Rent.com Give Users Access To #1 Online Mover Network, Signs Deal With Moving.com To Power Free Quotes

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Moving.com Powers Free Quotes on Rent.com

Our agreement will benefit renters and moving companies alike. Renters will gain easy access to high quality movers and the movers who work with us will gain the opportunity to service Rent.com users.

Starting this month, users of Rent.com, an eBay company, will gain access to the number one online network of moving companies as Moving.com begins to power free moving quotes at Rent.com's Moving Center.

"We are excited about this strategic relationship which will expose consumers who visit Rent.com to an even larger network of quality moving companies that are prescreened, licensed and insured," said Peggy Abkemeier, co-general manager and chief financial officer at Rent.com. "This relationship is the result of a strategic decision by Rent.com enabling us to focus on our core business in rentals while capturing revenue through this arrangement with Moving.com."

Moving.com will power the widget providing free mover quotes on Rent.com, which in turn feeds leads to prescreened moving companies. Unlike some online sites that sell leads many times over to various types of service providers, Moving.com only provides users with information about the services they request.

"We are honored to be chosen by Rent.com to support the Rent.com Moving Center, and we're confident their visitors will appreciate the high level of service Moving.com provides," said Patty Mitchell, senior vice president, consumer media at Move, Inc. "Our agreement will benefit renters and moving companies alike. Renters will gain easy access to high quality movers and the movers who work with us will gain the opportunity to service Rent.com users."

On average, 16 percent of the US population is moving at any given moment and two-thirds are renters (approximately 32.5 million people), making the moving quotation service on Rent.com a valuable tool for renters. Renters have much higher mobility rates than homeowners, with almost one in every three making a move within a one-year period. (1)

The next step for renters who have found a new home is to set up moving arrangements. At Rent.com's Moving Center, Moving.com will provide renters with free online quotes for full- or self-service (i.e., movers load and drive vs. customer loads, movers drive), as well as special assistance with transporting autos, pianos, antiques and office equipment.

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