Unmanned Self Storage Facility Rents 47 Units in One Month with a Kiosk
PHOENIX, Arizona – August 11th, 2011 – OpenTech Alliance, Inc., the leading providing of innovative self storage solutions, announced today that Hoover Highway I-80 Storage in Iowa City, IA rented 47 new units through its INSOMNIAC 900 self service kiosk during the month of July. Marty DeSent, owner of Hoover Highway I-80 Storage, said holding the record for most units rented at a kiosk in one month is great, but the real win he says is the $30,000 he is saving each year on payroll.
Mr. DeSent lives in a suburb of Chicago and operates his unmanned facility from 225 miles away. As you can see from the picture below, he built an office, but after learning about the INSOMNIAC he decided to open the facility as unmanned and add a part time manager once the facility began to cash flow. As a result of the success he has had year-to-date (97 rentals); he is now planning to expand his business.
The facility is located just off the highway, near the University of Iowa. He attributes a part of his success to college students on the move. Every time a new rental is processed he receives notification which prompts him to place a follow up call to his new tenant. "My new customers think the – do it yourself kiosk – is great" said DeSent. "Today's consumers love technology, so this is a perfect way to run a self storage facility, especially if it is located near a college campus".
OpenTech’s innovative solutions increase revenues, reduce operating costs and improve customer convenience for self-storage businesses. Their solutions include 7 models of INSOMNIAC self storage kiosks ranging from $5,500 to $18,000, INSOMNIAC Live! call center services and the INSOMNIAC Self Storage Network for online storage reservations and rentals. For more information on OpenTech, please visit www.opentechalliance.com or call (602) 749-9370.
OpenTech Alliance, Inc.
Download PDF version
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 number 5,946,660.
More Press Releases