Stasher, the innovative luggage storage solution that has been helping worldwide travellers lighten their loads, is now set to convenience thousands of tourists abroad after it recently launched a range of StashPoints in Sydney.
The company was launched in 2015 and is the world’s first sharing economy solution to luggage storage.
With 600 StashPoints in more than a 100 cities across four continents, the intuitive, mobile-optimised web app offers a convenient way for travellers, day-trippers and cumbersome baggage carriers to drop their bags and enjoy the city they’re in.
A fast-growing, award-winning UK start up founded by three university friends, over 150,000 bags have been ‘stashed’ to-date.
How did the idea for Stasher come up?
The holy grail for a disruptive business is to tackle an everyday problem that no one has done anything about.
Like many of the best start-up stories, the idea for bag storage startup Stasher came to its co-founders by accident: a friend asked to store their bags at Anthony Collias’ house, and he jokingly asked for money.
That was the lightbulb moment.
From there the co-founders started to approach local businesses and hotels to leverage their unused space for storage, thereby acting as a cheaper alternative for travellers than lockers.
How significant is this Australian expansion for the startup?
Jacob Wedderburn-Day, Stasher CEO and Co-Founder commented on the recent expansion to Australia, “We’ve wanted to move into Australia for a while, and are extremely proud to have reached our goal. We are now live across Europe, the US and Asia, and this quick growth is a testament to the demand for our offering.
“2019 is shaping up to be a great year for us already, and we are excited to grow our Sydney network and expand into more Australian cities over the coming months.”
He added, “It’s great to be helping out tourists, whilst giving businesses in Sydney a way to earn an additional stream of income.”
What does this mean for bags down under?
Positioning itself as the “Airbnb of luggage”, Stasher is particularly convenient for those who book the earliest flight to their destination and the latest flight back to make the most of their time away.
However, the problem with an early check-out often means lugging a suitcase around.
Or does it?
That’s where Stasher comes in. Customers book via the Stasher website, pay
online, then drop the bags off.
The service is one of the cheapest bag storage options at just AUD$8 per day, and AUD$7 for each additional day.
This works out cheaper than competitors that include train station storage lockers and local luggage storage options.
Over a hundred fifty thousand bags have been successfully stashed in total via the Stasher network across the network.
This number is set to increase as the business expands into additional cities over the coming months, helping out even more laden-down tourists and day-trippers.
As travel habits transform with the advent of Airbnb, Stasher certainly looks to be in a strong position.