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16
March
2012

Self serving Self storage? (Part 2)

In our previous blog post we highlighted how VAT exemption and highly selective locations provided the self storage industry with a distinct commercial advantage over other types of storage providers including lock-up garage and shipping container operators.  In part 2 we'll dig a little further and reveal how 'price masking' and 'upselling' are used to further the interests of the industry;

Categories: General, Self Storage

06
March
2012

Self serving Self storage? (Part 1)

Although self storage has been around for almost 50 years in the USA it is a relative newcomer here in good ol' blighty. In fact the first self storage facility in the UK opened in 1998 to little fan fare but has proved to be the spark that lit the self storage fuse. In the space of 14 years the number of self storage facilities across the UK registered with the Self Storage Ascociation United Kingdom (SSAUK to you and I) numbered a staggering 1024! Thats half a cubic foot of storage space for every man, woman and child in the UK. Apparently it is common wisdom (of the industry experts) that the American model of seven square feet per capita is the 'holy grail'.

Categories: General, Self Storage

23
February
2012

Sharemystorage.com is good to go... and so are you!

Its taken longer than we anticipated but we hope you agree its been worth the wait -  sharemystorage.comsharemystorage.com (SmS) is now fully live and operational after rigorous testing during our beta phase.  Thanks to all of you who offered us your time and valued feedback.

Lets recap...

Categories: General

19
October
2011

Media Release - sharemystorage.com launch

UK householders set aside worries over the economy by offering space for self-storage in their homes.

A newly launched online social marketplace aims to help householders rent out extra space in their homes to local people looking for self-storage space as a viable alternative to costly and inconvenient big-brand self-storage warehouses.

Categories: General

26
September
2011

sharemystorage.com is now live!

Thats right...after many months of sculpting, shaping and pruning sharemystorage.com (SmS) is now live and kicking! We are tremendously excited about the launch of SmS...we hope you are to.  So what are you waiting for? Check out the site!

Categories: General

07
September
2011

What is sharemystorage.com?

sharemystorage.com (also known as SmS) is a social marketplace that brings together two different groups of people; those who have spare space and those who need spare space for storage. To put it simply, we're here to add a dash of common sense to the self-storage industry.

Categories: General

03
September
2011

Society vs The Corporation...

The year is 2011 and as our very first blog post goes live it feels like we’re in the eye of a perfect storm. Worldwide recession, increasing unemployment, economic woes, environmental crisis, down-beat growth forecasts…even the worlds largest economy might be stripped of its AAA credit status.

Categories: General

19
August
2011

London's Burning...

As I type the great City of London and other parts of the UK are ablaze and the news is full of reports of ‘mindless thugs’ looting and rioting.  Lets be clear; there is no excuse for the behaviour of those currently engaged in the worst civic unrest seen in decades.   Only when the dust settles and those responsible for these crimes are brought to justice can we afford to sit back and ask one simple question; Why?

Categories: General

13
August
2011

The Perfect Storm...

The year is 2011 and as our very first blog post goes live it feels like we’re in the eye of a perfect storm. Worldwide recession, increasing unemployment, economic woes, environmental crisis, down-beat growth forecasts…even the worlds largest economy might be stripped of its AAA credit status.

Categories: General

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