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Peer-to-Peer Self-Storage Marketplace YesWeStock Launches in England

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YesWeStock Ltd., a peer-to-peer self-storage marketplace, has launched in England. Similar to other shared-economy networks, the company provides an online platform in which people in need of storage can find local hosts willing to rent available space in their homes. Based in London and launched earlier this year, it has storage hosts in Birmingham, Liverpool, London and Manchester, England, according to its website.

Those with storage space available can list it on the website for free, including any available amenities, such as accessibility and security features. Offerings can include attics, garages, spare rooms, warehouses or other areas. Those in need of storage can search the network for local providers and ask any questions directly to hosts. Storage space is defined for customers as full, limited or no access, with prices set by the host. Space and pricing calculators are available for all users.

YesWeStock is also launching a Student Service, which includes delivery and pickup of items to and from college campuses. Students can select their own storage space or leave it up to the company to match them with a host. Belongings will be delivered back to students on request. The valet-storage service will begin this fall when freshmen report for school orientations, according to the website.

“Our mission is to provide an affordable, eco-friendly and local storage solution [that] supports the community through the sharing economy,” the company posted on its website. “YesWeStock can save renters up to 60 percent compared to the big, commercial self-storage companies.”

YesWeStock follows Stashbee, which launched its peer-to-peer storage service in the U.K. earlier this year. YesWeStock has made its marketplace available across the U.K. and has aspirations to expand the platform across Europe, according to its website.

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