Self storage facilities are usually associated with moving house or storing away unnecessary clutter – but have you ever considered using a self-storage unit as a base for your business? Here are 5 businesses that could benefit from choosing to utilise such a space rather than investing in an expensive office or taking over your whole house.
1. Online retailers
Whether you’re selling products through Amazon, eBay, or any other kind of online retailing platform, self-storage might be the ideal solution to store your items and packaging materials… away from your living room. You will have unlimited access to your unit during opening hours and will be able to downsize or upsize it according to your needs, all the while resting assured that your products are in a clean, secure, dry place.
2. Seasonal Businesses
If you’re selling things like costumes or decorations, then you might be busier during certain times of the year. A self storage unit might be your best option for you to capitalise on seasonal sales, as it will allow you to rent a unit when you need extra space for stock. You are free to stay for as long or as little as you need.
Self-storage units are ideal for storing your products before shipping them out in bulk. The staff on site will accept your deliveries for you, and you will benefit from the bulk stock discount. You can use your self storage unit as a hub before shipping your products.
Artists often have no space to store their work and end up dedicating their whole house to their career… which is why you should choose self storage instead. Whether you want to create a studio or simply need a secure space to store your work, we will find the most cost-efficient solution. If you do choose to create a studio, you will be able to make use of pre-installed data points for telephone and broadband, as well as kitchen and toilet facilities.
5. Antique Sellers
Self-storage is ideal for antique furniture retailers – your items will be in a clean, dry, secure place while waiting to be showcased, so you never have to worry about them getting damaged. It can also be ideal if you are running out of space in your shop or showroom but don't want to miss out on buying antiques at the right price.
If you’re a small or medium-sized business looking to use a self-storage unit as your base, we can help! We offer flexible terms, convenient locations, low-cost van hire and so much more… get a quote now!