In the UK approximately 42% of self storage space is being used for commercial purposes and when you look at the reasons why, it is hardly surprising.
The low overheads, flexibility and high level of security associated with renting your own storage container has attracted many tradesmen and businesses looking for ways to store their stock and equipment.
Commercial use for self storage units really falls into two categories. Some are used by tradesmen for the storage of valuable tools, materials and bulky equipment. Prior to the availability of low cost storage units tradesmen would have been forced to keep such items at home or in their van, where they would take up space and be easy prey for thieves.
At Blue Box Storage we provide container storage for a large number of local tradesmen who all store equipment, materials and other valuable items here. They have 24hr access to their lock up and appreciate the security that the containers provide for their items.
The second group to really capitalise on the use of storage containers have been retail businesses. The rapid growth of the online retail sector has allowed thousands of retailers to sell their goods nationally with no actual premises to speak of. Storing the stock in a warehouse is costly and often unnecessary.
Self storage containers allow retailers to store large volumes of items at very low cost. The items are kept secure and the retailer has 24hr access in order to collect what they need and post it for delivery.
For an affordable, flexible and secure storage solution call Blue Box Storage Doncaster on 01302 247 997 today.