CASE STUDY

A Digital Revolution that Delivered $145M Profits

How we challenged an industry unchanged in decades

BlueLine Rental equipment

BACKGROUND

Fast-paced digital change has left many businesses struggling to keep up.

And, the construction industry is no different. However, BlueLine Rental — once ranked #4 in North America for construction equipment rental — was falling significantly behind its competitors. To survive and thrive in this brave new digital world, BlueLine needed to get up to speed, fast.

The brief

BlueLine Rental approached Dauntless to help reimagine its digital presence and place them once again at the forefront of its industry.

The challenge

To deliver a stellar customer experience and increase efficiency and accuracy by reimagining BlueLine’s digital assets and helping it overcome its reliance on manual solutions.

Key issues included:

  • The website back-end solutions weren’t connected with each other
  • Customer data managed manually, leading to delays in orders and a lack of tracking and delivery data
  • Customers were unable to make orders via the website
  • The company was manual first and digital second
BlueLine Rental mobile customer app
BlueLine Rental desktop customer app

Our approach

To help bridge the digital divide, we took a cross-functional approach.

This meant unpackaging the entire customer journey from the booking process to check-out and invoice management.

In terms of technology and design, to deliver a cutting-edge solution, we undertook an in-depth analysis of the best apps in the industry—and in every industry—raising the benchmark to the best of the best, like Uber, Airbnb and Apple Music.

Based on our research findings, we developed a digital and marketing strategy, which outlined new design proposals and the creation, implementation and marketing of a new ecosystem to help close the gap between customers and the sales team.

What we delivered

A new customer rental app that integrates sales and customer service into an easy-to-use interface.

 

On top of which, we designed and built a marketing website, created a customised marketing strategy and delivered tactical creative assets.

 

Mobile App and Responsive Desktop Rental Portal 

  • Easy-to-use e-commerce tool for customers and sales teams
  • Rent and manage equipment from anywhere — an industry first
  • A new ‘Find Us’ feature developed for the site
  • Interactive location service fully integrated with Google Maps

Marketing Website

  • Redesigned and rebuilt the BLR digital portal from the ground up
  • Professional, modern UI and fresh new content for an excellent user experience
  • A new and simple CMS for easy maintenance by BlueLine staff

Launch Marketing Strategy & Support

  • Strategic soft-launch approach to release the app in three stages up to full version
  • Extensive app promotion and site launch to new, existing and lapsed customers
  • Proposed a campaign using digital ads, flyers, OOH and posters
  • IExplainer videos produced to facilitate employee training internally

RESULTS

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Reduced the time it took to onboard customers and rent equipment by 4000%

Increased their net worth by $145 million through improved process efficiencies

BlueLine Rental acquired by the biggest competitor just one year later

Conclusion

Not only did we deliver a fantastic e-commerce experience…

…but we also facilitated the process, including marketing, every step of the way.

The result was a modern, comprehensive, and easy-to-use e-commerce tool that empowered customers, staff, and sales teams.

Digital Transformation is daunting.

At the same time, going ‘digital’ is not a magic wand. That’s why you need a trusted partner that gets you and knows their digital.