Rental Payment Solutions announced the launch of its innovative web application allowing self-storage customers to reserve and lease storage units in real time on stores’ websites and on iPad™-based, in-store rental payment stations.
Akiba (Swahili for ‘storage’) integrates with SiteLink, one of the industry’s most popular management software programs.
Other products have allowed online booking and account management for some time. Akiba raises the bar in self-service automation by introducing facility mapping and real-time move-ins to storage websites. Storage owners add Akiba as a branded external portal or completely integrate it into both new and existing websites.
“We crafted a solution to deliver a complete self-service experience for tenants,” said Bruce Shannon, president of Rental Payment Solutions. “With Akiba, tenants can book a unit on the website after reviewing the location of that unit within the facility. Tenants search units by size and unit type, rent directly from an interactive facility map and receive a gate access code instantly. Tenants know where to go when they arrive because the website displays and prints a map of the facility.”
Akiba not only enhances services on a store’s website but also offers rental payment stations for in-store use. The payment station runs on PCs, tablets such as iPads™ and touch screen monitors.
Akiba’s rental payment station reduces the cost of in-store kiosks. Low licensing fees and setup offer storage owners an in-store self-service solution at a fraction of the cost of alternative technologies.
Owners purchase Akiba services by module. The company offers custom website development services for seamless integrations with clients’ websites.
For more information on Akiba, please visit www.rentalpaymentsolutions.com, or stop by booth #236 at the ISS World Expo March 14-16, 2012.
(A-Kee-Ba) The Swahili term for ‘storage’.
AKIBA, by Rental Payment Solutions (RPS) is the future of self-service - self storage. AKIBA is a web based application that integrates directly with your Sitelink storage management software, providing fully automated reservations, move-ins, account management, and billing management for your customers.
iPad™ is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.