How to Start a Bounce House Business

If you are considering starting your own bounce house business, we think it’s doable and we’d like to help you out via our Channal’s high quality inflatable products and expert knowledge. We do not rent inflatables, but we are a professional and reliable manufacturer who has more than a decade experiences at manufacturing and selling all kinds of inflatables.

So, how to start a bounce house business? Here are some steps and advice.

Market Research for local competitors and manufacturers

First of all, before you do anything, survey the market and competitors in your local area. It’s the most important thing every starter should pay attentions to. Find out what’s the most popular bounce houses and games that adults and kids are playing, list all the existed local inflatable rental companies and their information(website, products, price, etc.). You may use search engines to collect data and information, or look around your city’s parks and residential areas.

Secondly, do some solid searches about all reliable inflatables companies, make contacts with them and find out their credits, user reviews, production capacity, product types, prices, etc. Then choose whatever is best for you currently, if you don’t have much start-up capital, then go for manufacturers who provide cheap prices and sales. You are able to find those competent manufacturers through Google searches, bounce house forums, Facebook private groups, Alibaba international trade site and every year’s IAAPA expo in the Orlando, Florida, USA. Channal Inflatables can be on your top of consideration list, if you ask me, because we give the best quality inflatable goods at a fairly cheap price.

Decide Your Initial Bounce Houses

You need some moonwalks, combos, or slides to start with. You have to decide what types, styles and sizes to buy.

As for types, bounce houses are the fundamental essential in the market, combos and slides are even better.

As for styles, modular bouncers with art panels are flexible and can be adjusted to any themed party and event. But custom-made styles will be more attracted to your future customers.

As for sizes of bounce house, 10 × 10 is the smallest unit, then followed by 13 × 13 and 15 × 15. The size decides the costs and how many kids can bounce at the same time.

As for money saving, because you may don’t have much money at your startup to invest, so a good choice is to buy commercial bounce house wholesale or bounce house business packages. In that way, you’ll get standard inflatables to start and cost only somewhere between several hundreds to 2k.

Register, Name, Company Location, Staff

After you found your initial bouncy house suppliers for your business startup, the next step is to register your legal company and get license from your state office, I will leave this boring part to you. The interesting part is you will give a name to your bounce house business, a good name is really going to help you stand out from your opponents and meanwhile make it easy for your future patrons to remember and share.

I believe most of bouncy castle party rental start-up business owners starting their inflatable rental company from home. That’s totally OK, as long as your house got a warehouse where you can well store the inflatables and easy for delivery.

Inflatable moonwalk, inflatable slide and all the other inflatables should be operated by professional inflatable operators who have licenses. If you don’t have the budget to hire one, you should get yourself a license in order to blow up and maintain an inflatable bouncer and trampoline.

Rental Rates

Since you are new to bounce house rental field, you probably need to set your rental rates more compelling than your competitors if you want to earn first costumer quickly.

Meanwhile, decide all the other stuffs like cover area, rental window, delivery, pick up and other policies.


Insurance is so extremely important for any bounce house rental business, because this field is highly connected to riders’ safety and health (include both adults and kids). Ask insurance companies about insuring your bounce house business and how much it costs.


If you are all set, the next major element of a successful company is about marketing and promotions. It’s hard to promote your products and services without a modern-looking user-friendly website. You could hire a SEO agency for building your website and after that optimizing and promoting the website to earn online awareness and real traffic. In the beginning of your inflatables business, you probably just go local, so a local SEO service is what you need.

Here we have wrote some articles about marketing a bounce house business, you may get some ideas from having a read.

Channal Inflatables Likes to Help Start-ups

We are very happy to help you starting your own bounce house inflatable rental businesses. Our quality of commercial inflatables have been tested by market for more than 10 years, and since we are located in China, we can provide you an inviting price for any product. Have any question, just talk to us, we will see what we can do to help you.

You can visit our commercial inflatables wholesale and for sale page to choose whatever inflatable moonwalk and water slide fit for you and get a large discount price. You can even talk to our salesman for inflatable start up package sale.


Here are two resources you might wanna check out for more details, give a whole picture about rental business for inflatables, moonwalk forum is a great discussion platform for company owners and starters.

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