They’re still running the numbers and grabbing feedback, but it appears that they want to relaunch things nationwide as soon as next year. Eventually Hertz wants to have roughly 12,000 neighborhood locations available for pick-up and drop-off by like 2016, and it sounds like the Walgreens partnership will just be one piece of that puzzle.
We’re sure things are somewhat subject to change, but in the pilot program the Hertz website or app is where things get started—rather than the pharmacy counter. A code is sent along with your reservation confirmation, and then you type the digits into a keypad to gain access the car—the keys are inside waiting for you.
Overall, a good idea by Hertz—we’re looking forward to picking up a car for the weekend along with a side of ointment.