Entrepreneur Bryson Butts, a former pastor, has launched Stor and Deliver LLC, a startup business specializing in valet self-storage in the Wichita, Kan., metropolitan area. The company uses an online platform that allows customers to schedule item pickup, maintain a visual catalog of stored belongings, and schedule delivery of items to their home.
While other valet-storage operators have concentrated on by-the-bin storage and delivery services, Stor and Deliver targets residents who don’t have adequate home storage by offering five space packages ranging from “Micro” to “Huge.” Items are stored in a climate-controlled, secure warehouse, with space designated based on cubic feet. The Micro package provides 320 cubic feet for $79.95 per month, while the Huge plan offers 2,048 cubic feet for $247.50 per month, according to the company website.
Individual items and bins are photographed and marked with barcodes for identification and retrieval. Customers aren’t allowed to visit the storage warehouse but can manage their belongings and schedule return deliveries through the company’s mobile app or website. They can follow their delivery driver’s location and estimated time to their destination through the app, according to the website. The company charges the same amount for pickups and deliveries, but doesn’t publicize the fee totals. “We [charge] based on how much stuff you have,” Butts told the source.
Butts was previously a pastor at GracePoint Church in Wichita and is partnered in several businesses, including three uBreakiFix stores, which specialize in smartphone repair. He started Stor and Deliver after he and his wife, Susan, grew tired of trying to locate items in their traditional self-storage unit. “Personally, I would get depressed every time I had to go over there and get any of my stuff,” Butts told the source. “Invariably, it’s in the back of the storage unit.”
The company could expand its service area in the future, Butts said. The company website identifies nine cities targeted for expansion, including Des Moines, Iowa; Kansas City, Mo.; Oklahoma City; and Omaha, Neb.
- Stor and Deliver: Website
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