ShareHouse – the innovative digital warehouse platform launched by Imperial Logistics at the beginning of 2018 – has added two new functions to its portal, to make the process of finding or letting storage space even easier for users.
Visitors to the ShareHouse site can now request offers direct from suitable warehouse providers, and message them with any additional questions. Warehouse providers can then respond to these questions and create a tailored offer through the platform.
“Our users told us that communication before committing to a storage space is really important for both parties, as warehousing is a complex matter,” says Jörg Klöpper, ShareHouse’s Managing Director. “The activity on our platform has increased dramatically since we launched this feature, proving its value to our users”.
The Berlin-based startup has also launched an “Experts Service”: if a user cannot find a suitable warehouse on the platform database, he can advise his requirements to the expert team at ShareHouse via chat, e-mail or phone. Explains Jan Hepke, Head of Marketing & Sales at ShareHouse: “We have a network of more than 4,000 logistics companies all over Germany that are additional to those already on the platform. From this pool, our experts can locate the right warehouse for even the most complex request”.
ShareHouse can be used to provide or find temporary- or long-term storage – whether rack- or floor space in multi-user premises, or entire buildings. The ShareHouse searchable database currently lists more than 1.000.000 m2 of space in over 200 locations throughout Germany, with plans to expand internationally in the near future. Listing available space on ShareHouse is free of charge: owners only pay a commission when a letting contract is signed.
Continues Jörg Klöpper: “ShareHouse is solving the biggest problems in warehousing: companies don’t know how to find and book storage space quickly and easily, and warehouse space providers don’t know who their target users are, or how much it will cost to secure a deal”.
He concludes: “These new functions are our latest moves to streamline and speed up the business of matching warehouse supply and demand. Although ShareHouse is essentially a digital solution, we also acknowledge when human intervention can assist our process”.