A Purdue University-affiliated startup is using technology to provide what it calls a new and secure way for people to move and store their belongings. The university says RoliBox uses web-based technology to provide contact-free moving and storage services.
RoliBox is a rolling container that can fit through a residential doorway, as well as a delivery fulfillment network and logistics optimization platform. Purdue says they are planning to launch the service on campus at the end of the spring semester.
“We know from our customer surveys that people are improvising their own solutions for small moves,” said Wes Delker, co-founder of RoliBox. “Residential moving is traditionally low-tech and labor intensive. We believe our solution has the potential to change the economics of the industry.”
Delker founded the startup with Michael Friedemann, a graduate of Purdue’s College of Engineering.
“Our solution offers an affordable and convenient alternative for smaller moves, which is well suited for university students and urban residents,” Delker said. “Our logistics platform harnesses the power of web-based asset tracking, so customers can receive updates about their containers as they are moved or stored at our facilities.”
According to the university, Delker formed the startup after working in consulting and the airline industry. Friedemann has 10 years of experience managing operations for a large online retailer.