Honeybook vs. Booqable vs. Goodshuffle Pro: Which Is Best for Event Rental Businesses?

goodshuffle pro vs. honeybook vs. booqable

So the time has come for you to choose an event rental software.

You’re here because you’ve done your research and want to know which is the best fit for your company.

In this guide, we’ll lay out the differences between Honeybook, Booqable, and Goodshuffle Pro so you can decide which tool is best for you. (Spoiler alert: It all comes down to the kind of business you’re running).

At a glance

Here’s a quick overview of each tool, so you can compare them quickly. We’ll dive into the details below.

Invoices
Proposals
Contracts
Automated Follow-ups
Inventory Management
Website Integration
CRM & Communication
Reports
Conflict Detection
Event Logistics Management
Team Operations
Customer Rating 4.8/5 on Capterra 4.8/5 on Capterra 4.9/5 on Capterra
Ease-of-use Rating
4.6/5 on Capterra 4.8/5 on Capterra 4.8/5 on Capterra
Customer Service 4.7/5 on Capterra 4.8/5 on Capterra 4.9/5 on Capterra
Pricing Plans starting at $8/month Plans starting at $29/month Plans starting at $99/month
Support Hours Mon-Sun Mon-Fri Mon-Fri
Dedicated Onboarding Specialist

What is Goodshuffle Pro?

goodshuffle pro software

Best software for event rental companies

Goodshuffle Pro is event software built to help companies manage inventory, send quotes, collect payments, and oversee logistics.

Features like Conflict Detection help you catch double-bookings before they happen, while the Website Integration is perfect for creating a digital storefront. Goodshuffle Pro is built specifically for event rental businesses, so it has all the features you need to grow your event business.

What is Honeybook?

honeybook software

Best software for service-heavy event professionals

Honeybook is a clientflow platform that freelancers and service-heavy businesses use to create professional invoices, send secure payments, and automate replies and follow-ups. 

It’s inexpensive and delivers an easy, modern payment experience to clients, but does not have any features to manage rental inventory or event-specific logistics. This typically makes it a better solution for event planners than other types of event and rental companies.

What is Booqable?

Best software for businesses with gear & equipment rentals

Booqable is a rental software and rental website builder. It’s designed to help you create your own rental website and manage the day-to-day operations of your rental business — whether you run a bike, camera, or boat rental business.

But while Booqable is great for gear and equipment rental businesses, it’s not designed with event rentals in mind. It has limited options for delivery and inflexible tax options as a couple of its drawbacks.

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Key features

All three of these tools can be good options for you, depending on the kind of business you run. Let’s take a look at the key features of each:

Goodshuffle Pro features

Goodshuffle Pro is an all-in-one event rental software designed to help rental companies handle quotes, invoices, inventory management, finances, and reporting with ease.

Inventory Management

Goodshuffle Pro’s inventory management feature offers robust tools for tracking, organizing, and building packages of your event rental inventory, ensuring accurate availability and maximum ROI.

goodshuffle pro inventory

Quotes & contracts

Goodshuffle Pro’s quotes and contracts module enables users to create professional, well-designed proposals, generate contracts, and set quotes to expire automatically, streamlining the booking process.

goodshuffle pro quotes contracts

Billing & payments

With Goodshuffle Pro’s billing and payments system, users can easily accept secure payments online and in-person, track payment status, and send automatic billing reminders. The platform also supports Buy Now, Pay Later — a risk-free way to allow certain clients to pay invoices in installments.

goodshuffle pro projects

CRM & client management

Goodshuffle Pro’s CRM and client management functionality provides tools to maintain detailed client profiles, create custom email templates, create saved terms and preferences for clients, and accept client requests through your website.

goodshuffle pro crm client management

 

Honeybook features

HoneyBook is a platform for creative professionals to streamline client communication, bookings, contracts, and payments.

Invoices

HoneyBook’s invoicing feature simplifies billing by creating and sending professional invoices and reminders to clients, plus accepting secure digital payments.

honeybook invoices

Proposals

With HoneyBook’s proposal feature, users can craft and send detailed proposals to potential clients with professional branding. It’s structured to include invoice, contract, and payment all in one.

honeybook proposals

Scheduling

HoneyBook’s scheduling feature allows users to share a meeting link and book more client appointments. It’s fully customizable to your brand and sends out reminders as well.

honeybook scheduling

 

Booqable features

Booqable is an online software designed to manage inventory, reservations, and payments for rental businesses.

Rental Website Builder

Booqable’s fully customizable, no code Rental Website Builder empowers businesses to showcase their rental inventory and accept online bookings effortlessly. Easily display product collections and real-time inventory availability.

booqable rental website builder

Order management

Booqable’s order management system streamlines the entire rental process, from reservation to return. It allows you to manually create orders, configure padding time in between rental orders, and accelerate pickups and returns.

booqable order management

Inventory management

Booqable’s inventory management tool provides comprehensive control over stock levels, availability, and tracking, optimizing efficiency and preventing overbooking.

booqable inventory management

Customer reviews

All three software options for your event rental business boast high reviews. Take a look at Capterra review breakdown by category.

 

User satisfaction 4.8/5 4.8/5 4.8/5
Ease of use 4.6/5 4.8/5 4.8/5
Customer Service 4.7/5 4.8/5 4.9/5
Features
4.6/5
4.5/5 4.7/5
Value for money 4.7/5 4.8/5 4.8/5
Likelihood to recommend 92% 92% 95%

 

Honeybook customer reviews

Capterra review: 4.8 based on 604 customer reviews

Here’s how Honeybook helped one Capterra reviewer manage their time:

“It is good for creative entrepreneurs to manage their whole working process. I like the time tracker tool which helps me in time management.”

Booqable customer reviews

Capterra review: 4.8 based on 621 customer reviews

Here’s what one Capterra reviewer said about Booqable functionality:

“It’s very user-friendly, and it accomplishes all the necessary tasks without over-complicating anything. It’s easy to input inventory, easy for the customer to browse and make reservations, and easy on the back end to track the rental stages.”

 

Goodshuffle Pro customer reviews

Capterra review: 4.9 based on 137 customer reviews

Here’s what one Capterra reviewer had to say about Goodshuffle Pro’s integrations and customer service:

“Goodshuffle Pro is very intuitive and easy to use and functions as an inventory management and CRM system, accounting and banking platform and a team and project management resource. In my opinion it is one of the best and most highly integrated softwares for the event rental industry. Terrific customer service from the moment you start your trial to full integration.”

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Integrations

Integrations help you extend the functionality of your event rental software. Honeybook, Booqable, and Goodshuffle Pro all support integrations in different capacities.

Honeybook integrations

Honeybook’s main integrations are with Quickbooks, Gmail, Calendly, Facebook, and Zapier. It also offers integrations with communication and project management tools, including Zoom, Slack, Asana, and monday.com, as well as with Pic-Time (for photographers).

Booqable integrations

Booqable integrates with WordPress, Squarespace, Shopify, Webflow, Stripe, Paypal, and Zapier — all tools meant to manage your website and payments There’s also a Booqable API available for custom integrations.

Goodshuffle Pro integrations

Goodshuffle Pro integrates with Quickbooks Online, Stripe, and Google Calendar — all the tools you need to manage event rental bookings. The platform also offers a Website Integration as a website plugin, so clients can shop your inventory 24/7 while you retain full control over quotes.

Ease of use

While none of these event rental software options are particularly difficult to use, they can be challenging if you or your team are new to managing projects digitally.

Honeybook ease of use

Honeybook users note customers are impressed with the professionalism of the tool, and that it’s great for creative entrepreneurs. They also appreciate the ability to easily customize the images they use in proposals.

On the flip side, some users say, “it is a bit overwhelming if you have no experience at all with creating online templates or websites.” They struggle with initial confusion when starting to use the software and a lack of clarity with the email send feature.

Booqable ease of use

Booqable users are largely pleased with the product’s ease of use and responsiveness of the creators. They “have seen new features and developments roll out regularly,” and note that rental settings are “easy to adapt to the needs of your specific business.”

Some users do complain about color themes on stock items making it difficult to differentiate. And one user says, “Not all of our employees understand what’s happening in the program and they do make mistakes when handling an order.”

Goodshuffle Pro ease of use

Goodshuffle Pro users rave about how easy to use the platform is. They say it’s easy to process payments and appreciate the flexible “ability to change the order live,” even after the initial quote has been sent.

One user says, “Overall look and functionality is refreshing, easy to navigate and set up if you have any familiarity with rental software.” Another says, “They have thought of everything to make using this software effortless.”

And if users do hit any stumbling blocks, Goodshuffle Pro offers free and unlimited customer support that makes all the difference, from a dedicated onboarding specialist to responsive live chat support with real people.

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Pricing

Now for the price tags on Honeybook, Booqable, and Goodshuffle Pro. Remember as you’re going through this section that differences in functionality and user seats make up a big part of the price difference.

(And please note, all of the below prices are based on annual subscription prices.)

Honeybook pricing

The cheapest option on the list, Honeybook offers a free 7-day trial and three pricing plans to meet your needs.

Starter: $8/month

The Starter plan gets you kicked off creating great client experiences and includes:

  • Unlimited clients and projects
  • Invoices and payments
  • Proposals and contracts
  • Calendar
  • All professional templates
  • Client portal
  • Basic reports

Essentials: $16/month

The Essentials plan allows you to grow your productivity and adds in some automation tools. This plan includes all Starter features, plus:

  • Scheduler
  • Automations
  • QuickBooks Online integration
  • Up to 2 team members
  • Expense management
  • Profit and loss
  • Remove “Powered by HoneyBook”
  • Standard reports

Premium: $33/month

Honeybook’s highest-tier plan is Premium, which allows you to scale up with priority support. It’s best for larger teams and includes all Essentials features, plus:

  • Unlimited team members
  • Priority support
  • Multiple companies
  • Onboarding specialist
  • Advanced reports – coming soon

Booqable pricing

Booqable offers a free 14-day trial, no credit card required, to get you started. If you decide to proceed with the paid version, there are three options available (Note that with Booqable, you’ll have to purchase a Quickbooks Online subscription separately, as well as create a separate Stripe account):  

Essential: $29/month

The Essential plan includes basic features for getting started with your rental business and is best for small teams. On the Essential plan, you get:

  • Rental website builder
  • Integrate with existing website
  • Unlimited products and orders
  • iOS & Android app
  • Payments (no commission)
  • Includes 2 staff accounts (Add extra staff accounts for $20/user/month.)
  • Includes 1 location
  • Plus additional features

Pro: $79/month

For growing and medium-sized rental businesses, there’s the Pro plan. With Pro, you get everything in the Essential package, but your account includes 5 staff accounts instead of 2, plus 9 other features not included in the Essential plan.

Premium: $249/month

The Premium plan is for large rental companies. It includes everything in the Pro package, but you get 15 staff accounts instead of 5, as well as 3 locations and 4 additional features not included in the Pro package.

Goodshuffle Pro pricing

Goodshuffle Pro pricing works a bit differently from others on this list. It offers a free 14-day trial for you to test out the software. After the trial, you can build your own plan based on the number of users and integrations you need. Here’s how it works:

Plans start at $99/month

Goodshuffle Pro’s base plan includes 1 Full User and 1 Limited User, plus free and unlimited customer support. Goodshuffle Pro never charges extra for the number of inventory items or contracts.

Add users

Users types in Goodshuffle Pro are broken down by permission access. If you’d like to add more users, you’re looking at:

  • $49/month per user for Full Users (Good for office staff, salespeople, and bookkeepers. Full Users have access to everything except Admin-only privileges.)
  • $19/month per user for Limited Users (Built for your warehouse team, drivers, and installers. Limited Users have the features they need to get the job done, but without sensitive financial details.)
  • $99/month for unlimited Read-Only Users (Meant for DJs, dealers, and contractors. Read-Only users can access necessary details for assigned jobs, but can’t make any changes.)

Add integrations

Goodshuffle Pro also offers two add-on integrations to elevate your and your clients’ platform experiences.

  • Website Integration: $79/month to integrate your inventory with your current website and allow customers to request items and services for their desired dates.
  • Quickbooks Online Integration: $39/month to sync your contracts and payments automatically for seamless accounting.

You can check out the Goodshuffle Pro pricing calculator to build the best plan for your business.

Support

The best event rental management software has all the features and integrations you need to get the job done and fits your unique business needs. But it also needs top-notch support.

Honeybook customer support

In addition to its weekly welcome training and help center, Honeybook offers chat and email support 7 days a week. You can access chat and email support Mon-Fri 6am-6pm PT, and Sat-Sun 8am-5pm PT.

Booqable customer support

Booqable’s chat and email support is based outside of the US. Hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 11pm CET (3am to 5pm EST), with limited support hours on the weekend. Booqable also has a help center for you to troubleshoot your queries.

Goodshuffle Pro customer support

Goodshuffle Pro offers chat support from 9:00am to 6:00pm ET and guarantees a response within one business day. In addition to a detailed help center, Goodshuffle Pro gives you a dedicated onboarding specialist with expert event rental knowledge so you know where to go if you have questions.

How to choose the right software for your event business?

All three of these tools offer great support and ease of use. But which is best for your business?

Ultimately, it comes down to the kind of business you run. If you’re a solo freelancer or service-heavy event professional, Honeybook is an affordable option for getting the job done. If you’re in the gear and equipment rental business, Booqable is your go-to, allowing you to manage multiple types of inventory, from camera gear to kayak rentals.

And if you’re in the event rental business, Goodshuffle Pro is hands-down your best option. With features like Conflict Detection and Finances & Reporting, Goodshuffle Pro is your best friend, from initial inquiry to identifying which inventory item or salesperson is the most valuable.

The unlimited customer support from event rental experts doesn’t hurt either.

If Goodshuffle Pro is the right solution for your event rental business, we’re happy to walk you through how the platform can work for your unique business.

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Author: Celita Summa

Celita Summa is the Content Marketing Manager at Goodshuffle, where she oversees the blog. She has a passion for making tech accessible, and in addition to her work with software companies, she's spent time in Italy working with hospitality clients, including wineries and luxury hotels. Her favorite kind of events include freshly-baked bread and comfy chairs.