There are already some established players in the (self) storage market. The Lower Austrian startup Kibox, which recently started, wants to stand out with its service.
One wants to “reinvent” storage, says Martin Wild, founder and CEO of the Lower Austrian startup Kibox. Only last autumn he and his co-founders Martin Kopf and Marc Schmöger had the brilliant idea. The launch took place in January this year.
At the beginning, there were unused storage areas at the current company location in Brunn am Gebirge, south of Vienna. Building on this, they wanted to create a “new, positive customer experience,” says Wild.
“We asked ourselves the question: What is missing from people in classic storage concepts, what annoys them? Storage is time-consuming: collecting boxes, packing things together, getting into the car. If you do not have a car, you have to borrow one, then you go to the storage warehouse. This is usually relatively far away. There you have to unpack everything, drag it, sort it. There are annoying questions when logging in “.
From this approach, Wild and his co-founders created a USP, which results from a combination of already known offers. “The registration takes place via website, the customer orders the desired number of Kiboxen, we bring this over. When they are ready, we pick them up and bring them to our warehouse. As soon as the customer wants his box back, we bring it to the place of their choice, “explains Wild. He is thus offering a variety of self-storage options on the market a service-intensive offer.
The said “kiboxen” are 60 x 40 x 36.5 cm (length x width x height) and have a capacity of 68 liters. “In the box, for example, fit 30 T-shirts and 10 pants, ten DIN A4 folders or eleven pairs of shoes,” calculates the startup in a release.
Even larger items such as bicycles, strollers, travel cases or skis are accepted. The service is currently offered by Brunn am Gebirge for Vienna and parts of Lower Austria. 4.50 euros have to shell out customers per box per month. The pickup is free, for the delivery a fee of 10 Euro will be charged.