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06
December
2012

SmS is the GWG's Social Website of the Year 2012!

Having been short listed for thegoodwebguide.co.uk (GWG) annual 'Website of the Year' awards the great and the good from the UK's online start up community gathered together at the Century Club on Shaftesbury Avenue in Central Londonon November 20th to find out who would be crowned the UK's Social Website of the Year 2012.

Categories: General, Collaborative Consumption, Awards, Seen in

27
November
2012

UK Floods Cause Devastation

Homes, shops, towns and cities devastated, people displaced, where will there put their stuff?  ShareMyStorage.com has decided to waive all fees for anyone who is helping people store in the flood hit areas.  

Categories: General, Self Storage, Collaborative Consumption

26
November
2012

Gateway to doing Good

ShareMyStorage.com was featured on Goodnet, a media platform that aims to activate people's goodness.  Read on to find out how they work towards their mission and why they chose to include us in their directory...

Categories: General, Collaborative Consumption, Seen in

19
November
2012

50 Shades of Green: The Collaborative Consumption Movement

If you witnessed any of the activity surrounding Global Sharing Day, and feel inspired to learn more, read on. Here, Reuben Sagar reviews five green enterprises including ShareMyStorage.com adding considerable momentum to the Collaborative Consumption movement.

Categories: General

22
October
2012

Improve your listings and get more inquiries!

Over 400 of you kind souls have taken the time to list spare attic, basement and garage space in your homes on SmS and are eagerly awaiting further inquiries from potential storage users.  We're so glad you are enjoying the experience! As helping our members get the best out of sharemystorage.com (SmS) is what we do we've been busy eeking out ways in which you can improve your chances of finding someone to rent your storage...so here are our top tips;

Categories: General, Tips

20
July
2012

UK Sharing Economy Update...

So what been happening to the UK sharing scene over recent months you may ask?  We attended the annual Collaborative Consumption (#collcons on twitter) event at NESTA (the UK prime not-for-profit social/sustainable innovation centre) where we heard Rachel Botsman talk about the various operational models being adopted by collcons ventures around the world as well as some handy information about the challenges that face the industry moving forwards.

Categories: General, Self Storage

23
April
2012

Storage in UK: The Industry

Self storage businesses lease a variety of storage unit sizes to residential and business customers at different self storage prices.  It is a highly competitive industry anddriven by a number of factors.  Sharemystorage.com provides an overview of the industry in the UK...

Categories: General, Self Storage

23
March
2012

Storage in UK: A Brief History

The self storage industry in the UK generates annual revenues of £360 million. It is made up of over a thousand self storage facilities totalling 26 million square of rentable space that rented out by 350 companies to 235,000 customers. Self storage in London makes up about 28% of the self storage industry in the country. Given these numbers, it is clear that the self storage industry in UK is huge, and from the way it looks, the industry is expected to get even bigger! In ten years, the self storage industry is predicted to at least double in size. But before we imagine the future, let's first trace back the history of the self storage in UK.

 

Self Storage in the Beginning...

Categories: General, Self Storage

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.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

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