CONNECTING PEOPLE TOGETHER

Our Vision

To empower, to build, to be the bridge between people and countries, to draw closer, find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose and vision of KeepSpace.

BE TRANSPARENTLY INNOVATIVE

Our Motto

To test, trial and improve with speed and efficiency for the benefit of everyone. Determination, perseverance and courage to challenge the status quo by giving more then anyone else in our sphere of influence.

The KeepSpace Story

How it all began with our Journey.

The Story about KeepSpace started up in May 2016, and we’ve been on an epic ride ever since. From our beginnings as a travel and decluttering service to a 3PL ecommerce fulfilment service and education platform. Founder Jesse Emia and Co-Founder Vien Emia understood the needs of nurturing and supporting the ecommerce community.

We owe a huge thanks to our community for joining us on this journey about KeepSpace. We hope that the eCommerce community will continue to be a part of our story. The amazing team at KeepSpace, has always put Transparency, Integrity and Innovation at the core of their values. In those values we have below the highlighted achievements since our founding.

Oct 2016 – Launched!

As a regular attender of the Spacecubed community we had the privilege to share KeepSpace as a soft launches inside our presentation on how to to fairly divide equity amount early founders. This was received with a wonderful response from the community. To see this presentation it was shared on Nicheinterview.com

Dec 2016 – West Tech Fest

We were invited to the West Tech fest to present KeepSpace to the start up and business community at Perth Town Hall. We had the pleasure to meet the Lord Mayor of Perth who praised us for our innovation towards the storage industry services.

Apr 2017 – Making Friends

KeepSpace is continuing to build multiple partnerships with a range of eCommerce stores within Perth that are doing amazing things.

We have been so grateful to be able to use our technology, skills and logistics to create the best synergy for our online ecommerce providers that are selling their goods across multiple platforms. We have increased our integration to also include Xero, and Big Commerce. 

June 2017 – API integration! 

Realising the importance of integration with exisiting systems we began developing a more robust and improved API integrating system that KeepSpace can continue to support our ecommerce users.  

With improving our API along with documentation available we will have greater access to supporting a larger range of users within eCommerce.

Aug 2017 – Past 500 Orders!

This has been an amazing achievement for us to now past 500 orders for KeepSpace!!

With our growing user base to who we have partnered with we have now completed 500 picked and packed orders that we have shipped out from our warehouse across Australia!

Oct 2017 – Sharing to the start up community.

Coming back to present Keep Space to the morning start up community to share about the growing success of Keep Space while sharing with ecommerce businesses how to best market their businesses to a group of targeted markets for their product demographic.

Mar 2018 – Amazon Australia.

We are happy to announce that we can successfully Integrate Amazon Australia into Keep Space allowing orders to enter our system and updates your Amazon account.

May 2018 – Past 5000 Orders!

Boom! 5000 orders in KeepSpace!!

Amazing work from all the companies on the journey with us. Thank you so much for trusting us with your operations.

Aug 2018 – First Ecommerce Event!

For a long awaited request we brought the Users of KeepSpace together to share the good, the bad and the messy side of building an ecommerce business. This event of over 50 people had no holding backs, sharing the wins and the losses. Giving back the human side of this crazy world we call ecommerce. 

Dec 2018 – Sharing Value.

As we are getting to know more and more businesses we realise the importance for informing them about the best practises and improvements to get their business organised for scale.

We had the pleasure to present about ecommerce order fulfilment, SKU management and importing and exporting to the ecommerce community. We also were able to share about the huge market size of China and get local ecommerce businesses excited about their amazing potential just north of where they are located.

Jan 2019 – Relocating Places.

We’re so pumped to share that we are relocating to our new premises as of the 2nd of January. We will be taking possession of a site location that is three times larger then our current placement and that will enable us to expand and grow substantially.

We are so grateful for the opportunity to be able to manage some of the great ecommerce businesses growing out there today.

Mar 2019 – Past 20,000.

20,000 orders out from our KeepSpace Warehouse!

Amazing work from all the companies on the journey with us and a big shout out to the team that shipped them out safely and securely.

May 2019 – Ecom Exp

With the growing community we have began running quarterly events all around ecommerce called the ecommerce experience

This is a partnership with Spacecubed where we are helping build and grow the ecommerce community here in Perth.

Jun 2019 – Overnight Shipping

Creating that WOW experience is critical, and nothing does it more than getting your parcel into the hands of customers next day across the nation.

We have now established the affordable ability to have our users products that are under 5kg into their customers hands next day all over Australia.

Jan 2020 – Version 3 Release

After months of hard work, we have finally finished version three which hold a range of new functions and abilities within our view platform to help ecommerce business make quick and effective decisions within their accounts along with a faster platform from where to roll out future functions.

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Mar 2020 – Past 50,000.

50,000 orders out from our KeepSpace Warehouse!

Amazing work from all the companies on the journey with us and a big shout out to the team that shipped them out safely and securely.

Sept 2020 – Team Size 16

With the growth of our team from when we started to now 16 amazing people from all different walks of life. We are able to share our values with our local community as well as the users to interact with us daily. Go Team!

Dec 2020 – Past 100,000.

100,000 orders out from our KeepSpace Warehouse!

Amazing work from all the companies on the journey with us and a big shout out to the team that shipped them out safely and securely.

Jan 2021 – Warehouse Extension

Super pumped to our new premises extension where we are as of the 1st of Jan 2021. We have our entire warehouse under our name. Its an amazing achievement to have now a 1,600sqm warehouse floor managed by ourselves for our users within Perth. So grateful to the amazing growth we have had.

The Story Continues

The Faces of the Team

Meet our hard working team who’s making virtual physical storage a reality

Profile of Jesse Emia, our CEO/Founder

Jesse Emia

Chief Executive Officer

Jesse holds 10 years of experience in entrepreneurship, within three business prior to KeepSpace. His skills stretch far from management to design/development, each at a high level. The list ranges from designing to financial forecasting, and more.

Some of his biggest accomplishments are building a company from zero to a million dollars, starting up a team and achieving a 80%+ of detailed project requirements.

Jesse’s passion to support ecommerce users to have their freedom and focus is what drives him. He loves the people, projects, goals and large aspirations that he gets to see in this industry.

With his favourite hot chocolate in hand, he stands as the Executive in KeepSpace’s office.

Profile of Vien Emia, the Co-founder and Operations Manager

Vien Emia

Chief Operations Officer

As the co-founder, Vien started her journey with KeepSpace from 2016.

She is the backbone of the company, overseeing orders, account management, book keeping and customer service. Her favourite quote, "Action speaks louder than words, " reflect her altruistic and hard-working personality.

Vien's super power is her commercial administration and business operations skills, managing her team in the KeepSpace warehouse and ensuring that customer experience enquiries are covered at a high level between her and her team.

She loves to spend her share of quiet time at home, whether it’s in front of the television or in the snuggly bed. Her favourite food is finger food, which fits well to accompany her quiet time.

Profile of William Koo, our Ecommerce Fulfilment Wizard and Sales

William Koo

Operations and Sales Support

William is passionate in supporting growing companies. KeepSpace was one of them, and he decided to join in KeepSpace’s quest to help other growing businesses.

He brings a sense of flexibility to help across a range of areas, utilising his skills such as storytelling, building positive customer relationships, and problem-solving.

As a self proclaimed Ecommerce Fulfilment Wizard (Business Developer), his aim is to make logistics fun for businesses, and to open their mind to new ideas.

One of William’s hobbies is fishing, and his top three catches are squid, pink snapper and mackerel. His hobby stretches to his bucket list, where he wants to fish in the middle of the ocean while riding on a boat.

Profile of Simon Bruno, our Marketing Manager

Simon Bruno

Marketing Manager

Simon brings in his experience of digital marketing into KeepSpace. His knowledge in ecommerce and communication skills boosts his marketing content, and he is still aiming to improve on a daily basis.

He enjoys the process of building KeepSpace up into something bigger. Simon is in charge of all of KeepSpace's social media, podcasts, emails and more.

Simon is passionate about supporting small companies to grow and thrive. His aim is to make it easier for business owners to run their business, and one of his main tactics is to automate shipping.

Outside of work, Simon has a passion for music. He plays instruments, makes his own tunes, and DJs. His top three music genre are house music, psychedelic rock, and R&B. One of his bucket list items is to release an album.

Profile of our Tech Lead, Simran Sawhney

Simranjeet Singh Sawhney

Technical Lead

Simran spearheads our development team, which involves coding, system designing and team management. He utilises his knowledge of software architecture and past experience as a Lead Software Developer.

His knowledge spreads deep and wide to several different industries, which helps him to provide great customer satisfaction for a wide variety of needs.

His aims within KeepSpace are to improve the coding standard, modularity and system design. On his way to achieving this, he is facing the personal assignment of knowing more about system architecture.

An item on his bucket list is to organise NGO at a bigger scale in order to serve stray animals and abandoned elderly people, which aligns with his personality type as a Defender.

Profile picture of Ania Czekaj, our Ruby Developer

Ania Czekaj

Ruby Developer

After finishing her coding course, Ania met KeepSpace and joined the Development Team as a Ruby Developer. Since then, she has greatly upgraded her skills.

"It's not what happens to you but how you react that matters." With this quote in her heart, Ania develops flexibly in response to the customers' requests. She also excels at understanding others' needs and trying out new ideas in order to provide new features.

Originally from Poland, 5 years have passed since she moved to Australia and she still loves the bright sunlight and warm weather.

Some of the items on her bucket list include: walking Kokoda Track, climbing one (or more) of the Seven Summits mountains, completing (or attempting) an Ironman Triathlon and seeing the Coral Reef.

Profile of Andrew Ng, our Accountant and Operations

Andrew Ng

Accountant and Operations

Strong in numbers, Andrew studied accounting and became KeepSpace’s Accountant after delivering as a StarTrack truck driver.

He also works in the Warehouse Operations team. With his ability to think differently and creatively communicate, he provides the best customer service while enjoying the flexible environment of KeepSpace.

Outside of work, Andrew loves Japan, visiting almost every year. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to go this year due to COVID-19, but his calling for Japanese culture seems to be as strong as ever.

He has also visited many other countries. But one day, he wishes to visit the land he has never set afoot, USA.

Profile of Pansy Chan, our Accountant and Operations

Pansy Chan

Accountant and Operations

With an educational background of studying accounting in Perth, Pansy joined KeepSpace as an Accountant.

Pansy is also in the Operations Team. With her detail-oriented skills and time management skills, she efficiently handles the tasks in the warehouse, from accurate inventory management to sincere customer support.

She wishes to find a way to improve management and communication between different departments within KeepSpace. She knows that the detail matters and that it is important for everyone to have the same information.

Pansy likes to travel when she has the time. Once the country borders open, her next stop is Thailand. One day, her travels may eventually guide her to see the Northern lights in Iceland.

Manpreet Kaur

Back End Developer

Manpreet joined our Development Team as a Back End Developer, now working on Ruby on Rails technology and testing. She draws from her 5 years working into development and test automation.

With a keen sense to learn, Manpreet continues to aim higher by polishing her Web development skills. As she likes the quote, "Your only limit is you!" Her doer attitude elevates her work quality and enthusiasm to achieve better.

One of her hobbies is gardening, and her favourite plants are Jade plant, Areca Palm and Hibiscus. She also loves spending time with her dog. Someday, she wishes to run an animal shelter to support stray dogs.

Shweta Matkar

Front End Developer

With 8+ years of experience in UI development, Shweta has joined KeepSpace to provide her skills in the Development Team.

Also with a educational background of Information and Technology, she provides solutions that ensures a user-friendly interface. Her patient and hard-working personality also adds to the great efficiency in her work.

Her favourite quote is "Keep smiling," and there are three things that brings a smile to her face when outside of work. Those are reading novels, travelling, and eating delicious food. After quarantine, Shweta dreams of exploring the wide continent of Europe.

Profile of Rafna Pottachola, our Front End Developer

Rafna Pottachola

Front End Developer

Rafna graduated with a Masters of Computer Science and has joined KeepSpace after her experience as a Junior Developer.

After joining KeepSpace, she immediately fell in love with the culture and integrity within the company.

She is always keen to learn, continuing to study and improve her skills on software development. One of Rafna's values is to be trustworthy, and that is reflected in her goal of making software user-friendly.

From her earlier dreams of becoming a pilot, an item on her bucket list is to 'fly'. When that happens, she can also travel to Albany and see the native animals that inhabit the area.

Profile of Maitreyi Srinivansan, our UX Designer

Maitreyi Srinivasan

User Experience Designer

Our UX designer, Maitreyi joined KeepSpace with a background in engineering. Her approach to design is crystal clear in her favourite quote: "Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."

As an Architect type personality, Maitreyi shines in creativity and finding elegant solutions. She designs with the thought of the user, to make sure she can simplify people's lives and make design meaningful.

Maitreyi likes to get lost in nature when outside of work. Her love for nature stretches out to her choice of future travel, which is the majestic Swiss Alps in Switzerland. Since she has a sweet tooth, she could enjoy the Swiss treats as well.

Profile of Jamadil Raman, our Warehouse Operations

Jamadil Raman

Warehouse Operations

Jamadil has studied in the Bachelor of Logistics and Supplies Management, and gained 20 years worth of experience in the aviation industry. He is now challenging himself by entering the warehousing industry at KeepSpace.

Jamadil is in the Operations Team. He is a fast learner, picking up the skills required within the warehouse.

As a highly organised individual, he is utilising his ability to the fullest, while providing excellent ideas that originate from his past experience.

Outside of work, he likes to play football (soccer) and badminton. One of the places he would like to visit is Manchester Club Stadium, a football stadium located in the United Kingdom.

Profile of Caio Queiroz, our Warehouse Operations

Caio Queiroz

Warehouse Operations

Caio joined KeepSpace as a Warehouse Operator, learning more about the industry while at it. He is blending in, finding himself comfortable in the enlightening team atmosphere.

He is learning quickly about pick-packing, inbound/outbound, and more about the deep world of order fulfilment.

Caio is always calm and logical, and have originally studied International relations. He also has experience as a trainee in foreign trade analysis.

When not at work, Caio enjoys watching Netflix, playing football (soccer) and studying new languages. One of them is German, which he goes further by watching a German drama that covers time-travelling, named ‘Dark’.

Profile of Chie Morimoto, our Marketing Intern

Chie Morimoto

Marketing Intern

As an intern in the Marketing Team, Chie is learning more about the 3PL industry. She is working on improving her skill set, such as content writing, Photoshop, communication and more.

She is also a student, currently studying Linguistics and Communications and Media Studies. Chie is enjoying her work at KeepSpace, gaining experience in the field she is interested in and applying knowledge from her studies.

Her long continuing hobby is writing stories, as she herself loves reading. One day, she wishes to stay at a Japanese-style inn and focus on writing up an original story, which she will self-publish one copy for herself.

Core Values

Test out Everything

True innovation and problem solving call ourselves to test everything, despite our bias.

Beauty and Functionality

Good design. We’re thinking about people’s lifestyles as well as the surrounding systems we use in communication.

Be Transparent

Be open and honest. Transparency which will bring clarity to our team, our people and those we serve.

Keep Integrity

Say what you mean, mean what you say. Let your yes be yes and your no be no. Work hard no matter who is or is not looking.

Do things really well

The key to our success is to ensure we keep the abilities of our people in doing what they do really well.

Learning is key to Growth

Encourage learning, implementing, and reviewing. There is no such thing as ‘we have always done it this way’.

Embrace Change

Embrace change. Encourage it in ourselves and others. Drive it with determination and passion.

Be humble

Humility to one’s self gives strength to others. Don’t let our pride stop innovation or growth in a team.