iBid4Storage.com, an online platform for Canadian and U.S. self-storage auctions, has partnered with Australia-based auction website iBidOnStorage.com.au. The partnership will allow iBid4Storage to replicate the other marketplace and expand its services to Australia, according to a press release.
“We are thrilled with our global expansion into the Australian self-storage industry,” said Yehuda Leon Benghiat, founder and president of iBid4Storage.com. “We have formed a solid partnership with Grant McNamee, founder of iBidOnstorage.com.au and a self-storage veteran in Australia with 20 years of industry experience. As former operators and managers of self-storage facilities, we are proud to service the global appetite for storage auctions to users throughout the world.”
Founded in 2016, iBidOnStorage.com.au currently lists 24 auctions, with most in Queensland. “Partnering up with iBid4Storage has allowed us to hit the ground running,” McNamee said. “Knowing we are using a tried and tested platform means we can concentrate on promoting our business and helping industry members improve efficiencies when it comes to dealing with the sale of abandoned storage units.”
Based in Toronto, iBid4Storage.com expanded its platform and service to U.S. self-storage operators in 2014. The website enables sellers to list an unlimited number of units for auction each month, including full item descriptions as well as photographs and video. Registered bidders can search for lien sales in their area, review the unit contents and descriptions provided by the self-storage facility, and bid online. The company has been managing self-storage locations and involved in the storage-auction process in Canada and the United States for more than 20 years.