Auctions have long been a staple in the self storage industry with shows like Storage Wars highlighting just how much people love a great self storage deal. The process of just got a little easier for online auction aficionados with the introduction of eBid Storage Auction’s new app. The app is the first real time bidding platform in the self storage industry. Based in North Carolina, eBid Storage Auction’s app provides a real-time, cloud based experience across web and mobile devices.
According to a press release issued by eBid, online actions are an efficient way to reclaim money from defaulted self storage units and the presence of an app makes the process even easier. Self storage facility owners also benefit in the increased participation. For example, with traditional self storage auctions, participants have to be physically present in order to be. Therefore, people interested in an auction that is not in their town or state would have to travel in order to participate. eBid’s new app eliminates the need to be present at the self storage auction site and offers users the ability to participate from virtually anywhere in the world.
Holding these auctions online just makes sense. Storage operators get visitors to their auctions for days or weeks, receive more bids, and the whole process runs predictably regardless of local weather or other factors," said company President Jamie Rolewicz.
Working with various self storage operators, eBid is attempting to create a platform that streamlines the online auction process. Auction bidders need the ability to bid on their auctions from anywhere and we're excited to bring our mobile solution to market,” says CTO and co-founder Peter Allen. "These types of innovations will drive further adoption of the online storage auction model among the top self-storage operators in the country," he notes.
The mobile app is available for download on both Android and iOS devices. The startup company is a little over a year old and is continuing to focus on developing applications that enhance the online experience of its users. There are plans to expand further in 2015. "We're very driven to create value for storage operators by providing advanced user and account management, auction management, enterprise reporting and even integrations when needed," explains Allen.
Self storage operators who are interested in this new platform can try it out for free. Visit https://www.ebidstorageauctions.com/operators/ for more details.