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Peer-to-Peer Self-Storage Marketplace ‘Stow It’ Serves Colorado Consumers

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Symmetry Storage LLC, a Windsor, Colo.-based startup that last year launched its mobile app, Stow It, as a peer-to-peer marketplace for self-storage and parking services in Fort Collins, Colo., has redesigned its website interface to more closely align with its app features. Similar to other shared-economy networks, the company provides an online platform where people in need of storage can find local hosts willing to rent available space.

“Most people have a terrible moving or storage story that usually involves inconvenient locations, inflexible pricing, and an impersonal experience,” founder and CEO Devin Eldridge said in a press release. “The idea for Stow It came after my own less-than-ideal experience with storage. I wanted a solution for storage and parking that truly makes a difference in a community-oriented, localized way.”

Stow It features include in-app messaging between hosts and customers, and detailed photos and descriptions of storage properties. Those who wish to store items or vehicles can find flexible leasing terms and make automatic payments through Stripe, an online payment provider.

Though Stow It was launched as a marketplace for Colorado users, there are viewable storage listings on its website from out of state, and the company intends to offer its platform on a national level, the release stated. “We are excited about the opportunity to provide people with another source of income while easing the stress so many consumers experience surrounding storage and parking,” Eldridge said. “Our goal is to deliver an amazing experience throughout Colorado and eventually the U.S. to meet this growing need.”

Advertised parking spaces are available for as low as $50 per month. While item-storage spaces range from $50 to $500 per month, most are around $100 per month. Among the viewable listings are Deer Creek Storage, a self-storage operator in Edmond, Okla., and SquirrelBox, a Denver-based valet self-storage provider.

The Stow It mobile app is available for Android and Apple devices.

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