SOURCE: Storage Treasures

Storage Treasures

April 01, 2014 13:54 ET

StorageTreasures/StorageBattles Signs Exclusive National Agreement With Pop-A-Lock

Will Eliminate the Inconvenience and Liability of Cutting Locks and Taking Photos of Storage Auction Units

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - Apr 1, 2014) - Auctions of abandoned self-storage units made famous through reality television shows such as Storage Wars, Auction Hunters and Storage Hunters are moving to a new battleground -- online.

Storage Treasures/Storage Battles, North America's largest and fastest growing online self-storage auction company, has partnered with Pop-A-Lock to offer customers lock cutting, photo taking and inventory services. The exclusive agreement with the nation's largest locksmith network will streamline services for Storage Treasures/Storage Battles managers and their customers.

"This added service will bring convenience and a time-saving option to self-storage facility managers who no longer desire to cut their own locks, take pictures and inventory their storage units in preparation for sale," said James Grant, CEO of StorageTreasures/StorageBattles. "This will also reduce their liability, as an insured third party will be performing this duty while being observed and witnessed by the facility manager."

"Pop-A-Lock is the preferred provider to numerous corporate strategic partners. Our large footprint, prompt response, latest technology, and top quality make us the first choice for security. We look forward to working with Storage Treasures and their innovative, industry leading marketing and methodology," said Don Marks, CEO of Pop-A-Lock.

StorageTreasures/StorageBattles has more than 4,000 self-storage facilities that have signed up to hold online auctions on its website -- from large publicly traded companies to independent operators. With a database of 800,000 registered buyers nationwide, StorageTreasures/StorageBattles averages more than 4,000 online auctions a month and expects to double that in 2014. With the national Self-Storage Association estimating there are 2 million auctions a year, the potential for growth in the online auction market is phenomenal.

About StorageTreasures/StorageBattles
StorageTreasures/Storage Battles is a free, social site to find live on-site storage auctions at any self-storage facility across the United States and Canada. Members also can bid on storage units online from participating facilities. StorageTreasures/Storage Battles 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/Storage Battles 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 and http://www.storagebattles.com.

About Pop-A-Lock
Pop-A-Lock is the country's largest group of locksmiths, providing 24-hour locksmith service across the country. As a result of years of dedication to pride in service and customer satisfaction, we have developed a reputation for fulfilling customer needs quickly and professionally. Today, Pop-A-Lock is home to the nation's most trusted locksmiths. For more information please visit http://www.popalock.com.