About car rental e-commerce support

Global corporation or independent car rental?

Whether you're an independent car rental business serving a local market, or a global corporation serving international markets through a multi-lingual reservation platform, getting and staying ahead can be difficult.

About car rental e-commerce support

During a career at the forefront of international car rental e-commerce dating back to 2000, I have seen markets and technology evolve, and the needs, expectations and diversity of customers grow rapidly.

Development has been fast and continuous, and besides the evolvement of the core web and reservation platform, I was responsible for the onboarding of franchisees totalling 29 languages, as well as managing corporate partnerships, legal compliance, payment authorisation implementation and many other initiatives.

I now work independently, providing consultancy, guidance, testing and auditing services.

Daron Harvey

Professionally developing websites since 1996, and with more than 20 years international car rental e-commerce experience.

Daron Harvey
Over 20 yrs international car rental e-commerce experience.

About car rental e-commerce support

During a career at the forefront of international car rental e-commerce dating back to 2000, I have seen markets and technology evolve, and the needs, expectations and diversity of customers grow rapidly.

Development has been continuous, and besides the evolvement of the web platform, I was responsible for the onboarding of franchisees totalling 29 languages, as well as managing corporate partnerships, legal compliance, payment authorisation implementation and many other initiatives.

A quick word about Discretion and Confidentiality

Although I make reference to a number of car rental companies throughout this website, I do so without bias towards one company being better or more preferable than another.

In maintaining professional integrity, no confidential information, intellectual property, faults, problems or criticisms of any company are disclosed on this website, nor offline between companies.

Multiple booking channels

Multiple streams needed to be developed and managed beyond the main core web platform to allow booking channels such as Booking.com, Expedia, Holiday Autos and Zest Car Rental to offer our vehicles for selection.

We also worked with a number of airline and hotel partners which enabled their customers to also make car reservations whilst booking their flights or hotels, or they could book via one of a number of dedicated co-branded websites which were built on separate platforms.

Loyalty schemes with companies such as Nectar, etc, were also catered for on a separate platform which allowed points to be accumulated and redeemed against car rentals.

Each of those platforms needed to be developed and managed separately, whilst also communicating to the company's main booking engine to ensure that availability of vehicles was up to date on all channels.

So a very busy, innovative and rewarding time!


Franchise support

Support was also provided to car rental franchisees worldwide who had the option to either come on board onto the main core web platform, or use third party web platforms which needed to integrate with our systems.

100 years of Hertz

Hertz 100 year celebrations

Pictured here in 2018 with former President of Hertz International, Michel Taride, and colleagues from marketing and e-commerce

Hertz 100 year celebrations

About car rental e-commerce support

Ongoing Challenges

The management of an international car rental platform in 29 languages was not only challenging from the perspective of language, but also differences in international laws and local cultures.

All of this experience, backed up with a technical background in web development provides me with firm foundations to be able to help, advise and collaborate with car rental companies of all sizes.

How can I help you?

I'm available for car rental consultancy, competitor analysis and testing, bringing with me:

  • 20 years car rental e-commerce experience.
  • Depth & breadth of industry knowledge.
  • A broad understanding of what works and doesn't work for different types of car rental businesses.
  • Expertise in digital marketing, web design (HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP), website testing, website management, etc.
  • A friendly, personal, flexible service, with meticulous attention to detail.

Reviews and Testimonials

Daron's creative thinking, positive can-do attitude and drive in finding and implementing solutions made him a pleasure to work with. He continually delivers results, went above and beyond in providing exceptional organisational, support, communication and testing skills, and showed genuine integrity.
(S.A. via LinkedIn)

Read the full review and more of my personal reviews and testimonials and feel free to get in touch if you think I can help.

Get in Touch

If you would like to discuss anything further, feel free to email or phone as follows:

Email: daron@targaweb.com     Phone: +44 (0)1406 373511

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