WeStore Boxes Ltd., a U.K.-based startup business specializing in valet self-storage services, launched this week behind investment money from players connected to London’s tech startup community and SEKO Logistics, a global provider of supply-chain solutions and specializing in transportation, logistics, forwarding and warehousing. Similar to recent U.K. startup LoveSpace, the business plans to target consumers and small businesses using a per-box fee strategy and valet pickup and delivery services.
WeStore handles all pickup and delivery scheduling online and has four storage box options available for customers. Boxes range from 45 to 125 liters and cost £3.95 to £5.95 monthly per box, depending on the size. The company offers boxes and packaging material for free, and there is no cost for initial storage pickup. Next-day delivery of stored items costs £7.95 per box, although the company will return boxes for free if a customer has stored them for more than a year.
Customers are encouraged to keep track of their inventory online by using a four-digit code assigned to each box. They can also upload photos of their stored belongings to help them identify particular boxes they may want returned.
All items are stored in a climate-controlled, secure warehouse in Northampton, England, although WeStore’s relationship with SEKO could potentially enable the operation to scale storage of items to local markets. Each stored box is insured for £100.
Henry Villers, co-founder and CEO, said he believes WeStore offers practical solutions to a “vast range of household and small business needs.”