4/07/08

EasyKeys.com Launches One-of-a-Kind Web Site for Ordering Replacement Office Furniture Keys

Katie Evans , Managing Editor, International Research

New Company Offers Convenient, Hassle-Free Ordering That Includes Next-Day Shipping Anywhere in U.S.

EasyKeys.com, a company founded to provide a convenient, hassle-free process for ordering replacement keys for office furniture online, has launched a first-of-its kind website – www.EasyKeys.com – that expands its online services to companies nationwide.

“EasyKeys.com offers an extremely efficient solution to a problem commonly found in work environments every day,” said company founder and President Greg Martisauski, who heads a team with more than 10 years of experience in providing office furniture key services.

“Office and facility managers are constantly under tight deadlines at companies of every size and they are clamoring for services that offer seamless workplace solutions,” he said. “We have developed a centralized, streamlined process for ordering replacement office furniture keys that can solve today’s problems by the next morning.”

The concept for EasyKeys.com originated more than six years ago at a major regional office furniture dealer in response to a need by its customers for an efficient means of obtaining replacement office furniture keys. The online service has steadily developed and grown and has been launched as a separate company, EasyKeys.com, which is dedicated to expanding the online service on a nationwide basis.

The new company is under the leadership of Martisauski, a former application developer who was the original architect of the service and who has assembled a dedicated team for continued expansion and enhancement of the service.

“We have had so much growth that it was time to establish our own identity and corporate structure separate from the dealer,” he said. “We now have the best of both worlds – technology that has been proven successful in six years of operation, plus a corporate structure that enhances our service and puts us on a path of continued growth.”

EasyKeys.com cuts keys for all office furniture manufacturers, including Steelcase, Herman Miller, Haworth, HON, Kimball and Knoll, which can be shipped for overnight delivery anywhere in the U.S.

According to Francie Woods, a real estate lease administrator with SunTrust Bank in Richmond, Va., replacing office furniture keys can be a regular problem due to office moves, forgetful employees, job transfers and employee turnover.

“The hallmark of EasyKeys.com is its speed and convenience; the turnaround is phenomenal,” she said. “I submit the order on Monday and the key is here by Tuesday. With EasyKeys.com, it’s a one-stop process that is complete in less than 24 hours.” SunTrust, one of the nation’s largest commercial banking organizations, operates more than 1,600 branches throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Woods said the EasyKeys.com feature that benefits her company most is the ability to set up individual user accounts tied to her master account for multiple SunTrust offices.

Primary contacts such as Woods can set up an account in their name, and they also can open separate accounts for nationwide business associates. While the primary account holder has complete access to all ordering, billing and tracking features, additional users can only place orders and cannot access the features available only to the primary account holder.

“Before, if we had five different kinds of furniture in an office we had to order five different types of keys from five different manufacturers, which meant five purchase orders,” Woods said. “As an existing customer, we can submit one purchase order for all orders. We are billed at one location, and then we can just submit purchase orders as needed. To me, it doesn’t get much easier than that.”

Martisauski, who developed the customized online software that would become EasyKeys.com, also developed the business plan calling for EasyKeys.com as its own company.

“After six years of providing workplace solutions to our customers, it was a natural evolution to expand our services and create our own, separate identity,” said Martisauski, noting that EasyKeys.com cuts, stamps and ships several hundred keys a day. “By creating a separate company, it allows us to provide a much-needed service to all office furniture manufacturers and distributors.”

EasyKeys.com’s success, Martisauski said, has been spurred in part by offering next-day turnaround of orders and its unique ability to cut keys for all office furniture manufacturers and give customers exactly what they need. Included among his clients are office and facility managers from companies with a few employees in a single location to large, multi-national companies with offices from coast to coast.

“Our intent is to remove just one of the many headaches that facility managers and office furniture dealers face several times each day,” Martisauski said. “We get compliments on a daily basis from customers who can’t believe how efficient our service runs. Ultimately, that makes their job easier.”

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