minicabit, the online mini-cab price comparison and booking service, has announced a national partnership with self-storage retailer Big Yellow. Big Yellow’s customers will now be able to compare and book fixed minicab quotes to and from 84 nationwide storage units in over 35 UK cities instantly.
According to Big Yellow, the new service will be ideal for customers taking its smaller spaces. Data from a three month trial shows that 15% of bookings were made within 1 hour and the majority on the same day, demonstrating the demand for a quick and easy way for customers to get their goods to their local store.
The features developed by minicabit have been integrated into Big Yellow’s website, enabling customers to conveniently compare quotes and book services direct through the former’s online service.
minicabit’s ‘luggage selector’ component, which instantly calculates the most appropriate size of cab for customers to book, has also been upgraded to allow users to enter popular household items such as boxes, TVs and even mattresses.
The initial trial saw strong demand from customers booking mini-cab services to and from local Big Yellow self-storage units across the UK, from as far as London and Edinburgh. Customers without access to private transport, such as UK and international students, are expected to be significant users of the service.
Tom Wilcockson, Head of New Business Development Big Yellow Self-storage, commented:
“We work hard to ensure that storing at Big Yellow is easy. We already partner with removal and van hire companies so adding the option to book a cab to transport their items to their local Big Yellow store whilst on our website is compelling. Partnering with minicabit instantly gives us UK-wide reach across the minicab sector, and avoids the need for us to technically integrate with each minicab firm.”