Mobile app BEAM makes self-storage smarter in Singapore

Users will only for what they store and not for unused spaces.

Singapore has its own share of property problems. Space is limited and expensive in Singapore for both consumers and businesses. Many people are experiencing living and working constraints due to decreasing spaces. For example, while the average 3BR apartment was once around 1,500 sq. ft., newer units are now closer to 900 sq. ft. to 1,100 sq. ft. with some studios now as tiny as 258 sq. ft.

Traditional self-storage is expensive and often underutilised. Many people who rent a storage locker end up using less than 60% of the space, meaning they are paying hefty monthly fees for space they are not using and often need to sign long-term contracts.

Lastly, going back and forth to storage lockers is a hassle. A large percentage of the population in Singapore does not have their own transportation, meaning getting back and forth to storage requires taking a cab, public transport or both. Not only is this costly monetarily, especially if users need regular access to their items, but it also means wasting time that could have been better spent doing other things.

These are all the issues BEAM wants to solve. It is the first fully-itemised valet self-storage solution to address all of these problems.

It is a mobile app that targets smart city dwellers who are space and value conscious, helping people enjoy their living and working spaces without the unnecessary clutter. Their vision is to become the preferred storage solution partner that empowers people to enjoy their living and working environment.

Their unique selling point is that their in-house technology enables users to only pay for what they store and not for unused space and they are the only one in the market which allows users to view their photographed items and manage their storage end-to-end through an app.

BEAM was founded by Jason Parke, Kash Patel, Jason Giambona, and Estelle Gaillard.

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