OpenTech Publishes 2008 Kiosk Usage Data
INSOMNIAC Kiosks Collected Over $8M in Rental Fees in 2008
PHOENIX, Arizona – January 24th, 2009– OpenTech Alliance, Inc. today announced it has exceeded the $15 million mark in rental fees collected by its INSOMNIAC kiosks. Self storage facilities around the globe obtained $8M of those fees collected in the past 12 months. In an ongoing effort to be a transparent company, OpenTech is releasing these detailed kiosk usage numbers giving the self storage industry the opportunity to see for itself how much consumers have utilized and benefited from the use of self service kiosks. OpenTech’s is currently creating a more detailed Kiosk Usage White Paper that is available upon request.
Self storage owners have already purchased over 450 INSOMNIAC kiosks to date. OpenTech reported 196 kiosks were online as of January 1, 2008 and another 155 came online during the period ending December 31, 2008. During 2008, consumers used INSOMNIAC kiosks to rent 8,938 storage units, make 76,260 payments, and purchase 5,014 locks representing a total of $8,709,980 in self service transactions.
One of the many benefits of a kiosk is that it does not need to take a holiday. In 2008
INSOMNIAC kiosks rented 249 units to customers on holidays. In total the kiosks collected $254,155 in rental fees during the 11 major holidays proving self storage customers are active people in today’s high paced world that want to do business when it is most convenient for them.
“INSOMNIAC kiosks can serve as a hedge against increasing expenses in this tough economic climate. The kiosks give self storage owners the ability to reduce their staffing expense without sacrificing new rentals or customer service” said Robert Chiti President and CEO of OpenTech Alliance.
With all three forms of payment being used the need for providing consumers with an on premise payment system that supports all forms of payment is a must. While credit cards are the preferred method of payment checks and cash still provide for the other half.
OpenTech Alliance, Inc. is the leading developer of self-storage kiosks. Its INSOMNIAC line of self-storage kiosks improves customer convenience, reduces operating costs and increases revenues for self-storage facilities. For more information or to see an online demo, please visit www.opentechalliance.com or call (602) 749-9370.
OpenTech Alliance, Inc.
2501 West Dunlap Ave Suite 150
Phoenix, AZ 85021
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NOTE TO EDITORS: OpenTech Alliance, the OpenTech logo and INSOMNIAC are trademarks of OpenTech Alliance, Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. INSOMNIAC is protected by U.S. Patent # 5,946,660.
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