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Self Storage – Business Vs Consumer

Written by on October 19, 2015

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Making Space for Business

If you think about self storage units, what do you imagine to be inside the majority of them? Bits and pieces from someone’s garage? The contents of a house move or downsize? Furniture waiting to find a new home?

You’re probably right in many cases.

But people are often surprised to learn that actually many of our customers are businesses, rather than individuals.

When we first started out, and up until maybe five years ago, there was probably only one business customer to every four individuals. Today that shifted so that here at McCarthy’s, about 45% of our units are now let to organisations and professionals.

The Self Storage Association’s annual survey this year also showed the same pattern, with a national average split of 59% consumer to 41% business.

So why has there been this increase in businesses using self storage? Partly it’s because there’s been a huge growth in the number of internet and online businesses. These companies often need somewhere to store stock, but don’t need a full office. Yet they don’t really want to keep it all in their spare room at home either!

Self storage can also be very useful for businesses which have peak seasons – ones which ramp up for Christmas, or which run events or weddings. Units can be scaled up or down according to need on a month by month basis, without being tied into a long and expensive lease that might not always be needed.

At McCarthy’s we also have a business centre attached to our storage facilities with 25 offices. These are often used in tandem with storage units, when businesses start growing away from the kitchen table and need a bit more space. It can also offer services such as a reception, meeting rooms and ensuring parcels are received and signed for.

So if you’re fed up of your home being a store room, or you fancy getting away from working with your lap top on your knee, give us a call. 2016 could be the year you take your business to the next level!

Testimonials

Jodie and Sarah were fantastic. They managed to sort out a storage unit for me straight away and even stayed after they should have shut to help me out. I would have been absolutely stuck if they hadn’t gone the extra mile.
It’s rare these days to get that level of service. MASSIVE thank you.

5 Stars

Really good service and would recommend them without hesitation

5 Stars

The staff are friendly and helpful (Huddersfield). My belonging are very safe and secure with loads of cameras and you can't enter without a person code. The storage rooms are nice and dry so all the stuff are safe from damp and mold ect.
I would definitely recommend and the price was great.

5 Stars
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Leeds

The Storage Centre, Meanwood Road,
Leeds LS7 2AH

Removals:
0113 262 3000 /
0113 262 4000
Email Leeds removals

Storage: 0113 26 26 500
Email Leeds storage

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

Self Store
01423 625 000

Van Hire: 01423 625 000
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Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00

Wakefield

The Storage Centre, Kirkgate,
Wakefield WF1 1UW

Self Store
01924 566 939
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Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00




    Huddersfield

    McCarthy's Storage World
    Phoenix Retail Park
    Leeds Road
    Huddersfield
    West Yorkshire
    HD1 6NE

    Self Store
    01484 248 006
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    Opening Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
    Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
    Bank Holidays: 10.00 to 15.00

    York

    McCarthy's Storage World
    Water lane
    York
    YO30 6PQ

    Self Store:
    01904 221 600

    Van Hire: 01904 238 333
    Email

    Opening Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
    Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
    Sunday: 09:00 to 14:00