NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--KeyMe, the leading resource for total key management, has announced the completion of a major new expansion that increases the total number of self-serve kiosks within Bed Bath & Beyond® locations across the country to 470.
KeyMe is fundamentally changing the way millions of people make and manage their keys, by digitally offering expanded key copying, storage and duplication capabilities to support the vast majority of home, office, mailbox, high security and automotive keys. The KeyMe kiosks employ a sophisticated artificial intelligence with computer vision to bring robotics to the field, effectively eliminating human error in the key duplication process.
KeyMe first introduced their self-serve kiosks within Bed Bath & Beyond in January 2015, with six units exclusively in the New York market and gradually increased to 70 stores in several key markets around the country. KeyMe’s current expansion is part of an increased commitment to becoming an easily accessible player in the centralization of the services and products for people moving into new homes. The move will help provide an even greater convenience to Bed Bath & Beyond customers seeking a one-stop resource for all their moving needs.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 11% of Americans moved into a new home last year. Along with this change in residence comes the need to restock on common household items, including new and duplicate keys. The ability to further centralize a single destination in providing unrivaled shopping convenience for customers going through a new move made the partnership between KeyMe and Bed Bath & Beyond a strategic choice for both companies.
"Nobody understands the home needs of consumers better than Bed Bath & Beyond,” said KeyMe CEO, Greg Marsh. "It is important to be in places where people can easily benefit from a smart way to access and manage their keys, especially those moving into a new home. That is why we couldn’t ask for a better or more strategic partner to further elevate our presence and our consumer awareness.”
Founded in 2012 by Greg Marsh, KeyMe is fundamentally transforming how people access and manage their keys, providing a safe and convenient way to copy and share keys and solve frustrating lockouts. KeyMe smart kiosks are currently present in over 1,500 locations within leading retailers, including (alphabetically): Albertsons, Bed Bath & Beyond, Kmart, Kroger, Mall of America, Rite Aid, Safeway, Sears, and 7-Eleven, among others.
KeyMe kiosks are the first and only kiosk with the ability to duplicate approximately 85% of all automotive keys on the market. The smart kiosks copy keys in under 30 seconds, at a rate that is 10x more accurate than industry averages, as well as offering free iOS and Android mobile applications that enable customers to safely scan and save a digital copy of their key so that they have access to their keys when and where they need them.