MyPorter, a startup business specializing in valet self-storage, has launched service in the Atlanta metropolitan market. The company uses an online platform that allows customers to schedule item pickup, maintain a visual catalog of stored bins and bulky items, and schedule delivery of items to their home.
“While demand for storage is high, the soaring costs along with the cumbersome and archaic process of self-storage make it an area ripe for disruption,” said Jason Kay, founder. “Especially in today’s on-demand economy, there’s no reason why people in need of storage shouldn’t be able to have a digital platform for storage in which they can have their goods picked up and delivered anytime, anywhere.”
Similar to other valet-style storage operators, MyPorter offers by-the-bin storage targeted at urban residents who don’t have adequate home storage. Items are stored in a secure warehouse off limits to customers. Pricing starts at $7.50 per month per bin, with a minimum stay of three months. Pricing on oversized items ranges between $15 and $30. Delivery fees begin at $20, with same-day service available for an additional $10. Larger items requiring two people to carry are assessed an extra $5 fee, according to the company website.
To reach its target market, the company is partnering with apartment complexes in the metro area. "We are excited to provide our Atlanta residents a new option for storage that gives them unlimited space in an on-demand platform,” said Elliot Howell, vice president of development at Trammell Crow Residential Co., a Dallas-based multi-family real estate company. “This service will have a significant positive impact on the way our apartment residents store their belongings."
MyPorter joins valet-storage operator Closetbox in serving the Atlanta market. The MyPorter metro-service area includes the communities of Alpharetta, Marietta and Roswell. The company plans to expand to additional urban markets in the Southeast early next year, according to a press release.