Ash Cart Rental, LLC was established in the beautiful gulf coastal town of Port Aransas Texas in April of 2014. As many businesses start out as a little seed with the dream of growing in to a grand oak tree, Ash Cart Rental is no exception. Our first location was a small rented building with just 12 tan colored carts on Alister Street. We had a wildly successful inaugural season at this location and we were able to add an additional 8 carts including the first 8-passenger cart on the island. Our little seed was beginning to take root, and in January 2015 we purchased land and completed construction at 2700 Eleventh Street – our current home.
Over the next two years our customer base has grown exponentially and Ash Cart has developed an excellent reputation on the island. SandFest and holiday weekends throughout the summer proved that we again needed to expand thus allowing us to purchase 12 brand new EZ-GO gas carts and update our original tan colored carts to fun, vibrant colors. You can easily identify an Ash Cart cruising down the beach!
Our oak tree has sprouted and we now have a fleet of 40 carts and two part time employees to assist in our expanded hours, exceptional service and increased customer demand. We are honored to be a part of the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce and continue to sponsor local sports teams and give back through many donations to important causes in the wonderful community that is Port Aransas
The key to Ash Cart Rental’s success has been our attention to detail where customer satisfaction is concerned. We believe that a first impression is your only impression and we ensure that begins from the moment you arrive at our website.
In 2016, we focused our efforts on improving our marketing and online experience. We developed a new website and became the first golf cart rental business to offer online booking. Many of our competitors allow you to reserve a cart but unfortunately it does not guarantee your reservation until you arrive, fill out the paperwork, read terms and conditions and pay in full. We went one step further making it possible for you to complete the paperwork and make full payment all from our user friendly website. When you arrive to Port A, you’re already enjoying a stress free vacation.
Our booking software is incredibly advanced and allows for partnerships with property management companies and other vacation related small businesses to become Ash Cart Rental Agents. Our agents can book a cart rental for a customer they have referred through our website and in return are compensated with a commission for each booking. Commissions are automatically direct deposited in to our agent’s bank account and electronically invoiced. This is yet another way Ash Cart Rental sets themselves a part from the crowd. Many of the island’s cart rental businesses say they offer a referral fee but Ash Cart actually follows through with a seamless integration.
When representing an Ash Cart Rental Agent our top priority is that we make YOU look good! You have put your faith in us and we intend to deliver. The owner personally facilitates the delivery of golf carts on a truck and trailer. Our carts are always presented immaculately clean with a full tank of gas and have passed a vigorous safety inspection. The owner himself is there to answer any questions you may have and can offer assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week should an emergency arise.
The partnership between Ash Cart Rental and the agent also includes cross promotion marketing. We would be happy to share your business website link on ashcartrental.com as well as branding stickers on all of our carts. We take this friendship seriously!
Ash Cart Rental has a solid vision for how we will continue to grow our oak tree. Our plan for the immediate future includes continued marketing efforts. In early 2017 we will be partnering with Expedia and Viator as agents through our software. We seek to have exclusive partnerships with successful vacation rental management companies in Port Aransas, we want to work with only the best.
Our online marketing will be focused on having one of the strongest SEO rankings for Cart Rentals on the island. To do so we will be running social media contests, surveys following a customer experience, growing our newsletter subscriber base and creating fun videos for our YouTube channel.
To meet the demand of our larger customer base and partnerships with agents we intend to increase our inventory by a minimum of 20 more carts. At Ash Cart Rental we have every intention of continuing on the fast track to being the best cart rental business on Mustang Island.