Self Storage Business
What is self-storage? Self storage offers both personal and business users a storage solution that they can basically control themselves. As with more traditional storage methods, self-storage allows you to rent storage space where you can keep goods and belongings in specialist facilities. In the past, we have had to rely upon removal companies and large storage organizations to store on our behalf and have had to play by their rules with limited access, no flexibility, long-term contracts and high charges. With the advent of self-storage, we’ve been given a lot more choice. It’s ‘Do It Yourself’ storage.
Self-storage is not only an ideal solution for your average individual or family but can also work extremely well for businesses of all sizes. As the self-storage industry has evolved, so has its range of services, which can be utilized by business users to help them operate more cost-effectively. Many assume that the only business use a self-storage facility can offer is storage – the reality is that many are now offering a complete range of services such as mail-boxes, office facilities, showers and coffee/meeting rooms that can help any business on a daily basis. Some self-storage facilities even specialize solely for commercial use with purpose built storage units to meet every business need.
Self Storage Business
Business opt for self-storage for various reasons, the most common of which is the need to free up or to cut down on expensive office space, for use as a small-scale warehouse, distribution service or as an archive. Business users are often given preferential access to general facilities – an added advantage if you use a unit as a distribution point for stock that may need to be dispatched at short notice and at odd times.
The most common uses for businesses include:
- Archiving documents, files and paperwork.
- Freeing up office space by storing items that aren’t needed on a daily basis.
- Storing office furniture and equipment.
- Storing stock, either full-time or on a seasonal basis.
- Storing office equipment and files during a move.
- As a small-scale distribution centre.
- As a store for excess stock, reps’ sales samples and display or exhibition equipment
- Storing office supplies, allowing businesses to buy in bulk and gain discounts.