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Self storage and the boom in online businesses

Written by on July 3, 2019

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Here at McCarthy’s we’ve noticed a definite trend in our self storage centres over recent years.

Obviously all of us have seen a huge shift in our lives because of the internet. We’re streaming whole series at once (gone is that waiting for a week for the next instalment!), we’re able to connect with friends, family and colleagues around the world in an instant, we have computers in our cars telling us how to get to where we need to…it’s touched almost every part of our lives. And that’s also true in the world of business and entrepreneurship, where it’s opened up a whole new world of opportunity.

No longer do you need a physical retail space or an office – a web page might be all the shop front you need. Research shows that the number of online businesses in the UK is on the rise. Together these businesses contribute £243bn in turnover to the economy. They actually account for £1 in every £11 of turnover in the country.

Given the much smaller overheads involved in getting an online business up and running, is it any wonder that so many entrepreneurs are setting up e-businesses from their homes? It’s certainly a trend we’ve spotted at McCarthy’s, as growing online businesses look for extra space which doesn’t break the bank.

Although setting up at home can be a great cost-saving idea, there comes a point when the business can take over – and you have no more space, or you’ve had enough of your kitchen table/spare room/garage being completely overrun!

The facilities and flexibility offered by our self storage centre in Leeds, Harrogate and Wakefield is perfect for online businesses. You can choose exactly the size of unit you need – and even scale up or scale down as needed and as availability allows. We understand that for some businesses stock is seasonal and can have peaks and troughs. All we need is seven days’ notice.

All the units are completely secure – you are the only person who holds the key, we can’t even get in there without you. The centres as a whole have individual pincode entry and are monitored by CCTV and security.

If you have large amounts of stock to move, we provide lifts, pallet trucks, trolleys and equipment to help you get items safely and efficiently to your storage unit. We even have drive up units at some locations, which makes it even easier! Either way, there’s ample parking at all our storage centres and all of them are in easy, central locations, near to major roads.

You don’t need to worry about being able to get hold of your stock when you need it – you can gain access round the clock. We understand everything works in real time, which is why we can provide power, broadband, phone lines, lighting and even heating – all on one straightforward bill, so you know exactly what you’re paying every month.

That’s why we have everything from eBay traders to pick and pack operations running from our self storage centres. And if your business continues to grow we even have the serviced office business centre opposite our Leeds’ self storage site, which can provide you with cost effective office space and additional support including reception staff and meeting rooms.

So, if your business is ready to go to the next level, why not get in touch… the skies the limit!

Testimonials

Thank you for choosing McCarthys Removals. We’d love to hear about your recent experience so that we can continue to aim for the highest levels of customer service and making every move as easy and stress free as possible.

Fantastic service throughout. Timely and realistic quote; calm and efficient help through the process - no query or question was too much trouble. The moving crew were fabulous throughout; packing service highly recommended as it took the strain out leaving the old property. Cannot praise McCarthy's highly enough!

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Thank you for choosing McCarthys Removals. We’d love to hear about your recent experience so that we can continue to aim for the highest levels of customer service and making every move as easy and stress free as possible.

Tony was amazing he gave me such a lot of trust that my very expensive piano and painting would be extremely looked after and they were, the lovely lady on the phone who I booked through and the three removal guys, were absolutely professional amazing respectable and I was aware that they were constantly using hand gel et cetera. There is nothing missing and nothing damaged and I had about 200 boxes a lot of precious China crystal et cetera. I would 100% recommend this company after having around about seven different Removal Company quotes this was slightly more expensive, but worth every single penny as the saying goes, you get what you pay for This company went the extra mile for sure. If there is anyone with a disability who is reading this who is looking for a company you can trust, I would highly recommend these people

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We would love to hear your feedback about the team and your move in experience at McCarthy's Storage World in Leeds. Your comments help us to recognise excellent customer service within the team and celebrate their hard work. We also value your feedback so that we can make further improvements in our customers self storage journey.

I had a lovely and easy experience. The staff were very friendly, in particular Emily and Collette. Both were extremely helpful and made the whole experience stress free. I would highly recommend this service!

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Contact Us

Leeds

The Storage Centre, Meanwood Road,
Leeds LS7 2AH

Removals: 0113 262 3000 /
0113 262 4000 hello@mjmccarthy.co.uk

Storage: 0113 26 26 500 leeds@mccarthysstorageworld.co.uk

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
Bank Holidays: 10.00 to 14.00

Harrogate

The Storage Centre, Ripon Road,
Harrogate HG1 2BS

Removals & Storage:
01423 625 000 harrogate@mccarthysstorageworld.co.uk

Van Hire: 01423 625 000 harrogate@mccarthysstorageworld.co.uk

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00

Wakefield

The Storage Centre, Kirkgate,
Wakefield WF1 1UW

Removals, Storage & Shredding:
01924 663 555 wakefield@mccarthysstorageworld.co.uk

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00