Here at PlusBlue I’ve often wondered what it’d be like to have our chargers in hotels. Okay, maybe obsessed over it would be a better way to describe it. We’ve sold and rented-out countless chargers at Ohio State football games, Bengals games, Reds games, the Western & Southern Open, and the BNP Parabas Open in California. We’ve sold to individuals, to companies, and to golf resorts. I’m very proud of how much our start-up has accomplished in the portable charging space, but there’s one market that’s always eluded us. The hotel industry.
Call me biased, but having a portable charger in my hotel room seems like a slam dunk idea. No more would I get in from a flight and have to worry about charging my phone on 20% battery. Or have to look for the nearest outlet when I’m out and I’ve forgotten to charge-up the night before. I could take it with me to weddings, meetings, dinners, poolside, and nights out on the town. I could remain connected, while not being confined to a three foot cord plugged into the wall. Obviously, these are things I’ve thought about a lot, but it got us at PlusBlue thinking, there’s got to be more people that think this is a good idea, right?
That’s why the PlusBlue team put together a short survey, so we could hear what you thought.
When we put out the survey a couple weeks ago we had several goals in mind:
- Identify the different types of travelers and their characteristics
- Discover if there was a desire for portable chargers in hotels
- Ask if having a portable charger in your hotel room would enhance your experience
Fortunately we received over 500 responses!