2020 has definitely been a year we will all remember. It has been an unprecedented 12 months of completely new challenges for the whole world. We are very thankful for your support during this time which has allowed our company to grow while continuing to provide you with our signature elevated camping experiences.
Sales Increase & New Locations
DROPLET trailer sales have doubled year-over-year from 2020 to 2019 with new units being shipped to Alberta, Ontario, and Manitoba in Canada, and Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, and New York in the U.S. Our home province of British Columbia has been the best selling market for us these past twelve months and we are thrilled about orders we have received for spring 2021 with deliveries to Yukon, Montana, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania.
We are committed to expanding our operations and to building a network of DROPLET owners throughout North America. We love to see our owners create memories with their trailers and then share their passion for the outdoors with others through renting their own units out. If you would like to know more about renting out your DROPLET please contact us using the contact form.
Seattle Rental Location
One of the DROPLET owners who has begun to share his trailer with other renters is Karl from Seattle, WA. His camper was listed on our rental website in June 2020 and he has had 15 bookings with an average trip length of 7 days since then. With the nightly rate of $129, the return on his investment in DROPLET is extraordinary.
No information other than a listing on our website was needed for Karl to get to these impressive numbers which clearly shows the demand for teardrop trailers and the market value there is for operators like him. Two of his rental customers then placed orders for their very own trailers which in turn qualified Karl for our referral bonus for each of those new DROPLET purchases.
We continue to work on adding more locations to our list so you can rent one of our campers in every province, territory, and state.
The events of 2020 have had an unusual impact on RV rental business with most operators experiencing the highest demand in their history. At DROPLET, we have had the same experience and we are grateful for our renters who chose to pick us as a partner for their 2020 trips.
Over 30,000 miles were traveled with the DROPLET rental trailers this camping season. The campers made their way from BC all the way to Yukon, Alberta, and back in Canada and you could have spotted them all over the West Coast and Mid-West in the US. This speaks to the quality and durability of our trailers and gives you the confidence to take them for your next long-distance trip.
60 reservations in total were made for five rental trailers in Vancouver, BC with an average trip length of six days. We feel the responsibility to make sure your vacation trips and weekend getaways are unforgettable and the DROPLET trailers will allow you to explore the best way possible.
DROPLET Design Initiative
With the global RV business reaching new highs in 2020, we have decided to give back to the community by supporting select artists while giving our customers a chance to give their trailers a unique look. The DROPLET Design Initiative was launched this past September with great exposure on social media and in the press. The artwork, created with our passion for the outdoors in mind, became a hit on Instagram and was featured in an RVBusiness article reporting the success of this collaboration.
This new alternative to outdated RV designs brought a fresh look into what you can decorate your trailer with. As Erik Abel from AbelArts put it “I love it when companies see the value in collaborating with artists. That’s when a product goes from lame and boring to unique and awesome. Just take a look at the current graphics packages on almost any current RV or motorhome… just mindless, messy, cookie-cutter, tribal tattoo, garbage.” We couldn’t agree more, Erik.
Due to the success of this initiative, we plan on adding more design options from different artists in 2021. Feel free to reach out to us if you have a recommendation, or if you create art yourself, to introduce us to new and exciting creators. All proceeds from the sales go directly to the artists themselves.
Rental Gift Cards
Thanks to our new gift card option, anyone can give or receive the gift of a camping adventure. We launched this option in late November so they would be ready for Christmas but gift cards are not limited to the holiday season. Spring and summer trip planning is just around the corner and DROPLET rental gift cards are the perfect gift for someone interested in exploring their surroundings.
The electronic and printed gift cards are available in our online shop with preset values of $100, $200, $300, or a customizable option. Feel free to reach out to us through our Live Chat or our contact form if you have any questions or are looking to get a gift card with a customizable value.
DROPLET trailer was featured on the 2020 Must-See RV of the Year list created by RVBusiness. We are proud to be the only teardrop trailer manufacturer listed in the article and we take it as a reflection of all the time and energy we put into the research & development of our products.
As you can see, 2020 was a great year for all of us at DROPLET and we are thrilled to share the success with all of you. Thank you for your continuing support and for the love you show for our lightweight trailers. We can’t wait to see what 2021 has in the store for all of us!