According to Chief Executive Officer Adrian Comstock, "This is an exciting opportunity for self-storage property owners to be able to participate in the fastest growing consumer marketing channel, the Internet, for zero up-front fees or costs."
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 1, 2010
Over the past three years, the self-storage industry has experienced double digit drops in occupancy and rent rates nationwide. Technology has become an integral part of the marketing mix for any business to sustain and grow, but many self-storage operators are struggling with how to harness the power of the Internet effectively and at the same time generate a solid return on investment. Storitz Inc. (http://www.storitz.com), which today announced its launch at the SSA 2010 Fall Conference & Trade Show in Las Vegas, is the nation's first end-to-end rental fulfillment engine for consumers to find and rent self-storage on the Internet. It utilizes custom-built web-based technology to provide a rich comparison shopping experience for storage consumers and a seamless Internet marketing channel for self-storage operators.
According to Chief Executive Officer Adrian Comstock, "This is an exciting opportunity for self-storage property owners to be able to participate in the fastest growing consumer marketing channel, the Internet, for zero up-front fees or costs", referring to the fact that using Storitz as a marketing channel costs nothing until a consumer has rented a storage unit.
Storitz Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Mike Amster, states, "We are storage people as much as we are techies, and we are prepared to fill a void within the industry by serving both consumers and self-storage operators. Our site offers an easy to use, content-rich experience that benefits all parties. It is a state-of-the-art solution for this marketplace."
Storitz creates a seamless nonpartisan comparison shopping experience for consumers, which is just one of Storitz’s consumer-friendly features that most other industry aggregators don’t offer. Storitz also enables the consumer to pay and move-in via its Website 24 hours per day, short-circuiting the typical process of simply holding or reserving and then having to call or email back and forth with one or more of the storage operators. As Mr. Comstock states "offering consumers the opportunity to finalize their move-in online offers convenience for the consumer and the storage operators alike: with Storitz, no more 'Blue Clocks of Death,' referring to the infamous 'Will Return in 15 minutes' window signs that are an unfortunate reality of this industry. And, consumers will no longer have to wait for office and call center hours of the storage property operators in order to nail-down the details of renting his or her unit and prepare for the move, because Storitz provides all of those details online."
Storitz is not just about convenience, it's also about content. One of the areas where Storitz provides great value to its self-storage operator clients is that it enables them to show off their assets, through the rich detail pages that include photo galleries, important property-feature icons, and bulleted lists of the three most important types of information to a storage consumer: security, convenience and amenities.
A Princeton Bachelor of Science and UCLA Masters in electrical engineering, Amster has leveraged his background as a longtime java developer, a director of engineering for a sixty-million SKU consumer product aggregator, and as a senior information technology officer at a health care company, to create a broad-based dynamic platform that manages content, tracks activity and creates a scalable platform for growth - in volume and features.
"We're batting 1000," states Comstock, referring to the fact that all of the self-storage companies approached by Storitz to date have signed-on to be a part of this new marketing channel. Storitz.com is launching with thousands of self-storage operators already participating, and has aggressive plans to add thousands more in the coming months.
There's an easier way to find a place to store your stuff. That revelation led to the creation of Storitz, a company combining years of experience in the self-storage industry with innovative web technology. The team of experts at Storitz come from both worlds-storage and technology. They are people who believe that storage should be as simple as Click. Store. Done. Visit http://www.storitz.com for more information.