Instead of visiting your local self-storage unit, imagine a storage provider that will come directly to your home and pick up your belongings for you. Instead of wondering what you have in storage, imagine a website that allows you to track all your stored items while they are away. Instead of taking a Saturday morning to retrieve your kayak and fishing gear from storage, imagine being able to recall them back directly to your house, or beach, as you please.
Sennit Storage was founded in January 2015 and officially launched its website and moving and storage service in March of this year. Using guerrilla-marketing strategies to boost initial user growth, Sennit Storage has had success convincing people that this is the real deal, and that their model is working.
"I believe Sennit Storage has the ability to have a real impact on St. Petersburg locals." says Ian Holtzworth, Founder of Sennit Storage.
"We have gotten a lot of positive feedback from our current clients. They love how easy and convenient it is to ship their stuff away to storage, then recall it back to their doorstep whenever they need."
This increasingly popular ‘valet storage’ model is rapidly expanding in major metropolitan areas like NYC and Los Angeles. Storage providers such as MakeSpace and BoxBee offer clients the ability to store their belongings “by the box” and charge clients per box or per item in storage. They also offer a pick-up and re-delivery service for when clients need their boxes back.
Sennit's valet storage model is based on a law of averages. After extensive market research they concluded that of the American households that use self-storage, the average square foot footprint is 100 sq./ft. They have since decided that instead of charging clients to rent individual boxes or an individual space in their warehouse, they will offer unlimited space.
They say this saves clients the trouble of calculating rent payments based on the number of boxes stored or sq./ft. space needed. It also allowed Sennit Storage to price itself according to the average space anticipated for all clients, which ends up being much cheaper for each client in the end.
"We have some clients that have stored up to 200 sq./ft. of space, and we've had Eckerd college students that have stored as little as 36 sq./ft. Of our current clients we are averaging 80 sq./ft. per client, which is less then our estimations,” says Johnny Munshower, Co-founder of Sennit Storage.
When asked where he sees Sennit's place among the local competition.
"I feel like we are a perfect service for people who like to have complete control over their home. Being able to track items in storage and the freedom to recall them whenever or wherever you are really sets us apart. College students who need summer storage and dorm moves, home decorators who need different furniture pieces when showing houses, and travelers who are constantly on the go and need a storage service that can keep up with them. We've so far been able to appeal to this part of the market."
For more information on Sennit Storage and their services, call (727) 498-0055 or visit their website www.gosennit.com.