GoCamp, a Storyteller Overland subsidiary, launches new technology platform
OCT. 24, 2023
GoCamp, a subsidiary of Storyteller Overland and a leading player in the camper van rental industry, today unveiled its revolutionary new technology platform, proving that the Storyteller Overland galaxy is so much more than just a vehicle manufacturer.
The new platform, which is now live on gocamp.com, makes it easier than ever for those looking to rent a camper van to find the perfect rental for their situation. New features include the following:
- Search via map to find nearby rentals
- Filter by price, van type, amenities and more
- Search by van builder (for example, users can search for Storyteller Overland rentals only so they can try before they buy)
- Renter dashboard where users can message GoCamp and van owners, manage reservations, etc
- More pricing transparency to include fees and the total cost
- An overall improved digital experience
This strategic move not only transitions GoCamp into a tech-forward company, but because many eventual Storyteller Overland customers use GoCamp to “try before they buy,” this announcement elevates the user experience across Storyteller Overland and its “galaxy” of subsidiaries.
“One of the great things about the Storyteller Overland galaxy is we’re able to support our community and our customers at different stages of their life,” said Camila Ramirez, CEO of GoCamp. “The hope is that GoCamp can provide renters a really great experience, and they’ll turn into lifelong customers, whether they rent long term or eventually purchase an adventure vehicle from Storyteller Overland, or any other manufacturer. This new technology allows us to continue connecting those dots on the back end and helps us to create immersive customer journeys.”
GoCamp, founded in Portland, Oregon in 2017, has a fleet that features vans from old-school Volkswagen Vanagons and Eurovans to newer Mercedes-Benz Sprinters and Storyteller Overland vans. When Storyteller Overland acquired the company in November 2021, Storyteller Overland CEO Jeffrey Hunter stated that the two companies are “a perfect match.”
“Each of our brands thrives on fostering connectedness among the growing communities we serve, and this new technology will create even more stellar experiences for the next generation of adventurers,” Hunter said. “We’re proud to be connected to a platform that allows even more people to experience the joys and freedom that vanlife offers.”
With this technical upgrade, GoCamp will now independently manage renter and van owner experiences, offering continual product enhancements for both audiences.
As GoCamp embraces its identity as a tech company, Ramirez stated, "Owning our technology allows us to be at the forefront of innovation while resolving challenges for all our customers. We're ready to evolve our marketplace and expand our business."
Looking ahead, GoCamp plans to continually enhance its technology platform, positioning itself as the premier camper van rental marketplace. The company envisions a future filled with opportunities and is well-prepared to seize them with its cutting-edge technology.
Driven by the recent surge in demand resulting from Covid-19 restrictions, the camper van rental sector has witnessed exponential growth in recent years. Despite a competitive environment, GoCamp has consistently increased revenue year over year. The launch of this technology reaffirms GoCamp's commitment to being an industry leader invested in its customers and long-term success.
About Storyteller Overland
Storyteller Overland is a Birmingham, AL-based authentic adventure lifestyle brand with a strong, industry-leading presence and reputation for innovation in the burgeoning Class B RV and expedition vehicle manufacturing space. Founded in 2018 by a stellar team of custom vehicle manufacturing veterans and outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts, the company’s prime directive is to constantly inspire and equip its growing community of roadtrippers, vanlifers, overlanders, and nomads with the proper gear, resources and mindset to “Live Free. Explore Endlessly. Tell Better Stories.” Along with its flagship MODE adventure vans and GXV HILT adventure trucks, Storyteller Overland offers a unique see-thru™ pricing model coupled with a style of customer service and community engagement that provides an unprecedented level of on-demand technical and warranty support for all of its owners out on the open road and beyond. For more information, visit storytelleroverland.com or contact our Chief of Staff, Summer Trammell at email@example.com.
GoCamp provides camper van travel experiences, connecting renters to owners, through a peer-to-peer marketplace. The GoCamp fleet is specifically curated with camper vans and Class B RVs, ensuring that every rental offers something unique. GoCamp onboards exceptional van owners, who foster memorable experiences, while bringing new life and community into the RV rental market. The high quality service and expert industry knowledge have continued to distinguish GoCamp from other rental platforms. GoCamp’s growth has propelled success in over 50 locations across the United States. For more information, visit GoCamp.com or contact Melissa Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.