Unpakt Reaches $1 Million in Sales and Secures $3 Million to Launch Self-Moves and Shipping Online Tool to Book a Move Quickly Gains Industry and Consumer Support, Spearheading Shift in Moving Industry Operations
NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Unpakt (www.unpakt.com), a dynamic online marketplace helping consumers compare reputable moving companies and instantly book their moves online, is pleased to announce it has surpassed revenues of $1 million and secured $3 million in private capital to fund industry-shifting projects. Experiencing an average quarterly growth of 150% throughout 2013, this innovative platform has swiftly become the go-to resource for consumers searching for a moving company.
Featured in The New York Times, TechCrunch, Entrepreneur, Forbes, The Huffington Post and other leading publications, Unpakt is doing for the moving industry what sites such as Kayak and Expedia have done for the travel industry. With Unpakt, consumers can quickly create a home inventory, compare exact prices and previous user reviews from local, pre-screened moving companies, and then book their move with the click of a button.
Since Unpakt's launch in July 2012, the company has:
- Achieved gross sales of over one million, with a quarterly average sales growth of 150% for three consecutive quarters;
- Reached a 92.3% overall satisfaction rating from customers who booked their moves entirely online, without additional customer service support*;
- Launched in 65 major markets in 39 states across America, with a pickup coverage area of over 1.8 million miles;
- Facilitated revenue growth by 10% or more for multiple movers listed in the marketplace.
Promoting continued momentum and growth, Unpakt has secured $3 million in private capital for new developments and projects. This funding supports Unpakt's general mission to revolutionize the moving industry, more specifically facilitating growth in new sectors, including applying the Unpakt model to the shipping, freight and delivery services industry. The majority of the funds will be used to:
- Enable international moves originating in major U.S. markets;
- Launch a truck rental comparison and booking marketplace for "D.I.Y." self-moves;
- Develop a comparison and scheduling platform for small parcel shipments.
"Underscoring the need for the Unpakt platform and service in the moving industry, we are thrilled to have reached the $1 million sales milestone," said Sharone Ben-Harosh, founder of Unpakt. "Now, we look forward to increased growth, game-changing industry developments, and continued positive reception from consumers and movers alike."
For additional information, please visit: https://www.unpakt.com/.
Unpakt is a comparison pricing site for consumers searching for a moving company. Offering a platform where consumers have access to pre-screened movers, consumer reviews and exact price quotes rather than estimates, Unpakt brings transparency to an industry that has previously been known for its uncertainty.
Created by entrepreneur Sharone Ben-Harosh, the founder of FlatRate Moving, Unpakt is currently available in 39 states across America including the major metro areas of New York City, Los Angeles, Houston, Phoenix, San Diego, Washington D.C., Dallas, San Jose, Austin, Jacksonville, San Francisco, Columbus, Charlotte, Memphis, Boston, Seattle, Denver, Nashville, Baltimore, Las Vegas, Tucson, Sacramento, Atlanta, Colorado Springs, Richmond, Miami, Cleveland, Tampa, St. Louis, Milwaukee and more.
Unpakt continues to add new markets, with plans to have 3,000 movers in the top 200 U.S. cities and 2,000 movers in the top 100 international cities. Unpakt is THE next big thing in the moving industry.
* Based on customers who booked moves during the first half of 2013.
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