SiteLink, a global leader in cloud-based software and payment processing for storage operations of all sizes, is pleased to announce a new technology partnership with top self storage online auction site StorageTreasures.com via SiteLink’s seamless API integration.
With 15,000 auctions per month, StorageTreasures.com is the Internet's leading storage auction information portal and is managed by Phoenix-based self storage innovator OpenTech Alliance.
Reduces workload for site managers
With this new integration, tenant data is imported directly from SiteLink to StorageTreasures.com, where the auction is posted at the proper time and managed from start to finish. Managers no longer need to manually schedule, promote and host a live auction at their facility and the process is completely automatic.
More features will be available soon, including automatic cancelation of auctions if a tenant pays the outstanding balance, lien notice postings and additional data analysis on debt recovery rates.
“This integration is very exciting for both companies,” said Markus Hecker, SiteLink’s Chief Client Advocate. “StorageTreasures is a leader in online auctions, recognized by self storage operators, appraisers and many other key players in the self storage business. We are thrilled to now offer this service to our customers.”
Online auctions save time and remove the risk of costly errors that can derail live auctions and frustrate buyers, managers and owners alike. Online auctions open the event to bidders in neighboring cities and states and are not impacted by poor weather or delays, such as waiting for a group of lien units to be available for auction.
OpenTech Alliance and SiteLink partnership expands
SiteLink and OpenTech Alliance, a global leader in automation for the self storage industry, have a long history of working together to provide first-class technology solutions to self storage customers.
“Integrating StorageTreasures with SiteLink is a natural evolution of our longstanding partnership,” said Robert A. Chiti, President and CEO for OpenTech Alliance. “Both teams are focused on delivering forward-thinking solutions for the benefit of our customers.”
Other SiteLink API integrations with OpenTech include kiosks, call centers, tenant notification and cloud gate access solutions.
Marketplace continues to offer choice
SiteLink Marketplace partners enjoy the highest standards of API integration. Operators have access to top-notch providers and can expect seamless workflows and proven results. The Marketplace offers everything from websites and call centers to tenant insurance and cloud-storage services.
“Having choice allows you to partner with the providers who best fit your business,” Hecker added. “We realize owners and operators have different goals, clientele and priorities, so we make sure to offer a variety of reliable, cutting-edge technology options for their business. The focus has always been on our customers.”
Founded in 1996 and acquired by SpareFoot in April 2018, SiteLink is a global provider of self storage management software with profit tools, integrations, quality service and regular updates that make it a favorite of single and multi-store self storage operators. In 2014, SiteLink Merchant Services was introduced to integrate payment processing into SiteLink’s self storage management software. In addition, dozens of SiteLink Marketplace partners like web designers, call centers, kiosks, insurance providers and more are tightly integrated into SiteLink’s robust technology. The combined company is headquartered in Austin, Texas with offices in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Founded in 2010, StorageTreasures offers the most comprehensive self storage auction platform available on the Internet. In addition to storage auction hunters, the site serves auctioneers, appraisers, pickers, yard sale buyers, self storage customers and facility owners throughout the US and Canada. OpenTech Alliance, Inc. owns a majority of Storage Treasures, LLC and manages StorageTreasures.com. StorageTreasures.com represents 8,500 facilities, 900,000 registered Auction Buyers and 15,000 monthly auctions. To date, it has completed more than $1 million self storage lien sales.