UPS pilots ‘valet storage’

UPS is offering ‘valet storage’ to customers in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Customers will have empty containers delivered to their home or business using a special website. They will fill those containers with belongings and materials and these will be collected and sent to a nearly UPS facility for storage.

Under the terms of service customers can have their goods and belongings returned to them the same day they request them.

“Storage on Demand solves a problem that is becoming nearly universal as our population and demographics evolve. Millennials are moving into small homes in crowded urban areas. Baby boomers are downsizing for retirement. And small businesses need space for excess inventory,” said Darren Kamensek, strategy and innovation manager for UPS and one of the co-founders of Storage on Demand. “The problem is that there aren’t many services that truly provide end-to-end storage and quick, easy retrieval of goods – Storage on Demand solves all of that.”

Unlike traditional storage services, UPS Storage on Demand cuts out the necessity of the customer physically visiting the storage unit. It will serve the greater metro Atlanta area, including Roswell, Marietta, Alpharetta and Sandy Springs with plans to expand to other U.S. cities in the near future, and it set to cost $5 per container.


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