French clothing retailer Decathlon launches rental service

Image courtesy: activities.decathlon.ca

Decathlon is there with a rental service to make a range of sports products more accessible and affordable.

The French clothing retailer’s decision should help Britons in this tough cost of living crisis.

Notably, customers can “pay as you go” on the service which bills every 24 hours, instead of hourly.

Here it should be clarified that the first 24 hours – for a kayak – are charged at £30, then only £15 on the second day.

On subsequent days it’s £10 per day. A one week rental would therefore cost 56p per hour.

Although the service is currently available in London, Poole, Glasgow and Southampton, it will soon be rolled out to other stores.

Decathlon is offering products such as stand-up paddle boards (SUPs), kayaks and e-bikes as part of its new rental service to make it more accessible to shoppers.

The retailer believes that its mission is not only to make the sport more accessible to as many people as possible, but also to offer rental services in the most environmentally friendly way.

With over 1,697 stores in 60 countries and regions, Decathlon is the world’s largest sporting goods retailer.

Anne G. Cash