Storrage Inc., an app-based startup business specializing in valet self-storage services in Seattle, has added Sunday pickup and delivery services as well as expanded its warehouse space and service area. The companys new warehouse is four times larger than the facility the company used when it launched last November, and its service area has doubled to 40 zip codes in the Washington communities of Bellevue, Eastside, Issaquah, Kirkland, Redmond and Seattle.
With more and more of our neighbors dealing with limited space, we are excited to be able to help them with our expanded service area and Sunday service, said Terry Drayton, founder and CEO. Our customers say that they want to use their living space for living, not for storing infrequently used or seasonal items. With the living space customers have gotten back with Storrage, they are able to entertain more often, let a friend move in, do yoga in their apartment, or set up world headquarters for their new startup.
All aspects of the Storrage service are managed through a mobile app available for free on Apple and Android devices. When the company receives a storage request, it delivers 17-gallon, commercial-grade containers customers use to store their items. There is a weight limit of 35 pounds per bin. Customers also have the option of taking photos with their smartphone, so they can remember exactly what they stored and request delivery of only the items they need.
All customer data is stored in the cloud, and the bins are stored in the companys secure, climate-controlled warehouse. The new facility has enough space to store up to 25,000 containers, company officials said.
As Seattles housing market continues to tighten and get more expensive, so does the need for affordable, secure, off-site personal storage, company officials said in a press release. Drayton has positioned Storrage as an alternative to traditional self-storage, which he says averages $175 per month in the Seattle area. The average monthly cost for Storrage customers is about $25, according to the company.
Storrage has plans to launch a franchise program this year that would include expansion outside Washington, officials said.