UPS has launched a new service that allows customers in Atlanta to request delivery of empty storage bins directly to their home or business using a mobile-friendly website.
Customers then fill the bins with their belongings and seal them once packed, then simply schedule a pickup for their items to be driven to a secure, nearby UPS® facility for storage.
The “valet storage” concept also enables customers to use the website to retrieve their warehoused items and have them delivered back to their front door with same day service.
“Storage on Demand solves a problem that is becoming nearly universal as our population and demographics evolve. Millennials are moving into small homes in crowded urban areas. Baby boomers are downsizing for retirement. And small businesses need space for excess inventory,” said Darren Kamensek, strategy and innovation manager for UPS and one of the co-founders of Storage on Demand. “The problem is that there aren’t many services that truly provide end-to-end storage and quick, easy retrieval of goods – Storage on Demand solves all of that.”
Unlike traditional self-storage companies, Storage on Demand adds digital, on-demand functionality to an industry that has historically required significant time investment and resources from its customers. Storage on Demand simplifies the entire process by eliminating the need to leave your home.
Storage on Demand currently serves the greater metro Atlanta area, including Roswell, Marietta, Alpharetta and Sandy Springs with plans to expand to other U.S. cities in the near future. Prices start at $5 per month per bin.
Source: Post and Parcel