The expansion is seen as a major milestone in Bounce’s mission to “empower people to get the most out of their lives without being held down by their things”.
“We’re really excited to bring Bounce to Portugal and work with our partner stores,” says Cody Candee, CEO and Co-founder of Bounce. “People often have to drag their bags from one place to the next, go out of their way to drop them off at home, or cancel plans completely because they’ve got too much stuff with them. We’ve had this problem ourselves. That’s why we launched Bounce.”
Founded in 2018, San Francisco-based Bounce is already one of the largest luggage storage networks in the world, with hundreds of store partners in more than 100 cities. Bounce was also featured as the number one product on Product Hunt, as well as in The Boston Globe, TechCrunch and Forbes.
Now Bounce is turning to Europe and has already established partnerships with stores across Lisbon and Porto, with more set to arrive in the coming months as the company makes Portugal its European base.“We connect local stores and hotel owners who want to make the most of their spare space with people who want to drop off their bags knowing that they’re in good hands.
Our store partners earn a commission for every booking, and gain extra sales from the increased foot traffic and listing on the Bounce platform,” says Candee. Despite the current problems facing the travel industry, Bounce is already seeing people use their platform in Portugal.
“Working with Bounce has been great!” says José Luís Leitão, owner of Biclas & Triclas in Porto, one of Bounce’s store partners. “It’s simple, has been helpful to our business, and the process was easy to explain to our employees.