Having set up and run a number of successful self storage sites across the country, Willbox now specialise in acting as a consultant for those looking to set up their own self-storage. Self storage allows for customers to store their goods off site, either in a warehouse facility, or containerised units.
Self-storage is a growing industry, and many people with spare land are choosing to acquire storage containers, and site them on their land to offer customers a secure offsite storage solution.
The benefit of using containerised storage units, over installing a warehouse, is that containers allow for customers to drive up to their container, and off load straight in to their unit. This is extremely attractive for customers moving house, who need to quickly store items that they are moving with a van.
Common Uses For Self Storage
- Storage of belongings during a house move, or renovation project.
- Clearing out the garage at home.
- Storage for classic cars, or motorbikes.
- Storage for hobby equipment and sports gear.
- Storage for garden furniture during the winter months.
- Additional stock for small business owner.
- Secure tool storage and workshop.
- Secure storage for caravans or motorhomes.
- Archive storage
- Storage for market traders, or car boot sales.
- Distribution location for individuals storing stock.
Willbox are recognised as the UK’s leading self-storage consultant. We can assist in every aspect required for the setup of your new storage business. This includes everything from viewing the plot you have available for the business, and establishing the number of containers that can be sited on the land, to working out the lighting required to make the site safe and usable at night.
Willbox limited have a direct supply of ISO Shipping containers in all sizes from the factories in China. Our WXBU (our personal shipping prefix) ISO containers come in blue RAL5010 and Green RAL6007 (perfect for those rural locations), and we can supply these to all self-storage companies at the most competitive trade prices.
Hire or Buy Containers?
This is something only you can answer; however we find that most of our customers who are starting out their first self-storage business choose to hire, to lower their capital expenditure, and ensure that they still benefit from our maintenance call outs, should something go wrong with a unit.
Hiring also means that should you decide that you need to swap a unit, or remove units in the unlikely event the business is not successful, Willbox can remove the containers immediately off site. Buying your containers is the preferable option for those customers looking to expand their fleet, or have a number of self-storage sites.
By purchasing the containers for your self-store yard, you will benefit from further discounts on the units, and obtain all the equipment at a lower gross amount.