added Sue Knowles, Costco's marketing director.

Hertz 24/7 has also partnered with Ikea in the U.K. to offer customers access to van hire. Hertz 24/7 self-drive van hire is also available to customers of B&Q in the UK; Ikea, Castorama and the Casino supermarket chain in France; the DIY store Leroy Merlin and a number of Ikea stores in Spain; and Lowes DIY store in the United States.



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