This week’s Startup of the Week is none other than Stasher! The world’s first sharing economy solution to luggage storage. Many have faced the hassle of dragging around luggage at the end of their trip, wanting to have a final explore without the heavy suitcases. This is where Stasher comes in.
Founded in 2015, Stasher is platform that helps you store away luggage for up to 24 hours. The idea for Stasher came about when the co-founder Anthony Collias was asked to store his friend’s luggage in his home near King’s Cross. After jokingly responding with “Sure, but I’m charging you for it”, Anthony had a lightbulb moment, resulting in the creation of Stasher.
Stashing Your Bags in a Convenient, Safe and Affordable Place
Through Stasher’s platform, people can find a convenient location to temporarily store their luggage (also known as “StashPoints”). Whilst at first it might seem daunting to leave your bag in an unknown area, all of Stasher’s StashPoints are highly secure, and each bag is insured for up to £1000. There are no size restrictions, and storage costs £6 per item for up to 24 hours.
Stasher have a strong emphasis on trust, with an Ops team working 24 hours of the day to offer customers helps with any queries or issues they may have. The startup also currently hold a 4.8 Feefo score from over 18,000 reviews.
Since its creation, Stasher has grown to cover over 250 cities, with more than 1,200 StashPoints available. It is now known as the “Airbnb of Luggage”, and last year saw new partnerships with Klook, Marriott, Sonder and Hotels.com. This innovative startup has also set sights on further expanding its global services, recently announcing a $2.5 million funding round led by VentureFriends.
Stasher is a shining example of how technology continues to enhance our lives, creating novel solutions to life’s hassles through innovation and enterprise.