UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide
October 17, 2019: United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) has announced the launch of Storage on Demand, a valet self-storage service for the metropolitan Atlanta market. UPS is a global package-delivery and supply-chain management firm. UPS adopted the valet-storage model after it was proposed by four employees as part of the company’s Transformation initiative, an internal competition designed to leverage its hidden advantages.
The customers can schedule item pickup, maintain a visual catalog of stored belongings, and schedule delivery of specific bins to their home or business by using an online platform provided by UPS. The service will initially be available to several Atlanta-area communities, including Alpharetta, Marietta, Roswell and Sand Springs, with expansion to other U.S. cities expected in the future. Same as other valet-style self storage, UPS offers by-the-bin storage targeted at customers who don’t have adequate storage in their home or workplace. Oversized or bulky items aren’t permitted at this time. All contents must fit within the UPS-provided bins. Customers can request return deliveries of bins through the SOD website.
“Storage on Demand solves a problem that is becoming nearly universal as our population and demographics evolve. Millennials are moving into small homes in crowded urban areas; Baby Boomers are downsizing for retirement; and small businesses need space for excess inventory. The problem is that there aren’t many services that truly provide end-to-end storage and quick, easy retrieval of goods. Storage on Demand solves all of that.” Said by Darren Kamensek, strategy and innovation manager for UPS and a co-founder of SOD.
“Our global reach, broad customer relationships and unmatched logistics infrastructure give UPS a powerful platform on which to build and scale ideas, In the last two years, UPS has engaged thousands of employees and reviewed hundreds of new business proposals. We are working hard to launch several new innovations in the near future.” Said by David Lee, vice president of innovation and new ventures.
UPS based in Atlanta, maintains more than 1,800 facilities and 123,000 vehicles as part of its package operations worldwide. The company delivered 5.2 billion packages and documents worldwide in 2018.