When Amazon bought CarRental in 2015, the Seattle-based retailer was looking to boost its online shopping business and was looking for a way to compete with Amazon’s own services, like Prime.
The retailer said it would offer CarRent car rental in Canada.
“CarRental is Canada’s largest and most trusted car rental company and we are excited to be partnering with Amazon,” said Dan O’Reilly, chief operating officer of Amazon CarRrent.
“The partnership with Amazon will allow us to provide a better experience for our customers and to bring CarRort to more Canadians.”
Amazon CarRount said it will offer the same car rental service to Canadians as it does to US customers.
But the Canadian Prime membership is currently only available in a few states.
Prime members can also buy a membership to CarRantail.ca.
“It is very important for us to make sure that Canadians are aware of our car rental options and that we offer a better option than what they are currently getting,” said Pauline Tulloch, CarRation Canada president.
CarRantale.ca is Amazon’s first Canadian location for car rentals. “
CarRent is the number one choice for Canadian car renters and we look forward to expanding to other countries.”
CarRantale.ca is Amazon’s first Canadian location for car rentals.
In the U.S., Amazon has a CarRanch service that has more than 1 million members.
Amazon has also been testing the CarRail service in the U, and recently added a third car rental option, CarPara.ca, to its service.
CarRash, Amazon’s popular service for finding, leasing and buying used cars, was introduced in November 2017.
CarRash members can pay $1,000 a month to rent their cars, and $300 a month for the privilege of paying the car rental and vehicle fee.
Members pay $30 per day for gas, $15 for insurance and $5 for repairs.
The cost of renting a car is split between the car and the owner and the cost of repair is split among the owner, the rental company, the buyer and the rental car.
Car rentals can be done by anyone in Canada, including students and families.