For Immediate Release
Contact: James Grant, President / CEO
Phone: (855) S-Battle (855-722-8853)
Merger Joins The Two Leading Self-Storage Online Auction Websites
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA —December 10, 2012—StorageBattles.com is pleased to announce that it has merged with Salt Lake City-based SealedOnlineBids.com. The new company will be branded as StorageBattles.com with operations based in Scottsdale. This merger brings together the self-storage industry’s two leading online self-storage auction websites, positioning the new company as the market leader in online self-storage auction services for the industry. Together the sites currently have more than 1,000 registered facilities and 25,000 registered bidders and a total of over 100,000 potential bidders.
"Combining our experienced staff and advanced technology platforms will undoubtedly strengthen the level of support to our growing customer base,” says StorageBattles.com President and CEO James Grant. "Ever since reality television brought self-storage auctions into the limelight, we have seen growing frustration about auctions held at facilities. Our online auctions allow facility operators to maximize their loss recovery without the inconvenience of holding sales on site.”
Utilizing an eBay-style format, StorageBattles.com allows self-storage operators to take pictures and videos of a unit and upload them to the website with descriptions of the auction items. Potential buyers who establish a free account with StorageBattles.com can bid on items for sale. In addition, the online system allows bidders to participate in auctions outside of their immediate area and pick up the items in the days following the lien sale.
"For operators, online auctions take all of the extra work out of the process and give them more time to handle the daily operations. It also eliminates the chance of any type of liability like someone slipping and falling at the facility or the potential of a robbery occurring with all of that money at the on-site auction,” says Grant. "For buyers, well … who wants to waste time driving all over town while standing outside in 115-degree weather or in a snow storm to bid on units?”
Visit www.storagebattles.com for information about the online auction process.
StorageBattles.com is a web portal that allows storage facilities to post their auctions online, thereby eliminating live auctions entirely. Created by Self Storage Association members who have been in the storage business for more than 30 years, the company was established to create a more efficient way of holding lien sales and to alleviate the frustration that came from holding live auctions on site at self-storage facilities. StorageBattles.com now attracts buyers online while maintaining seller confidence and ease of use.
SealedOnlineBids.com was created to increase loss recovery percentage for self-storage operators through the use of an easy-to-use online system. Creating a way to hold auctions that benefit all parties involved in the lien sale process, the company provides the convenience of online bidding while saving both time and money for both the bidders and the self-storage company.