After a successful beta test, Cubiq today is launching its smartphone-enabled personal storage service to the Boston market. By giving consumers personal, on-demand access to their storage, Cubiq is helping to make room for better living. The private-equity backed company, founded by two seasoned Boston tech and marketing entrepreneurs, Michael Cappelletti and Scott Nelson, will offer its Uber-inspired storage concierge service to Boston and neighboring communities.
Cubiq digitally catalogues clients’ belongings, then securely seals personal items and valuables in clean, RFID (radio frequency identification) tagged, secure storage cubes. When clients wish to retrieve their belongings, Cubiq provides an on-demand, mobile-optimized delivery service that returns cubes within 24 hours.
The market for self-storage continues to grow as Americans are purchasing more goods and running out of space to personally store them at their apartments, homes and condos. According to the Self Storage Association, the U.S. self-storage market is a $24 billion industry with one in 10 American households renting a self-storage unit.
“As more people flock to urban centers in living spaces with limited storage options, storage has emerged as one of the top concerns for Boston apartment and condo dwellers,” said Michael Cappelletti, CEO of Cubiq. “We are providing urban residents with the ability to easily and conveniently extend their closets, enabling them to live in their living spaces and free up valuable time.”
Cubiq offers three initial packages starting at $29 a month for four cubes and one free return. Unlike other storage services, Cubiq does not charge for every incidental, providing return credits for each service package. As part of its launch, Cubiq is offering an additional month of service for customers that sign up before Sept. 15. To order cubes, sign up at https://www.cubiq.me/users/sign_up and enter “launchBOS.”
“I paid $60 a month for a storage place I never visited and never even knew what was in my unit, so I began to store my merchandise at home,” said Lucy Cobos, co-founder of Pee Happy, an animal welfare group that sells dog-related apparel and gives 100 percent of the proceeds to local animal shelters. “As our merchandise grew from hats to t-shirts, boxes began piling up in my bedroom and blocked our courtyard view. Cubiq gave me back my living space and view, and provided me with a smartphone inventory catalogue of my apparel.”
Cubiq is the preferred storage provider for Boston’s new high-rise, green-living luxury apartment buildings, the Radian and Kensington, and is committed to instilling an urban community for Boston via its partnership with Hill House, the organization that provides “your backyard in the city.”
Cubiq is enabling better living by disrupting how consumers think about storage. By giving consumers access to their personal storage on-demand, Cubiq is the urban dweller’s “endless closet.” The Boston-based company offers a smartphone-enabled service that digitally catalogues, secures and delivers belongings to consumers at their leisure. For more information visit: www.cubiq.me.
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Emily Featherston, 617-426-2222