KWIPPED changed its name and will now do business as APPROVE. Launched in 2015, KWIPPED is a B2B equipment marketplace and e-commerce platform that enables businesses to rent, buy and finance equipment from a network of participating equipment suppliers. The company developed a tech-enabled equipment finance solution, which was embedded into the KWIPPED platform.

“When we started offering financing on KWIPPED, we quickly realized the traditional equipment financing experience was cumbersome, inefficient and often ended in declined applications or outrageously high rates,” Robert Preville, CEO of APPROVE, said. “So, we built technology to streamline equipment financing transactions on our marketplace. Our equipment suppliers were so impressed with the approach, they asked us to make it available to them off-platform. Our new financing tech enables equipment suppliers to embed equipment financing at all of their points of sale and create a seamless and integrated payment solution for their customers. We call this product APPROVE, and we now have a massive opportunity to reimagine the $400 billion equipment finance industry.”

APPROVE’s platform is linked to a network of equipment finance companies that provide funding. APPROVE’s finance applications are algorithmically matched to specific lenders identified as most likely to approve each application and to offer the lowest rates.

“In the B2B equipment buyer’s journey, financing is typically treated as an afterthought,” Preville said. “We’re bringing financing to the forefront of that journey by embedding financing estimates linked to a digital application at every B2B point of sale, including e-commerce product pages, custom quotes, brick-and-mortar stores, tradeshows and spec sheets using QR code technology. Our customers’ end users should never shop for an equipment product without knowing immediately that an affordable monthly payment option is available and one click away.

“The decision to change the name was motivated by the early, explosive success of APPROVE. KWIPPED is a solid marketplace platform and a great foundation for us, but we see APPROVE as an opportunity to leverage our strengths as a technology company to carry the equipment finance industry into the future. We have a bold and exciting vision for what equipment finance can and should be, and now our new company name and brand are aligned with that vision.”

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