SOURCE: StorageTreasures

StorageTreasures

June 01, 2015 17:00 ET

StorageTreasures Partners With OpenTech Alliance to Streamline, Automate Self-Storage Process

New System Frees Up Hours of Storage Facility Managers' Time and Limits Storage Companies' Liability in Auctions and Auction Postings

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - Jun 1, 2015) - StorageTreasures, a web-based business with the self-storage industry's most active and comprehensive database of online auctions, has partnered with OpenTech Alliance to streamline and automate its auction process by facilitating managers' ability to automatically import crucial lien information into the StorageTreasures auction software to create online auctions.

StorageTreasures is the only storage auction company with the capability to offer this service to its clients, and it does so free of charge. All clients need to do is contact StorageTreasures customer service to have the service activated for their account.

The system eliminates the need for storage facility managers to manually input information about delinquent clients in preparation for auctioning the contents of their storage units, greatly reducing both the time required and the possibility of mistakes. When a client's payment is late, the software automatically creates lien letters and converts the client's information to a "pending auction" file. The manager only needs to upload photos and descriptions of the unit and convert the auction from pending to live. Should the tenant come in and make a payment on the unit, the system automatically cancels the auction.

"This system saves managers endless amounts of time and eliminates many of the possibilities of unlawful lien sales, which are one of the biggest liabilities in this industry," said StorageTreasures CEO James Grant.

StorageTreasures' partnership with OpenTech is just one of several added values planned for 2015 -- including a mobile app for both buyers and sellers.

"We're listening to what additional technology benefits our clients are asking for and investing in personnel, website development and infrastructure to continue to be the leader in this industry," Grant said.

StorageTreasures, servicing over 5,000 storage facilities in the United States and Canada, currently has more than 900,000 active bidders and holds more than 10,000 auctions each month.

StorageTreasures provides its self-storage facility clients with opportunities to advertise on-site auctions, hold online auctions, create and list public notices, sync auction schedules with their websites, and advertise to its extensive auction bidder base.

About StorageTreasures

StorageTreasures is a free, social site to find live onsite storage auctions or post online auctions at any self-storage facility across the United States and Canada. Members also can bid on storage units online from participating facilities. StorageTreasures has revolutionized the way in which the contents of self-storage units are marketed and publicly auctioned after the lessee has failed to pay rent. The site fills the gap between the operational systems that the industry currently utilizes and the public buyer who may be interested in the contents of a unit that is going to auction. The tools StorageTreasures provides allows the storage industry not only to comply with, but also to exceed the intent of state laws governing the self-storage industry, protecting tenants and bidders alike. For more information please visit http://www.storagetreasures.com.