Dockwa Brings Time Savings, Improved Customer Experience to Dry Storage
Modern marina management and marketing software supports dry storage
Cambridge, MA – June 5, 2019 –
Dockwa, the makers of free marina management software used by marinas throughout the U.S. and Caribbean, has expanded its software to support marine businesses that offer dry storage. With square-footage pricing, storage inventory management, and automated storage requests, Dockwa now gives dry-storage facilities the same time savings and improved guest experiences that have made the platform so popular with wet storage businesses.
This expansion comes on the heels of Dockwa’s largest push to date within the marina management space, the release of their long-term billing and contract management tool, Dockwa Contracts. Dockwa’s continued focus on empowering marina managers with simple, affordable, and effective tools signals the company’s continued commitment to being the most innovative marina management system in the industry.
“Dry storage represents a large part of business operations for many marinas,” said Jeremy Crane, Dockwa’s VP of Product Development. “Often, dry storage far surpasses the marina’s wet slip storage, and is often more complex to manage than wet slips. The Tetris-like game of space allocation becomes three dimensional, and maintaining operational efficiency and financial accountability becomes increasingly difficult. Manual pricing, chasing down payments, and billing calculations are the last thing the marina staff should be worrying about.”
When asked what sets them apart from the other marina management systems on the market, Crane cited the power of the Dockwa Boater Network. One of the largest groups of boaters in the world, the Dockwa Boater Network is comprised of the hundreds of thousands of boaters who use Dockwa to research and book boat storage, wet or dry, short or long term. These boaters prefer using Dockwa due to the ease and reliability of the booking experience, transparent pricing, and quality of information.
With the addition of Dockwa’s dry storage support, marina staff have the ability to let boaters request dry storage directly from the marina’s website. These requests will appear in the marina’s Dockwa dashboard, alongside requests for transient dockage, for simple and immediate confirmation and payment collection.
The 850+ marinas currently using Dockwa to manage their marina will see the Dry Storage functionality in their dashboards. Marinas interested in using Dockwa’s free software for dry storage management, long-term dockage management, and/or transient reservation requests, can request a quick walkthrough of the system by visiting at dockwa.com/demo.
Founded in May 2015, Dockwa is an award-winning unified marina reservation platform which connects boaters to marinas in real time, online and by app. Boaters download the free iOS or Android app or log in online, and then search, explore, reserve, and pay for their reservations in a matter of minutes. Marinas then use the Dockwa platform to confirm the reservation, collect payment, and deposit the customer’s information into their intelligent database with a single click.
Headquartered in Newport, RI and Cambridge, MA, Dockwa rapidly expanded along the Eastern Seaboard in its first year, and has since expanded into the Great Lakes region, the West Coast, and beyond. Dockwa now has with a growing marina network of more than 850 marinas and hundreds of thousands of boaters.
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